August Turak – Author of “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity”

Finding Meaning and Authenticity: A Journey with August Turak

Mike interviews August Turak.

We had the pleasure of diving deep into the profound wisdom shared by August Turak, author of “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity.” Turak’s insights offer a refreshing perspective on success, emphasizing the importance of community, accountability, and purpose in our professional and personal lives.


Conversing with Turak revealed that success is not just about financial gain or external achievements. It’s about finding meaning and authenticity in everything we do. Turak’s journey, inspired by his interactions with the Trappist monks, sheds light on how embracing a sense of purpose can transform our approach to business and life.

One of the key takeaways from the episode is the power of accountability. Turak highlights the significance of having a workout buddy or a supportive community that holds us accountable for our actions. Whether sticking to our fitness goals or pursuing our entrepreneurial dreams, having someone to lean on can make all the difference. This resonates deeply with the philosophy of surrounding oneself with like-minded individuals who push us to be our best selves.

Turak also emphasizes the importance of taking action. Merely reading books or attending seminars is not enough; actual growth comes from implementing the lessons learned into our daily lives. By creating a community of learners and doers, we can support each other on our journey towards success. This aligns perfectly with the belief in the value of hands-on experience and continuous improvement.

Another fascinating aspect of the conversation is Turak’s foundation, which is dedicated to helping people find higher meaning and purpose in a world often devoid of such qualities. In an era marked by rising levels of depression and existential angst, Turak’s work serves as a beacon of hope. By redirecting proceeds from his book sales and other endeavours into his foundation, he exemplifies the principle of selflessness and the transformative power of giving back.

Turak explores the notion that true success stems from helping others succeed. Whether teaching math, practicing jujitsu, or sharing knowledge with aspiring entrepreneurs, giving accelerates our growth. Turak’s experiences with the Trappist monks underscore this idea, demonstrating how service and humility can lead to profound personal and professional fulfillment.

Mike Fallat and August Turak talk about the book Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity.

As the conversation unfolds, it becomes evident that Turak’s insights are not just applicable to business leaders or aspiring entrepreneurs. They resonate with anyone seeking a more profound sense of purpose and fulfillment in life. We can unlock our full potential and impact the world by embracing community, accountability, and selflessness.

The episode featuring August Turak is a powerful reminder that success is not measured solely by material wealth or external accolades. It is found in pursuing meaning, authenticity, and service to others. As we strive to live with purpose and integrity, let us draw inspiration from Turak’s journey and continue seeking the secrets of success in our lives.

To learn more about August Turak and his transformative work, check out his website and delve into his thought-provoking book, “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks.” And remember, true success lies not in what we gain for ourselves but in what we give to others.

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

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Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

The Million Dollar Book Agency is the ultimate marketing CRM system for author-preneurs. Services include automated funnels, lead generation campaigns, book fulfillment, podcast management, press releases, virtual assistants, course development, and more.

Mike also hosts a podcast known as Million Dollar Stories and runs a membership-based site known as Million Dollar Circle. In addition to owning the book business, he invests in self storage real estate.

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