3 Highlights From the Week

Highlight #1

Last week I mentioned that I was starting a free two week challenge from Jon Gordon to help develop the mindset to win today and create a better tomorrow. One of my favorite things that I like to talk about with my students in class and the basketball teams I coach is controlling the controllables. Jon talked about this on the first day and shared this graphic.

Control What You Can

I think the graphic gives a great visual on the things within our control and some examples of things that are outside of our control. You can tweak this to fit with your philosophy.

If you want to learn more about Jon Gordon and his books click the link below.

Jon Gordon’s Website

Highlight #2

Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi, and Russell Brunson have a free 5 Day Challenge starting on Monday called the Build Your Brand Challenge. There are upgrade options that you need to pay for, but you can just take the free challenge if you don’t want to make the investment. Click the link below if you are interested in joining me for the challenge.

Build Your Brand Challenge

Highlight #3

I enjoyed this article from Medium.com on brain health. Here are a few takeaways.

  • Physical activity can increase brain chemicals which can help with memory and learning.
  • When we think we are multi-tasking, the brain is really just quickly switching between activities.
  • “Multitasking also increases the stress hormone cortisol as well as the fight-or-flight hormone adrenaline, which can overstimulate your brain and cause mental fog or scrambled thinking.”
  • A UCLA study found that being more sedentary can lead to thinning of brain regions linked to memory.
  • Just 10 minutes of face to face conversation with someone can help improve memory and cognition.
  • Once again, getting a good night’s sleep is huge for your health!

Here is the link to the full article if you are interested in learning more.

7 Modern Life Habits That Can Be Incredibly Bad For Your Brain Health by Thomas Oppong

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