Dr. Carrie McCrudden has been working in therapy for the past 20 years and is dedicated to helping people overcome their problems with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more. In today's conversation, Dr. Matthew and Dr. Carrie take a closer look at neuroplasticity and discuss the various ways that understanding our mind can help unblock our roadblocks to success.
[3:00] Why are our brains wired for contribution and success?
[3:25] Roughly speaking, we have a three-part brain: The reptile, the mammal, and the human.
[6:30] Sometimes your three sides can compete with one another.
[8:55] What are some of the common road blocks people face?
[13:00] How can you jump from vision to business model?
[15:00] Understanding your three-part brain will help keep you on the right track.
[15:30] Understand, apply, and shift.
[16:10] You can't always rely on your energy/excitement to help pull you through.
[18:50] Our brains can literally grow and change based on how we're using them.
[19:00] Dr. Carrie talks about London cab drivers.
[21:30] We need to rest in order to utilize our brain's full potential.
[23:20] Dr. Carrie shares tips on how you can have a breakthrough and overcome roadblocks.
[25:10] Start small, master it, and then start small again.
[26:00] Our brains reward us for consistent behavior, which is why starting a new habit is difficult.
[29:00] Give yourself a small reward in the beginning, to help your brain get going.
[31:50] When experiencing change, remind your brain “this will be uncomfortable, but that's okay”.
[33:35] How can we enjoy life more?
[35:30] Look out for Dr. Carrie's new book coming out at the end of this quarter.
[36:45] Challenge of the week? Schedule yourself some rest time.
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