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  • The average person opens up Instagram a hundred and fifty times a day

  • But that's by design. Like you said companies probably know from product design

  • They're paying or putting fortunes and to understand why we do what we do and a variable reward

  • don't have a me absolve all that's

  • Exactly. And so if you're picking up the phone the first thing in the morning, the challenge is number reasons

  • This is a challenge. First of all, there there are these four primary brainwave states

  • Um beta is what you and I are in right now

  • We're awake Delta is when you're fast asleep in between those two states theta and alpha are

  • extremely important brainwave states for learning

  • So theta is the state right in and out of sleep data is the state

  • That we call creativity when you are your most creative

  • or you're

  • Usually it's coming because you're in this data state and you know this when you're in and out of sleep or you're close to like

  • You're so deep your mind goes and you come up with ideas. You know, what put you in a data state our showers

  • You ever noticed like when you're in the shower you come up with some of your your best ideas and your brain kind of drift

  • It does because you're in that brainwave state

  • So a big part of my work is taking the invisible making it visible

  • Like I always when I do these demonstrations

  • I always tell people that I I do it because I want you to see that there's a method behind the magic

  • and when somebody does something that's extraordinary in athletics in

  • education and technology with the human body

  • There's always a trail, you know, his genius leaves Clues above theta though is the state called alpha

  • Right right below beta where you're most aware and awake

  • Alpha is the state of a learning

  • Accelerated learning is the state of relaxed awareness

  • This is the state we go into when we meditate because your critical mind is set aside and you just absorb information

  • Unconsciously, you know what puts you into an alpha state television

  • You ever noticed that if somebody's watching the game or somebody's watching their favorite TV show and you're trying to have a conversation with them

  • And they literally are in trance

  • They don't hear you because the television programming which might be an interesting word, you know programming and putting people into a trance

  • But that's the Alpha state. That's where formation is. Just going inside your mind

  • so we train people how to learn languages faster and learn facts better by putting them into an alpha state a

  • Relaxed state of awareness and we can do that by by designed and people don't realize this and this is the whole thing

  • I really think this should have been taught back in school because school was a great place to learn

  • what to learn math history science Spanish important subjects on what to learn

  • But how many classes were on how to learn does that even exist is dead?

  • Know that that's why I'm saying like how many classes were on how to think critically?

  • how to make the decisions how to solve problem how to focus and concentrate

  • how to read how to read faster how to remember more right even if they teach you 3 R's in school reading

  • writing arithmetic

  • But what about remembering? What about recall?

  • what about retention right Socrates says there is no learning without remembering and that's really the

  • Basis of it all but I would say that

  • Knowing you're in this alpha theta state first thing in the morning. You're very suggestible, right?

  • And if the first thing you're picking up is your phone then that really is what rewiring our brain for two things

  • The dangers that's gonna really decrease your level of productivity and performance number one

  • Its training you to be distracted and we talked about that every like share comment

  • Everything is just making you just pay attention everything else and rewiring your brain

  • So when you're having a conversation with somebody you can't even focus because you've trained your brain to do otherwise and that's why

  • Mindfulness is so important, you know

  • Whether it's meditation or something else

  • Because it's not that I don't meditate every single day just to be at peace and and be in the Zen

  • State I do it because it's a mental exercise. It improves my cognitive capabilities

  • Meaning that when my mind goes somewhere else. That's the opportunity. So I pull it back with my breath or visualization

  • I built that muscle because here's here's really the the basis of my work is really about taking nouns and turning them into verbs

  • So what do I mean by that?

  • It's it's like so many people they wake up and say oh

  • I

  • Hope I have energy today or I have motivation saying things that they have right?

  • I have creativity so I could write today or make videos or I have

  • Memory or I focus or concentration

  • Those aren't things you have those are things you do and so you don't have love you do loving things

  • You don't have energy you do things that give you energy just like that's that applies same thing with learning. You don't have focus

  • There's a process for doing focus. You don't have a memory. There's steps to improve your memory or to remember things better

  • There's not creativity is not something you have. There's actually a process for creativity

  • So you should never suffer from writer's block or anything else like that because because that's where if you're if you don't understand

  • How you work when I was talking about self awareness and understanding ourselves, you know

  • I think if somebody wants to improve their their esteem the self same overnight just study it study your brain

  • like you'll get a boost of confidence and pride like instantly because it is the most incredible I

  • Don't even know what to call it a device a supercomputer what in the whole universe, you know?

