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Wellness Force Radio | Discovering Physical & Emotional Intelligence To Help Men & Women Live Life Well. Your host, Josh Trent, spotlights ​world class experts in the fields of physical and emotional intelligence, mindset, behavior change, supplementation, nutrition, health, wellness, fitness, and technology that empower you with actionable steps for your wellness journey. After struggling with anxiety, depression, and weight gain in adolescence, in 2004 Josh let go of over 75 pounds and transformed his life by becoming a health and fitness professional that would coach over 12,000 sessions and evolve into one of the top wellness influencers on iTunes. In this podcast together, we discover the connections between our emotions and healthy habits to live our best life and enjoy the process. Every week, you'll learn from exceptional people who have dedicated their lives to being a positive force for our global collective. Deeper topics include: Physical intelligence, emotional intelligence, behavior change, wellness, behavioral psychology, habits, mindset, fitness, health, strength training, organic supplementation, bio-hacking, body transformation, psychedelics, digital health, quantified self, mHealth, wearable technology and more.
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Jun 27, 2017

Get ready for an incredible podcast as we discuss self-sabotage, and how to bring our destructive subconscious patterns into awareness.

Why do we sometimes act against our own best interests when on some level, we also know what's best for us?

The answer lies in our subconscious motivations.  Most of our unconscious thoughts and patterns were learned at an early age and programmed deep into our biology.  We all can greatly benefit by understanding how our subconscious mind affects our health and wellness.

The good news is, we have the ability to bring the unconscious realm into our conscious awareness.

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As you'll learn on the podcast, there is great liberation in giving ourselves more space to feel, and understanding our underlying motivations of why we do what do.  When we begin to take a true emotional inventory, we can turn off these negative patterns that run on autopilot. This allows us to gain more self-awareness, shift our internal narrative, and point our lives in a new direction.

How Our DNA Keeps Us Safe, but Can Lead To Self-Sabotage.

Our DNA wants us to stay safe.  Unfortunately, this basic survival mechanism is causing unwanted consequences in our modern day society.  The ancestral fears that used to be of real concern from a survival standpoint now manifest themselves as different forms of anxiety and imagined fears.

The problem is, these imagined fears can create biological responses similar to those caused by actual survival situations.  Playing out these imagined fears on a regular basis is wrecking havoc on our nervous system and internal well-being.  It can be challenging to uncover these fears, because many live in our subconscious mind and have been perpetuated for years.

Not only do these imagined fears have negative affects on the physical body, but they hold us back from taking action, achieving goals, and moving our lives closer to a desired vision.

There are ways to uncover how these survival mechanisms negatively affect us.  We must take an emotional inventory and then learn to distinguish between legitimate concerns and our imagined fears.

Listen To Episode 118 As Mike Uncovers

  • How Mike developed his passion for studying psychology and awareness.
  • Why we act against our own best interest.
  • How to identify unconscious patterns and drives.
  • How to cross the bridge between information and implementation.
  • Ways to avoid the negative narrative, and re-write thoughts of abundance.
  • How to find the underlying motivation behind self-sabotage.
  • Increasing your ultimate capacity for self-awareness.
  • How we receive pleasure from negativity, any why that perpetuates destructive behavior.
  • How we subconsciously seek the things we complain about.
  • Ways to take emotional inventory, and discover if we are sabotaging our health and relationships.
  • Learning  to distinguish between legitimate concern and pointless self-sabotage.
  • The ways we predict and perpetuate feelings of rejection.
  • What Sigmund Freud and others refer to as magical thinking.
  • How a rebellious mentality can stem from actually wanting to be controlled.

Top 3 Takeaways From The Show

  • We need to give ourselves space to feel. This can help us to identify and stop perpetuating destructive emotions that may be running on autopilot.
  • It is important to step back and take an emotional inventory of our lives.  If we can identify the motivations and drives that lead to destructive behavior, we can adjust before our subconscious programming and old habits take control.
  • You can revolutionize your peace and well-being by learning to distinguish between legitimate concerns and imagined fears. Today's fears are more imagined and self-created compared to those of our ancestors that were based on actual survival.  If we can stop the imagined fears from dominating our mindset, we can cultivate a more powerful and abundant mentality.

