Regulating Your Success By Elevating The Nervous System with Brian MacKenzie Brain Science of Success Series: Creating Success From The Inside Out - Dr Shannon Irvine

Inhale.

Exhale.

Breathe in.

Breathe out. 

This week is the fifth week in our podcast series: The Brain Science of Success. I’ve invited some of my colleagues and leading doctors to come talk with you over the next few weeks about how to maximize the power of your brain to work for you – and not against you! 

In this week’s episode of the Epic Success Podcast, I talk with Brian MacKenzie about the importance of breath work for optimizing your brain success, human health, and performance in your life and business. . 

Brian MacKenzie is an innovator in human performance on stress adaptation and a pioneer in the development and application of custom protocols to uplevel individuals. His work harnesses and integrates respiratory, movement, strength, conditioning and endurance-based training approaches to achieve positive results.

I can’t wait for you to dive deep with me in the importance of breath work to achieve brain success.

The biggest take-aways from today’s episode are:

  • Breathe is energy and it’s the only means we have for long term use of energy.”

The average person believes that energy can be created. There is no energy that is created. Energy is moved and transferred, and we move it through breathing. [4:30]

  • If we’re in a high state of response, then we are likely reacting to things in panic.

When there is a situation, we can either react or respond. Responding requires us to slow down, and focusing on our breath gives our brain the space to respond accordingly, instead of simply reacting. There is an importance in slowing down, anchoring ourselves, and paying attention to the way we breathe.  [6:15]

  • Our chemistry is regulated through breathing.

Our brain is wired in a specific way. Our bodies operate in a specific way. And we have the power and ability to work the two together to optimize their performance and bring us success to our life, and our business in the process. [17:22]

What would it look like in your business to slow down, breath, and respond, instead of reacting quickly or panicking?

No really. What.Would.It.Look.Like?

Would your day-to-day life look brighter, lighter, fuller? Would you be calm and collected, leading your team from a place of openness and supportiveness? 

Slowing down and having a breathing practice will help you achieve just that. It takes time, but once you automate it in your brain, your brain will work it into your life for you so you can have success in your business and in your life. 


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