#005: How to build the 'Business of You' with Michael Jayaranjan

By Jordan Michaelides
March 15, 2017

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Image: Michael J, Facebook

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Michael Jayaranjan ( @michael_cjay ) is a good friend, who’s always had a nous and interest in improving his life. Michael’s a fascinating real-life example of a direct change from the fixed to growth mindset, that we constantly push at Neuralle. He’s had some huge changes recently, losing 20 kgs, ending a long-term relationship and moving his mindset from consumption to experience. This interview is definitely more conversational, and I hope this is enough to convince him to do it regularly. Thereby allowing us all to cover these performance & improvement topics & tools regularly.

We cover a wide-ranging array of topics including:

  • His recount of living in Sri Lanka and the civil war
  • The contrarian mindset
  • Why he migrated to Australia 
  • Lessons learnt from his parents, directly or indirectly
  • Most formative experiences and inflection points in his life 
  • Ownership vs. flexible lifestyles - where time is equal to money
  • Self-improvement in knowledge, health and performance
  • Motivation and goal-setting via the help of Tony Robbins 
  • Morning rituals 
  • Favourite podcasts 
  • Best purchase made under $200 in the last 5 years 
  • First person he thinks of when thinking of the word ‘success’


    Enjoy,

    Jordan & Lauren


    Show Notes

    • Bio and background {05:45}
    • His recount of living in Sri Lanka and the civil war {11:05}
    • The contrarian mindset {21:55}
    • In his interest of music and learning instruments {28:35}
    • On joining a band {34:35}
    • Why he migrated to Australia {38:55}
    • Further thoughts on favourite music, genres and artists {41:45}
    • Lessons learnt from his parents, directly or indirectly {47:25}
    • Most formative experiences and inflection points in his life {51:00}
    • General life principles {01:01:00}
    • Principles of economics/spending {01:07:50}
    • On ownership vs. flexible lifestyles - where time is equal to money {01:19:45}
    • On self-improvement in knowledge, health and performance {01:35:10}
    • Motivation and goal-setting via the help of Tony Robbins - {01:44:25}
    • Morning rituals {01:55:40}
    • Discussing our favourite podcasts {02:00:00}
    • A question he wished he has been asked by someone {02:06:00}
    • Best purchase made under $200 in the last 5 years {02:07:20}
    • Five favourite non-musical sounds {02:08:40}
    • An influential book he would gift someone {02:11:00}
    • Who’s love did he crave the most as a child? {02:13:40}
    • His go-to toolkit of apps, books etc {02:15:50}
    • Something he believes in, that others may not {02:19:25}
    • First person he thinks of when thinking of the word ‘success’ {02:22:30}
    • The most interesting question (and answer) heard recently {02:29:55}
    • The worst mistake he’s ever made {02:32:15}

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