BJ was the executive producer of The Office and acted on it, wrote two NYT bestsellers - a children’s book called The Book With No Pictures - and a book of captivating short stories called One More Thing: Stories And Other Stories, and cofounded a popular social network called Li.st, which lets you make and share lists about anything and everything. BJ practices transcendental meditation, which is a style of meditation where a teacher gives you a personal mantra, or word, which you repeat over and over in your mind as a point of focus. We discussed perspective-changing insights he’s had while meditating, how meditation affects his creative work and what he sees as the goal of life.
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