Power Quotes From Mike Bundrant

[tweetthis]"You can't make a conscious choice about something that lies outside of your conscious awareness." - @MikeBundrant bit.ly/2rhgbw9[/tweetthis]

  • "You can't make a conscious choice about something that lies outside of your conscious awareness. " - Mike Bundrant
  • “No matter what your current level of self awareness is, or your ultimate capacity, you can increase it from where you are." - Mike Bundrant 
  • "We can have great tools, and simply not use them." - Mike Bundrant
  • "Most of the time we are not aware of the motivation behind the self sabotage." - Mike Bundrant
  • "Don't get into a situation where you are blaming yourself or other people, because that will just pile on the self-sabotage." - Mike Bundrant
  • "The big issue is to come out of denial, there is more hope healing and self control in that." - Mike Bundrant
  • "You have to own the drive within you toward self sabotage, as soon as you own it, that's when you start to realize the choices you have."- Mike Bundrant
  • "Even though sometimes we are miserable, the negativity can feel safer and more like home. With this bias towards safety, we end up on autopilot from these perceptual filters." - Mike Bundrant

About "Your Achilles Eel" by Mike Bundrant

Mike Bundrant - Your Achilles EelWould you be surprised to learn that you are getting in the way of your own happiness and self-esteem? This short, hard-hard hitting book reveals why you might be doing just that. And it tells the story in an interesting, easy style that even a child can understand.

Your Achilles Eel is written as if a forbidden part of your mind were breaking all the rules by telling you the secret that your subconscious mind has been keeping throughout your life.In fact, chances are extremely high that you have never heard of any mental or emotional phenomenon quite like this before. Yet, as you read, you’ll soon discover that this truly shocking secret explains so much!

So many of us are plagued by self-criticism, low self-esteem and bad habits. These come from deeper states of inner negativity, emptiness, helplessness, hopelessness or pessimism.  Your Achilles Eel is your opportunity to discover how these unfortunate attitudes become part of you, and how they stand in the way of greater happiness, joy, peace of mind, accomplishment and celebration of life.  Once you understand the message of this unique personal growth book, you can successfully apply the clearly outlined AHA process to turn your inner life into something wonderful.

About Mike Bundrant

With so much "fluffy" personal development information available today, Mike Bundrant offers a deeper perspective. He writes on the lesser known and even suppressed truth about your mind and behavior. Mike strives to create articles, books and courses that shine the light an entire level deeper into your subconscious mind. At the same time, his writing is simple enough for a child to understand. The most complex healing concepts taught in modern psychology, from Freud onward, become clear and actionable through his writing.

His books and articles are for men and women who are committed to personal growth. Many are frustrated with the current state of Western mental health systems, which focus on shallow therapies and pharmaceutical treatment. He strives to give his readers deeper insights, and the education that can radically change our paradigms.

Mike lives with his wife and children in Temecula, California. He enjoys taking annual cruises with his family, interviewing top authors on the Mental Health Exposed podcast, writing for popular natural health and personal development websites and playing with the best mutt in the entire world, his family dog, "Biscuit."

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Jun 23, 2017

As we approach the two year anniversary next month for the Wellness Force podcast, I'm compelled to deliver what I know to be the most powerful lessons I've come to learn as my truth, after over 100+ guests who've boldly shared theirs.

 

Tell The Truth Until It Stops Hurting: The Key To Unlocking A Lifetime of Greater Wellness 

 

1. Tell the truth until it stops hurting.

2. The answers you're frenetically searching for are already there. inside you Be willing to be seen, be vulnerable, and ask for the support you deserve without shame and with self-love

3. Listen to the messages your body is telling you. As Gay Hendricks would say, "Sometimes the universe will tickle you with a feather on where to go next, but if you're not listening, it will hit you with a sledgehammer." 

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Jun 20, 2017
For episode 117 we're learning from the best of the best companies that intersect at the crossroads for the future of health and wellness technology.
 
