How to focus on wellbeing, stay connected, and be resilient

It’s time for another Becoming Bulletproof episode and this week is one I know a lot of you won’t want to miss. This week’s guest is global thought leader Poonacha Machaiah, an expert in the intersection of wellbeing and technology. He offers unique insight on resilience, energy, and adversity in the face of the condition of the world today, and wisdom about how to overcome the challenges we may be facing through connection, love, and kindness.

Listen to this episode to hear how self-awareness can lead to your transformation, how being connected and intimate can help overcome whatever you face, and how to carry these values with integrity throughout everyday life and obstacles.

The importance of connection

We start this episode discussing the importance of connection and how the pandemic today is rooted in loneliness. We talk about how we are all meant to be together, not separated, and how this is impacting mental health and the stigmas that go with it.

Integrating wellbeing and focusing on self-awareness

Poonacha offers deep advice on how to handle the dark things, how to integrate the six pillars of wellbeing into your life and use the ABC’s to grow and guide your beliefs. We discuss his own journey and the pivotal events within his family that forced him to make decisions and trust in something more.

He shares his story of entrepreneurship, the failures, the losses, the struggles, and the one loss of a friend that changed the course of his life and perspective forever. He discusses the four soul questions, the fault of comparison vs. conformity, how to stay resilient in the face of adversity, to grow your mindset,  let go of control, and be rooted in gratitude.

Want to learn more about Poonacha Machaiah?

Poonacha Machaiah is a global thought leader with a unique knowledge and ability in combining both the wellbeing and technology domain. As a leader he is among a new breed of social entrepreneurs, having chosen to apply his corporate expertise from 25 years as a business executive in multiple Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurial initiatives to addressing societal and wellbeing challenges.


1:22 Tracy

Life is only you know 10% what happens to you, but 90% on how you handle it

3:05 (Poonnacha)

We are super connected but very lonely during this time, loneliness is an epidemic.

5:41 (Poonnacha)

COVID is a pandemic but the bigger pandemic is mental health, and we don’t talk about it.

10:19 (Poonnacha)

You can incorporate the 6 pillars you can then go into the world and be more resilient.

14:27 (Poonnacha)

When you laugh everyone laughs with you, when you cry, you cry alone.

16:07 (Poonnacha)

Comparison and conformity lead to conflict. A mind without conflict is a spiritual mind.

17:54 (Poonnacha)

The best cure in the biggest, worst crisis is to be of service.

18:26 (Poonnacha)

I always tell people don’t judge, I always say not every sinner has a future and every saint has a past.

22:32 Tracy

Guilt usually leads into the shame, which is like the deadliest silent killer

26:14 (Poonnacha)

I have a lot of faith in the infinite, I feel I believe there is a spirit of faith.

30:35 (Poonnacha)

If it’s 3 o’clock in the morning, and you had to make 5 phone calls, who would they be?

35:06 (Poonnacha)

Give, ask, borrow, love.

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