60: Resilience & WILD Habits with Tara Mackey
In today’s episode, we are going to answer one of the most asked questions in our Kwik Podcast FB community: “I’m going through a lot of difficult times right now, things are a little bit crazy. How do I stay focused and resilient during these tough times?” When you think about resilience, you think about the capacity to cope with stress and adversity. But it’s not necessarily a trait people are born with. The good news is that it involves behavior, thoughts, habits, mindset, and actions that we can all learn and develop over time. To answer this important topic, I want to introduce you to Tara Mackey. She is a scientist, a #1 bestselling author of “Cured By Nature,” a health & wellness advocate, and an amazing human being. Her story is absolutely incredible. Listen in as she shares her techniques to unlock your mind and master your habits so you can be more resilient throughout your day. Be sure to check out her brand new book, “Wild Habits,” at www.wildhabitsbook.com and you can find her @taraamackey on socials. *Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access.
9 May 2018
129: Top 3 Kwik Tips to Master Your Habits
How do you master your habits? First, you create your habits; then your habits create you. That’s the subject of this episode. The treasures you seek in your life and learning is hidden in your daily routine. But how do you create a brand new habit? How do you stop the habit that holds you back? In this episode, we have 3 experts to share their top tips and techniques to master your habits fast. Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access.
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110: Overcome Math Anxiety to Conquer Your Finances with Danica McKellar
Today's question for the Kwik Brain community is: how do you overcome math anxiety to the point that you can improve your finances? You might know Danica from her role as Winnie Cooper in Wonder Years, but what you might not know is that in addition to her lifelong acting career, Danica is an internationally-recognized mathematician, New York Times best-selling author and advocate for math education. Dealing with money and finances is one the most practical reasons to learn math—unless we are able to deal with numbers, institutions can take advantage of us without us even knowing it. Many of us have learned to avoid numbers after learning to fear math in school, but the good news is this can be turned around, no matter your age! In this conversation, we explain why avoiding maths can derail your finances, and why learning math is a form of self-care. We’ll give you some ideas for bringing fun into your math learning, and simple steps you can take to get started. We’ll tell you how math can help you feel in control of your life and make dealing with your finances fun. Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access.
18 Apr 2019
145: Turn Your Brain On with Dave Asprey
How do you turn your brain back on? Do you feel your brain is getting older? Senior moments coming early or feel absent-minded? It’s quite common these days for a lot of people to not have focus, unable to maintain concentration, and lack mental energy. It’s no surprise that we’re overloaded, distracted, and overstimulated that it’s easy to feel like your mind is fleeting. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Even with age, your brain doesn’t have to decline. It can get better, and you can “turn it back on.” To talk about this topic, I have a very special guest today. He’s a dear friend of mine, Dave Asprey. He is the founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times bestseller, The Bulletproof Diet, and his new book, Super Human. He is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades hack his own biology. In this episode, he will share some of his tips (you may not hear of before) to turn your brain back on. Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access.
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