This is a topic we’ve explored over the past 100+ shows on Wellness Force Radio, but for 117 we’re going the deepest we’ve ever gone to address the most important question around this type of technology, much more important than just technology itself:
How exactly can health and wellness technology including apps, wearables, smart garments, and smart devices truly help us get more physically and emotionally intelligent so we can live life well? 
 
This is a big question that will affect not just national, but global health, so this deserves some big answers. That’s why today on the podcast we're bringing you not just one, but three doctors and industry experts in the fields of smart garments, with Dr. Tim Brown, founder of IntelliSkin, in brain neuroplasticity and neuropriming, with Dr. Daniel Chao, Co-Founder of Halo Neuroscience, and how the future of doctors will care for patients at home is actually here right now, with Dr. Renee Dua, Co-Founder of Heal.
 
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If you’re a tech-focused wellness enthusiast, or if you’re brand new to exploring how technology can help you in your wellness journey, you're equally going to love this episode...
 
Many of the concepts we’re discussing today are brand-new to the show, and we've handpicked these guests out of all the noise online to get clarity on what brands in wellness technology we can use today that will help secure better personal wellness for our future.
 

Listen To Episode 117 As Our Special Guests Uncover

Dr. Tim Brown – IntelliSkin

  • Using smart garments to retrain the body's awareness of its position in space
  • Upper Cross Syndrome: “Death By Chair”
  • How posture affects immunity, hormones, breath, and overall health and what we can do about it
  • The 3 areas we all must keep flexible and why: ankle dorsiflexion, hip mobility, thoracic spine mobilization

Dr. Daniel Chao – Halo Neuroscience

  • Why professional sports teams are using Halo Sport with Halo Neuroscience
  • What is “neuropriming”  (tDCS, transcranial direct current stimulation) and what does it do for human performance
  • How a 20 minute application in the electric field will induce temporary state of “hyperlearning”
  • Breaking the 10,000 hour mastery rule: With tDCS, new skill acquisition may be possible to learn in half the time

Dr. Renee Dua – Heal App

  • Why emergency rooms in the United States are beyond capacity and how Heal is changing the current paradigm of patient care
  • What is the future of medical doctors delivering care on-call and insurance reimbursement
  • How mHealth and health and wellness technology like Heal are disrupting the medical world forever
  • What are the patient benefits of having doctors on call through a mobile app vs. current facility-only care models

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Resources From Dr. Daniel Chao

Resources From Dr. Renee Dua

About Our Featured Guests

Dr. Tim Brown, Founder, IntelliSkin

IntelliSkin inventor, Dr. Tim Brown, grew to understand his future creation while working as the medical director on the ASP surf and AVP volleyball tours during the 1980’s. As an early innovator in functional taping, he developed a hybrid kinesiology technique known as SPRT (Specific Proprioceptive Response Taping). Used on everyone from Olympians to NFL players, the technique quickly became a staple in the athletic world as it allowed injured athletes to compete despite their injuries.
 
Dr. Brown’s instinctive techniques got athletes asking for taping remedies so often, that he needed something that could do the job when he wasn’t there. Many late nights of trial and error using remnants of old wetsuits and rash guards, he devised a wearable technology that mimicked his taping technique. Dr. Brown’s goal was to take what he had learned in designing and come up with a comfortable, Smart Compression shirt that would clinically improve posture and spinal alignment for everyone, whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior. Dr. Brown’s ultimate goal is to help everybody to look better, feel better and perform better. He continues to pursue that goal every day.
 
Dr. Daniel Chao, Co-Founder, Halo Neuroscience
 
Daniel Chao is a neurotech entrepreneur, specializing in devices that improve brain performance. Currently, Dan is co-founder and CEO of Halo Neuroscience, a venture-backed human performance company based in San Francisco. The company's first product, Halo Sport, is the world's first neurostimulation system built specifically for athletes.
 
Prior to Halo, Dan was the head of business development at NeuroPace, where he helped raise $250M in capital to develop the world's first closed-loop neuromodulation device, winning FDA approval for the treatment of epilepsy in a unanimous 13-0 vote. Before NeuroPace, Dan was a consultant at McKinsey & Company in the New York office, and he received his M.D. and M.S. in neuroscience from Stanford University.
 
