Passion Struck with John R. Miles

Why Your Brain Dictates Your Reality and 5 Ways to Boost It w/ John R. Miles EP 136

May 13, 2022

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In today's episode of the Passion Struck Podcast, I will be providing you with in-depth information on the fascinating organ we call the brain through the amazing story of Phineas Gage. I will educate you on how vital your brain health is to your reality and experience of life. Lastly, I will show you 5 key ways through which it can be kept healthy and improved for optimum functionality.


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Questions that you and your friends or family members can discuss about this episode:

  • Discuss with your friends and families the complexity of the brain.
  • What did you find most inspiring about the story of Phineas Gage?
  • What can you learn about the brain from Gage's story?
  • What is the most fascinating thing about the brain?
  • What steps will you stake after hearing today’s episode to change your behavior and choices?

Interested in reading the transcript for the episode? Check it out here.

Time Stamps

  • 0:00 Announcements
  • 3:00 Why your brain determines your reality
  • 5:11 Story of Phineas Gage and its impact on brain research
  • 9:40 How do you re-wire the brain for peak performance?
  • 10:02 The impact of diet on a healthy brain
  • 11:38 The impact of exercise on brain performance
  • 14:17 The impact of music on brain performance
  • 15:40 The impact of sleep on brain performance
  • 17:21 The impact of meditation on brain performance
  • 19:00 Synthesis and wrap up

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

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