My TOP 8 Learnings For Life After Covid-19 | The Ranveer Show 53 | Transcription

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Intro (00:00)

This podcast is about the lockdown, the COVID-19 quarantine situations that the whole world is going through together. The goal of my life, the goal of starting this podcast and running these YouTube channels is to ensure that I can share all my learnings and all my experiences with you guys. That's why eight reasons the lockdown has changed my mentality forever. There's a lot of my lockdown learnings, which are encapsulated in this podcast, in this video. And I want you to listen to the whole thing because I do believe that the world is going to be a different place post the lockdown. So you might get some business ideas through this podcast. The other reason I want you to watch it is because there will be a worldwide mentality switch that will come into play post the lockdown.

Discussion On Remote Work & Lifestyle During Pandemic

Learning 1 - Remote work (00:43)

Because if the news is to be believed, the next two years are going to be locked down ish. Even if you get out, you'll probably have to put on a mask. You probably have to change the way you travel. Most people may not travel. It's one of many thousand unforeseen changes that this worldwide pandemic has brought to us. That's why please learn from each other. I'll tell you why you should learn from me because this was the most intense phase of my career. Believe it or not, social media numbers went up. The two companies that I run, Beer Biceps and Monk Entertainment are both in the social media space. Beer Biceps has numbers shot up big time. We grew faster on Instagram than we've ever grown in our lives. We grew faster on LinkedIn, Twitter. Beer Biceps is now growing as fast as it's ever grown. We had a dull couple of years or so where I wasn't giving Beer Biceps that much attention because I was fueling my energy into Monk Entertainment, but Beer Biceps has picked up big time. The Hindi channel is obviously on autopilot. It's always growing. My point is this is World Cup time for me. If I was a cricketer, this would be my World Cup time. It's that crucial for me to keep creating content. You know, you guys see the videos, you guys see the content, you have no idea how difficult it was to actually create content during this phase. I had to train my cousin in using high end cameras like this, high end podcasting equipment like this. Sometimes my mom shot for me. I just tried to ensure that you guys have the best possible content coming your way. Spoke to some of my content creator friends, did remote podcasts just to ensure that our content engine was running partly to provide value to you. But I'm going to be honest, partly to ensure that my 11 salaries at Beer Biceps get paid properly. That would depend on my hustle. How many hours I was ready to put in, how many videos I was putting out that would keep our YouTube revenue coming in. That would ensure that I wouldn't have to dive into my savings to be able to pay the salaries I have of my editors at Beer Biceps. Before the lockdown, we actually delivered some of our editing stations to the editors' houses because we knew that this is the path we're going to go on. But anyway, coming to the learnings. Learning number one, remote work is the future of the world. Remote work is very possible. Most industries are going to become remote. That means you'll be able to sit at home or anywhere in the world and still go to office through your laptop. That's all you need. A laptop, a good internet connection, you'll be able to keep at it. Most industries will work like this. Obviously for factories, doctors, it's a little different, but most modern industries, the content world, IT, most of the work is going to become remote.

Remote work, mini teams and leadership. (03:19)

This is a huge learning because it's crucial for you at this stage, irrespective of your profession to learn the aspects of remote work. With remote work, the one key factor for me has been task lists again. That's been a core concept of my entire professional life that any day of mine begins with a task list. It begins with me listing out what I'm supposed to finish off on that day. The other aspect of remote work that I figured is strong leadership. I've identified the strongest leaders in my own teams at Beer Biceps and Monk Entertainment, elevated them in terms of position, elevated them in terms of responsibility because it's a little crazy to talk to 10 people together, 20 people together. You have to make these mini teams within your organization and elevate certain people to captaincy roles. Each person controls four or five other people and that's how the work is done. For example, Rajas is heading the whole edit team.

Agree with the remote work model. (04:18)

He's in charge of all the edits that go on. In my business team, my creative head, Charmi, she is heading the whole process of what goes on on other social media handles. At Monk Entertainment, Viraj has four or five teams under him. Jalak has four or five teams under her. We've created mini teams where every captain is in charge of four or five other people and that's how the work is getting churned. When it comes to remote work, don't be strict about timings. Everyone has a unique system when it comes to working from home. Therefore, if someone wants to work late in the night, that's okay, especially in a creative industry like ours. One of my editors, Akshay Tiwari, actually begins his work at 11 p.m., works throughout the night, sleeps at 8 a.m. That's his best system. That's when his mind works the best.

