John Legend's EYE OPENING Speech On How To Manifest ABUNDANCE & HAPPINESS | Jay Shetty

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is an interview with musician John Legend, discussing his journey and offering advice on how to manifest abundance and happiness.

The video is an interview with musician John Legend on the On Purpose podcast with Jay Shetty. They discuss Legend's background being homeschooled by his Christian parents, his journey in the music industry, and his recent release of a masterclass on songwriting. They also touch on the importance of deeper love in relationships and the need for abundance and happiness in life.

  • The video is an interview with musician John Legend.
  • John Legend discusses his journey and offers advice on how to manifest abundance and happiness.
  • John Legend was homeschooled by his parents, particularly his mother.
  • His parents wanted him to have a Christian education, so they used the curriculum from a Christian school.
  • John Legend has released seven celebrated albums and his eighth studio album, "Legend," was released on September 9th.
  • Transition to public school was due to parents' divorce and grandmother's death.
  • John Legend likes to read about policy and crafting a better society.
  • Music was a way for John Legend to connect with people and make friends.
  • Finding something you're good at can make you feel empowered.

John Legend's EYE OPENING Speech On How To Manifest ABUNDANCE & HAPPINESS | Jay Shetty - YouTube

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Introduction

  • The video is an interview with musician John Legend.
  • John Legend discusses his journey and offers advice on how to manifest abundance and happiness.
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John Legend's Background

  • John Legend was homeschooled by his parents, particularly his mother.
  • His parents wanted him to have a Christian education, so they used the curriculum from a Christian school.
  • John Legend was very precocious and loved to read and learn.
  • He won the city spelling bee during his homeschooling years.
  • John Legend also took piano lessons during this time.
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John Legend's Career

  • John Legend has released seven celebrated albums and his eighth studio album, "Legend," was released on September 9th.
  • He has garnered 12 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award, making him the first black man to earn an EGOT.
  • John Legend recently began the second leg of his critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency titled "Love in Las Vegas," which runs through October.
  • His masterclass on songwriting has just been released.
  • John Legend's music is hard to pin down to one genre.
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John Legend's EYE OPENING Speech On How To Manifest ABUNDANCE & HAPPINESS | Jay Shetty - YouTube

Getting to Know John Legend

  • John Legend and Jay Shetty had never met before this interview.
  • They discuss how doing a podcast is a great way to get to know someone deeply and intimately.
  • John Legend's music was different from what Jay Shetty was listening to at the time.
  • John Legend and Jay Shetty discuss homeschooling and its prevalence in the Evangelical Christian community.
  • John Legend was very precocious and loved to learn during his homeschooling years.
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Transitioning to Public School

  • Transition to public school was due to parents' divorce and grandmother's death.
  • Mother's mental health spiraled and she abused drugs.
  • Transitioning to public school was difficult after being homeschooled for 10 years.
  • Skipped two grades ahead, started high school at age 12 and graduated at age 16.
  • Social development was lacking due to homeschooling.
  • Music was a way to connect with people and make friends.
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Continued Learning

  • John Legend likes to read about policy and crafting a better society.
  • Hasn't taken up anything new recently to learn.
  • Considering learning a new language or taking random classes.
  • Reconnecting with childhood interests can be a good way to learn something new.
  • Learning something new as an adult can be done without the pressure of grades.
  • John Legend's mother is currently going to college at almost 70 years old.
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Using Music as a Social Crutch

  • Music was a way for John Legend to connect with people and make friends.
  • He was too shy to strike up a conversation in person, but not too shy to perform on stage.
  • Music was his way of introducing himself to people.
  • It gave him a sense of control and enabled him to make friends.
  • Music was his social crutch at the time.
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Adjusting to Public School

  • Transitioning to public school was difficult after being homeschooled for 10 years.
  • Adjusting to being in a public school setting when he had never been in one before was challenging.
  • Skipped two grades ahead, started high school at age 12 and graduated at age 16.
  • Social development was lacking due to homeschooling.
  • Music was a way to connect with people and make friends.
  • Adjusting to parents' divorce was also difficult.
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Importance of Finding Something You're Good At

  • Finding something you're good at can make you feel empowered.
  • It can help you connect with others and take up space.
  • Being good at something can give you confidence in different circles.
  • Helping children find something they're good at can empower them.
  • Validating ourselves through our skills is important.
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Dealing with Family Issues

  • John Legend poured himself into school and music to deal with his mother's mental health and drug abuse.
  • He tried to ignore what was going on with his mother.
  • His father and extended family helped fill in the gaps.
  • Having a community or village is important when parents can't give everything a child needs.
  • The pandemic made it difficult for people to have community support.
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The Importance of Outlets and Healing

  • Outlets like music and school can be fantastic for young people.
  • John Legend and his family needed to heal and forgive their mother.
  • His mother eventually got sober and healed in many ways.
  • Forgiving a parent who let you down is important.
  • Healing can come naturally or may need to be revisited as an adult.
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The Importance of Community Support

