CHP035: Hacking Your Brain For Success with Dr. Chris Friesen. Part 2
“Do the hardest things first.” – Dr. Chris Friesen Listen and subscribe on iTunes | Spotify| Stitcher | Google Play | PlayerFM | iHeart RadioToday’s episode is part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Chris Friesen. If you haven't already, please take a listen first to part one of this interview here.Dr. Friesen is a psychologist who has always been fascinated by what makes people successful. He is a licensed clinical, forensic, and neuro-psychologist whose clients span a TON of different backgrounds including:Professional, national, Olympic, and up-and-coming elite athletesHigh-achieving professionalsentrepreneursexecutivesacademicsand writersHis work dives in at the deep neuroscience level to enable these individuals to achieve their personal and professional potential. He is currently director of Friesen Sport & Performance Psychology and a contributor to Success.com. He is also the author of his own book: Achieve: Find Out Who You Are, What You Really Want, and How To Make It Happen.I mean, wow! Our conversation today dives into Chris’ wealth of knowledge, and is one that you won’t want to miss!Key insights from today's conversation:Topics we Discussed:Leverage slow-wave (theta and alpha) brain states in the evenings for improved creativity and access to memoryBe sure to take time each day to let your brain rest and recover. This practice can also be used as a personal reward for a full day of deliberate work and focusImprove your sleep by blocking blue light to promote melatonin production before bedLeverage F.lux software to reduce blue levels at night timeUvex 1933x glassesHow to promote brain health and fitness leveleat healthy and “clean” foodsanti-inflammatory foods (ginger, turmeric, etc.)exercisereduce stressors on your brainlifestyle changesmeditationheart rate variability trainingBoost productivity by constantly evaluating priorities (what's most important). Chris re-evaluates his to-do items with his long-term needs and goals. This also helps to keep you from derailing from what's most importantBoost motivation with visualization. Visualize the future that you're working toward and achieving the outcomes you will achieve.Protect yourself from temptations that aren't bringing you closer to your goals using the “WOOP” (Wish, Outcome, Obstacles, Plan) conceptChris' book: ACHIEVE: Find Out Who You Are, What You Really Want, And How To Make It Happen by Chris FriesenKnow yourself and your values → What are your interests and passionsTHEN start setting goals & taking actionHow Chris is making himself better in 2018 – putting a priority on his healthIntermittent fastingYogaHigh-intensity interval trainingBits of knowledge borrowed from others:“Everyone has a plan until they're punched in the mouth”How to contact Chris:FriesenPerformance.comACHIEVE: Find Out Who You Are, What You Really Want, And How To Make It Happen by Chris FriesenAudible AudiobookiTunes AudioboookLinkedInFacebookTwitter Please note that this episode is not a medical diagnosis nor professional health advice. Please consult with your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional before using any product or strategy discussed within this episode or website. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.