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Get Yourself Optimized Stephan Spencer

    • Self-Improvement

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    231: Release Trauma through TRE with David Berceli

    231: Release Trauma through TRE with David Berceli

    It has become commonplace to talk about being “triggered.” While becoming part of the lexicon, this concept is more than just a buzzword. Acknowledging these emotional triggers provides a greater awareness of how our past can continue to affect us. PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, doesn’t just affect war heroes and first responders. We’ve all suffered trauma in our childhood, especially if you use the definition of trauma being anything less than nurturing, which I learned from previous guest, Brent Charleton. Traumatic experiences can alter our emotional responses and create problematic neural pathways. Plus, that trauma lives in our bodies as tension and stress. 
    But this trauma doesn’t just cause anxiety and back pain. This trauma can keep our bodies stuck in a suboptimal state. Thankfully, there’s a solution to this, and to tell us all about it, we have Dr. David Berceli joining us. He’s an international author, presenter, and trainer in the areas of trauma intervention, stress reduction, and resiliency & recovery training. He has lived in war-torn countries and natural disaster zones around the world. And he is the creator of the TRE, or “Tension and Trauma Release Exercises”. TRE releases stress and trauma from the body through exercises that bring balance to the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. 
    If you or someone you love suffers from stress or trauma, you’re going to want to hear what David has to say. Leaving it unmanaged is like driving a car with the emergency brake engaged.  So let’s get started!

    • 58 min
    230: Detoxify Your Brain with Dr. David Perlmutter

    230: Detoxify Your Brain with Dr. David Perlmutter

    Something I learned in my Kabbalah class is when you focus on darkness, you attract more darkness. When you focus on the light, you get more light. Our brains work similarly, in that they have an incredible amount of neuroplasticity that we can literally mold through our daily habits, whether it's our sleeping, eating or consumption habits, we have the power to optimize them for better health and inner peace in our lives. 

    But we don't always make the best lifestyle choices for our future, especially in this day and age of social media addiction, a culture of convenience providing apps that make everything and anything available in an instant and information overload. Our poor eating and sleeping habits affect our prefrontal cortex, which is the area of our brain, which allows us to plan strategically for our future, have more empathy, and think more rationally. A poor lifestyle is fueling poor behavioral patterns, which ultimately lead to a poor state of overall emotional and physical well being. 

    My guest today is Dr. David Perlmutter, a Board Certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author of the books Brain Wash, Grain Brain, Brain Maker, and more. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He's also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, Columbia University, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Harvard University. He serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

    Join us as we take a closer look at the human brain and discuss ways you can rewire and reframe your mindset. Whether it's weight loss, work-life balance, or maintaining good relationships, Dr. Perlmutter's expert advice is incredibly valuable, but as he cautions in this episode, only if you take it and run with it. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    229: Become Infinite with Sasha Daygame

    229: Become Infinite with Sasha Daygame

    A decade ago, I was a train wreck. I was recently divorced. I was socially awkward. I didn’t know how to talk to women. In fact, I was terrified to do so. I looked like a computer nerd who never saw the sun. Yeah, I was downright unattractive. Thankfully, I went through a metamorphosis. And the two men who started me on that path of reinvention were Tony Robbins and Neil Strauss.

    How I got from there to where I am now was no small feat. Initially it was about mindset, then it was about physical transformation, but ultimately it was about spiritual growth. To say I am unrecognizable from my former self would be a huge understatement.

    So how does one go from socially awkward to awakened? Well, today’s guest is going to illuminate that for us. His insights just might change your life as they have with his students and clients. Sasha Daygame is a visionary, renegade dating coach, and spiritual seeker. ​Sasha is also the founder of the Infinite Man Summit. He began as a standup comedian at the age of 17 and several years later got into self-improvement. In 2008, he started Sasha Dating Systems to help men overcome their anxiety, improve their charisma, and form fulfilling personal relationships. He has personally coached thousands of men across five continents, as well as creating a cult following via his YouTube channel with over 12 million views.

    ​More than just dating, Sasha’s teachings inspire men to create extraordinary lives by challenging societal and parental programming. In this episode, he and I talk about how you can break out of the matrix and start living powerfully and consciously.

    On with the show! 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    228: Bring Your A-Game with Elliot Roe

    228: Bring Your A-Game with Elliot Roe

    • 49 min
    227: The Equation for High Performance with Brian Kight

    227: The Equation for High Performance with Brian Kight

    Can you believe it? 2020 is nearly upon us. It’s crazy how time flies! If you take this season to reflect on the past 12 months and plan for what’s coming, today’s episode might just help you achieve those lofty New Year’s resolutions.
    Who doesn’t want to live a better life? Whether it’s a job promotion you’re eyeing, a startup you’re building, or a diet you’re following, the feeling of overcoming challenges and becoming a better version of yourself is something determined individuals constantly strive for. But let’s be real, life isn’t a bowl of cherries. You’ll have to exert serious effort to achieve meaningful results. For you to actually get to where you want to go or become who you want to be, you’ll need to understand and internalize the formula E+R=O.
    My guest for this episode 227, Brian Kight, the guy who came up with the aforementioned equation E + R = O. It stands for Event + Response = Outcome. And I can’t wait for Brian to explain the significance of this formula and how it can change your life. Brian is an entrepreneur, global keynote speaker, and an advisor to the Fortune 500, to high growth businesses, and to pro and college sports teams. His ability to help people understand and execute simple skills with elite discipline, both personally and professionally, is what makes his message so practical and powerful. Brian simplifies the complex so you can focus on doing what works for you.
    This episode is filled with practical advice that will have you equipped to become your best self for 2020! The quality of your response creates the outcome you want regardless of the circumstances that you are in, and you are about to learn how to make that universal law work powerfully in your favor!
    Let’s get on with it!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    226: Your Superfood Cheat Sheet with David "Avocado" Wolfe

    226: Your Superfood Cheat Sheet with David "Avocado" Wolfe

    Living in the information age comes with a price. That price is overwhelm. We are drowning in data, and we desperately want to know who and what we can trust online. Especially when it comes to high stakes issues, such as our health and longevity. It’s important to be discerning, to not simply accept conventional wisdom, and to assess the incentives that may influence a health expert’s position on a topic.
    One of the biggest factors in our health is the food we eat. Honestly, how much of what you consume is nutrition-dense? Hey, I’m guilty too. But armed with some new, well-curated information, you’re about to get healthier, my friend. That’s because my guest for this episode 226 is David "Avocado" Wolfe. He's a nutritionist, a super foodist, an orator, an herbalist, a chocolatier, and an organic farmer. You probably heard his name before, but if you haven't, he's a big deal on social media. He has a following on Facebook of 12 million. He's the Indiana Jones of the superfoods and longevity space. David has over 25 years of experience, and he’s hosted 3000 live health events.
    I’m excited for you, because you are about to become a superfoods aficionado.
    Let’s get on with it!

    • 1 hr 6 min

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