The Brain Science of Success Series : Optimizing Your Brain’s Processing To Rewire Stress with Dr. Patrick Porter - Dr Shannon Irvine

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to eliminate the thoughts that are holding you back?

To stop thinking negative and self-destructive and self-sabotaging thoughts. 

To stop falling into overwhelm and procrastination.

And not only get rid of those thoughts, but actually rewire your brain and rewire those thoughts for.good. And I’m here to tell you that you can!

This week is the third 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 Dr. Patrick Porter about the intricate features and roles our brain plays in our day-to-day lives.

Dr. Patrick Porter is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, and speaker. With 24 years of experience operating the largest self-help franchise, he has become a highly sought-after expert within the personal improvement industry.

Grab a pen and paper and let’s dive deep into the brain science of success. 

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

  • The reality is that we have a lot of brain features and our brain will compensate and adapt and overcome when something doesn’t line up right

The brain is wired to keep us safe and familiar. When something doesn’t line up with that state of familiarity, our brain will compensate, adapt and try to overcome that thing in order to keep you in that safe and familiar state. When we are aware of this, we are able to create the thoughts that serve us and work our brain for our advantage. [5:58]

  • When things are happening to you, you react to them. That is the survival part of your brain.

We have the ability to switch the hat our brain wears… but only when we are aware of the different roles our brain can play. Most of the time, we operate out of the reactionary part of our brain. Something happens, and we react. This is the survival part of our brain, and when we operate out of this, we often miss the creative opportunities that are right in front of us. [8:50]

  • People don’t know that they are stressed because it becomes their neurological norm.”

Our brain automates the thoughts we repeat over time. And a lot of us automate stress… And we  don’t even realize it. When we automate those kinds of thoughts, we are limiting ourselves and operating out of an unhealthy state. Good news is that our brain is able to be rewired and we get to choose the thoughts we want to think! [25:50]

There is a science to the way our brain operates and functions in our day-to-day lives. When we know the way our brain works, we are able to work with it for our advantage. 

I want to see you work your brain for your advantage. You can be the creator of your thoughts and have the life you’ve always dreamed of  

And when you become the creator of your thoughts, you become aware of a whole new world of opportunities where you can automate success for your life and your business. 

The brain science of success is fascinating, isn’t it? I am here to help you tap into the power of your brain to speak life and success into your neural networks.

To connect with Dr. Porter and get your own Brain Tap click here. I love mine and use it every single day!


I wanted to check in & remind you that my friend and mentor Amy Porterfield’s LIVE, free masterclass “How to Create and Launch a Profitable Digital Course From Scratch (The Behind-the-Scenes Secrets to Generate Revenue Year-Round)” kicks off this week.

Amy’s the one who helped me bring the Epic Success Program to life.  

Without her guidance, I’d still be struggling to live out my calling to serve 1000s of business owners and entrepreneurs to train their brain for success. 

Working with her was an investment that I’ve made back so many times over (and more importantly, I’ve gained the freedom in my life to live and serve the way I’ve always dreamed!)

Don’t miss out on this free masterclass!


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