“Typical tech nerd”? Whatever that is, Ankur Shah Delight probably doesn’t fit the definition. 

The once-math and computer science student is now an Executive Coach with Momentum Lab, where he helps people discover themselves through finding a purpose that truly aligns with their values.

Of Eastern Indian heritage and one of the few students of color in his town in rural Washington State, Ankur didn’t always fit in with his overwhelmingly white class, nor did he readily identify with his Indian roots. 

Like many, the journey of self-discovery started after high school: in Ankur’s case, while taking philosophy classes at Stanford. Gandhi’s ideas in particular appealed to Ankur and inspired him to learn more about the world. 

After finishing university, Ankur wasn’t interested in the traditional route of ivy league school > investment banking. Instead he traveled widely for more than a decade, most often staying with peasant farmers around the world to learn how they lived. This experience gave him a grounding in “real” life that complemented and filled in the gaps of his university education.

Now Ankur is on a path to achieve excellence in his relationships with himself, with the greater community of humanity, and with other living creatures on Earth. 

Whether personal progress comes through reading philosophy or having conversations with as many people as possible or trying psychedelics or fasting or engaging deeply with nature, Ankur urges us all to be more aware of the world around us.

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