Alex von Bidder is a yogi, meditation practitioner, and happens to have run one of the most famous restaurants in the world for over 40 years: The Four Seasons in New York City. He joins us to discuss how one can keep their head in a hurricane of chaos, being bribed for a table at the restaurant with stacks of cash, not having a table for Jackie O, immigrating to the US from Switzerland, and conquering his fears.
Alex was our first podcast guest and he has such a fascinating story that we felt inclined to run his episode again.
What you will learn in this episode:
⁃What the high-end restaurant industry is like
⁃What it was like for Alex to immigrate to the US
⁃How to conquer your fears to stay young
⁃The mission of “The Mankind Project”
⁃What one can learn about themselves through yoga and how it can help your mind
⁃What lucid dreaming is
“I always want to explore my fears. I always thought if I’m afraid of something, I at least have to get to know what the fear is about.”
“When you look around in your daily life, there are a lot of people that are seemingly alive physically but they are dead in their minds or in their emotions. The minute you put yourself in a situation where you actually have to worry about your life, you are alive. You are awake. That’s a really good experience and very important to cultivate that on some level.”
“Most people, as they get older, whatever scares them, they try to avoid. And when you do that your life shrinks.”
“Frequent yoga practice really affects someone’s mind in a good way. You learn a lot about yourself and you learn a lot about your mind.”
“When I fall in life, when I make mistakes, when my business closed, I just get up again.”
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The Mankind Project: http://mankindproject.org
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