Professor Jordan B Peterson - Mental Strength for Overcoming Fear & Building your Dreams

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Professor Jordan B Peterson - Mental Strength for Overcoming Fear & Building your Dreams

In today’s episode 16, I am joined by Dr Jordan B Peterson a Canadian clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto who has published more than a hundred scientific papers, transforming the modern understanding of personality, and revolutionized the psychology of religion with his now-classic book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief.

As a Harvard professor, he was nominated for the prestigious Levinson Teaching Prize, and is regarded by his current University of Toronto students as one of three truly life-changing teachers.

His online popularity is also impressive. He’s a Quora Most Viewed Writer in Values and Principles and Parenting and Education while his YouTube channel has over 200 videos, 300,000 subscribers, and 12,000,000 views. Dr. Peterson’s online self-help program, the Self Authoring Suite, featured in O: The Oprah Magazine and CBC radio has also helped over 150,000 people resolve the problems of their past and radically improve their future.

In our 3rd interview for the podcast, we are talking about the psychology effects of uncertainty and the public fear that the latest religious, political and immigration conflicts have created. If you are interested in world politics and how the current education system shapes our human behaviour and values system, then the first 27 minutes of this episode are for you.

Afterwards, we continue our discussion from episode 10 on overcoming fear and depression and creating your dream life as Dr. Peterson reveals powerful insights from his Future Authoring Programme on the key elements of goal setting and achievement. Using examples from my personal life and work with clients, alongside Dr. Peterson’s years of successful teaching, we have for you, in this powerful podcast, our top strategies for building mental strength and learning how to shape your life in a way that serves your dream and achieves your vision.

Tune in below and if you like this episode, please share it with other people who can also benefit from this life-changing interview. Let me know in the comments below how you have found this episode too. If you like Dr. Peterson, remember to check our previous interview here and of course, check his website and social media pages below.

Exclusive for our listeners, Dr. Peterson has also kindly provided me with a discount code for his Future Authoring programme – an affordable, yet very effective programme, designed to help you imagine your ideal future, three to five years down the road and give you the questions you need to ask yourself and the tools to build that future. Use code: Nilsen, here

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Paul de Gelder Shark Attack Survivor

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Paul de Gelder Shark Attack Survivor

Todays guest is Paul de Gelder that chased adventure wherever he could find it, from his wild ride as a hoodlum teen and his drug-and-alcohol fuelled stint working in a strip club to hauling his way up to the elite echelons of the defence forces.

But trouble hunted him down in the form of a brutal shark in February 2009. Paul lost two limbs, and his career as a daredevil navy clearance diver was flung into jeopardy. Drawing on everything his eventful life had taught him, Paul left nothing to chance in his recovery. He fought through excruciating pain, smashing challenge after challenge, and amazing the medical staff with his will to succeed.

It has been eight years since the shark attack and Paul’s life has changed in every aspect.

Having left full time Navy Service in August 2012, after continuing to instruct Navy Divers for a further 3.5 years, Paul has traveled the world as a top motivational speaker, passionate environmentalist, adventurer and mentor to school kids.

Paul has spoken at venues all around the world, from the United Nations in New York and the US Navy in San Diego to Anzac Day Military celebrations in front of thousands, to keynotes for multimillion dollar corporations and charity organizations around Australia.

He has also been a guest on every major Australian TV talk show and many in the U.S. He starred as a guest trainer on the Biggest Loser Australia, and has co-hosted 3 documentaries for Discovery Channel’s 2014, 2015 & 2016 Shark Week. Paul also became part of an anti poaching team in Africa to hunt poachers and film the amazing work done by the Rangers there for FEARLESS, aired on NatGeo.In 2012 his book No Time for Fear came out. 