  • Community support is important for children's learning and development.
  • The pandemic made it difficult for people to have community support.
  • Being in person with someone is incomparable to connecting through a screen.
  • Having a community or village is important when parents can't give everything a child needs.
  • Community support can help fill in the gaps when parents can't provide everything.
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The Importance of Forgiveness

  • Forgiving others is important for personal growth.
  • Resentment and anger can hinder personal growth.
  • Forgiveness is just as important for oneself as it is for the person being forgiven.
  • It can be difficult to forgive parents because of the expectations placed on them.
  • Parents are not infallible and disappointment can be greater when they fall from grace.
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Experiencing Divorce as a Child

  • John Legend encouraged his parents to get a divorce when he was 10 years old.
  • He experienced the trauma of divorce twice.
  • Divorce can be the right thing to do for some families.
  • Dealing with forgiveness and adjusting to having a parent back in your life can be difficult.
  • Parents staying together for the kids can cause more stress and instability.
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Creating Stability for Children

  • John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, believe in creating stability in their home for their children.
  • They want to teach their children about kindness, love, generosity, and passion.
  • They want to be a good example of what love means for their children.
  • They want to maintain a loving relationship for decades to come.
  • Staying together can provide stability, but it is not always the best option.
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The Challenge of Maintaining Stability

  • Staying together can be unstable if it causes more stress for everyone involved.
  • Breaking up can be the best option in some circumstances.
  • Stability is important for children, but it is not always easy to maintain.
  • Staying together for the kids can cause more harm than good.
  • It is important to prioritize the well-being of everyone involved.
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Importance of Safety and Love for Children

  • Dr. Gabor Mate emphasizes the importance of safety and love for children.
  • Confusing love and safety is common.
  • Feeling unsafe contributes to fear and trauma.
  • Unsafe feelings affect the way people respond to stimuli and deal with fight or flight.
  • Allowing children to make mistakes in safety is important.
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Challenges in Becoming a Musician

  • There is always effort in becoming exceptional at something.
  • Specializing in what you want to do well is important.
  • John Legend is not an expert concert pianist.
  • He focuses on being the best singer-songwriter he can be.
  • Writing songs and developing ways to write better is not easy.
  • Collaborating with others who push him and bring out the best in him helps him become a better writer.
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Accessing Creativity as a Songwriter

  • Experience in writing helps John Legend turn on his creativity at any point.
  • Collaborating with others helps him stay refreshed as a creative person.
  • Methodology around his songwriting makes it easier for him to tap into his creativity.
  • Bringing other people into the room helps him not always rely on his own inspiration.
  • He can bounce off of other people's ideas and build on them.
  • He can create something together with others.
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Conclusion

  • John Legend emphasizes the importance of safety and love for children.
  • Specializing in what you want to do well is important.
  • Writing songs and developing ways to write better is not easy.
  • Collaborating with others helps him stay refreshed as a creative person.
  • Methodology around his songwriting makes it easier for him to tap into his creativity.
  • Bringing other people into the room helps him not always rely on his own inspiration.
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John Legend's Methodology for Songwriting

  • Spends a lot of time explaining his methodology for writing a song in master classes
  • Inspiration comes from different places, sometimes from a dream or a riff played by someone else
  • Once he has the idea, he knows how to build a song pretty easily from those seeds of ideas
  • Teaches how to take the seed of an idea and turn it into a complete song
  • Spending a lot of time honing his craft as a songwriter helps him figure out how to make a song that works
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The Balance Between Inspiration and Regulation

  • Everyone thinks there's a magic moment of inspiration, but that magic needs to turn into a method to turn into something beautiful
  • People who are extremely high performing in their field have a balance between inspiration and regulation
  • Kobe Bryant was naturally gifted but worked hard to maximize his gift
  • There needs to be more to your ability than natural ability, it needs to be cultivated, honed, and practiced
  • Masterclass is a great way to learn from people in different fields and apply their methods to your own
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The Importance of Having the Right People Around You

  • It's important to have people in the room who are totally bought in creatively and there to create something beautiful with you
  • Don't want people around who aren't there to create something beautiful with you or who make you feel like you need to be too cool around them
  • John Legend only has writers in the studio when he writes
  • They sit there and vibe off of each other and see where the vibe takes them
  • Having the right people around you can spark creativity and lead to better art
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The Importance of Putting in Time and Energy to Be Great

  • If you want to be great at something, you have to put in the time and energy to do it
  • Examples of people like Kobe Bryant can be inspiring to see what it takes to be world-changingly great at something
  • John Legend has spent a lot of time honing his craft as a songwriter to get to where he is now
  • Masterclass is a great way to learn from people who have put in the time and energy to be great in their field
  • It's important to be inspired by examples of greatness and use that inspiration to fuel your own journey to greatness
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Collaboration and Egolessness

  • Focus on making something amazing, not being cool or worrying about other things.
  • Surround yourself with people who you can make mistakes around and be fearless with.
  • Be open to other people's ideas and have humility when collaborating.
  • Understand that all the great ideas don't need to come from you.
  • Have an openness to other people's ideas and be humble enough to receive them.
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