Aleen Keshishian: My Phone Sleeps in My Bathroom

On meditation and what gives her energy.

When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come from the simplest questions. The Thrive Questionnaire is an ongoing series that gives an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful people.

Thrive Global: What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed?Aleen Keshishian: Meditate.

TG: What gives you energy?
AK: My family.

TG: Tell us about your relationship with your phone. Does it sleep with you?
No. It sleeps in my bathroom on silent.

TG: How do you deal with email?
Haven’t figured that one out yet since I get over 1000 per-day. I much prefer text.

TG: When was the last time you felt burned out?
AK: 5 minutes ago.

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