Now usually, students don’t ask for homework from their teacher. But dammit this is Stud U, and we know the Steves want all the wisdom they can get.
Earlier this week, Fam and Mike opened a treasure trove of knowledge for listeners as the two gave insight on how to gain success and how to live life more peacefully. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra was one book cited by Mike many times over.
Across the history of the YNK pod, conversations about success have overlapped with Chopra’s seven laws and what his teachings are all about—living life naturally. Whether you are focussing on yourself or the world around you, these laws ultimately reflect “the natural laws that govern all of creation.”
Overall, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success pays less attention to hard work and sacrifice and more to acting in harmony with the world to fulfill your life goals. Chopra tells this because we are not able to organically achieve success by working like a robot. Of course, you should grind and put in the work, but that is not everything. If you only focus on the grind, you will find yourself unhappy and burnt out—humans are not meant to do a machines job.
Mike enjoys this book so much because it hones in on what success truly means. It does not mean fast cars and fat checks. Success is a stable mind and body, a strong sense of self, and a universal ability to build relationships with others. Chopra will tell you that this latter kind of success will, in return, give you the life you want naturally. In a read that will last no longer than an hour, this is a book that will last you a lifetime.
YNK is all about going with the flow and letting the world act in its intrinsic self. Mike mentioning this book on the pod is neither done by coincidence or by design, but rather the natural alignment of two similar world-views coming together.
So, for your homework, snag a copy of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, put your phone on silent, and draw yourself a nice bath.
Finish the book and wanting more? Throw on an episode of YNK and grab your second bath bomb along with your second Bud Light. Extra credit points.
Ya Neva Know: you know what I mean? is a weekly lifestyle podcast hosted by musician Mike Stud. It is a show about the meaning of life, the payoffs of positive thinking, and the ability to be able to stop and smell the roses.