49. Volume: UJ Ramdas Revisited: Success Mindset

You can never have enough of what you don’t really need. We think we want the car, the house, the money. But, success doesn’t lie in filling our worlds with material things. Instead, it’s about establishing what you really, really want in this life.

This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship,

a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions.

If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you.

UJ Ramdas knows what it takes to be successful.

Since he can remember, UJ has wanted to be his own boss. At the age of 17, he moved from India to Canada alone. Within a matter of weeks, he had changed both his accent and name to fit in. During this crucial time, he watched, listened and adapted to his new life. Surprisingly, what he found was a lack of ambition or entrepreneurial drive. Frustrated, UJ took his destiny into his own hands and aimed for a life of success and self-improvement.

Today, UJ is the co-creator of the Five Minute Journal. It’s an insanely popular gratitude journal that has sold over half a million copies worldwide. He is also the co-founder of Intelligent Change, a company that creates tools for people to help realise their ambitions and become more powerful versions of themselves. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Lifehacker, The Tim Ferriss Show and Entrepreneur Magazine.

In this volume, we are revisiting Volume 18 of the Psychology of Entrepreneurship series. Since its original release, we’ve had countless conversations with some of the planet’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. So, we wanted to reanalyse UJ’s wisdom and bring in some supporting sound bites from other volumes. You’ll hear familiar voices from the likes of Darin Olien, Dr Sherry Walling, Jordan Axani, Emily Fletcher and Rich Litvin.

In this discussion, Ronsley and Kaili dive back into this classic conversation. UJ explores his experiences with meditation and how it helps him in his day to day life. Also, they look at why UJ has such a strong history of disrespecting misplaced authority. And why your success relies on recognising what you really, really, want in this life.

Also featured in this volume:
  • Why UJ seeks the truth in everything
  • Morning routines and 2.63 cups of coffee
  • UJ’s experience with meditation
  • The sniper of decision making
  • How suffering is optional
  • Do you know what you really, really, really, really want?
  • When UJ arrived in Canada for the first time
  • Why you should jump into a cold shower
  • How to get out of living with regret
Resources & Links

Intelligent Change Website – intelligentchange.com

Five Minute Journal

UJ’s Instagram – @ujramdas

UJ’s LinkedIn

Featured Volumes:

Dr Sherry Walling – Volume 2

Rich Litvin – Volume 20

Jordan Axani – Volume 12

Emily Fletcher – Volume 27

Darin Olien – Volume 16

Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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