Renee Dua, Co-Founder, Heal
 
Dr. Renee Dua is Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Heal – an LA-based start-up providing on-demand house call medicine. Dr. Dua is a Board certified nephrologist and internal medicine doctor who has served as Chief of Medicine at Valley Presbyterian and Simi Valley Hospital. After building a thriving private practice and also teaching medicine at UCLA, Dr. Dua embarked on her greatest adventure, being mom to her first child, a now 15-month old little boy.
 
It was her son that led her to create Heal, because she knew moms and dads everywhere needed an easier way to see a doctor. As a mom-doctor doing her first start-up, Dr. Dua often jokes she’s a doctor-mom-preneur. Dr. Dua resides in the Pacific Palisades with her husband and son.
 
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Jun 16, 2017

"Knowing without doing is the same thing as not knowing. What matters is if the knowledge that you have will give you an effective health practice for the long term.” – Dan Pardi 

There is power in knowledge. With the best sourced health and wellness information, we can make the right decisions for our own health. However, many sources claim to be the best or provide the ultimate solution. Thanks to sources like humanOS, we can sort through the sea of data, reports, and projects to find the answer to our health needs.

This Wellness Force Friday is a prime choice, three big question sampling of the FULL INTERVIEW with Dan Pardi on Wellness Force Radio episode 088.

 

Listen to the full episode here.

 

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Jun 13, 2017

Discovering Inner Joy: Regardless of where we are in life, happiness is possible. 

Whether we're struggling with negative thoughts, an unsatisfying job, or believing we're not enough, this episode is a powerful reminder that we're all worthy of self-love, joy, and an amazing life.

Today is all about fighting our inner demons and discovering our purpose in the world. Together, we'll be doing some real soul searching to find out what's holding us back from the happiness we deserve.

By the end of this podcast, we'll better understand how our brain, thoughts, and emotions all play a part in our wellness. 

A Mission for Happiness

Chief Business Officer for Google [X], serial entrepreneur and author of, Solve for HappyMo Gawdat had an amazing career during his late twenties. He was working as a Director for a major consumer goods company which gave him a terrific salary, amazing perks, and a career ladder to climb. However, despite how wonderful his life appeared on the outside, he wasn't truly happy on the inside.

When his son, Ali, unexpectedly passed away, Mo began to see life in a different light. Keeping Ali's tattoo in mind, The Gravity of Battle Means Nothing to Those at Peace, he set out to discover the perfect equation for happiness. After 12 years of research, he is sharing his Happiness Model with the rest of the world. His personal moonshot mission is to honor his son's memory and continue his legacy by making 10 million more people happy.

In this powerful episode, we will discover how to end self-sabotage by comparison, what pain and suffering can teach us, why our brain never tells us the truth and why death can be our best life coach.

The Happiness Model

Despite the global narrative, 'I'll be happy when I have _____,' money, relationships, and possessions cannot bring us true joy. So, Mo created his own narrative, 'I feel happy when I ____.' When he changed is focus from receiving possessions to valuing what he already had, he realized that people only seem to be happy when life is going their way.

When there's so much narrative coming our way, it's hard to listen to the narrative inside of us.

The harder we work to achieve happiness, the deeper the hole it creates in our soul. Happiness cannot come from outside of ourselves. It truly only comes from within.

With Ali as his inspiration, Mo crafted The Happiness Model to help us uncover any assumptions and doubts we have about life so that we may discover our inner joy.

The Happiness Model:

The 6 Grand Illusions

  1. Thought
  2. Self
  3. Fear
  4. Entitlement
  5. Knowledge
  6. Time

The 7 Blind Spots

  1. Filters
  2. Assumptions
  3. Predictions
  4. Memories
  5. Labels
  6. Emotions
  7. Exaggeration

The 5 Ultimate Truths

  1. Now
  2. Change
  3. Love
  4. Death
  5. Design

Ending Self-Sabotage by Comparison

We're all born happy and free to become whomever we want to be.

We start out strong like machines, but then we begin to break down when we engage more with life. Life's expectations lead us to believe that no matter how hard we try, we're never enough. We can end up subjecting ourselves to an inner, false dialogue that we'll only be happy if we have that job, relationship, or gadget.

