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A Powerful Lesson From A 13th Century Poem

Frustrated. Overworked. Overwhelmed… and nearly burned out.

That’s exactly how I was feeling when I arrived in New York City last year.

In charge of a company of over 200 people, some 9389 miles away, with a book deadline looming above my head like dark storm clouds, I felt stuck… spinning my wheels and unable to get any traction in my work or personal life.

In a desperate attempt to flag the universe down for help (and heck, maybe even bribe it into sending luck my way), I reached out to the guru consulted by executives of Google, Microsoft, AT&T and dozens of leading companies worldwide, Srikumar Rao.

In less than 3 minutes, Srikumar Rao showed me a counter-intuitive way to reframe how I was viewing the world, and attract all the people, opportunities, and luck I needed to succeed on my own terms…

He shared a way to get the universe in my corner without frantically cramming my calendar with appointments, trying too hard or chasing anyone or anything…

During our Skype call, he recited a simple poem for me which was written by Rumi.

It goes something like this:

Deal with stress

This poem changed me. It shifted my perspective so much that in the weeks to come, all my stress, anxiety and fears melted away and I was able to effortlessly manifest all my goals. I share more about this in the video above.


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Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani is the founder of Mindvalley, the education company behind many of the world's top apps, festivals, events, courses and more in the field of human transformation and personal growth.

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