1 Simple Thing Podcast | Build a Better Business by Building a Better You!
Welcome to the 1 Simple Thing Podcast, where we help you "build a better business by building a better you." 5 days a week we feature guests who are experts in life...marriage and family, health and fitness, emotional spiritual and mental health. You know...the things that we often overlook, but can have a dramatic impact on our quality of life. Each day you’ll get 1 Simple Thing you can do to start down the road to change. No big list, no unattainable goals. Just 1 Simple Thing.
“Mind Hacking” with Sir John Hargrave

Your brain is like a computer. It’s like the central processing unit for your body, mind, emotions…everything you are and do. And just like a computer, sometimes we need to change the programming to get the results we’re looking for. On today’s show, Dave recaps episodes 371-374 where Sir John Hargrave shares proven hacks that can help you change the way you think and make you more productive, positive, and happier.

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“Create a Dynamic Future” with Sir John Hargrave

Sir John Hargrave walks us through the process of setting and achieving compelling goals. It’s about imagining what you want to do with your life. Think about how important it is to figure out for yourself where you want to end up. It’s amazing how little time we all spend doing that. Instead, we just float wherever the tides of life take us. But when you start to become the master of your ship there’s no limit to what you can do.

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“Crank Up Your Confidence” with Sir John Hargrave

Sir John Hargrave says we have what he calls “loops,” or ongoing, habitual messages we tell ourselves. Usually, they’re just below the level of conscious awareness, embedded in our operating system. He shares a trick to help us develop more awareness of those loops, helping us find the ones that are preventing us from getting where we want to go. We can then reprogram those loops with their more positive alternative.

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“Crack Down on Distractions” with Sir John Hargrave

There’s no end to the digital distractions that surround us. And research shows that the more distracted you are and the more you try to multitask, the less you get done. If you want to be effective and live up to your full potential, get rid of those distractions. Turn it all off and you’ll be more focused and happier.

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“Develop Jedi Focus” with Sir John Hargrave

Studies show that meditation makes you healthier, makes your relationships better, and makes you calmer and more focused. Sir John Hargrave teaches a concentration hack to strengthen that “top-down” attention to make ourselves better able to stay focused on the things we want, like our tasks at work. It also helps us resist those “bottom-up” interruptions like random thoughts and text messages that jump out at us constantly.

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“Activate Your Brain” with Scott Halford

Your brain is the center of who you are. It controls your body, your health, your focus and more. If you want more from it, you have to give it what it needs. On today’s show, Dave recaps lessons Scott Halford shared on Episodes 366-369 from his book, “Activate Your Brain: How Understanding Your Brain Can Improve Your Work - and Your Life”

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“How to Fuel Up Your Brain” with Scott Halford

Author Scott Halford talks about the impact food and exercise have on the health of our brain. Our body manufactures none of the nutrients our brain needs to operate well every day, they all come from food, water, and exercise. On today’s show, you’ll learn how your body and brain are linked and why, when you are constantly in a high stressed situation, the result is usually physical sickness. You’ll also learn a simple breathing technique that can reset the stress response in our brain. You’ll also learn the single most important thing you can do for your brain.

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“Your Brain Needs Sleep” with Scott Halford

Author Scott Halford says when it comes to the health of your brain, the captain of the ship is sleep. Whether you feel like you have time for it or not, your brain needs you to rest. You severely limit your ability to concentrate and focus when you don’t get enough sleep, and a chronic lack of sleep can even lead to dementia. Sleep is an eraser of stress, and it’s also a consolidator. It allows us to download and consolidate all the thoughts and memories from the day, so we become smarter when we sleep.

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“Say Goodbye to Distractions” with Scott Halford

Our whole world is busy, complicated and filled with distractions. The temptation is to multitask in order to get it all done. But our brains don’t operate that way. You can only have one conscious thought at a time – that’s it. Multi-tasking is a myth. You can quickly switch between two things, but instead of getting two things done at once, you'll only be doing two things unwell. Author Scott Halford says it’s important to manage the distractions if accuracy and excellence are crucial to the task at hand. Turn of everything that can pop-up into your visual perspective.

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“Change Your Relationship With Stress” with Scott Halford

Author Scott Halford says how you look at something can predict how your body responds to it. If you have a big proposal coming up and “sigh,” that’s an indication you’re telling yourself, “This sucks and I don’t want to do it.” But if you have a “bring it on!” attitude it can be very energizing. You will begin to have a different relationship with the things that stress you out. Your mindset does matter. You’re feeding your brain either with a positive or negative message. Your brain is going to respond to that priming, and you will act accordingly.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Scott_Halford_-_Episode_366.mp3
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