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Life takes energy, and you can think of energy as a health currency. Just like money, we have daily usage and need to make regular deposits after withdrawals. An important part of energy management is making sure that you have down time. Athletes call this recovery, or a rest day. Others may know this as self-care. Whatever term you prefer, it’s the concept that matters; you need to give yourself some time to recharge.

As a part of our series about “How Anyone Can Build Habits For Optimal Wellness, Performance, & Focus”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Betsy Leahy.

Betsy is a wellness travel coach who helps clients seeking life-changing wellness travel experiences, make the changes stick once they get back home. She’s also the founder of LovetoSpa.com, and the creator of The Exhaustion Fix, a course about how to have more energy for the life you want to live. …


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Move and learn. I start my day by moving and end my day by learning to maintain physical and mental health. After my morning braindump I hit the gym, bike or do yoga right away. This helps me flush out anxiety and get focused on my schedule. I eat a very intentional but quick meal, and carry on with the next task at hand. At the end of the day I listen to a podcast or read something that makes me smarter. This engages my brain before winding down with the Calm app. …


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I find thoughtful reflection to be a key process in any habit development exercise. Think ahead and set goals for yourself (and systems to achieve them), but also don’t forget to carve out time to reflect on how well you performed against these goals, or adhered to your system. Each time you reflect on what went well and what you can do differently next time, you get a little better at new habit formation. Over time, these small improvements accumulate into large benefits.

As a part of our series about “How Anyone Can Build Habits For Optimal Wellness, Performance, & Focus”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Nick Allen.


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Have Clear Goals — Clarity of goals is everything when it comes to flow. This is because when you are clear on what you want and why it matters to you so much, you are motivated intrinsically, which is the best and most powerful form of motivation.

As a part of our series about “How Anyone Can Build Habits For Optimal Wellness, Performance, & Focus”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Michelle Rozen.

Dr. Michelle Rozen, PhD is a game-changing, revenue- building, performance-boosting change expert, keynote speaker, and highly respected authority on the psychology of change. She is an author, a Huffington Post contributor, and a frequent guest on media outlets such as NBC, ABC, FOX News, and CNN. Dr. Michelle’s rare blend of audience engagement, killer take-away strategies, and instant connection with the audience have made her one of the most unique and memorable speakers on the stage today. Her latest work is around “2-Second Decisions”, helping people to master time management and power through decision making in turbulent times. Dr. Michelle consistently speaks for Fortune 500 companies and her clients include some of the most recognizable companies in the world including Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, and The U.S. Navy. …


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Remain Humble: I am always looking to be better. Whether it’s learning how to be more efficient, learning about a new technology, or changing the way I currently practice, by remaining humble and accepting criticism, I have found that I have been able to remain at the forefront of my field. I am always willing to learn from those who know more and because of that, I am confident that I will never fall behind.

As a part of our series about “How Anyone Can Build Habits For Optimal Wellness, Performance, & Focus”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. …


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Finding a way to switch off the noise (so much easier said than done!), can make such a powerful impact on your level of focus. Otherwise you will be inundated with the details of each day until it may eventually lead to exhaustion or a cloud that follows you around which effects how well you can focus on certain things.

As a part of our series about “How Anyone Can Build Habits For Optimal Wellness, Performance, & Focus”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Amal Elbahnasawy, a spa industry veteran, has acquired over two decades of experience in the wellness + beauty sector. She has been included in publications such as CNN Arabia, Readers Digest, Robb Report, Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, and American Spa to name a few. Elbahnasawy combined her years of research through travel and expertise in the skincare industry to create a brand of natural skincare products through her company ARTISANskin. …


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Waiting until a stressful event presents itself to have a strategy (i.e. running defense) is the most common mistake I see leaders make when it comes to stress. After-the-fact stress “relief” is not a sustainable strategy to rely on as stress is inevitable and pressure is a mounting force for any successful leader in growth mode — we can’t always be in recovery or we’ll never get ahead. …


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Listening to the still small voice within will help you discover your life’s purpose and lead you into your destiny. When you are living out your life’s purpose, it will put you in a state of FLOW. You’ll know without a shadow of a doubt that you are doing exactly what you are “meant to be doing” at just the right time!

As a part of our series about “How Anyone Can Build Habits For Optimal Wellness, Performance, & Focus”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Karen Rae.

Karen Rae is Founder and CEO of Balanced Life and creator of The Signature Balanced Life Planner®. She is a thought leader, influencer, and risk taker, and provides the vision and energy that has inspired the creation of Balanced Life by Karen Rae®, a brand of planners, journals, and inspirational products that help individuals regain control of their lives and reach their full potential.


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The best way to turn a bad habit into a good habit is by making these traumatic scenes conscious — by remembering exactly what happened. We allow ourselves to feel the strong feelings that drive these stuck, automatic, bad-habit behaviors, whether these feelings are sadness, anger, fear, regret, guilt, or shame. We sense how these strong feelings want to be constructively expressed — speaking, writing, sculpting, painting, dancing, running, boxing, and so on. …


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Teamwork is important! As someone that has labeled himself as a lone wolf for the majority of my life and career! I can attribute a lot of my success outside of athletics and in the world of business towards having the right team and systems implemented and in place! I still encourage others to have multiple skills so that they can wear more hats than one!

As a part of our series about the work ethic lessons we can learn from professional athletes, I had the pleasure of interviewing Eren Legend.

Eren Legend is an IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilders) Canadian Gold Medalist, sought after celebrity trainer, World Champion, guest speaker & entrepreneur. Training actors such as Harley Morenstein (Epic Meal Time), Pablo Schreiber (Halo TV series) & Ricky Whittle (American Gods TV show) has made Legend a go to fitness expert. Serious dedication to his success and the best way of getting there has made Legend a respected member of the fitness community. Winner of many championship awards in bodybuilding has put the body building champion at the top of his game and kept his entrepreneurial spirit alive.

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Parveen Panwar, Mr. Activated

Entrepreneur, angel investor and syndicated columnist, as well as a yoga, holistic health, breathwork and meditation enthusiast. Unlock the deepest powers

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