Jug Jug Jio is a lifestyle. (04:58)

That's perfectly fine as long as work gets done. And every single editor, every single business professional in Beer Biceps is listing out everything that they've done on paper so that the leadership core can actually see if everyone's working at a good pace at home. And in saying all this, everyone is working at a 80 to 90 percent efficiency. It's not a hundred percent. When you're working in an office, obviously the efficiency is slightly higher and we're switching over to this kind of mindset. But as the founder of these companies, I'm going to speak for Viraj Sheth here as well, the co-founder of Monk Entertainment. The big benefit for us is that we were toying with getting a new office space. We are thinking of expanding the company. Now, I don't think that's a challenge anymore because when the lockdown gets lifted, we'll go to office and we'll call the people who are only required to be there in the office on that day. We've also figured which of our soldiers is fantastic with their remote work systems, who can work amazingly from home. They can continue working from home. That's the plan going forward. Remote work has become a huge possibility. It's going to reduce traffic problems in cities. The other huge thing that it's going to do is that it's going to give opportunity, especially to people from the interiors of India, real talent that's hungry for work to work in a Mumbai based company or a Bangalore based company. It's giving you that opportunity. This is the right time to find your dream job. If you think you can execute your skills while you're sitting at home. Second huge learning on a personal level. I slowed the f**k down because Mumbai is one of those cities where things are extremely fast. It's extremely demanding as a city. You've got to sit in long car rides, going through traffic jams. It does drain you a bit. The lockdowns forcing everyone to be at home. It's actually cooling you down a bit. It's forcing you to slow down. The whole world has slowed down. A lot of my internal battles with mental health, with self doubt, with a lack of confidence have gotten sorted out just because of staying at home, spending time with family, resting, working much more efficiently, not having that junjut or the trouble of actually going to office through Bombay traffic. I'm having a very comfortable, very high power work output. Yes, I am working at a very fast pace. The moment the lockdown is done, I will try actually taking a break and I'll go to some nearby hill station if it's possible, if it's safe. But this has given me the break that I very much needed and breaks your cooling down time, especially in a creative industry gives you that much needed perspective on your career. See when it comes to work, 80% of your work is actually doing the actions, but I strongly feel that if you're in business or if you're in a creative profession, 20% of your time should be spent brainstorming, should be spent planning out, should be spent studying, should be spent thinking about what you want to do with your life over the next two or three years. You have to take those timeouts. That's what coronavirus lockdown has given us, a big timeout for the world. Yes, it's a grim situation out there, lots of death, lots of illness, lots of infection, but you've got to focus on the positives. What's it given you? This is what it's given me. It's given me perspective on what I want to do with my life.

Lesson learned (banana test, low EMF blocks 40% EMF, snore, put extra pillow under knee) (08:22)

We wanted to start multiple businesses. We wanted to start like five, six different businesses in 2021 to 2025, but now we've kind of locked in on one or two businesses that we want to execute over the next five years because we want to execute them with the power of focus, want to focus on those games only. That's the perspective that the lockdown has given me. Number three, I didn't actually need as much sleep as I thought I needed. I always advocated eight hours or nine hours of sleep, but I was talking about the kind of sleep that you get in Mumbai in a noisy city like Mumbai because construction also stopped everywhere. The noise in the city stopped. You know, in my whole life, that's 27 years of living in the city. I don't remember Mumbai being this quiet, but that sense of quiet has actually made the whole vibe and atmosphere of the city very peaceful. You sleep much better. Of course I focus on my sleep hygiene. My room is extremely dark. My room is cold. My room is comfortable. My bed is very comfortable. And I figured that six to seven hours of sleep is more than enough for me because I focus on keeping my stomach light in your bedtime. And I eat a lot of raw fruits and vegetables. That's point number four. I started eating very fresh, which is actually benefiting other aspects of my life. It's helping me with my sleep. It's helping me with my brain's efficiency.

The Positives of the Lockdown (09:49)

