Listen: How Meditation Can Change Your Life (and the World)
"GotTa make those images look great if if you want them to pop you want them to represent your products this is a retouching service to make your images look great hello and welcome to another episode of the duct tape marketing podcast. This is Jon. Jansen my guest today is Tom Cronin. He is the CO creator of the Portal Movie and Book and is leading a global movement to inspire one billion people to meditate daily. He's on the road. Right now. Touring with the film on his way to Taus New Mexico. Is We record this so Tom. Thanks for joining me. It's cuts to be so bad if there's any background noise but were moving from city to city taking the film on the right so so your background background was not meditation. You had another career That you spent a great deal of time in and I wonder if you could kind of lead us up to you know what brought you on this path in your past yeah. I spent all apples twenty six year career in finance on a trading route flow. So we'll try to swap some bonds on international finance markets. So if anyone's seen the film of Wall Street distant matching that trading room floor that depicts it very very well in the light east I started my career in the same year as John. Belfour actually ninety eighty seven and you know it was a it was a fun furious fast hectic time and it wasn't what I was kind of prepared for expecting that it. It was one of the things that I just sort of slipped into. So I spent end up twenty-six years in that career but the first few years that I very much sort of fell into the lifestyle that was early nineties that was you know a lot of drugs drinking partying and working really really hard so that confined and combined and escalated insists showing a lot of stress symptoms in my body and That's what led me to eventually meditation because it got so extreme that I got to find another alternative to what I was doing that particular point in time and that was about ten years into my career that I learned to meditate and that was sort of the shift that started to happen. So you didn't necessarily necessarily just chuck what you're doing. You changed your lifestyle. Yeah I got some important thing for anyone. That's listening in business entrepreneurs that You know it wasn't wasn't the job that was the problem. It was the why was relating to the job the White House behaving in the job the whilst thinking about the job and that was the variable so I they."