In todays episode we talk about;

  • "Death moment"
  • The nightmare
  • Rather die than the pain
  • There are no apologies
  • Mindset to overcome challenges
  • A life without regret
  • Give to others
  • How the greatest nightmare can become a great opportunity
  • Paul's mantra: Improvise - Adapt - Overcome
  • Snoop Doog
  • And more

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Professional endurance athlete Travis Macy about Ultramindset Principles

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Professional endurance athlete Travis Macy about Ultramindset Principles

In todays episode I talk to Travis Macy a finisher of over 130 ultra endurance events in 17 countries, Travis Macy is a speaker, author, coach, and professional endurance athlete. He is the author of The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life, and he set a record for Leadman, an epic endurance event consisting of a trail running marathon, 50-mile mountain bike race, Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race, 10k road run, and Leadville 100 Run, all above 10,200' in the Rocky Mountains.

In todays episode we talk about:

Use obstacles as a perfect occasion for mental training
Choose pain
The importance of commitment
The stories we tell ourselves when we want to give up
Nobody's perfect
How to change the story you tell yourself
Switch from What to Why
How to overcome a body that wants to give up
How to use perspective to master new things
Mantra to overcome challenges
Diet and sleep patterns
With more

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How much Sun and vitamin D to take with Professor Dr Michael Holick

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How much Sun and vitamin D to take with Professor Dr Michael Holick

In todays episode I talk to one of the leading experts within the field of Vitamin D. Michael F. Holick  is an American endocrinologist, specializing in the field of vitamin D, such as the identification of both calcidiol, the major circulating form of vitamin D, and calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D. His work has been the basis for diagnostic tests and therapies for vitamin D-related diseases. He is a professor of medicine at the Boston University Medical Center and editor-in-chief of the journal Clinical Laboratory.

Holick made discoveries in the field of vitamin D that have led to novel therapies for metabolic bone diseaseshypocalcemic disorders, and psoriasis. He is author of more than 400 publications about the biochemistry, physiology, metabolism and photobiology of vitamin D and the pathophysiology of vitamin D deficiency. He is also the author of the book The Vitamin D solution . He has also been involved with an incredible app about how much you need to be in the sun. It uses GPS and lightsensors and you can find the app her.

In todays episode we talk about the following:

  • What is vitamin D
  • Is it possible to reduce the risk of the flu by as much as 42%
  • Vitamin D controls over 200 genes in the cardiovascular system
  • Reduce the risk of heart attack by 50%
  • Lack of Vitamin D causes higher blood pressure
  • Why people who live in Norway have 10-15x greater likelihood of diabetes
  • How much vitamin D your body needs every single day
  • What are the symptoms of too little D vitamin
  • What diseases can you get because of little vitamin D
  • How long do you have to be in the sun to limit the likelihood of high blood pressure and illnesses.
  • Do you live in Norway, your body does NOT produce vitamin D 6mth of the year.
  • Are you born in the winter you have a higher risk of Schizophrenia later in life.
  • Higher vitamin D values educe the risk of caesarean section by 200 to 300%
  • How high values hould you have while you are pregnant
  • How much D Vitamin should have small children every day
  • Why your skin turns red when you're in the sun? Use of sunscreen
  • The most dangerous form of skin cancer occurs when you do not get sun.

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Master any negotiation with ex FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss

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Master any negotiation with ex FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss

In today's episode I have talked to Chris Voss. A 24 year veteran of the FBI, Chris Voss is one of the preeminent practitioners and professors of negotiating skills in the world. As FBI's former leading international hostage negotiater he has been face to face with a number of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists.

He is also the founder and principal of The Black Swan Group, a consulting firm that provides training and advises Fortune 500 companies through complex negotiations. Voss has taught for many business schools, including the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Harvard University, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, among others. 

He publiched the book, Never split the difference in 2016.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The reason why the word yes can destroy your deal
  • Important characteristics of a good negotiator
  • How to get your dream house
  • Why should not use the word WHY.
  • Which are the three different personalities you can meet in a negotiation
  • Voss' favorite technique
  • And more

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How to spot a killer and a spy with EX FBI Agent Joe Navarro

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How to spot a killer and a spy with EX FBI Agent Joe Navarro

For 25 years, Joe Navarro worked as an FBI special agent in the area of counterintelligence and behavioral assessment. Today he is one of the world’s leading experts on nonverbal communications and lectures and consults with major corporations worldwide. He is an adjunct professor at Saint Leo University and frequently lectures at the Harvard Business School.

