Living with the Monks: What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus

Living with the Monks: What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus

by Jesse Itzler

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ISBN-13: 9781478993414
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 167,163
File size: 37 MB
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About the Author

Jesse Itzler only eats fruit 'til noon, loves Run-D.M.C., and enjoys living life "out of the box." In fact, he doesn't even have a box. The author of the New York Times bestseller, Living with a SEAL, cofounded Marquis Jet, the world's largest private jet card company which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. Jesse then partnered with Zico coconut water, which he and his partner sold to The Coca-Cola Company. He's a former rapper on MTV and wrote and performed the NBA's Emmy Award-winning "I Love This Game" music campaign and the popular New York Knicks anthem "Go NY Go." When he's not running ultra-marathons, eating vegan food or being a dad to his four kids, Jesse can be found at the NBA's Atlanta Hawks games, where he's an owner of the team. He is married to Spanx founder Sara Blakely.

Table of Contents

Part I In the Beginning

Ding-beep-buzz 3

I'm in Big Trouble 15

The Visibility from Mount Washington 19

Here I Come 37

No Sleep Till New Skete 45

Off the Grid 51

The Tour 63

What's My Why? 67

Part II The Diary

Day 1 An Adult Time-Out 73

Day 2 Learning the Ropes 85

Day 3 The Distractor 101

Day 4 Murder, He Wrote 113

Day 5 The Retreat 125

Day 6 Mr. Sara Blakely 137

Day 7 I Didn't Learn This in College 151

Day 8 Off Campus 161

Day 9 Broken or Breakthrough 173

Day 10 Honest Moments 179

Day 11 Lunch with the Nuns 187

Day 12 Fitting In 199

Day 13 35,000 Decisions 207

Day 14 & 15 Reentry: Back to the Madness 213

Day 16 I'm Going Home Mother Monker 225

Back at Kate's Office 231

Part III Ten Real-World Benefits

1 #ltsNotJustaHose 235

2 #28470Days 239

3 #TheBestHaveaProcess 241

4 #HappinessTest 245

5 #DodgetheArrows 249

6 #GoWhereYouThinkBest 253

7 #Monotask 257

8 #MakeaContractwithYourself 261

9 #ExperiencelsOverrated 263

10 #BuildYourEdge 267

Part IV The New Beginning

Adding to My Life Résumé 273

A Final Thought 285

Acknowledgments 287

About the Author 289

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Living with the Monks: What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
oldwarden More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down! The author is a great storyteller, and pulls you into his world easily. In this book, he goes to upstate New York to live in a monastery, in order to "unplug" and find some peace in his life. The author writes with a great deal of humor, yet manages to describe his discoveries quite well. He finds several lessons that he can apply to his life (and yours), and that you do not have to go live in a monastery to enact them into your own life. I burned through this book fast, as I found it to be very interesting. I surprised myself, taking notes throughout the book with things that I want to try myself.