Episode 8

Published on:

21st May 2024

5 Lessons on Transforming Unrest | Steven Lawson

Where is the unrest in your life truly coming from and what can be done about it?

On today’s solo episode of Potent, Steven describes his personal journey with the Monk Manual and shares lessons he’s learned about honesty, dealing with unrest, embracing change, and focusing on serving others to achieve personal growth and reach one's full potential. 

About Today's Guest

Steven Lawson is the founder and creator of the Monk Manual, a productivity company on a mission to fix productivity by serving the whole person, mind + body + spirit. After searching high and low for a more holistic and fulfilling approach to work and human flourishing, he found it amongst the ancient path of the monks. Featured in Inc, Forbes, and Fortune magazine, this new (old) model for work and personal growth has already helped over 100,000 people cultivate peaceful being and purposeful doing in their everyday lives.  Steven lives in Buffalo, NY with his wife and three children.  

Show Notes

00:00 Intro

01:46 Steven’s Journey with Monk Manual

03:46 Lesson 1: By Definition, Visionaries Will Be or Feel Misunderstood

05:27 Lesson 2: Success Doesn't Look The Same For Everyone

10:12 Lesson 3: Unrest is a Messenger

14:22 Lesson 4: Internal change is the important, neglected work

20:02 Lesson 5: Shifting Focus from Self to Service

26:18 Ending Questions for Reflection Toward Personal Growth


The Potent Podcast is produced and edited by Justin Sinclair, who also composed the theme music. Additional editing support and mixing by Aaron Feeney.

This podcast is brought to you by the Monk Manual. The monk manual is dedicated to providing best-in-class tools for helping you build a more potent life, and experience peaceful being and purposeful doing on a daily basis. If you’d like to be more intentional with your time and energy - please visit monkmanual.com.

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Potent with Steven Lawson
The Journey Beyond Success
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Welcome to Potent, the podcast where we explore transformative ideas and practices to help you live into your unique potential and build a more potent life. By exploring ideas and practices from expert thinkers and practitioners in psychology, business, personal development, and spirituality we provide you with new and old ideas + tools for building a full(er) life.

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About your host

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Steven Lawson

🎙️Host @Potent Podcast + 🏔️ Founder @monkmanual. As seen in Forbes, INC, Fortune, CBC, and Thrive Daily.

I like helping people.