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Turn On Your Superhero Brain with Jim Kwik

Turn On Your Superhero Brain with Jim Kwik


In this modern age, we are bombarded with information and distractions. Our brain is not prepared to handle the constant interruptions from our computers and mobile devices. Do you feel overwhelmed and distracted? Are you agitated and anxious? Then you will get a ton of value from our guest today.

Jim Kwik is the founder of Kwik Learning and is a specialist in speed reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. He is an advisor to many of the worlds’ CEOs, entrepreneurs, and celebrities. He is also  the host of Kwik Brain podcast, the #1 training show on iTunes, and is the creator of online courses that are used around the world.

Jim Kwik tells us his story from being learning-challenged due to a brain injury to being one of the most sought after learning coaches in the world. He also shares with us how to avoid mental exhaustion and his 10-step morning routine to create optimum brain power!

Today, you’re not paid for your brute strength, but your brain strength. It’s not your muscle power, it’s your mind power. The faster you can learn the faster you can earn. – @JimKwik #learning #success #brain Click To Tweet

Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik suffered and accident that left him with brain damage at age five. He couldn’t focus in school and didn’t understand what was being taught. Teachers had to repeat themselves over and over again until he was so ashamed he had to pretend he was learning. He remembers very clearly overhearing his teacher say to another adult, “that’s the boy with the broken brain.”

But Jim didn’t give up.He had difficulty learning to read, but he was inspired by comic books and the concept that one person could make a difference. Like the super heroes in his favorite stories, he was determined to triumph over his adversity. He devoted himself to solving the riddle of how his brain worked and used his experiences to create strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance.

He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true genius and brainpower to learn anything faster and live a life of greater power, productivity, and purpose.

If there is one skill to master in the 21st century it's your ability to learn faster. – @JimKwik #technology #performance #brain #productivity Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • What Jim Kwik does for his high-profile clients like the cast of X-men.
  • Why distraction is not your fault.
  • What is digital overload?
  • What he does to help people have their best and brightest brain.
  • Why your brain is your best wealth-building asset.
  • How our mobile devices train us to be stupid
  • Why you should make your bed every morning
  • When Stan Lee told Jim who his favorite super hero was
  • Why feedback is the breakfast of superheroes
  • The other intelligences that exist besides reading and math, etc.
  • Why dads should teach kids by example NOT to take the easiest route
  • Why mistakes are wonderful
  • How to mold your kid’s self-talk
  • Why novelty and nutrition are essential to your brain
  • Why you should make a “NOT to do” list
  • How your habits create you
  • How being kind to yourself helps you reinforce good behaviors
With kids, it’s one third nature and two thirds nurture. – @JimKwik #parenting #kids #dads #fathers Click To Tweet

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4 Ways Play Helps Dads Lead Richer Lives

4 Ways Play Helps Dads Lead Richer Lives

In our last episode, we had Charlie Hoehn on to tell us about the importance of play in our lives. Not only is a playful mindset good for our health and wellbeing, it’s contagious and benefits all those around us.

In this short show, I highlight four powerful ways play helps dads lead a richer life!

Announcement: We are changing the name of the podcast in a couple weeks to the Dad Edge Podcast. There will be no change in the content or the website. You’ll just see the new show name and logo.

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. - George Bernard Shaw #play #fun #stress #dads #men Click To Tweet

 

 

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Play It Away: A Workaholic’s Cure for Anxiety with Charlie Hoehn

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Cure for Anxiety

Play It Away: A Workaholic’s Cure for Anxiety with Charlie Hoehn


Have you noticed that it’s almost impossible for you to have fun anymore? Do you feel guilty unless you make every minute of your day productive? Do you feel stressed, depressed, and isolated? This show will help you break free from anxiety and enjoy life again.

Today we have Charlie Hoehn on the podcast. He is a TEDx speaker and the author of Play It Away: A Workaholic’s Cure for Anxiety. We talk about his frightening experience with severe anxiety and how he found the ridiculously simple, drug-free cure to our modern day stress.

Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out alive. #stress #anxiety #workaholics Click To Tweet

Charlie Hoehn

Charlie Hoehn is the author of Play It Away, Play for a Living, and Recession-Proof Graduate. Over the last ten years, Charlie has advised more than 100 authors on their book launches, including Ramit Sethi, Tucker Max, Gary Vaynerchuk, Eric Ries, and Charles Duhigg. He worked with Tim Ferriss for three years as his Director of Special Projects, which included the launch of #1 New York Times bestselling book, The 4-Hour Body.

