23 Jan Michael Balchan: Why I left my six figure job to write a book on meditation
Episode 7: Michael Balchan
In this episode I have a personal conversation with the powerful Michael Balchan. Michael is a Harvard-educated commodity trader and film producer turned executive coach, peak-performance consultant, and author. He supports leaders and teams in maximizing their potential, both personally and professionally, through custom-tailored programs that combine the most powerful methods and modalities of personal growth, psychology, performance science, physiology, wellness, and the world’s spiritual and wisdom traditions.
Michael’s a self-described “spiritual prankster” who has traveled to 6 of the 7 continents (Antartica’s next), studying life and culture as it manifests around the globe. He recently committed to supporting 5% of the world’s population in developing a mindfulness practice, and is working towards creating a more enlightened, empowered, and continued future for humanity. All while having shit-loads of fun in the process.
In this conversation we discuss Michael’s journey from Harvard to Options trading, why he eventually left that industry and started his own company (the answer may surprise you!) and why he wrote his book Meditation: What, Why, and How To Meditate (Hint: Breathe in. Breathe out.)
Michael’s free gift to you: http://michaelbalchan.com/nathan/
Derek Sivers on Richard Brandon and success – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/richard-branson-actually-successful-interview-derek-sivers-patel
Michael Hyatt’s “Eulogy Exercise” – https://michaelhyatt.com/what-will-they-say-when-you-are-dead.html
Oprah Winfrey’s 2008 Stanford Commencement Address – https://youtu.be/Bpd3raj8xww
Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule – http://www.businessinsider.com/malcolm-gladwell-explains-the-10000-hour-rule-2014-6
The Muse meditation headphones – http://bit.ly/2kohwAz
Vishen Lakhiani’s Six Phase Meditation – https://youtu.be/EaRu14P9H84