#027: Service and Selflessness at Work: An Interview with August Turak [Podcast]
December 29, 2013•69 min
Have you ever wondered how to attract incredible success in business and in life? In today's episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I interview August Turak, author of Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks.Photo Credit: August TurakI'm not joking when I say that this book AND this interview are at the top of my favorites list. August Turak is an amazing man and you will certainly get a TON of value out of his advice, stories, and life lessons.Listen to Episode #027Download the Script Here you have access to the script that I use to record each episode. This is not a complete word-for-word transcript, though it does provide you with a detailed account of what I do to produce every episode of this podcast. Download the script. The Tip of the Week My interview with August is longer than normal, so there is no tip this week. Featured Content In this episode, I interview August Turak and we discuss:How August ended up spending a lot of time hanging out with monks. What day-to-day life is like for a monk in an abbey. Why August believes regular spiritual retreats are essential for business success. What inspired August to write his book. What it means to live with service and selflessness. How to aim past the target in business and in life. Why August believes personal development is the most important strategy in life.Resources Mentioned in the ShowAugust Turak [August's website] @AugustTurak [August on Twitter] August on Forbes [read articles by August on Forbes.com] Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks [book by August Turak] Mepkin Abbey [Trappist Monastery in South Carolina] Monastic Guest Program [visiting Mepkin Abbey] "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle Louis R. Mobley [founder of the IBM Executive School] The 11 Leadership Secrets You've Never Heard About [article by August on Forbes] Dale Carnegie [sales training] The Purpose Driven Life [book by Rick Warren]AnnouncementsFirst, If you have not yet joined The 5 am Club, you can easily do so today for free. When you join the club you will get a free copy of The 5 AM Miracle eBook, which shows you exactly how to wake up each morning with vigor and make enormous progress on your biggest goals. To join The 5 AM Club AND jump-start your morning, visit 5amMiracle.com. Secondly, during my next podcast episode I will share how you can work out less with great results using Burst Training.Subscribe to the Show To make sure you don't miss a single episode of the podcast, I encourage you to subscribe in iTunes.iTunes iHeartRadio Stitcher Spreaker RSSLeave a Voice Message If you have a question or comment that you would like me to address on the podcast itself, I highly encourage you to send me a voice message, which I will play on the show. You can also email me your questions and comments.Your Feedback If you enjoyed the show, please rate my podcast in iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out. Thanks a bunch!What was your favorite part of the interview with August? Share your thoughts in the comments below.