Charlie has presented at the Pentagon, U.S. military bases, Stanford, and four TEDx events. His work has been featured on NPR, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, and many others.

Charlie just got married last year and is now a brand new dad!

Treat life like a playground instead of a prison. @charliehoehn ‏#stress #anxiety #worklifebalance Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • How Charlie couldn’t get a job after graduation and decided to work for free for people he admired
  • How his work for Tim Ferriss
  • How after being given the responsibility to plan a huge event, he ordered the “smart drug” Modafanil to cope with the workload
  • How he slept only 6 hours during the 4-day event
  • How his body suffered from the lack of sleep and stress
  • How his workaholic mindset and lifestyle let to debilitating anxiety, dread, and panic attacks.
  • How he tried every cure for anxiety known in the world (Meditation, Yoga, Deep breathing, Exercise, Therapy, CBT, Spiritual healers, Journaling, Super clean diets, Supplements, Fasting, Prayer, Volunteering, even Psychedelics) and nothing worked
  • How he felt dead inside and didn’t know how to fix it
  • How he got the idea to try adding more play into his life
  • How mental illness increases as play declines
  • How doing improv helps Charlie to relax and have fun
  • His marriage meetings with his wife
  • How running around and playing sports can be more effective than medication
  • How video games can be good for your wellbeing
  • Why playing is necessary for your kids to develop skills and feel connected to others
  • How playing as a child contributes to life as a happy, healthy adult

We appreciate all the support!

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The Power of Play – Charlie Hoehn – TEDx

How I Cured My Anxiety

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==>NEW!!<== Grab a copy of The Dad’s Edge AUDIOBOOK on iTunes or Audible

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We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE

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Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE

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managing happiness

Managing Happiness: Applying Business Success Principles to Family Life with David Henzel

David Henzel is a radically successful entrepreneur whose calling is to help people live happier lives. Most of us are trying to achieve a work life balance, but we tend to end up overwhelmed and stressed out. Our relationships with our family may be difficult or unfulfilling, but rarely do we give the same attention to detail to our home life as we do to our business. This show is about managing happiness by applying business success principles to your family life.

 

David Henzel

David Henzel is from Germany where his parents raised him in an unusual way – with no authority. David was given the freedom to make his own choices, good or bad, and deal with the consequences himself. He made a lot of stupid decisions, like beginning to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day at age twelve, but his parents gave him space to learn on his own while being a source of unconditional support. In his household, there was no violence or yelling. No matter what he did, he knew he could go to his parents. They were his allies, not adults to hide from.

My dad used to say, “If you have to yell, your argument is too weak.”

David always had the heart of an entrepreneur and dropped out of school early to pursue his dreams. He visited Los Angeles when he was eighteen years old, and felt the city was calling to him, but getting a visa was difficult. He had to open several businesses in Germany to raise enough money to set up his new life in the United States in 2009. David met his wife there, and they later they decided to move back to Europe to be closer to her family. They now live in Turkey with their three-year-old daughter.

Managing Happiness

At one point in their marriage, David’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully she is cured now, but that dark time forced David to reflect on his life. Although he was a successful entrepreneur, he felt he wasn’t living up to his purpose. He was afraid he might die with regrets.

He pondered over what his purpose was and did a funeral exercise, imagining everyone he knew getting up and making speeches about him. What did he most want them to say?

From this he crafted his personal mission statement.

To be a change agent who’s transforming individuals and organizations so they can reach their full potential and consciously life the life they desire.

Applying Business Success Principles to Family Life

It was during an argument with his wife over who was responsible for changing their daughter’s diaper that David realized that one of the reasons for friction in the household was that no one knew what their roles were. Responsibilities and expectations were not defined like they were in a business environment.

So David and his wife made a list of who took care of which duties. He says this simple exercise took away 80% of arguments out of the relationship. We all spend time and money improving business structure, efficiency, and flow, but most of us don’t spend 1% of our time to make our family work.

David saw the amazing effect his experiment had on his household, and became passionate about sharing his methods. This is why he developed the Managing Happiness course so he could make an impact and, with feedback from participants, let his idea evolve.

The Epidemic of Stress

There is a tendency to want to keep up with the Jones’s. It’s ingrained in our culture that “living the American Dream” means having the big house, the top-of-the-line car, the jewelry for your wife, the latest toys for your kids. But many of those who are lucky enough to achieve this kind of success remain unhappy and don’t know why.

David Henzel says not to buy into what society or your parents think you need to be happy. Figure out what you want in life. Once you know, it’s easy to walk in the direction of your happiness.

A lot of people frantically climb the ladder of success.

