Ep.410 ~ Do You Really Know if You Have a Healthy Brain?
~ Dr. Andrew Hill
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Do you really know if you have a healthy brain? Most of us would like to think so, but how can we really tell? We know if we have a healthy body, we know if we have healthy habits. So why don’t we know if we have healthy brains? One reason why is because society associates unhealthy brains with mental disorders, and if we don’t have a mental disorder then our brain must be healthy. Right?....Wrong!
We could actually have problems with our brains for years before it shows signs. Brain health is on the cusp of becoming a really big movement and Dr. Andrew Hill is one that helping lead that movement. Andrew is a neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and biohacking advocate. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA, and is best known as an expert neurofeedback practitioner and brain fitness coach. With an extensive history working in mental health, and as a university lecturer and researcher, Dr. Hill founded Peak Brain Institute in 2015. Peak Brain Institute a community-oriented company whose mission is to expand understanding and accessibility to brain-hacking technologies. Peak Brain Institute and Andrew’s main mission is to make more brain gyms, where people can learn about and exercise their brain, without it being a mental issue.
On the show today we chat in depth with Andrew about how our brains actually operate. We talk about how scanning brains can prevent many mental disorders, flow-states and the effects of alcohol and drugs on our brains. We also discuss the importance of meditation and how it is really changing brains for the better, and we discuss the many benefits people with healthy brains can get by scanning and continuing to exercise the brain regularly.
02:06 Who is Andrew Hill?
04:55 Sleep training across time zones
10:16 The journey to PeakBrain
12:43 Is my brain healthy?
14:40 Brain Scanning vs Brain Mapping
21:10 The NeuroFeedback Process
31:08 Can High-Performers benefit from NeuroFeedback?
35:26 Andrew’s Tips on Marketing Automation & Service Delivery
37:56 A Deep Dive into Brainwaves & Flow-States
51:58 How Meditation affects the Brain
57:29 Basic Meditation Practice
1:00:24 Effects of Drugs & Alcohol on the Brain
1:06:57 Where to find PeakBrain
Listeners that mention this show will receive 10% off services at Peak Brain Institute (excludes equipment purchases)
Ep.165 ~ Travel Blogging and Internet Fame ~ Conni Biesalski
“Every subscriber on YouTube is worth 50x's a Facebook or Instagram follower.” Conni Biesalski
On this episode, we are welcoming Conni Biesalski to the show. Conni is the founder of Germanys biggest travel blog, Planet Backpack. Through Planet Backpack, Conni has also done an incredible job growing her personal brand. She has a very popular YouTube channel, created a blogging camp for German bloggers and is an international speaker. Today, we are going to talk about creating successful online launches, her personal YouTube strategy, using drones and how Conni handles being internet famous.
“I would sit down and watch Casey Neistat videos, I would write down, for every scene, what he was doing and achieving with it.” Conni Biesalski
16:56: Conni on Successful Online Launches
21:55: Conni’s YouTube Strategy
30:01: On Using Drones for Videos
32:38: How Conni Handles Her Internet Fame
“People don’t connect with products, people connect with people.” Conni Biesalski
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