  • It's not just about going out to to Mars and all these other places

  • I'm gonna I want to go in here because this controls what

  • Everything our careers our income our health our relationships, you know, whether or not you get, you know complete, you know

  • We were talking about this before our conversation here would have you know?

  • When you're training for Ironman and triathlons everything else is how much of it is mental like we know like everyone knows what to do

  • But do they do what they know because common sense is not common practice and it's a myth that knowledge is power

  • Not knowledge is it has a potential to be power?

  • It only becomes power when we use it when we apply it

  • Like people think they should get points for buying books and sitting on the shelf and it just sits there and becomes like shelf help

  • Not self-help, right or somebody will go and learn something

  • I listen to a podcast like this or show or they'll go to a conference

  • They'll pay all this money

  • But they don't do anything with what they learn and part of it also is because they forget it, you know

  • Everyone knows there's a learning curve, but there's also forgetting curve

  • Did you know like the forgetting curve says that if you learn something once within 48 hours?

  • 80% of it is gone

  • 80% so you listen to a show you watch something you

  • On YouTube you go to a conference

  • You read a book

  • Within two days the majority of it's gone because nobody trains us how to have that's why the memory is so important, you know

  • And so this first thing don't touch your phone cuz it's training you to be distracted

  • The second thing is it's training you rewiring your brain to be reactive

  • Reactive meaning that you're in this relaxed state of awareness when you first wake up you pick up your phone

  • You get one text

  • That with bad news or one voicemail one email and you know this we've all still happen to us

  • You're in a bad mood for the rest of your day

  • Because you're so impressionable you're in that hypnotic state and it affects you and you can never have a quality life

  • You know with that

  • You know and be the best version of ourselves be I elite mental performer or high performer when you're responding and reacting

  • everybody else

  • You know

  • my friend Brendon Burchard says an inbox is nothing but a convenient organizational system for other people's agenda for your life and

  • How can you have vision for your life like for me the night before?

  • Like I have I did a whole episode on my morning routine like ten things

  • I do every morning that jumpstart my brain and I also have an evening one-hour routine to get into sleep to maximize my sleep sleep

  • Is so very important to be able to do but one of the processes I do besides, you know

  • blackout curtains and cold and temperatures and breath and stuff

  • meditation is I don't touch a screen right because it creates blue light and you and most people should know this every you know,

  • The screen on your laptop your phone everything else

  • Emits, this blue light which inhibits melatonin production which helps you to relax and go to sleep sand those screens

  • But the other thing I do is I write down the three things

  • I want to accomplish the next day personally and the other three are professionally

  • so now when I wake up

  • I have a vision for my life

  • Like I'll this is a win today

  • If I just get these three things done personally and three things professionally and when it comes to my phone

  • I don't touch my phone until I get at least one thing done and that's my that's my test

  • you know if I could just do that and it's not always perfect, you know, but it's about progress right because practice makes

  • Progress alright and there's never gonna be a perfect and I think people need to find what works for them

  • But I would say again to step out is not

  • Don't trust yourself as the expert

  • Instead of somebody else and test it, you know

  • Maybe for one week

  • Keep your phone outside your bedroom for just one week and don't touch it for the first hour a day and spend the first hour

  • Day being a thermostat

  • Vomiter because a thermometer what it what's a function it reacts to the environment and that's a--that's a kind of crappy way to like live

  • Not that we don't we do react in by we react to the weather, right?

  • we react to how clients treat us we react but to the degree we're happy is that we have the locus that

  • Have the the location of control inside, right?

  • all the studies show that the happiest people are the ones that feel like they have the control over their or their happiness and now

  • Put it to somebody else a person or a place or something going the economy or politics or anything, right?

  • So a thermometer reacts the environment but a thermostat is different. What is that function?

  • It sets the environment it sets a goal is set the temperature and then the environment raises to it

  • And so I feel like anyone who's attracted to your work or to mine

  • Their thermostats because they have a growth mindset because if they thought things were fixed

  • They wouldn't watch something like this because what's the point? It's just all predestined and it's set and we can't grow

  • You

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    Ann L. posted on 2019/08/01
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