It's helping me with the way my body looks. I've gotten abs after the longest time. Wasn't really focusing on my fitness because so much of my energy was going into building businesses. Now I'm able to focus that energy inwards. I am vegetarian. I've actually not been eating eggs during this lockdown, eating very little paneer, eating very little cheese. So I'm borderline vegan. I'm not vegan. I'm vegetarian, but that vegetarian diet keeps your stomach light. Actually reduces your sleep quota, keeps you feeling fresh. And as long as you're working out, it will benefit your body. My whole perspective on dieting has changed actually during this lockdown because I've seen what a pure vegetarian diet is capable of doing to your own body. A pure vegetarian diet combined with healthy amounts of weight training at home with my dumbbells that I've kept here and your regular Jhadu pocha. That's the cleaning you do at home, which also burns a lot of calories. So I'm doing some daily cardio in the form of the cleaning, and I'm also doing some resistance training with my dumbbells, brains working better than ever, bodies looking sexier than ever and overall life is going good. But one other huge aspect of life going good is point number five. That is my relationships. My relationship with my mom has improved a lot. We're a family of workaholics and not that we had any kind of tiffs in the recent past, but you know, when you're in a family of workaholics, everyone's kind of in their own zone. Everyone's locked into their own work. This phase is giving us time to be with each other, to talk. She's caught up with her 27 year old adult son now after the longest time. That's the downside of the YouTube career. That's the downside of entrepreneurship. You have to dedicate a lot of your energy, your time, yourself, your love to your business, your teammates. Where does that love come from? You grew up giving that love to your friends and before that your family, before your family, your parents. For me, it's my mom. I'm very close to her. I kind of stopped talking to her as much, unknowingly, not intentionally. The lockdown has given us time to catch up with each other's spiritual growth, mental growth. That's why we did the podcast together. If you go watch that podcast, those are the kinds of conversations we have on a daily. Remember when you're dying, you're not going to remember anything about your career. You're going to remember aspects of all the relationships you've created with people. You're going to remember the relationship you shared with your parents, with your romantic interest and even with your business partners, Rajas, Viraj, we know each other through work, but we're like the tightest friends in the world. When I'm dying, I'm not going to remember the money we made together. I'm going to remember the memories I had with them. The f*cking around we did before big business deals, the f*cking around we did before big shoots. That's what I appreciate about this phase. It's making me miss my bros a lot. It's making me bond with my family a lot. It's making me miss my loving team at monk entertainment. I started valuing human connections even more than I did earlier. And you know what healthy relationships and a healthy body and a healthy mind does for you. It creates an environment which is growth friendly. This is the best point in your entire life for you to grow to that next stage. If you know, you want to become a particular kind of person in the future, the harsh answer, the bitter truth is that it's going to happen through your habits. Who you're known as in the real world is an outcome of the habits you have in your life. If you're a meditator, if you're someone who meditates daily, that's a habit. You'll become calmer. People will associate the term calm with you. That's the truth. This is the best time to create a new habit like meditation, which is my next point. And in terms of spiritual growth, this is the best possible phase for you. Point number seven, use this phase to grow spiritually. And by growing spiritually, I don't mean poojas. I don't mean religious rituals. I mean self awareness. That is true spirituality going deeper within yourself, understanding your brain better, understanding the way your internal world works better. You think aggressively in a certain way. You doubt yourself because of something. You hate someone because of something. You're jealous of someone because of something. It's all happening for a reason. And you don't know those reasons yet. You will know those reasons during deep meditations. Go within. Use this phase to grow spiritually. Use this phase to meditate daily. A lot of people don't meditate for two reasons. They either say that I don't have time for meditation or they say, oh, I can't keep my mind stable. Rule number one, the people who say that they don't have time for meditation are the ones who need it the most. 20 minutes daily is really not much to ask before going to bed.

How to start your digital journey (14:47)

Just sit, meditate. And the second, if you have too many thoughts during your meditation, that's how it's supposed to be. I've been meditating for four to five years now. And even I have too many thoughts of my meditation, but I try pulling it back to the point of focus, which could be my breath, which could be a chant, which could be a mantra, which could be positivity, God, whatever it is. That's what meditation is sitting in one place, bringing your focus back to your breath. Your mind will move in different places. Bring it back to that point of focus. It could be a mantra. It could be a mantra you're connected to. Whatever religion you follow, whatever your definition of God is, whoever, whatever you think of when you say the word God, it could just be the universe and positive light entering you. Bring your focus back to that one thing. If you want something tangible, bring it back to your breath. 20 minutes daily, keep your back straight, cross legged, comfortable position. Sit on your bed. One of two things will happen. Either you'll go into a deep state of meditation or you'll go to sleep because your mind is that slowed down because of your meditations will improve the quality of your sleep. This is the best time to begin a meditation habit.

The importance of mental growth during a pandemic (15:57)

And the final point, why should you work on your mental health, your physical health, your meditation, your spiritual health? What's the why? Yes, it's for your wellbeing. It's for your happiness. But what do you do with that happiness? You improve the lives of others around you. How? By being a better person for sure. Do that, but also by providing for them. Spiritual growth is important. Career growth is as important. When your career grows, when you're in a comfortable place from a material wealth standpoint, that's when you can jump onto that spiritual growth bandwagon even better. So focus on yourself. Focus on your material wealth because you've got that pause button, create new habits, but also ask yourself, what am I going to do after the coronavirus phase is complete? Are you going to have a career switch? Are you fired from your job? This is actually a very bright moment in your life. If you're someone who's feeling negative about that situation, trust me, this could be a turning point in your life because the whole world has hit that turning point moment. Industries have changed forever. So many businesses have shut down. There's such a huge vacuum. There's so much money that's just waiting to be made in 2021 and 2022 and 2023. The greatest businesses are always built on waves or on big changes. And this is a huge wave. It's a huge, big change for the world. Educate yourself about business.


Final Message (17:30)

Educate yourself about new perspectives. That was the reason for this whole podcast episode. I want you all to get a new perspective. I'm an entrepreneur. I figured that yes, people are going to chase certain things in 2021, 2022. The greatest magicians never reveal the secrets behind the magic tricks. And that's why I'm not going to tell you all about my business ideas, but my head is bubbling with business ideas at this phase of my life. I'm just figuring which is the best idea to chase. What's going to become the next Facebook? What's going to become the next Snapchat? What's going to become the next Instagram? That's what the monk entertainment team is going to build. The only reason I'm able to think that big is because I've hit that pause button on life. I'm not watching the news. I'm not absorbing all the numbers of fatalities. I'm thinking of growth because by watching the news or absorbing those numbers, there's nothing I can do to change it. I'm following lockdown restrictions and I'm focusing everything inwards. This is your best shot at changing your life forever. Read up about the business opportunities that are coming your way post the coronavirus lockdown phase because you'll never have a better shot at becoming a billionaire than you have right now.

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