107: How Your Brain Influences Your Performance

107: How Your Brain Influences Your Performance

Want to learn ways to take better care of your brain so you think and perform at higher levels? My guest Cindy Shaw has answers! Cindy explains the roles that food (what to eat and what to avoid), sleep and stress management play in optimizing the function of your brain. We had a fascinating discussion, and I’m certain you’ll have some ah-ha’s as you take in her insights and advice on this vital organ.

Cindy is the founder of The Better Brain Academy. She’s a Certified Brain Health Coach with Amen University, and she uses her expertise as a brain health and mental performance trainer to help people transform their lives. By blending leading-edge neuroscience, brain health and self-improvement strategies, Cindy helps others naturally improve their moods, boost their performance, supercharge their energy and focus, and optimize their well-being.

You’ll discover:

  • Why brain health is critical to overall health
  • The 5 brain centers that can be over or under active
  • 5 foods to add to your diet to help you optimize brain health…and the ones to avoid
  • How to incorporate SHIDDs – Small Habits I Do Daily – into your daily routine
  • The impact of proper amounts of sleep and probiotics on your brain functioning

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106: Create More Free Time and Deliver Greater Value

106: Create More Free Time and Deliver Greater Value

Do you feel stress or anxiety on a regular basis? That was the situation my guest Joe Perrone found himself in several years ago. As a small business owner, he had achieved greater financial success than he’d ever imagined, but he was not happy or at peace with himself. In this interview, Joe shares the various ah-ha’s he’s had in his journey to greater joy in every part of his life.

Joe is the owner of 2 businesses in New Haven Connecticut – New England Collision and Astro Auto Repair. He’s learned how it work ON his business instead of IN it. You’ll be amazed to hear that Joe spends just 15-20 hours each week on site. Today he works with other business owners who’d like to have more free time, energy and money. His ebook, “5 Keys to Time Freedom” has excellent tips for creating days that are fulfilling and anxiety-free.

You’ll discover:

  • What Joe did to recover from the anxiety and panic attacks he experienced from allowing his business to run him
  • Why Joe is so committed to lifelong learning
  • How Joe made the transition from working IN his business to working ON it
  • The impact that thinking of himself as a “business owner” had on Joe’s behavior
  • The habits Joe has put in place to focus on giving and delivering value to others

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105: Fear Less to Stay Happy and Be More Productive

105: Fear Less to Stay Happy and Be More Productive

Do you have any people who are “tornado magnets” in your life? If you find yourself consumed with too many thoughts about someone who’s creating issues for you, this episode is a must-listen. Dr. Roger Hall shares how to deal with these individuals…along with an amazing number of other ideas that you can use immediately to remove your negative, fearful thoughts and replace them with positive, more helpful ones. Roger is the author of Staying Happy, Being Productive: The Big 10 Things Successful People Do. He is a Business Psychologist with clients all over the country, and he trains leaders to monitor and manage their thinking.

You’ll discover:

  • The underlying fears that people often get paralyzed by
  • How to do an “airtime test” to find out what’s causing you concern or worry
  • What one executive does to make sure he doesn’t “infect” others with his bad mood
  • Why Roger considers worry as malignant advanced planning and how to shift to seeking a positive solution
  • The advantage of focusing on the right process rather than the result
  • Why it’s so important to have people around you who will tell you the truth

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104: The Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and Life

104: The Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and Life

Want to become better at communicating your ideas in a powerful way to others? Catch my fascinating conversation with Todd Cherches, where we discuss key ideas from his book, VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life. Todd explains how to leverage visual thinking to paint a clear picture for your audience, whether that’s one person or 1,000s.

Todd is the CEO & Cofounder of BigBlueGumball, an innovative New York City-based management consulting firm specializing in leadership development and executive coaching. He’s a three-time award-winning Adjunct Professor of leadership at NYU, and a Lecturer on leadership at Columbia University. Todd is also a TEDx speaker and a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s prestigious “MG100 Coaches.”

You’ll discover:

  • How Todd’s conversation with Grant Tinker on a flight to L.A. changed his life
  • Visual models that Todd uses to make clear, easily-understood points
  • How you can use visual imagery and visual language to get someone else to see the idea in your head
  • Why visual metaphors are valuable in helping someone grasp a new concept
  • The role of storytelling in having strong, emotional impact

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103: Sharpening Your Edge to Turn Potential into Performance

103: Sharpening Your Edge to Turn Potential into Performance

Are you making the most of the talents you have? If you identify as an under-performer in any area of your life, tune in to my interview with Kozhi Makai. We discussed the key points from his latest (and excellent!) book, Sharpening Your Edge: How to Turn Potential into Performance. Kozhi is a performance psychologist and Founder of Kozhi Makai Worldwide. His sole mission for the past 20 years has been to use behavioral science to help people thrive. He’s absolutely brilliant in the way he explains the concepts covered in his book!

You’ll discover:

  • What your ProPersonal®Edge is and how to keep it sharpened
  • How you can adopt a “thrive” mindset
  • Steps you can take to turn your talents into strengths
  • Why Kozhi uses “employability skills” instead of “soft skills”
  • The role of leverage in making the most of your edge

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