This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Jay Wong. Jay went from sleeping on his parents couch to running a successful media company and becoming a force of impact in the world. Jay is the host of the top-rated podcast, the Inner Changemaker, which has been ranked as the #1 self-help podcast on Itunes. He is also a top-rated speaker and was just ranked as a Top 40 Millennial influencer to follow in 2018. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on how to have an impact and inspire creativity.
I have had the chance to share the stage with Jay and can say that his emotional intelligence and awareness in the moment is tremendous. He seems to not only know what to say, but how to say it and how to connect with the audience almost immediately.
It is this deep understanding of himself and understanding of how to manifest your vision in life that really made an impact on me. Now, I want him to do it for you…
Jay Wong TV (Youtube)
Jay started on his parent’s couch. Before that he was vagabonding in Asia for about 14 months. When he got back, he had nothing and had to move in with his parents. It was in his parents living room where it all started for Jay. He had no idea how to share his message and had to figure out how to share his vision and mission with the world. Through a lot of work and trial and error, he figured it out and slowly began to gain traction – and The Inner Changemaker was born.
What is a Changemaker and why are they so important in the world today?
- It took Jay a really long time to get to the answer – he didn’t know in the beginning
- Jay has come to realize that a changemaker is someone who is not looking to change to the world, but to become the best version of themselves so they can help and make a difference for those around them.
- Everyone should strive to become the best version of themselves to change the world of those around you.
What did you experience vagabonding through Asia for a year + teach you about life and yourself?
- Jay needed to exit the current world he was in – the corporate life, the partying, etc. It felt like it wasn’t where he needed to be.
- He wanted to figure out who he was without the influence of others.
- Jay did not speak any of the language – he had to learn Mandarin
- Learning Mandarin was the first “impossible” thing he ever did
- For Jay, it was his Matrix moment
- This taught him that nothing is impossible and it is really self-limiting beliefs that hold us back.
- There are so many days where there is doubt, fear, and anxiety and if you can find an anchor that you can look back to where you’ve overcome something that is seemingly impossible, you can use that to help you overcome and keep going.
At the 14 min mark, Jay and I have a great discussion about my DCP formula and how it weaves through life. How does someone find themselves if they are in a job or have life circumstances where they can’t travel the world for a year? How do they do it in their everyday life?
- Every day, Jay referenced the book called The Artist’s Way each day
- One of the biggest things he learned from the book was doing “stream of consciousness” journaling every single day
- It helped him to de-clutter everything in his head and helped him to get these things out of his head and leave a way to find the pure inspiration
At the 18-min mark, Jay talks about “dating yourself” to learn self-love and spend time with “me”
- In our world, we forget to listen to ourselves
- Understanding yourself helps you better tap into your intuition -into your changemaker
- It is so important to focus and be present to the “1 thing”
Book: The One Thing by Jay Papason
At the 23 min mark, Jay talks about his philosophy of how you feel every moment is more important than what you do or have.
What can people do to take control and put themselves in a state of momentum and winning?
- Sometimes the answer is so simple that we don’t believe that to be the answer
- If you tell your brain that you want to do something, stop and take one step to actually do it.
- We live in world of “what ifs” and take ourselves out of the present moment, when all we need to do when something comes up is to just stop for a minute and just breathe – and stay hydrated. (Jay says this is the worst answer ever, but it is true)
At the 35 min, Jay talks about his 60 min momentum calls and how in just that short amount of time, he can help people get clarity and an a plan to implement and get going.
- Jay talks about how most people wait to get clear and the move. Instead, people need to move and get clear along the way.
- Start with what you know is the first step that you know
- Then see where you get and the next step will reveal itself
- The process will continue to repeat itself.
- A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step
Other advice for entrepreneurs?
- Learn to build teams and find leverage
- How you build your business and your community is very important
- Be authentic, but don’t use authenticity as a marketing ploy
- People are yearning for intimacy – they want to feel and be understood
- The biggest connector is honesty and your true self
Best Quote: “People need to stop reacting to life and instead focus on the things that they can control and can affect in their life. Be in motion and get in the game. Get going on becoming who you are destined to be.”
Jay's Misfit 3:
- Always choose love, for yourself and for others
- Always choose adventure – it will work out
- Always go for it and play to win