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Sep 26, 2017

This episode originally aired on The Meaningful Way Podcast | Episode 30 

How often are you in the middle of a thought and something distracts you? Whether it's a dog barking, an email ping, a text message, or someone calling your name... learn why it's so essential to "pause," to create personal rituals, and to disconnect from life's noise with Gopi Kallayil.

Gopi's the Chief Evangelist Brand Marketer at Google, helping them grow customer brands through digital marketing. Understanding the value of disconnecting and being an avid yoga practitioner, Gopi founded -- and still leads -- a weekly yoga practice for Googlers called Yoglers. Gopi's also a tri-athlete, a global traveler, a Burning Man devotee, and hosts a television channel on cable & YouTube called Change Maker. He's been a speaker at TEDx, Wisdom 2.0, The Renaissance Weekend, World Happiness Summit, and The World Peace Festival.

Life's a GIANT, nonstop experience. Learn how to live it with joy, freedom, and peace of mind!

Key Takeaways:

The answer is YES. Have you ever noticed that when you plan something, whether a trip or a date, it never really goes according to plan? Right from the start, Gopi shares FOUR clever secrets to letting life drift you into unfamiliar territories... [01:59]

The enchanted horn. There's a device in your pocket that's the size of a pack of playing cards and it allows you to connect to the world and a wealth of information in seconds ? MAGIC! But before it takes over your whole life, listen to this KEY ADVICE on how to utilize, benefit, and tame the wild beast that is outer-technology... [6:19].

The ceremonial way. Long ago our ancestors figured out what made their bodies and minds work at their peak performance such as exercise, meditation, walking in nature, etc. The ONE word you need to remember that will shape your daily practice and encourage you to build your schedule around your well-being is... [15:54].

The life plan. You're constantly hearing the advice on setting your priorities and focusing on them, but do you know how to identify the TRUE ESSENTIAL parts of your life? The ONLY advice you'll need for narrowing down what's most important to you AND keeping complete focus... [20:01].

The friend request. You've shared a body with it your entire life and you've tried to accept it for what it is, but sometimes trying to mold it into something it's not. It's YOU. The SIMPLE advice you need to become your own champion... [25:51].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.