#033: The Semiregular Show: Self improving with Michael Jayaranjan

By Jordan Michaelides
September 27, 2017

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Michael Jayaranjan ( @michaelcjay ) is a good friend, wandering salesman and self-improvement geek. You may remember MJ from episode 5 (currently our most popular) in which we spoke about making rapid changes in your life, and constantly improving yourself as an individual.

My goal in doing an episode regularly with MJ, is to convince this kooky individual to get on air regularly, while also discussing changes in the field of scientific self-improvement including tools, tricks and gadgets.

MJ has a unique ability to see through the noise when it comes to assessing yourself as an individual, seeing where you fit in your own world (whether it’s a business, community, family, other), and cutting through any crap that people dish up. He’s constantly making me reassess decisions in my life and my own motivations; that’s an incredibly powerful friend to have around.

The last thing anyone needs in their life are friends that allow you to talk crap, lie about the realities in your life and not challenge you - those are fake relationships.

Jim Rohn famously said we’re the average of the five people we spend the most time with, and I think that’s definitely true by hanging out with people like MJ.

This semi-regular show’s format is largely inspired by Tim Ferriss’ & Kevin Rose’s “Random Show”, where we can discuss random topics such as tools, documentaries, podcasts, books, experiences and so forth.

In this episode in particular we covered:

  • Moving away from the corporate world

  • Bang & Olufsen; brand and good design

  • Travel plans and work/life balance

  • Going to Tony Robbins to ‘crew’

  • Sri Lanka, B&O customers and travel plans

  • Reading more books

  • Life-changing docos

  • Podcasts we’re listening to

  • Melbourne chatter

  • What’s good on Youtube


Enjoy the episode, 
Jordan & Lauren




Show notes

  • Catch up from last episode {07:00}

  • Moving away from the corporate world {07:48}

  • Bang & Olufsen; brand and good design {11:57}

  • Travel plans and work/life balance {19:57}

  • B2B vs B2C {25:57}

  • Going to a Tony Robbins event to ‘crew’ {30:35}

  • Sri Lanka, B&O customers and travel plans {44:29}

  • Reading more books {53:40}

  • Life-changing docos {57:45}

  • Podcasts we’re listening to {01:05:14}

  • Melbourne chatter {01:07:40}

  • What’s good on Youtube {01:15:45}


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