I’m here with Khalil Rafati, one of my favorite speakers and authors. He’s also an entrepreneur (are you surprised?!) and owns a chain of juice and smoothie bars I love, SunLife Organics.
Khalil also owns Riviera Recovery, a transitional living facility for drug addicts and alcoholics, and this is a project of his for a reason. I’ll let him tell his story because he tells it much better than I could. In a nutshell, Khalili went from the lowest of the lows — being a drug addict, almost dying, overdosing many times — to a now successful entrepreneur who’s dedicated to changing culture through business. He very strongly believes that if he can do it, anyone can.
He credits his “one-day-at-a-time” approach for turning his life around, and this mentality is definitely one of my “secret” weapons for combating stress. I highly recommend all of his books… preferably read in the sauna! 🙂
Episode Highlights With Khalil Rafati
- His amazing transformational story from homelessness to a successful business owner
- The morning routine that helps him stay optimistic and happy even during challenges
- How we can do anything for one day and why this is the key to lasting success
- The reasons we might want to not eat for one day or walk all day for one day
- Why the “one day” approach works and how to try it
- His advice to entrepreneurs just starting out
- Advice to parents on building this mindset in kids
- Advice to anyone struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, or discouragement
- And more!
Resources We Mention
Books Khalil Recommends
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
- Byron Katie books
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac
- Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It by Kamal Ravikant
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