One of life’s few guarantees is that stress and unpredictable things WILL happen. In order to stay calm, poised, and focused on our goals during times like these, we need to be in control of our mental state to the best of our ability. This will help us all avoid burnout, feelings of overwhelm, and self-sabotage.
Over the course of my interviews with some of the world’s leading experts in this area, I’ve discovered there are a number of ways to optimize your brain for peak performance and happiness. To get you started right, I’ve compiled some of my all-time favorite moments into today’s episode. You’ll hear from greats like Dr. Andrew Huberman, Tony Robbins, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Evy Poumpouras.
Andrew Huberman – Professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at Stanford. Andrew runs Stanford’s lab (the Huberman Lab) primarily studying brain states – such as fear, courage, anxiety, calm – and how we can better move into and out of them through things like visual cues, breathwork, movement, supplementation, and the like. All incredibly interesting research. Outside the lab he’s worked with US elite military forces and professional athletes to help them manage their own brain states through his research.
Tony Robbins – Tony is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist, and the nation’s #1 life and business strategist. Over the past four decades, he has empowered more than 50 million people worldwide through his business and personal development coaching programs and events.
Dr. Daniel Amen – Dr. Amen’s mission is end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health. He is dedicated to providing the education, products, and services to accomplish this goal. Dr. Amen is a physician, adult and child psychiatrist, and founder of Amen Clinics with 10 locations across the U.S. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain scans for psychiatry totaling more than 200,000 SPECT scans on patients from 155 countries.
Evy Poumpouras – Evy is a multimedia journalist who regularly appears on the Today Show, NBC, MSNBC, and GMA covering topics on national security, law enforcement, and crime. She was the law enforcement analyst for HLN’s Dr. Drew On Call, a hunter on CBS’s The Hunted, and appears on History and Oxygen networks. She holds a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology and a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University.
I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve all parts of my mind and body, so these conversations have been some of the most eye-opening ones when it comes to improving my brain function.
If you’re ready to learn proven tactics and strategies to prime your brain to overcome hardships and maintain peak performance, then I think you’ll gain a ton of value from today’s show. And now, please join me for Episode 1,263 of The School of Greatness!