Happiness > to your perceptions of the events in your life (-) your expectations of how life should be.

With phones at our fingertips, it's easy to get lost in all of the latest images, videos, and news about other people's lives. When we compare ourselves to other people, our brain interrupts those thoughts as threats to our ego. Eventually, we're not satisfied with our lives. Rather than being happy with what we have, we end up creating new expectations for the life we think we should be living.

If we don't perceive ourselves as successful, then we only see our failures. Therefore, we're only happy when life is going our way.

Listen To Episode 116 As Mo Uncovers:

  • His life in Egypt and how going to a book fair in Cairo helped nourish his hunger for learning.
  • Why he was so interested in quantum physics and relativity as a teenager.
  • What sparked his interest to research happiness.
  • The reason behind why neither a career nor material possessions can make us happy.
  • How material possessions only created a gap in his soul and what he did to fix it.
  • Why we're all born happy, but then expectations from other people cause us to be unhappy.
  • His equation for happiness.
  • Why we're like machines and we begin to breakdown when we engage more with life.
  • How Mo realized that we're only really happy when life is going our way.
  • Why the brain is wired  to use unhappiness as a survival mechanism.
  • Events vs. Expectations - How the brain is wired to remember negative experiences for much longer than positive experiences.
  • Why pain can sometimes be good for us.
  • How we can train the mind to stop comparing ourselves to other people.
  • The healing decisions he made after the death of his son, Ali.
  • Why our brain is not the enemy because it can't see the truth when there are threats.
  • The Happiness Model with the 6 Grand Illusions, 7 Blind Spots, and 5 Ultimate Truths.
  • What mistake to avoid when you're following The Happiness Model.
  • Why death is the best life coach we can have.
  • The first step you can take in your life as soon as this episode ends.
  • What wellness means to Mo.

Top 3 Takeaways From The Show

  • When we compare ourselves to other people, we end up self-sabotaging ourselves. As we scroll through our social media newsfeed, it's easy to get trapped by feelings of sadness, jealousy, and unfulfillment. When someone doesn't click "like," our brain is wired to see that as a threat to our ego. The truth is, there's no sense in comparing ourselves to others because someone will always be ahead of us.
  • The mind has this incredible ability to make us suffer on demand with negative thinking. However, we have the power to stop it. As our brain presents us with negative thoughts, we can say 'No, brain. I'm not going to listen to your lies.' We may see the brain as the enemy because it doesn't tell us the truth, but that's because the brain hasn't been trained. That's where we can step in to train it. Rather than allowing our brain to view everything as a threat, we can teach it to focus on the blessings. When in self doubt, ask your brain if it's telling you the truth. This will help you train the brain to differentiate between fact and fiction.
  • Death can be our best life coach because it's the biggest reminder that we're only here for a limited amount of time. By using life as a way to learn, achieve and develop, we can discover our purpose and ultimately our happiness.

Power Quotes From Mo Gawdat

[tweetthis]"People who find their happiness are the ones that make it their number one priority." - @Solveforhappy [/tweetthis]

  • "You never get happy from outside sources. We all believe that happiness is something that we have to strive for or earn, but we really don't have to do that. Happiness comes from within ourselves." - Mo Gawdat on how happiness comes from within.
  • "One singular material possession will never make you happy, but two can bring you constant disappointment. We tell ourselves, 'Okay, I know I'm not happy with this little gadget, but I'll be happy with the other gadget.' In the end, you rush and strive to get the other gadget, but you're still not happy. It's just a vicious cycle and you'll never find happiness in materials, wealth, or the world outside of you." - Mo Gawdat on why we'll never be satisfied from possessions.
  • "The more disappointed you are with your ability to achieve happiness, the more you feel that there's this gap that needs to be filled." - Mo Gawdat on why we're sometimes never fully satisfied with what we have or what we've done. 
  • "Truly, happiness is inside us. When we connect with the real us, we find happiness. When we engage with the real world, we get further away from engaging with us and finding the real person that you and I are." - Mo Gawdat on why true happiness comes from within ourselves. 
  • "Life is bound to bring us some pain because it's like a video game. Video games are designed to be difficult sometimes, but that's the only way that we can become a better gamers, right? If the game was easy, it would be boring as hell and we wouldn't learn how to be better gamers. Life is truly meant to give us pain and as much as we hate it, pain can be good. Pain is good because it alerts us as to what we should do in order to survive and progress in life." - Mo Gawdat on how life is like a video game and why pain can be good. 
  • "Constant comparison will always end in vain because there will always be someone who is ahead of you. If you set out to compare yourself to the rest of the world, you will always break the happiness equation and events will never meet your expectations." - Mo Gawdat on why it's not worth the effort to always be comparing ourselves to other people. 
  • "If you find what it is that you're passionate about and you're good at it, eventually when you're ready, your purpose will find you. It's not the other way around. If you set out to search for a purpose without knowing what you're capable of, you're never going to get there." - Mo Gawdat on how we discover our purpose.
  • "We get so engaged in life that we forget to live." - Mo Gawdat
  • "Every emotion we've ever felt is triggered by a thought, not an event." - Mo Gawdat

