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Latest Episode1/11/2022

Episode 311 - How to Feel Great and Overcome Negative Emotions with Dr. David Burns

Ep. 311
Early in his career,Dr.David Burns asked his mentor, Aaron Beck, what to do with hopeless patients, the ones medicine didn't have an answer for.Beck'sanswered he never gave up on a patient,andthat David should build his own policy in that regard. As a result,Dr. Burnsadopted that philosophy and never gave up on a patient; he happily assisted thousands of patients with a 100% recovery rate. Our guest,Dr.David Burns, is one of the world's leading authorities dealing with anxiety, depression, and other mental conditions. He received his M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is also a Podcast Host and Author of several books, including "Feeling Good - The New Mood Therapy" and "Feeling Great - The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety."After over 40 years of research and working with tens of thousands of patients, Dr. Burns developed revolutionary and effective tools to deal with anxiety and depression. He is moved by a genuine desire to help people feel better, and for the last 25 years, he hadn't prescribed a single medication to any of them. Dr. Burns kindly shared bits of his lifetime research in this episode, dropping countless golden nuggets of wisdom and inspirational thoughts. We also talked about the real reason behind why we feel depressed and anxious, illustrated by a beautiful experience Dr. Burns hadwithone woman in front of an entire audience. Tune in to Episode 311 and listen to what Dr. Burns has to say about our mood, thoughts, and how they combine to make us feel how we feel. Some Questions I Ask:Could you share a little of your background? (2:36)From your perspective, what are you seeing in the world right now about anxiety and depression? (6:24)What would you say is the starting point for someone listening to this right now? (23:24)In This Episode, You Will Learn:About the tools we had and the ones we have now to deal with anxiety and depression (8:04)Everyone has some level of anxiety. The danger of starting togeneralizeanxiety (11:13)Anxiety and depressionas a result ofwhat is right with us, not what is wrong with us (11:31)The case ofawoman who recovered in front of an audience (13:14)Some of the things Dr. Burns learned alongtheway and some people find controversial (28:45)Resources:Feeling Good - Dr. Burns websiteDr. David Burns booksFeeling Good PodcastConnect with Dr. Burns:FacebookTwitter
1/11/2022

Episode 311 - How to Feel Great and Overcome Negative Emotions with Dr. David Burns

Ep. 311
Early in his career,Dr.David Burns asked his mentor, Aaron Beck, what to do with hopeless patients, the ones medicine didn't have an answer for.Beck'sanswered he never gave up on a patient,andthat David should build his own policy in that regard. As a result,Dr. Burnsadopted that philosophy and never gave up on a patient; he happily assisted thousands of patients with a 100% recovery rate. Our guest,Dr.David Burns, is one of the world's leading authorities dealing with anxiety, depression, and other mental conditions. He received his M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is also a Podcast Host and Author of several books, including "Feeling Good - The New Mood Therapy" and "Feeling Great - The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety."After over 40 years of research and working with tens of thousands of patients, Dr. Burns developed revolutionary and effective tools to deal with anxiety and depression. He is moved by a genuine desire to help people feel better, and for the last 25 years, he hadn't prescribed a single medication to any of them. Dr. Burns kindly shared bits of his lifetime research in this episode, dropping countless golden nuggets of wisdom and inspirational thoughts. We also talked about the real reason behind why we feel depressed and anxious, illustrated by a beautiful experience Dr. Burns hadwithone woman in front of an entire audience. Tune in to Episode 311 and listen to what Dr. Burns has to say about our mood, thoughts, and how they combine to make us feel how we feel. Some Questions I Ask:Could you share a little of your background? (2:36)From your perspective, what are you seeing in the world right now about anxiety and depression? (6:24)What would you say is the starting point for someone listening to this right now? (23:24)In This Episode, You Will Learn:About the tools we had and the ones we have now to deal with anxiety and depression (8:04)Everyone has some level of anxiety. The danger of starting togeneralizeanxiety (11:13)Anxiety and depressionas a result ofwhat is right with us, not what is wrong with us (11:31)The case ofawoman who recovered in front of an audience (13:14)Some of the things Dr. Burns learned alongtheway and some people find controversial (28:45)Resources:Feeling Good - Dr. Burns websiteDr. David Burns booksFeeling Good PodcastConnect with Dr. Burns:FacebookTwitter
1/4/2022

