Episode 177 |

Your Brain, Unleashed! With Wynford Dore

Tragically, we seem to be facing an epidemic in brain diseases from autism, Alzheimer's, dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. This didn't use to be the case. Is it environmental toxins, vaccines, some epigenetic trigger? One thing we can all agree on is that treating these disorders like ADD, ADHD, autism, Asperger’s and so on with drugs from Big Pharma is not ideal. What if there was another way? According to my guest, Wynford Dore, these and many other learning difficulties like dyslexia can be treated by personalized training that gets to the root of the problem rather than focusing on the symptoms. Wynford is a serial entrepreneur whose latest business sold in 2011 for a nine-figure sum, but that isn't what lights him up. He wants to change the world one brain at a time. His ventures include the withZING Brain Development program and a world-renowned private school in England.While Wynford’s work has primarily been on children with learning disabilities, many of his discoveries about learning and the brain are applicable to adults. This journey to the brain started for Wynford with his daughter’s attempted suicide. Wynford had to solve his daughter's learning issues. Her very life depended on it. You'll be relieved to know that she's happy and thriving now. Wynford is passionate about sharing his research team’s great breakthroughs in transforming the skills lacked by those with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger's and autism. These methods are so good that elite athletes and sports teams are using them. If you're interested in overcoming barriers to your own learning and want to heal your brain or the brain of someone you love, join us as we take a deep dive into the brain and reveal some powerful secrets that could lead to an incredible breakthrough.

Episode 176 |

Productivity Versus Distraction with Chris Bailey

In talking with various branding experts over the years, I have heard many definitions of the word, brand. My favorite of these definitions is this: A brand is a promise fulfilled. It is so short and so elegant. I have rebranded. The Optimized Geek Podcast is no longer. Welcome to Get Yourself Optimized. The reason for the rebrand is simple. I want to appeal to more than just geeks. My brand promise is to help you get optimized, regardless of whether you identify as a geek or not. This wider audience will allow me to make a difference for many more people. Speaking of which, if you know anybody who could benefit from this podcast, please share it with them. That will help them out and it will help me out.Every week, I send out an email newsletter called the Thursday Three. If you are not on my list, you should be. I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from subscribers about the impact my newsletter has had on them. One subscriber emailed me to say, "I take advantage of your sharing every week. Super thanks for your emails.” This week, special thanks for the HBR article on productivity. I spent the last seven days revamping my systems in this regard. The article was very timely and helped me with some important insights and nuances. To get on my list, simply email me at Subscribe@GetYourselfOptimized.com. Productivity is something a lot of people dabble in. Maybe you have bought a book on the topic or tried the Pomodoro Technique or even downloaded an app to help keep you on the straight and narrow.My guest for this episode is someone who did not dabble. He went all in. Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers and spent a year conducting rigorous experiments to find out what works and what doesn’t. He documented it all in a blog that eventually became a book, The Productivity Project, which is a must own for anyone interested in the topic. It includes interviews with experts like David Allen and Charles Duhigg. His latest book, Hyperfocus looks at how to manage your attention in a world that is filled with distractions. It is a great read with some powerful insights. One of the more alarming arguments he makes is that distraction doesn’t just affect productivity, it affects our memory, our creativity and ultimately, it makes our lives less meaningful. Join us as we take a deep dive into productivity and distraction and reveal some practical secrets that will help you regain your focus and live a more productive and fulfilling life.

Episode 175 |

Secrets to Supercharging Your Health with Dr. Chris Zaino

Do you feel like you have a secret identity? Maybe we all have a Superman or Superwoman inside us waiting for the right moment to leap out and save the day. My guest for this episode, Dr. Chris Zaino, certainly believes that. He's the Creator of the "I Am HERO" Movement, where he helps people shed their complacency and tap their inner superhero to win heroic victories in their lives. He is also a speaker, entrepreneur, author and former Mr. America and Mr. Universe. In his late twenties, he became a hero himself when he defied a terminal disease, which inspired him to get his Doctorate and found a wellness clinic that would expand worldwide to help thousands of patients. If you're interested in changing your mindset, looking after your long-term health or unleashing your inner hero, stick around for some hero-sized insights from Dr. Zaino.

Episode 174 |

Increasing Your Business’s Value with John Warrillow

If you own a business or thinking of starting one, then you're going to want to hear what my guest in this episode has to say. John Warrillow is the author of Built To Sell and of The Automatic Customer. He's also the Founder of the Value Builder System, which has helped thousands of business owners drastically increased the value of their companies. John is also the host of Built To Sell Radio, which I've had the pleasure of appearing on as a guest. He's a general expert in all things business and finance. How can you make your business more valuable and how do you set things up to ensure that you can make a smooth exit if and when you decide to sell? We'll be talking about these topics and more including valuations, earn-outs, company structures, investment and plenty of other good stuff to make your business better. Stick around because this episode might just make you a lot of money.

Episode 173 |

The Path to Mastery with Bettie Spruill

It's easy to let others define what success, happiness and value look like for us. When we try to live our lives using a framework that doesn't resonate authentically with who we are, it will only lead to disappointment. My guest for this episode is an expert in personal transformation and communication. She has helped thousands of people from Russia to Ghana move towards success, leadership, mastery and redefine their lives around their own personal vision. Bettie Spruill is a certified Master NLP Practitioner, entrepreneur, coach and consultant, whose clients include Northwest Airlines, United Airlines, the Harlem Globetrotters and Honeywell. She is someone who has thought deeply about the human condition and how to help others solve the major problems in their lives. She's also an award-winning educator and someone who believes in giving back. Whether you want to be a more successful leader or simply want to live a more fulfilling life, stick around. You might be about to hear something that changes your life forever.