He has appeared on major U.S. and International media outlets including CNN International, Fox News, BBC, The Times (UK), Crossfire with Chris Matthews, CBS, NBC, NPR Radio, The Washington Post, and The Times (UK), on topics as varied as body language and management practices. 

Joe is the international best-selling author of What Every Body is Saying which has been translated into 29 languages, and Louder Than Words, which The Wall Street Journal acclaimed as “One of the six best business books to read for your career in 2010.”.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How we choose a partner
  • How a mother revealed her son without knowing It
  • Behavior that stands out for psychopaths and murderers
  • How a shaky hand revealed a spy
  • Can you see if someone is lying and what you should look for.
  • Signs that your partner do not love you anymore
  • What part of the body is most honest
  • And lots more

You can order Joe latest book Three Minutes to Doomsday from here

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John Ratey One of the best doctors in the US and best selling author

John Ratey One of the best doctors in the US and best selling author

John J. Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, and 11 books published in 15 languages, including the groundbreaking ADD-ADHD “Driven to Distraction” series with Ned Hallowell, MD.

With the publication of"Spark-The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain," Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection.  His latest book, “Go Wild” explores how we can achieve optimal physical and mental health.

Recognized by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America since 1997, Dr. Ratey was recently honored by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society as the "2016 Outstanding Psychiatrist of the Year" for advancing the field. 

In todays episode we talk about:

  • How bread can make you sick
  • Why you should always move if you want to learn.
  • Why you should it fermented food.
  • What is insulin
  • What you should do to minimize the risk for Alzheimer.
  • What you should do if you have an autoimmune disease like Chrons and Coliaki
  • Why you should it more Indian food.
  • Why you should it Omega 3 when you are depressed.
  • What kind of training for better health and mental performance
  • Why you should be more by the sea
  • Why you should excersise when you are pregnant. 
  • With much more

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Personalities, IQ, Depression and Relationships with Jordan B Peterson

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Personalities, IQ, Depression and Relationships with Jordan B Peterson

In today's episode professor Jordan B. Peterson is back on the podcast. Professor Peterson has become world famous on Youtube with his lectures which is seen by millions of people around the world. Dr Peterson is a former Harvard professor of clinical psychology and he is now working as a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. 

He has written the book Maps of MeaningThe architecture of belief, he has also authored or co-authored more than 80 academic research articles on a wide-variety of psychological topics and is one of the team behind the online program Selfauthoring.

The first time Jordan was a guest on the podcast we talked about why some old negative memories are reacquiring, how we all have our own map of the world and the importance of going outside of your comfort zone. You can hear the first episode here!

In today's episode we talk about:

  • What is personality
  • Why women feel more negative emotions than men
  • the importance of understanding your child's personality and what we as parents can do.
  • Why high IQ is an advantage and how it easily can be measured
  • Techniques to help depression
  • How to build your weakest aspects of yourself
  • How we ask ourselves different questions based on for example, we are extrovert vs introvert
  • How different personality types interpret the world.
  • Why you should identify which of the five personality traits you belong
  • What personality traits should you look for in a partner?
  • And much more

 

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How meditation can change your brain with Sara Lazar

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How meditation can change your brain with Sara Lazar

Have you heard the word meditation, but not quite understood what it is or what to do? In today's episode I have a conversation with Sara Lazar, she is Associate Researcher in Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. The focus of her research is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of yoga and meditation, both in clinical settings and in healthy subjects.

Personally, I have practiced a form of focused meditation the last 4 years and have experienced the positive effect this has on the body both physically and mentally. In the conversation we are passing through the following:

  • Does meditation have an effect on stress?
  • How do you meditate?
  • How you can use meditation to get rid of a negative emotion.
  • Can you perform better by practicing meditation?
  • For how long do you have to meditate for a short and long-lasting effect
  • What impact does it have on your mind?
  • What is the difference between mindfulness and mantra meditation?
  • What impact research suggests that meditation has physical (hormonal) on your body?
  • When is it most beneficial to meditate?
  • Which diseases can meditation reduce the risk of getting?
  • How do you know if you are in some kind of altered state?
  • How you can use meditation to get through a panic attack.