About Solve for Happy by Mo Gawdat

Mo Gawdat: How To Engineer Your Path To Joy WELLNESS FORCE RADIO EPISODE 116Mo Gawdat is a remarkable thinker and the Chief Business Officer at Google’s [X], an elite team of engineers that comprise Google’s futuristic “dream factory.” Applying his superior skills of logic and problem solving to the issue of happiness, he proposes an algorithm based on an understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness. Then he solves for happy.

In 2001 Mo Gawdat realized that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would: examining all the provable facts and scrupulously applying logic. Eventually, his countless hours of research and science proved successful, and he discovered the equation for permanent happiness.

Thirteen years later, Mo’s algorithm would be put to the ultimate test. After the sudden death of his son, Ali, Mo and his family turned to his equation—and it saved them from despair. In dealing with the horrible loss, Mo found his mission: he would pull off the type of “moonshot” goal that he and his colleagues were always aiming for—he would share his equation with the world and help as many people as possible become happier.

In Solve for Happy Mo questions some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence, shares the underlying reasons for suffering, and plots out a step-by-step process for achieving lifelong happiness and enduring contentment. He shows us how to view life through a clear lens, teaching us how to dispel the illusions that cloud our thinking; overcome the brain’s blind spots; and embrace five ultimate truths.

No matter what obstacles we face, what burdens we bear, what trials we’ve experienced, we can all be content with our present situation and optimistic about the future.

About Mo Gawdat

Mo Gawdat is the Chief Business Officer for Google [X], a serial entrepreneur and author of “Solve for Happy.”

Mo has an impressive combined career of 27 years, starting at IBM Egypt as a Systems Engineer before moving to a sales role in the government sector. Venturing in to the UAE, Mo joined NCR Abu Dhabi to cover the non-finance sector. He then became acquainted with the consumer goods industry as Regional Manager of BAT. At Microsoft he assumed various roles over a span of seven and a half years, in his last role at Microsoft he headed the Communications Sector across Emerging Markets worldwide.

Alongside his career, Mo remained a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded more than 20 businesses in fields such as health and fitness, food and beverage and real estate. He served as a board member in several technology, health and fitness and consumer goods companies as well as several government technology and innovation boards in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He mentors tens of start-ups at any point in time.

Mo Gawdat is the author of “Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy” (2017). Through his 12 year research on the topic of happiness, he created an algorithm and a repeatable well engineered model to reach a state of uninterrupted happiness regardless of the circumstances of life. Mo’s happiness model proved highly effective. And, in 2014, was put to the ultimate test when Mo lost his son Ali to preventable medical error during a simple surgical procedure. Solve For Happy is the pillar for a mission Mo has committed to as his personal moonshot, a mission to deliver his happiness message to 10 million people around the world.

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[tweetthis]"If you compare yourself to the rest of the world, you will always break the happiness equation." - @Solveforhappy[/tweetthis]

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Jun 9, 2017

 How does compassion plug into a healthy fitness program?

More importantly, what is the connection between being fit and being in a place of self-love?

