In this episode of Art of Authenticity, I chatted with Jaimal Yogis, award-winning author, teacher, and outdoorsman. 

Today on the show we have Jaimal Yogis. Jaimal is an outdoorsman, award-winning writer, and frequent teacher. He is the author of

Saltwater Buddha

, a humorous coming-of-age memoir about running away to Hawaii at sixteen to surf, nearly becoming a Zen monk, and eventually winding up at Columbia Journalism School. The book was named a Best Summer Read by E! and turned into a

feature documentary film

. Jaimal’s follow up to that book,

All Our Waves Are Water

, comes out this July from Harper Collins and it’s about the risks we’re willing to take in our journey to get there. Jaimal’s writing has also appeared in

The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Men

s Health, ESPN Magazine, The Surfers Journal, The Daily Beast

, and many others. His journalism has won a Maggie Award for Best Feature and he is also the author of

The Fear Project,

In today’s episode, he shares with us his story, how this new book is really a memoir, how it is based on his journey, a very compelling story with lots of life lessons that we go through in this just really deep, interesting and personal conversation.Check out Jaimal live on his book tour!

Show Notes

  • Jaimal tells us what the title of his book, All our Waves are Water, means to him. [2:55]

  • Hear why Jaimal wrote a memoir, Saltwater Budha, at this point in his life. [5:52]

  • Find out whether the book was a journey to Jaimal finding himself. [10:27]

  • Learn what theory Jaimal tested through All our Waves are Water.[13:48]

  • Understand why Jaimal equates joy and struggle. [18:20]

  • Discover why surfing is such an obsession. [20:29]

  • Hear Jaimal’s story of his visit to Bali and how he had to change his approach. [22:34]

  • Learn in what context Jaimal talks about celebrating. [26:50]

  • Jaimal talks about never giving up but at the same time questioning your approach. [29:33]

  • Understand what an authentic life means to Jaimal. [35:12]

  • Discover how you need to unplug to be able to listen. [37:40]

  • And much more!

More About Jaimal

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