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Hitendra Wadhwa on How To Pursue Success by Letting Your True Self Shine Through in Everything You Do.

Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa, a professor at Columbia Business School and Founder of the Mentora Institute, joins host John R. Miles on the Passion Struck podcast to discuss the importance of inner work and personal development in achieving success. Hitendra is the author of the new book Inner Mastery, Outer Impact: How Your Five Core Energies Hold the Key to Success.

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The hunger for outer love, wealth, and power is merely just the soul in us searching for itself, its own self.

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Bridging the Gap: Balancing Inner Core and Outer Success – Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa

Ready to unlock your full potential and achieve success in all areas of your life? In this episode, we have Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa, a renowned leadership coach, and author, who will guide you through the importance of inner work and personal development in achieving your goals. Drawing from his own experiences, Dr. Wadhwa will share how finding the hero within ourselves can inspire us to take action and embark on a beautiful growth journey. Understanding the connection between inner and outer success can cultivate greater self-awareness, resilience, and wisdom, leading to transformative leadership and personal success.

By listening to Hitendra and John, you will be able to:

  • Gain insights into how personal growth and self-reflection act as catalysts in achieving remarkable success.
  • Learn to tap into and foster your five vital energies for an enriched life.
  • Acknowledge the significance of staying true to your identity and introspection in shaping a prosperous future.
  • Master the art of self-acceptance and self-love to unveil your leadership potential.
  • Comprehend the merit in perseverance and transforming life’s failures into growth opportunities.
  • And much, much more!
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More From My Conversation With Hitendra Wadhwa

Hitendra Wadhwa’s first taste of rejection came when he was declined after his first interview with Booz & Co. This setback, however, was a catalyst in molding his professional journey. It propelled him to prepare harder, laying the groundwork for his eventual success. His years at McKinsey were grueling yet valuable, forcing him to reframe his mindset and approach to problem-solving. He drew parallels between mathematics and life, applying precision of thinking to both quantitative and qualitative data. This journey wasn’t easy, but it armed him with invaluable insights that he carries today.

Now, as an academic, he’s helping others navigate their professional journeys, integrating timeless truths, scientific research, and lived stories into his teachings. His classes at Columbia Business School might have started as a small sliver of interest among the MBA crowd, but they’ve become an integral part of the curriculum over time.

How can the concept of the five core energies help in personal growth?

In pursuing personal growth and success, many of us find ourselves adrift, yearning for a sense of purpose and fulfillment. The journey can be overwhelming without a clear roadmap to guide us. Thankfully, Dr. Wadhwa offers a transformative concept – the five core energies – purpose, wisdom, growth, love, and self-realization, that can serve as our compass on this voyage of self-evolution.

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During our captivating interview, Dr. Wadhwa shared his profound insights on these energies, emphasizing that they are tangible forces within us, not abstract notions. When we fully harness these energies, he witnessed remarkable transformations in individuals’ personal and professional lives, including executives and students at Columbia Business School.

Unveiling the depths of these energies delves beyond mere goal-setting, as it touches our conscious and subconscious mind, revealing our true, authentic selves. The energy of love fosters empathy and compassion, paving the way for meaningful connections. Purpose ignites our actions, propelling us towards tasks that resonate with our core. The key lies in harmonizing these energies, creating beautiful synchrony between our internal and external worlds.

Dr. Wadhwa’s message resounds with authenticity, reminding us to align our actions with our core essence. When we master the five core energies, personal growth transcends mere self-improvement; it becomes a profound journey of understanding and embracing our true selves. This newfound harmony enriches our lives and leaves a lasting impact on the world around us.

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  • Purchase and read Hitendra Wadhwa’s book Inner Mastery, Outer Impact: How Your Five Core Energies Hold the Key to Success
  • Enroll in Hitendra Wadhwa’s Personal Leadership and Success course at Columbia’s Business School
  • Explore the Mentora Institute, founded by Hitendra Wadhwa, for coaching and transformational programs
  • Incorporate inner work into your daily routine by practicing silence and solitude
  • Cultivate self-love and acceptance as key steps to achieve enlightenment and apply them to leadership
  • Tap into your inner core and unlock your true potential by understanding and developing your five core energies: purpose, wisdom, growth, love, and self-realization
  • Learn about authenticity, leadership, and unlocking human potential from Hitendra Wadhwa’s invaluable insights
  • Create the conditions for both inner and outer success by fostering a harmonious alignment between the two
  • Explore the significance of inner work and how to incorporate it into your life for personal and leadership success
  • Gain knowledge on finding answers to challenging questions and applying them to your journey of creating an intentional life.
  • Pre-order John R. Miles’s book, Passion Struck, releasing on February 6, 2024.
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  • Listen to the special episode featuring Seth Godin and his new book, A Song of Significance.
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About Today’s Guest, Hitendra Wadwa

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Meet Hitendra Wadhwa, a passionate explorer on a quest to unveil, systematize, and share the laws of success in life and leadership. Armed with an MBA and Ph.D. from MIT’s esteemed Sloan School of Management, and fueled by a lifelong fascination with the world’s mystic traditions, Wadhwa brings the unwavering rigor of a mathematician and the insatiable curiosity of a truth-seeker to grapple with some of today’s most profound questions about authenticity, success, leadership, and human potential.

In his captivating book, “Inner Mastery, Outer Impact: How Your Five Core Energies Hold the Key to Success,” published by Hachette Book Group in 2022, Wadhwa has skillfully distilled many of these life-transforming principles.

Beyond the pages of his book, Wadhwa serves as an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Columbia Business School and stands as the visionary Founder of the Mentora Institute. Through these esteemed roles, he has expertly coached numerous Fortune 100 C-suite executives, while imparting wisdom to over ten thousand MBAs, executives, doctors, lawyers, social activists, and educators. Notably, his class on Personal Leadership & Success at Columbia has garnered unwavering popularity over the years, earning him well-deserved accolades like the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Executive-MBA Commitment to Excellence Award.

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