Episode 310 - The Neuroscience of Meditation, Sleep, and the Brain

Ep. 310
Watching her mother create beautiful pieces on a white canvas and her father, a self-made real estate agent, flipping houses with ease, ArielGanterlearned early in her life she could create whatever she wanted and live her life without having "a real job." Pursuing her desire to help people have a better life, Ariel got in touch with a brain-computer interface system, EEG, capable of reading brain waves and providing real-time feedback on brain activity. Fast forward many years, Ariel would use EEG to develop a technology capable of helping people untangle their busy minds with the power of mindfulness.Ariel Garten is the Founder and Chief Evangelism Officer atIteraXonInc, responsible for creating MUSE, The Brain Sensing Band. MUSE makes meditation easier by sensing the brain activity and sending that information to a phone or tablet, providing the user with real-time audio feedback to help take the guesswork out of meditation.In this episode, Ariel shares bits of her past and her parents' influence in becoming who she is today. We talk about her almost 20 years-long journey to create MUSE, how the brain sensing band works, and how it makes people's lives better. Ariel kindly explained why meditation is so good for us, how many meditation types are available, and how long it takes to start seeing the results of meditating consistently. We also talk about how our brain works while sleeping, the MUSE digital sleeping pill, and much more. Tune in to Episode 310 to learn about the benefits of meditation and proper sleeping, and what we can do to improve them. Some Questions I Ask:Tell us about your background, including any points in your life that significantly impacted you (5:38)Tell us about meditation. What is it? How do you do it, why it works, and what happens in the brain when we meditate? (8:51)Do you have a favorite type of meditation that you'd like to do? (14:09)In This Episode, You Will Learn:From trying to help people control things with their minds to teaching people how to manage their minds (6:24)For how long should someone meditate to start seeing positive results (12:55)How our brain works duringsleep (15:20)About MUSE digital sleeping pill (20:26)What trauma does to our brains (27:02)Resources:MUSE websiteMUSE InstagramMUSE YouTubeMUSE TwitterMUSE FacebookConnect with Ariel:LinkedInBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best Library
12/28/2021

Episode 309 - How to Make 2022 an AMAZING year!

Ep. 309
This year has been a roller coaster full of unexpected turns. But 2021 is just about to end, and what we need to ask ourselves is, “How will I go into 2022 focused, ready, and aligned with my inner self so that it can be a great year, regardless of what comes?”Focusing on what matters most empowers you because now your attention goes to the things that are within your control, your sphere of influence, instead of being taken aback by the unexpected events that are not in your power to change.Inthisepisode,the final one of 2021, we’re going to share with you the three habits that willmake 2022 your best year. These habits areever-greenand they have proven time and again to be powerful for the people that constantly apply them.And you can see the results for yourself with a little discipline needed to follow our advice today.So, listen toEpisode 309ofBecoming Your Best,to learn how developing a vision, writing clear goals, and doing pre-week planning can help you stay laser-focused on doing what matters most. We guarantee you that they will improve your relationships, your professional life, as well as have a positive impact on your personal self.In this episode, you will learn:Why 85% of New Year’s resolutions are broken by January 15th. (01:36)The Five Predictors of Longevity. (05:25)How todevelopa personal vision thatfocuses on what matters most to you.(06:09)The power of written goals. (10:48)How towordclear goalsso that they last past January 15th.(11:54)The importance of pre-week planning. (16:36)The four steps of pre-week planning to correctly shift out of reactivity and into proactivity. (18:20)Our definition of ‘discipline’. (21:41)A couple ofexamples of people who’ve done the pre-week planning and how that impacted their life. (22:26)BecomingYourBestResources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail:support@becomingyourbest.comBook:Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook:Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety
12/21/2021

Episode 308 - Christmas Special

Ep. 308
As we get close to the end of December, one of the most celebrated holidays in the world approaches; we celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. Still, regardless of the beliefs or traditions we might have, Christmas is about respecting and loving each other, creating meaningful memories, and sharing. In this special episode, we reunited some of our guests to the show, friends, and dear souls to share what Christmas means to them, their best memories, thoughts, and feelings around this holiday. We are thrilled to hear fromThibaultRelecomfrom Belgium, Melanie Gentry from Florida, Chuck Spaulding from Costa Rica, Dr. Brad Nelson from St. George, Utah, GraceMugabekazifrom Rwanda, Rick Taylor from Alaska, Ron Williams from St. Louis, Missouri, Mark & Wendi Holland from Salt Lake City, Utah, andAlohalaniAranfrom Honolulu, Hawaii. In This Episode, You Will Learn:About the Mauritanian tradition that inspired today's show (1:47)Thibault'sdesire of making every Christmas a wonderful moment, just as it was for him when he was a kid (6:14)About Melanie's life-changing Christmas experience in Tortugas (8:46)Creating joy in the house and having fun. Chuck's primary purpose during the holidays (13:05)Dr. Brad Nelson's beautiful memories delivering presents for other kids (16:43)Dancing, having fun, sharing meals, and quality time with their loved ones. GraceMugabekaziand her 6-month-old daughter message (21:42)Rick Taylor's beautiful memory of his mother taking 20 or 30 kids around the neighborhoodcarolin(25:01)Ron Williams and the meaning of the three gifts (29:31)Mark and Wendy highlight the importance of traditions that keep family and loved ones together (33:31)Faith, hope, and charity.AlohalaniAran'sbeautiful Christmas message (37:03)Becoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.com Book: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety
12/14/2021

