Super U Podcast _ 7 Super Tips with Dr. Tara Swart

Super U Podcast | 7 Super Tips with Dr. Tara Swart

Dr. Tara Swart Bieber is a neuroscientist, medical doctor and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan. She is the author of “The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain,” and hosts the podcast Reinvent Yourself with Dr. Tara. She works with leaders to help them achieve mental resilience and peak brain performance, improving their ability to manage stress, regulate emotions and retain information.

5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is also the inventor of the bestselling board game Kittycorn

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Super U Podcast | 7 Super Tips with Dr. Tara Swart

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“An example of neuroplasticity that I would share with with with you with our listeners is gratitude lists. So for years, in my journaling, I would write 10 things I’m grateful for every day. And they were always external things, friends, family travel, you know, financial freedom, whatever. And I literally just got bored of writing the same thing. So I thought, Okay, what, what else could I write, so I started writing things like my creativity, my vulnerability, my resilience, internal things. And that was a real game changer. It made me think that whatever life throws at me, I’ve got the tools and resources within me to deal with it. And I didn’t always have, you know, in my 20s, I wouldn’t say I was very emotionally regulated. But learning that whatever happens, the sort of the pendulum swings for your emotions, the higher it goes, the lower it goes, as well, and bringing that to like, parameters that you’re comfortable with. That gives you a sort of autonomy and agency in life. And again, that’s the thing I love about neuroplasticity.”

“Abundance is basically about thinking positively. It’s about believing that the world is a good place, that there’s enough out there for everyone, that we’re not in competition for resources, and that if somebody else does well, that doesn’t mean badly for us, that if we give something to someone or help someone with something that that’s a good thing that it generates more positivity and that somehow you know, then that will come back to you at some point. And interestingly, it correlates to the strongest gearing of the brain that we have for our survival as a species, which is called loss aversion. So, that means that the psychological effect of avoiding loss is about twice as powerful as the psychological effect of the equivalent gain or reward. And the easiest way to explain that is if you walked from the parking lot to your studio this morning, and you found $50 On the floor on your way in, you’d be probably pleasantly surprised that you found $50, you might keep it, you might give it to charity. But by the time you know, you’re in the studio, you’ve started thinking about recording, and you would have forgotten about that $50. If you walked from your car across the parking lot, you realize by the time you got to the studio, that you’d lost $50 out of your pocket, you’d be mad at yourself, you’d go back out to the parking lot to see if you could find it, you might even go back out there more than once to check. And you might still be thinking about that at the end of the day. So that’s just an example of how the same loss or gain has a more powerful effect if we lose. And so psychologically, anything like feeling excluded or isolated or treated unfairly or feeling like you don’t have the same opportunities as somebody else has that really strong effect on your brain. And so we have to work doubly hard to go against that because it is something that helped us to survive and evolve. But it’s I was going to say it’s not helpful in the modern world. But to be honest, I will say it’s not a way to live a life. It’s a very, because I believe the way you think determines your life. If you believe that everybody is out there in competition, there isn’t enough out there for everyone that you’ve got to fight to get your bid. That would just be such a sad way to live.”

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