SHOW NOTES – Ankit Shukla (EP. 13)

Episode Show Notes

0:00 – Intro Music

0:26 – Affirmation:

“I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.” 

  • Og Mandio, The Greatest Salesman in the World.

1:00 – Intro to Ankit

  • Travelling nurse
  • Helps people throughout the US.
  • Written multiple books
  • Motivated by his patients. Helps him to understand that he needs to appreciate everything he has, and live life to his fullest. Some issues are worse than others.

4:28 – Pride

  • It’s good to be proud of who you are, what you’ve done, and your heritage as long as you don’t go too far.
  • It’s important to remain humble and grounded.
  • Pride is a good thing because it’s important to have pride in what you are doing, and who you are. Gives you meaning and drive in the things that you do
  • Pride is being proud of who you are and what you’re involved in and your beliefs.
  • Ankit is proud of his work, his writings, his family, and his marriage.

8:05 – Nursing Experience

  • Works with people on dialysis. A treatment for when your kidneys go into failure. It’s a life long treatment, and it’s something that can be difficult for some to deal with because they become dependent on a machine to help keep them alive. This can lead to mental health issues, and so it’s important to support the patients emotionally and mentally as well as physically.
  • It’s important to deal with patients on a personal level, and not just pity them. They still need to live a normal life while balancing their treatment.

12:44 – Ankit’s books

  • Motivational book that he wrote to inspire and help people: Don’t live the good life live the better life.
  • Contributed to a book with Brian Tracy
  • Book related to his travel nursing career: Going global, the life of a travelling nurse.
  • A book of memorable stories by health care workers: Crossing the bed side.
  • Favourite authors: Larry Winget, Rene Godefroy, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy.

20:40 – Living the better life

  • Don’t settle for where you are. Don’t settle for just “good” push yourself to improve yourself and your situation, whatever that may be.
  • You need to tell yourself that you want a better life. No matter what, you can always improve things no matter how good it might already be.
  • Living limitlessly and striving for excellence. Always striving for more.
  • If you constantly keeping yourself busy, you won’t ever worry about what’s going wrong.
  • If you’re busy and always involved, you’ll adapt.
  • It’s okay to get things wrong, you learn as you grow.
  • It’s important to encourage people to take risks, and not be afraid of failure.
  • It’s okay to fail, and you shouldn’t let it defeat you.
  • Failure is not a stopping point, it’s a learning point.

24:36 – Mental Health

  • Recommended book: Let them see you sweat by Michael Levin.
  • Mental health can affect your physical health
  • Mental health can affect anyone at anytime. It’s a serious problem, and it’s something that needs to be addressed and taken seriously in our everyday lives in the same way that physical health is.
  • It’s common for people to become overwhelmed by worrying about things that could go wrong, not realizing all the things that could go well.
  • It’s okay to take mental health days and take time for yourself to relax and do things that you enjoy. We need to take time for ourselves.
  • With the way that technology is so readily available to us, we never really shut down and have time to ourselves.
  • Bell Let’s Talk Day is a step in the right direction, because mental health is something that we need to talk about and work through.
  • Your problems are real to you, and it’s important to take them seriously.
  • Pockets of Progress: focus on the small pockets in your life where you are succeeding and moving forward regardless of where you are in life.
  • Don’t be afraid to reach out to other people for help, such as mentors or people who are close to you.

41:17 – Other ways that Ankit adds value

  • Ultimate goal: someone works with him or reads one of the passages from his book and are inspired or entertained. He hopes for people to be in a better state after working with him.
  • Training to be a life coach
  • motivational speaking through college and business forums and civic clubs
  • blogs
  • answers emails from people who need advice or someone to talk to
  • Hosts a bi-weekly internet broadcast.

43:21 – NLP Training

  • Neural Linguistic Programming
  • Tony Robbins and Oprah Winfry both have this training
  • About understanding the subconscious mind, and how it drives our conscious mind.
  • Everything we do is subconsciously planted.
  • “Power with, not power over”
  • You’re not there to tell people what to do, you’re just there to guide them to their own answers.

46: 19 – Change

  • Everybody is afraid of change
  • Change is inevitable.
  • The only thing that is predictable is unpredictability.
  • Don’t resist change, let things happen. It will catch up to you eventually anyways.

48: 45 – Quotes

  • “Embrace opportunity not security. A boat in the harbour may be safe, but eventually the bottom will rot out.”
  • “I would have been the best at whatever I want to do in life. If I were to be a garbage man, I would be the best garbage man ever.”
  • “You can’t live in a blueprint. A blueprint is a plan, if the house never gets built, then the blueprint is useless.”
  • “Get busy living, or get busy dying”

54:37 – The US Federal Election, learning from others, and listening to all sides

  • Just because someone is on a different “side” or has a different view doesn’t mean that you can’t listen to them and learn from what they have to say.
  • “Why we want you to be rich” by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki
  • Find the good in everyone
  • Everyone has values, and they have meaning and purpose for doing something.
  • Our surrounding can influence how someone can become. We are all affected by our external environment.
  • It can be important to remove any negative influences.
  • We must be aware of our issues, and you have to let people know what issues you are having with someone else.
  • Take care of yourself before you take care of others. When you are strong and in a better place, you can help others.

1:05:00 – Where to find Ankit

1:06:50 – Outro

Den of Pride Links




Books Mentioned:

Don’t Live the Good Life, Live the Better Life by Ankit Shukla

Going Global: The Life of a Travelling Nurse

Crossing the Bedside: Healthcare Worker’s Most Memorable Stories

Let Them See You Sweat: Lessons I’ve Learned on My Personal Journey with Stress by Michael Levin

Why We Want You to Be Rich by: Donald J. Trump and Robert T. Kiyosaki

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