Episode 307 - For The Kids

Ep. 307
Casually reading a magazine in one of the hotels she managed, our guest,MindaZoloth, discovered several ways of helping locally and thought: gosh, I could do that. Right away, they put together 50 bags of food and donated them. That was the first step of "For The Kids," an organization that donates thousands of hundreds of bags with food every month. MindaZolothis the Director of Revenue Management for seven hotels, Marriott, Hilton, and IHG. She is also the Founder and Executive Director ofForThe Kids Organization. Besides donating food, For The Kids incorporated a developing and mentoring program for kids; they also help them with reading comprehension, have a local baseball team, and offset costs to play sports. In this episode, we had an inspiring conversation aboutForThe Kids' immense work and their contribution to the community.Mindashared details of her background and what inspired her to volunteer, donate her time, and spend it with kids in need. We also talk aboutForThe Kids' powerful message: giving them hope by showing them that many people care.Mindakindly shared valuable leadership lessons she got working for so many years managing big groups of people, her motivations to get out of the comfort zone, and much more. Tune in to Episode 307 of Becoming Your Best, and learn aboutMinda'sfantastic work and her loving contribution to thousands of kids and their families. Some Questions I Ask:Could you tell our listeners aboutForThe Kids? What is it? What do you do? And how does it work? (4:37)Can you explain to our listeners what your Thanksgiving Day holiday was like? (7:53)What are some of your key lessons learned professionally? (14:22)In This Episode, You Will Learn:HowForThe Kids started (5:10)AboutMinda'schildhood difficulties and how they shaped how she sees the world (10:59)What is leadership about, and how to do it properly (16:01)How powerful leading from our vision can be (20:22)What isMinda'smost significant vision for the forthcoming years (24:57)Resources:For The Kids websiteFor The Kids InstagramFor The Kids TwitterFor The Kids Facebook For The Kids LinkedInConnect withMinda:LinkedInBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.com
12/7/2021

Episode 306 - Eliminating Time-Bombs in your Business and Life

Ep. 306
Have you ever found yourself in a situation that exploded in your face, and when you look at what caused the problem, you realize it could've been avoided with a simple action some time ago? Whenever these things happen, they sprain the relationships between people, whether they are professional or personal. These time-bombs might have dozens of origins, like forgetting to make a phone call, not preparing ourselves for a presentation, or not following up with someone else's job. But they can also be avoided; we can strategize and put systems in place to help us reduce them to the minimum, and if they happen anyways, deal with them the best way possible. In this episode, we dive deep into preventing and avoiding time-bombs, and if they happen to explode, minimize their damage. We go through some examples of what can cause these explosive situations, what we can do to avoid them, the tools available to deal with them, and how to put them into practice. We also talk about the three things we can do to deal with time-bombs: develop the habit of doing what matters most, create a system that eliminates time-bombs, and be easy on people and hard on the problem. Tune in to Episode 304 of Becoming Your Best, and equip yourself with new tools to avoid time-bombs and their devastating effects.In This Episode, You Will Learn:The time-bomb Jim let for Mary (1:56)Time-bombs come in different shapes and forms; however, all have the same effect (5:29)What is a time-bomb, and what can be the cause ofit (6:13)The importance of developing the habit of doing what matters most (9:17)How to create systems and processes to eliminate time-bombs crisis (14:10)What is perfection, and why it is essential to chase it (18:09)Be easy on people and hard on what causes the problem (20:49)Becoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.com Book: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety
11/30/2021

Episode 305 - Life Hinges on Small Things that Have a Big Impact

Ep. 305
Whether we are conscious of it or not, many of the most significant changes we experience today in our lives result from many smallactionsin our past. That means every decision we make today, even if it looks small,hasa massive impact on our future. In other words, we are the product of our choices. In this episode, we talk about the impact of being intentional in our everyday small acts. Considering that "the door of history turns on small hinges, and so do people's lives," as one of my mentors wrote, we talk about the three gates that only we can open, and that will lead us into a successful life. We go through these three gates,exploring them and understanding how they can change our lives: the gate of preparation, action, and gratitude.We also talk about the importance of accumulating happy memories, the S.M.A.R.T method to create clear written goals, the importance of being exceptional at our work, and much more.Tune in to Episode 305 of Becoming Your Best, join us in this conversation about small things, and learn about the great things they can help you achieve. In This Episode, You Will Learn:Why it is crucial, we address the connection between everyday small acts and our lives' outcomes (2:48)What are the three gates we must open to be intentional in our small actions (4:48)What is the gate of preparation, and what can we do to be ready to openit (5:07)What is the gate of action, and how can Pre-Week Planning help us open thisdoor (11:37)Why it is crucial to open the gate of gratitude (18:55)Becoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.com Book: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety