August Turak – Author of “Not Less Than Everything: One Man’s Quest for Spiritual Enlightenment”

Not Less Than Everything: A Journey to Spiritual Enlightenment with August Turak”

Mike interviews August Turak.

Embarking on a captivating journey into spirituality, August Turak recently shared his profound experiences on our podcast. This episode captures the essence of his transformative conversation, offering readers insights into Turak’s remarkable quest for spiritual enlightenment chronicled in his book, “Not Less Than Everything: One Man’s Quest for Spiritual Enlightenment.”


August Turak, a man with a riveting personal growth and spiritual enlightenment story, recently graced our podcast. This episode invites readers to explore Turak’s transformative experiences and the wisdom he gained along his profound journey.

Turak’s book, “Not Less Than Everything,” serves as a testament to his resilience in the face of depression and existential despair. The conversation beautifully unravels Turak’s transformative experiences, highlighting his daring quest to find ultimate meaning and purpose in life.

Explore the pivotal moments that led Turak to seek something beyond the mundane, beyond the material. Turak shares openly about his struggles with depression and a sense of meaninglessness, providing readers with a raw and authentic glimpse into the challenges that ultimately became the catalysts for his spiritual journey.

One of the key takeaways from the conversation is Turak’s emphasis on the importance of being a great follower before becoming a great leader. Turak’s insights on the significance of humility and the value of finding the right teacher. He challenges the conventional narrative, urging individuals to focus on being the right student rather than obsessing over finding the perfect teacher.

The transformative power of humility and dedication, the episode explores Turak’s experience with a Zen master. Turak recounts a powerful story of a young man’s relentless pursuit of a Zen master’s teachings, highlighting the profound lessons learned through humility, service, and determination.

Turak’s narrative underscores the importance of prioritizing one’s spiritual life. He shares his realization that true fulfillment comes from aligning one’s priorities with a higher purpose. This insight challenges the societal narrative of success and encourages readers to consider a deeper, more purposeful approach to life.

Mike Fallat and August Turak talk about the book Not Less Than Everything: One Man’s Quest for Spiritual Enlightenment.

The blog touches upon Turak’s choice to reject a lucrative job offer, rooted in his commitment to spiritual principles. This powerful anecdote illustrates the theme of selflessness and the courage to prioritize one’s spiritual journey over conventional notions of success.

Turak recommends books that align with the spiritual quest, including “The Razor’s Edge,” “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Denial of Death.” These recommendations provide readers with valuable resources to further explore the profound aspects of life, purpose, and self-awareness.

This conversation offers readers a glimpse into August Turak’s profound spiritual odyssey, inspiring contemplation of their journeys. Turak’s experiences embody a life lived with purpose, urging individuals to embark on their own quests for spiritual enlightenment.

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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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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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