Episode 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!

Episode 228 |

Bring Your A-Game with Elliot Roe

Elite performers aren’t overnight successes. Achieving and sustaining peak performance is not for the faint of heart. Or put another way, if you want the glory, you gotta have the guts to earn it. Whether you’re a prodigy, entrepreneur, athlete, author, celebrity, or C suite executive, you can’t reach your full potential without great mentors and without a reliable, high-performing team of people surrounding you who have your back. And if you’re gearing up for an influential, significant, and meaningful kind of life, you should be equipped with the right mindset. How do you achieve all this? Thankfully, my guest for this episode # 228, Elliot Roe, has the answers. Elliot is a leading expert in mindset optimization and is the world’s #1 mindset coach for poker players. In just the last 3 years, his poker clients have won over $50,000,000 in nearly every major tournament title, including the World Series of Poker Main Event. His clientele also includes Olympic medalists, UFC champions, Hollywood actors, business executives, and Wall Street traders. His unique mindset system leverages the power of hypnotherapy to eliminate fears and break through mental blocks, allowing you to operate at peak performance daily. Stay tuned as we take you into the world of high-stakes poker players and elite athletes. We’ll dissect those skills they’ve learned to win big and then we’ll learn how to apply those skills in our own lives. On with the show!

Episode 221 |

Breaking Free from Unhealthy Patterns with Robyn Firtel

We are all imperfect humans, so we can't expect to have had perfect parents or caregivers. Most parents do the best they can. It's just an unfortunate reality that we as their children experienced trauma at their hands. Anything less than nurturing is trauma so the bar is pretty low. We have all experienced trauma in our childhoods. These traumas can still affect us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. They can show up in our work, our relationships, our parenting and even our sense of self-worth.  My guest for this episode number 221, is Robyn Firtel, a phenomenal psychotherapist who I get to experience firsthand at a Secret Society intensive run by the author, Neil Strauss. Invited personally by Neil, Robyn blew me away with her insights and her exercises, including chair work, which we will be talking about in this episode. Robyn specializes in post induction therapy and the treatment of codependency, addiction, trauma, and relationship issues. She's A student of the internationally renowned Pia Mellody. In this episode, Robyn and I will take a deep dive into childhood trauma, taming your inner demons, unhealthy patterns, including codependency and therapeutic models. This is going to be a groundbreaking episode that everyone needs to hear, including you. So let's get started.

Episode 211 |

Disruption: Your Key to Success with Jay Samit

A lot of people in business can talk a good game about disruption, but how many can say they actually personify it? If there's one person who can lay a rightful claim to the title of serial disruptor, it's my guest for this episode number 211, Jay Samit. Jay advances the gospel of disruption everywhere he goes and his radical approach to business has transformed entire industries. As a consultant has spurred innovation in major brands like American Express, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Disney, and LinkedIn to name a few.  In his best selling book, Disrupt You!, Jay lays out a blueprint for becoming a disruptor in your own life with lessons from major innovators like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk. According to Jay, anyone can become a disruptor. The key is learning to see that there are unmet needs everywhere in society. All you have to do is just simply solve one of these problems and you might just become a billionaire. Whether you're a successful entrepreneur or a dreamer in the 9-to-5 grind, this inspirational episode we'll get you up off the couch and get you motivated to change the world.

Episode 210 |

Easy-to-Form Habits That Will Transform Your Life with BJ Fogg

What makes us behave the way we do? Why do our brains keep defaulting back to the same old bad habits? And why is it so hard to scrap those bad habits and replace them with new ones? Why can't we just stick with these new habits that we tell ourselves we want to form? Installing and uninstalling habits sounds easy, but boy, is it a challenge. Whether you want to hit the gym, wake up earlier, quit smoking, or simply be more productive at work, behavior change can feel like pushing against a brick wall. Or worse, pushing a boulder up a mountain.  For entrepreneurs, the stakes are even higher. Your habits determine your behaviors, which determine your outcomes, which determines your business, which ultimately determines your destiny. The secret to your destiny, the destiny of your wildest dreams is to start small, specifically with tiny habits. Today's guest on this episode number 210 is BJ Fogg, PhD. BJ is the top expert in the world when it comes to habits. He's the author of the upcoming book, Tiny Habits, due out later this year. He is a behavior scientist, a professor at Stanford and founder of the Stanford Behavior Design Lab. For decades, he's been digging into the science of behavior change and has developed an important body of scientific research on how you can rewire your brain.  His work on persuasive technology has also been highly influential in Silicon Valley, making him one of the most sought after academics in the world. Outside of his work at Stanford, BJ spends a good chunk of his time working with innovative businesses to apply his research to real world situations. As you may have guessed, BJ's research has so many applications and everything from health to productivity to sales. In this episode, you're not only going to learn about reprogramming your brain with awesome new habits, but you also get a crash course in the fundamentals of human behavior. You're even going to learn about an important emotion that was up until recently unnamed until BJ named it. Truly, this is invaluable knowledge that could change the way you think about business and even life itself. Oh, and by the way, BJ and I are teaching a workshop together at Stanford on October 1 called The Optimized Entrepreneur. You won't want to miss that more details at bitly.com/getoptimizedworkshop. And now, on with the show.