David’s Two-Step Approach

David Henzel says happiness really does come from the inside. You can’t control what happens in your life, but you’re in full control of how you react to it. He uses these two simple guides to manage his happiness:

  1. Accept things, no matter how bad the situation is. Then you can react and plan your chess moves. Once you come to terms with reality, the noise in your head goes away. David suggests the Serenity Prayer, God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.
  2. Practice gratitude. David has a gratitude rock that he keeps in his pocket all day. We tend to look at the biggest problem of the moment, which six months from now we won’t even remember. At the end of the day, we tend to remember the stressful parts instead of what went right. When we practice gratitude, we build up a gratitude muscle. Focus on the awesome stuff in your day, not the annoying things. You will realize there is so much to be grateful for.

The Managing Happiness Course

David Henzel admits that running a successful business while managing a great family life isn’t easy. Some would say you can’t have it all. But, by applying business principles to your family life, he can help you achieve happiness. That is why he is offering The Good Dad Project listeners 25% off his course.

Visit managinghappiness.com
and enter coupon code DAD when you check out.

 

MENTIONED EPISODE: Porn – Why We Watch It, When It’s a Problem, and How to Stop with Nell Daly


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how to pay off mortgage

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in Five Years with Andy Hill

Finances are a touchy subject that stresses the hell out of all of us. It can especially affect our relationships. Almost one out of every two marriages end in divorce, sixty percent of which are due to financial stress. For most dads, our main goal is to pay off our home mortgage. This seems impossible. How can we pay of a thirty-year mortgage in a matter of years? Today we have Andy Hill from MarriageKidsandMoney.com to tell us how he is paying off his mortgage in less than five years.

Pay Off Your Mortgage in Five Years?

Andy Hill and his wife have been married for seven years. They have two kids, a five-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy. Andy and his wife have been working hard since they’ve been married to create a life that is exciting and live their dreams. So when they bought their dream home, they knew they didn’t want to have the $200,000 debt hanging over them. They set an ambitious plan to work to pay the entire mortgage off in five years.

Today, they have only $29,000 left, which will be paid off at the end of the year. It sounds impossible, or painful, but Andy says it’s the little things that add up to big savings in their household budget that they funnel into paying off their house.

Budget Party

The first step is to get the spouse on board. This is not always easy, but Andy and his wife have a “budget party” once a month to discuss the budget strategy. Andy says not to start the conversation with what must be sacrificed. Make sure you highlight the benefits first. Imagine a life without a house payment? Where could you go? What could you do? Then do a detailed budget and see where all the money is going and start making cuts.

Where families can save money

  1. Pack lunches. You can stay healthier and not spend money this way. Andy saves $100 a month by packing his lunch for work.
  2. Analyzed grocery spending. Andy’s family spent an average of $900 a month on food. To cut back on this expense, they now shop once a week with a list and they stick to it. They switched from Kroger to Aldi and save about $300 a month now. Switch from more expensive stores to discount stores.
  3. Become an aspiring minimalist. Don’t let clutter accumulate. Don’t let things pile up in garage. Look around the house? Does anything you’re not using have value? Sell it online or have a garage sale. Spring cleaning can become profitable.
  4. Cut off the cable. There are so many alternatives to traditional cable. Look at your bill. Analyze the fees. Call and negotiate. Call all providers and find the best deal. Cut back to just internet service.
  5. Go to different stores for bulk items. Things like diapers and baby wipes tend to be more expensive at the grocery store. Go to bulk supermarkets like Costco for these items.

When you feel good about your money, you can do great things that make you feel like a great dad.

Structuring a Household Budget

Andy Hill and his wife set aside money for everything. They include date nights, vacations, and entertainment. Here is how he structures his budget categories:

  1. Transportation (car, public transport)
  2. Utilities, bills, cell phones
  3. Entertainment (game tickets, babysitters, dinners)
  4. Saving up for kids’ college
  5. IRA, retirement
  6. Food
  7. Giving (donations and charities, gifts)
  8. Health, doctor
  9. Home maintenance and improvement
  10. Kids activities (parties, swim lessons)
  11. Miscellaneous or forgotten stuff
  12. Emergency (three months of expenses saved up in case of job loss, natural disaster, etc.)

Andy Hill’s Dad Wisdom

Andy says it’s important to create dreams for yourself and put them out there. Set specific dates to get them done. Ask yourself how your financial goals can support the family you want to have. Do you want the next great thing? Or do you want to give to the world and have new life experiences?

 


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==>NEW!!<== Grab a copy of The Dad’s Edge AUDIOBOOK on iTunes or Audible

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