With more..Enjoy

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Professor Russel Foster Why we need sleep and how to improve performance

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Professor Russel Foster Why we need sleep and how to improve performance

In today's episode I have a talk with Russell Foster, Professor of Circadian Neuroscience from the University of Oxford in England. Russel is known to many for his TED speech about why we sleep, as of this writing is seen by over 6.1 million people.

Professor Russell Foster was behind the study that proved that we have a unknown sensor in the eye. After 150 years of research on the eye, this has never been detected before. In addition to this, he was in 2015 named Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to research. He is the author of the books, The Rhythm of Live, Seasons of Life and Sleep and A very short introduction.

Russell enthusiastically explains what he believes happens when we have dreams while sleeping, and answer questions asked by Stian Angermund-Vik, World champion in Skyrun and Sondre Holst Enger, Norway's up and coming bike talent. We also talk about many interesting topics, including:

  • Time of day you should drink coffee for better sleep.
  • Why a rest of 20 minutes is perfect to perform better throughout the day.
  • Lack of sleep or disruption in sleep rhythm can lead to diseases including depression.
  • Techniques to get over jetlag.
  • What to do if you wake up in the middle of the night.
  • Why circadian rhythm may be the reason why we get fat.
  • What is the difference between morning and night persons.
  • Why shift workers are more at risk for life-threatening diseases
  • Procedures for better health and sleep.
  • Why you should avoid work out before going to sleep.
  • And much more

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Conquer your Mount Everest part 1 - James Brooman

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Conquer your Mount Everest part 1 - James Brooman

Take the steps up the mountain along with James Brooman while he tries to ascend Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. We will hear his training methods, how he motivates himself and what he experiences along the way to the top. One of the episodes will take place at Base Camp on the rise, how cool is that to get the thought and challenges James experience while he attempts to climb the world’s highest mountain.

Let yourself be inspired and use James’ techniques when you are climbing challenges in your life. Remember that a mental technique can be used in daily life situations.

In the first episode you will hear James experience lack of motivation, and what techniques I give him to get more motivated in training. What advice he has received from individuals from US NAVY SEALS and SAS, and not least why he is driven to do what he now must do!

Enjoy!

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Push your limits with Mount Everest expert - Mike Hamill

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Push your limits with Mount Everest expert - Mike Hamill

In this episode I talk to Mike Hamill who has 100 major high altitude climbing expeditions Worldwide, 10 times on Mount Everest, climbed all of the “Seven Summits,” the tallest mountains on each continent, at least 5 times, some as many as 23. He has also skied to the South Pole and Cycled unsupported across the United States , started his own non-profit Tiger of the Snows and lots more. check out his bio for all his accomplishments

In today`s episode Mike share his strategies for overcoming fear after the tragic event on Mount Everest when over 20 people died. How important it is to take one step of the time. What are the common traits of people reaching the top of Mount Everest. Breathing techniques he uses when he competes in ultra marathon and in high altitudes and lots more.

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The power of stories and how to active more of your DNA - Professor Dr Jordan B Peterson

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The power of stories and how to active more of your DNA - Professor Dr Jordan B Peterson

"If a negative emotion is recurring, the way you conceptualizing the world, yourself or the way you behave is incorrect " Professor Jordan B Peterson explains when I ask him about what is the reason a memory that is more than 18 months old is recurring. 

In this podcast episode i talk to Dr.Peterson, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, he previously served as a professor at Harvard University. Dr Peterson has become a Youtube phenomenon with his lectures that has been seen by millions of people all over the world.

He is the author of the book Maps of Meaning: The architecture of belief , he has also authored or co-authored more than 80 academic research articles on a wide-variety of psychological topics and is one of the team behind the online program Selfauthoring

Some of the topics we talk about in this episode is how we as human beings see the world thru our "map of the world". How important it is too constantly update this map and keep breaking out of our comfort-zone.  How we see different solutions based on our personality type and why the stories like the Hobbit is so powerful and much more.

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