Listen to WFF where Kathleen uncovers the truth around:

  • Why perfect is the enemy of done
  • The "10 minute rule"
  • "Trending positive"  
  • Understanding "Activation Before Motivation"
  • Why certainty is the opposite of growth
  • What is your fitness personality?

About Kathleen

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Kathleen Trotter is a personal Trainer, Globe and Mail columnist, pilates equipment specialist, Huffington Post blogger and fitness writer with over 15 years experience, located in downtown Toronto.

Her services include personal training, personalized programs, group seminars and fitness writing.

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Jun 6, 2017

There's more to time management than meets the eye. In fact, productivity and good time management are key to unlocking greater health and wellness. When we have our energy, focus, and clear mind, any goal can be accomplished with a head-on approach. 

In a world where it's easy to be overwhelmed by messages, meetings, and task lists, how can we get it all done and avoid decision fatigue day after day?

Many of us are trapped by the belief that to be productive, we have to continue to stay busy and say 'yes' to every task, opportunity, or event that comes our way. However, that's the exact opposite of being good at time management.

Being busy doesn't necessarily lead us to be productive or successful. It's just adding on more and more stress that we have to struggle to handle. 

In fact, deciding to say 'no' to something doesn't just allow us to take time back into our own hands, but it also liberates ourselves from unworthy distractions too.

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On today's episode, public speaker, productivity coach, best selling author, and host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, Jeff Sanders, joins us once again to teach us how to be more productive, say 'no' and take our time into our own hands.

We'll learn from Jeff about different tools and life hacks that can help us get from Point A to Point B, schedule time into batch or theme days, stay clear from distractions, and discover our own purpose behind staying determined to move forward in our goals. 

Whether it's e-mails, task switching, or you're all over the place to get a project done, Jeff has the perfect piece of advice to help you manage your time. 

Listen To Episode 115 As Jeff Uncovers:

  • How he became such a thought leader in productivity.
  • What you can do to create the reality you want regardless of the reality you have.
  • What Jeff did to let go of the habit of being his own worse critic.
  • How can we be more productive? What does productivity even mean?
  • What is a batch day as far as productivity? How do theme days come into play?
  • How can we commit ourselves to having a regular batch day?
  • The importance of having a why or a reason for becoming more productive.
  • How to segment time blocks during batch days.
  • What tasks are better to do early on in the morning?
  • How the tool, Freedom, is helping Jeff stay clear of distractions like social media, emails, and more.
  • What are the benefits of theme days and how can they apply to anyone?
  • How we can give ourselves the freedom to dive deep rather than hold ourselves back.
  • The top excuses we tell ourselves that hold us back from being more productive and accomplish more each day.
  • Why we don't have to fall victims to saying 'yes' to everything that people ask us to do for them.
  • How does Jeff plan everything out while still having the time and energy to focus on his wellness?
  • Why health and wellness are so pivotal for our productivity and success.
  • Jeff's advice on how to get started on being more productive and creating better results:
    • Make a list of what's coming up in the near future.
    • Combine different tasks that have the same theme or are similar.
    • Find times in your calendar and assign batch or theme days.
  • Jeff's 2 Minute Rule for answering e-mails.
  • How can we switch from one task to the next without losing our focus?
  • Why we should give ourselves enough mental time to switch from a creative task to an analytical task.
  • How to know when it's time to rethink how we're managing our time.
  • Jeff's mantra that helps him become productive when he's busy or stressed.
  • The most important part of the day for us to change our state.
  • The power of saying 'no' or cutting tasks from your schedule.

Top 3 Takeaways From The Show

  • Batch days can help us take advantage of the time that we have in a week. By focusing on related tasks on one day of the week, we can make better use out of our time and move forward with other tasks that we need to focus on for the remaining days.
  • Having a why or reason behind wanting to become more productive is vital for the entire process. You don't need to get a jump start at 5 am to begin the day. When you love an activity or task and have the motivation to do it, it'll be so much easier to commit yourself to getting something done. Saying 'no' to different tasks or distractions will help you stay on track with your goals and move you forward.
  • You can schedule out your tasks according to you energy cycles. Like Jeff, if you find that you're more productive in the morning compared to the afternoon, plan ahead to get strategic work done first thing in the morning before moving onto other basic tasks.

