This week’s show is with JP Morgan, JP guides creators in being more powerful in every area of their life and work.
The entrepreneurs and artists he coaches all share an aspiration for excellence and an obsession with mastery. Through regular loving and confronting dialogue, which compliments their daily practice of self-cultivation, JP’s clients discover how their mind creates their world and how through surrender they can gain greater control, more fulfilment and exponential results in their life and work.
In its essence, JP Morgan has been supporting entrepreneurs and artists around the world since the late 90’s, though this work became his profession in 2010. Since then, he has supported numerous individuals in growing their peace, joy and success in the world through growing themselves.
Beyond his the daily work with clients, he has been invited to share his ideas and spirit on numerous stages. (TEDx, Global Citizens Forum, BBC & SkyTV, YES Group, Interesting Talks London, InsideOut Movement, METal International, educational institutions, etc.) At a private event, attended by many of the world’s billionaires, JP was invited to speak on creating a world without borders. At the University of Cambridge, he was the subject of a covert study between the psychology and business departments where researchers sought to understand the impact of his state of being.
Previous to his current work with leaders, and post formal studies in Physics and Mathematics, JP founded a real estate business and then (from a backpack) founded a web media company serving local and global non-profits. He has lived nomadically while travelling the world for three years, coached human rights leaders, toured as a musician in bands, developed a children’s library in Cambodia, published travel writing and photography, competed as a black belt and triathlete, performed as a professional magician, studied with Buddhist monks and spiritual teachers, paraglided the Swiss Alps, cycled solo for thousands of miles and has gone on many other adventures.
In 2013, in the Riveria Maya, JP married a wise, loving and beautiful British-Indian woman. In March of 2016 they gave birth to their first child, a boy. Today his family calls Santa Monica, California home although they spend many months abroad each year, including extended visits for work, friends and family in London.
In this conversation, I took the opportunity to mine JP’s wonderful mind for his take on creativity and living an incredible life. JP and I explored what it means to be a creator, the potential we all have to create the experience of life that we want whilst also recognising the paradox that it’s all illusory and made-up.
I loved this episode so much that we suddenly realised that we were out of time and still had so much we wanted to get into so we then agreed to come back and do a part two.
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What you’ll learn from this episode:
- JP makes the distinction between creativity and creation/creator – he thinks the word creativity can have a lot of weight that can get in the way, whereas we’re actually all creators who are always making creations in every moment. I love that distinction – it’s so practical and empowering.
- Happiness is always there, we don’t have to create it and… we can create the experience of discomfort, stress and even unhappiness via our thoughts and understanding that we can see that we also have the ability to create all kinds of amazing experience via thought too. Every thought we think, every action we take is like throwing a pebble out and then ripples back to us.
- JP is passionate about finding deeper levels of agency. One powerful way to do this is through finding ways to step back from mental chatter and instead tune into what your heart is telling you instead, whether that’s through meditation, contemplation, journalling or something else. Understanding this means we can consciously create practices in our lives that allow this to happen.
Resources and stuff that we spoke about
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Lian & Jonathan