TheBetter Ever After Podcastis for lifelong learners looking to live a happier and healthier life and find greater fulfilment in every day. If you have a growth mindset, believe that you are a work in progress and have a desire to continue to learn, grow and improve, achieving this starts with optimizing our mindset and rituals. Every week we will provide you with strategies to improve your mindset, health, routines and everything else that goes into getting better each week
Ep.006 – How Massage Actually Works And Why Everyone Should Be Foam Rolling
Foam rolling has gained massive popularity in certain circles but yet the underlying mechanism of action is still poorly understood by practitioners and fans alike. A brief summary of the science of foam rolling and what it tells us about how massage therapy actually works. Hint: it has nothing to do with “scar tissue”.
How to foam roll:
How to mobilize your joints and strengthen the core
Ep.005 – What Is The Point Of Being “Healthy” In The First Place
If you find it difficult to make decisions about your health you are not alone! We are bombarded with different fads, diets and crazy sounding things to make us “healthier” that might actually do the opposite. In this podcast we discuss what the purpose of creating health actually is and how changing this mindset can make health decisions so much simpler.
THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: What is your “WHY” for your health and your goals
This week I would encourage you to contemplate what your long-term goals are for your health. Be specific. It might be something like running a marathon at 80 or being physically fit enough to go for a walk with a loved one. I would encourage you to set the goal as lofty as you can but only if you genuinely desire to be able to do it because the next step is mapping out the work it is going to take to get there.
Think about what your Health Routine would have to look like over the next “X” number of years and decades to help you achieve this goal. What is your nutrition, recovery and daily movement going to have to look like? If you know the answer then begin to plan out the necessary routines and strategies to get there. If you need help, I recommend that you consult a professional (dietician, physician, physiotherapist, me, etc) that can give you the knowledge, skills and maybe makeover required to map towards your goals.
I encourage you to check out the three Health Curriculums that we provide to our chiropractic patients to help you establish better strategies to fulfil the requirements for your health, which are likely similar to those needed to achieve your big goals.
NUTRITION AND WHAT THE HECK YOUR BODY NEEDS TO BE HEALTHY: FUEL CURRICULUMDOWNLOAD
Ep.004 – People “Buy Your WHY”, So What Is Your Mission Statement You’re Selling?
Companies like Apple and Starbucks spend thousands of dollars to craft their mission statement so that they know what their direction and purpose is and that their employees and customers are further inspired to be apart of their tribe.
In this episode, I discuss why having a personal mission statement can make all the difference in improving your day-to-day consistency, your relationships at work and home, avoiding those “I can’t believe I did that moments”, and for ultimately ensuring that you make an impression on people and are remembered for the traits that you would like to be remembered for.
My best episode yet and I think you are going to get a ton of value from it
THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Develop your Mission Statement
This is a challenging and deeply introspective task. It is not easy but can be incredibly fun and rewarding.
Start by thinking about what is most important to you in your life – your deepest held values – and start to write them down. This is off 200 core values will likely help you find the right words. Based off your list, begin to craft a couple of sentences that use your core values to express an outcome. If a core value you would like to be part of your mission statement is “family”, you might write something like “I want to be the best possible father/mother/brother/sister/etc. by ___insert intention based off other values on your list __ _. Write a few of these sentences out by using the values from your list and then begin to mold them together into one succinct sentence or paragraph.
A resource I HIGHLY recommend using and taking the time to read is HERE. Working through this fantastic manual will provide great insight into your life and will help you develop your mission statement.
My mission statement reads as follows: To improve the health and lives of my family and community by educating and inspiring others to be their best in all aspects of life.
I know I said not to share it but if you would like to drop me a line with yours, I would be happy to read it and keep it on the “hush-hush”
I also recommend that you read and watch all the Simon Sinek you can get if you are looking for some inspiration and finding your why.
Ep.003 – The Mindset Of Looking At Everything In Life As A Choice
We always remember the big choices in life like saying “yes” to marriage or quitting a job. But I think it is the small daily choices that we make, and in some cases don’t, that have a greater impact on the outcome of our lives. In this podcast, I discuss why having a mindset of making more active choices in all parts of your life is the key to getting out of old habits and being in greater control of what happens to you.
THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Choose one situation or scenario that you normally react or act in a way that is different than how you would like. It might be an interaction with your kids, your partner, a coworker, OR how you react and judge yourself, or just your own behaviour – whatever it is, choose to act and react better in this case. Write it down and practice it for one week. The goal is not to be perfect but to be conscious and make active choices about how you act and react.
I would love to hear how you did on social or in an e-mail!
Ep.002 – You are hardwired to keep getting better
Your brain is NOT like a computer. It can change, grow and heal itself, and it not a finished product with set limits. What our knowledge about neuroplasticity tells us about our body’s capacity to change, grow and improve throughout an entire life and how you can hack your own biology to change your mindset and life for the better.
BOOK: The Brain That Changes Itself – Norman Doidge – On Amazon Here
Cool neuroplasticity videos:
Ep.001 – The GROWTH mindset and how it determines success
Einstein, Jordan, Oprah, Darwin and others are not legends because they were born that way. The difference between “success” and “failure” can come down almost entirely to your mindset. Learn how the GROWTH mindset is the key to greater achievement, happiness and fulfilment and why having one will make you love this podcast.
SHOW NOTES & CONTENT:
BOOK: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck – On Amazon Here
Test your mindset: https://mindsetonline.com/testyourmindset/step1.php
Ep.000 – What a “midlife” crises at 27 taught me
How I hit my “rock bottom” just months after getting my dream job and the journey I took to improve my situation from the inside out. The books, podcasts, lessons and strategies that helped me develop my growth mindset and change my life.
SHOW NOTES & CONTENT
PODCASTS: The Tim Ferriss Show, Inside The Champions Mind
BOOKS: Start With Why (Simon Sinek), The War Of Art (Steven Pressfield), Ryan Holiday (The Obstacle is the Way, Ego Is The Enemy), Man’s Search For Meaning (Victor Frankl), Seth Godin (anything), Tony Robbins (anything)