Power Quotes From Jeff Sanders

[tweetthis]"Once you realize that you control your own time, you control what you let into your life." - @JeffSandersTV[/tweetthis]

  • "If I can build myself up from nothing to five miles a day, a marathon is the exact same thing. You just keep growing and building. And in the same sense with my life, I ask myself, 'How can I add a little more each to day to what I'm already doing?' If I can see a little growth each day, then those bigger goals that once seemed unachievable, are actually possible." - Jeff Sanders on recognizing that any goal is possible. 
  • "When I stay committed to daily, incremental growth, it's much easier to envision what my next move is going to be." - Jeff Sanders on completing goals and tasks that can help us envision our future. 
  • "Productivity is very much like success. It's the progressive realization of our worthy goal or worthy ideal. All in all, making progress itself is success." - Jeff Sanders on what being productive means to him. 
  • "Rather than looking to your distractions as an excuse, think about what you could do with what you have." - Jeff Sanders
  • "Theme days allow you to stick to one specific project or idea for an entire day. Theme days not only help you schedule for when things are going to happen, but they also allow you to say 'no' to an activity or distraction because you've already chosen how you're going to spend your day. It gives you a clear sense of priority so that you know what matters today and what does not." - Jeff Sanders on the benefit of theme days. 
  • "Once you realize that you control your own time, you control what you let into your life. All of a sudden, you can shift gears completely and start to be more proactive on how your time is scheduled. Once you reach that point, your day becomes your own." - Jeff Sanders on how we can take control of our day and the time that is available to us.
  • "Health and wellness is what makes productivity possible. Health is really the number one goal because it makes everything else possible. If you want to get tasks done, you have to be healthy enough to do so." - Jeff Sanders on the importance of health and wellness when it comes to our productivity. 

About The 5 AM Miracle by Jeff Sanders

JEFF SANDERS THE POWER OF SAYING NO WELLNESS FORCE RADIO 115The 5 A.M. Miracle is a resource guide for high-achievers. It is for anyone who has a wild passion for life and is in search of a structured system that will hone those passions, clarify their big goals, and produce real, amazing results.

1. Begin Your Day the Right Way

Yes, it's true, I'm a big fan of early mornings. But, more importantly than waking up at an arbitrary time like 5:00 a.m., I'm a strong believer in intentionality. Choosing to wake up with a written plan is something most people just never do, and it's astonishing how much it can change your life once you embrace this single habit.

2. The 5 AM Blueprint: 7 Steps to Extraordinary Productivity

The bulk of the book breaks down my blueprint for unprecedented progress. From healthy habits and productivity strategies, to review systems and professional-grade daily routines, you will find more actionable content than you could possibly imagine.

3. Built-In 30-Day Action Plan

Let's not forget that at the end of the book I summarize the multitude of ideas into an easy-to-follow 30-day plan just so you have a clear plan of action.

About Jeff Sanders

Jeff Sanders is a keynote speaker, author of the best-selling and award-winning book on productivity, The 5 AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast, and founder of The Rockin' Productivity Academy.

Jeff is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in iTunes in the Self-Help and Business categories, been nominated for 4 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 4 million downloads.

He is a 10-time marathon runner, personal development junkie, and passionate raw vegan. Every week you can find Jeff writing and speaking at JeffSanders.com.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Psychology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He has been married to his wife, Tessa for seven years. They live in Nashville, Tennessee with their quirky pug, Benny.

Resources Mentioned by Jeff & Josh

[tweetthis]"Health is the number one goal because it makes being productive and everything else possible." - @JeffSandersTV[/tweetthis]

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Jun 2, 2017

In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin from www.mindpupmedia.com chat with Josh Trent down in Austin, TX during the Paleo F(x) event.

Josh is the host of the Wellness Force podcast where he discusses all things fitness and wellness and has a great conversation with the boys. 

From Instagram: "Wellness, mindfulness, technology and what the fuck is wrong with this fitness industry. All covered in this incredible podcast episode with @trent_sd from @wellnessforce. This was such a treat shooting the shit with Josh sharing old gym stories. The episode is littered with fitness hacks and gems."

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