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Hey everyone. Stay tuned to the end of the interview where I’ll give you some actionable insights that I learned from my guest. These insights are also in the show notes. As always, thanks for listening.
Now on to my guest for today, Portia Asli, founder of Optimyzed Brain. Portia works with high achieving executives and entrepreneurs to apply science-based strategies to improve their performance and reduce stress and burnout.
An engineer and entrepreneur, Portia attended business school at the university of Cambridge surrounded by elite athletes and business people. She knew from her own experience and observing others that working 80-hour weeks with little sleep was not optimal for health, but also was not optimal for success. She spent years researching brain science and the proven strategies for improving performance and becoming more efficient. She applied them to herself, and she now helps others improve their lives and reach their goals through applying them, too.
The central principle, Portia, explains is neuroplasticity. This means the brain can rewire and change. She works with her clients on three fronts: physiological - addressing issues in sleep, diet and more; psychological - addressing thought patterns; and environmental - addressing lifestyle issues and your environment and how they affect performance. One client was able to go from being able to focus and concentrate for just 20-30 minutes a day to 2-3 hours a day. Another client found ways to reduce the number of meetings he took, creating more space in his schedule and life. Yet another overcome limiting beliefs to secure funding to compete in a billion-dollar industry.
Portia also has a free Masterclass where she goes over the three ways you can optimize your brain for high performance. You can sign up for that over at Optimyzed Brain dot com slash masterclass. That link is also in the show notes.
Now, let’s get better together.
- Don't think it's a weakness to ask for help, and to find someone who can help you improve in those areas. The high performers of the world hire coaches to help them all the time. Portia recommends having a team to help coach you in all the essential areas of your life, including your physical and mental performance.
- Working all the time is not the answer; it's costing you sleep and your health. In fact, paying attention to what you need is going to help your brain work better, help you save time, and be more efficient.
- Find a community of people who are striving for success. You can support and challenge each other. One aspect Portia's clients like is becoming part of a like-minded community of high achievers.