The Mobius Podcast with David Taylor
Join Mobius Nutrition’s CEO David Taylor as he interviews other passionate thought leaders and health enthusiasts. Discover the tools and knowledge needed to achieve ultimate performance in every part of your life.
The Way of the Warrior
Stefan H. Verstappen is a Canadian author, researcher, and adventurer. He is author of eight books and numerous magazine articles. He is motivated by investing his time and energy in things he enjoys doing and staying curious.
He discusses his journey towards becoming a martial arts Master as well as the value of forming your career and your life around things you enjoy doing. He also shares the importance of staying curious and being a life long learner. His final piece of advice is a unique one and that is to “try softer”.
Be Present and Improve Your Future
Carolyn Maul is a professional life coach. She loves to assist those transitioning from corporate life to entrepreneurship and is passionate about inspiring others to step into their greatness.
Carolyn is motivated by her curiosity about others and is energized by helping other people. She draws on the variety of life events that she has walked through and because of her experiences, has the tools to help others navigate the times in their lives when they feel stuck. She has designed a business where she can help others with bodies, relationships, communication, and their business.
She works to help others understand that the present moment is the only thing that is real and the only thing you need to focus on. Once that is realized, then you understand how imperative it is to cultivate the right thoughts and emotions in the present in order to have a future that embodies the ideal you have in your mind’s eye. She challenges her clients and listeners to take responsibility for the creation of your future self.
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”. Judson is the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness, is an adjunct professor at Yale, and is an addiction psychologist.
Judson credits his motivation to continue his work in the field to the endless fascination of the human mind. He firmly believes that mindfulness is directly linked to high performance and that mindfulness begins by simply paying attention to your actions. He encourages us to look at the moments when we are being pushed and pulled by our desires and instead of reacting, to simply be and wrestle with those feelings instead of being sucked in to acting on them. This simple idea is what helps us to not only understand where our habits initiate but how to break them.
This idea of awareness and mindfulness is rooted in curiosity. By stepping back and asking yourself “what is happening in my body and brain right now” you develop curiosity which, according to Judson, “curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will”. By developing a sense of curiosity and settling into the conditions that support your goals, you truly can break any habit and conquer any fear.
Judson’s equation for mindfulness is awareness+curiosity=concentration/mindfulness This equation has allowed his clients to quit smoking, lose weight, and break the chains of addiction. Through his programs clients found 40% reduction in craving related eating over a three month period of time and were 5 times more likely to quit smoking than the typical programs offered.
To conclude, Judson challenges us to not only pay attention and be curious but to see how much you can pay attention. By engaging in this challenge you will be able to uncover your natural capacity to be curious and to change your habits.
Today’s guest is Dr. Glenn Livingston. Glenn Livingston, Ph.D. is a veteran psychologist and was the longtime CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. Dr. Livingston is discussing his struggle with exercise bulimia, overeating, and binge eating as well as the tools he has used to develop a healthy mindset and relationship with food.
His motivation to be involved in this line of work stems from searching for a solution to his over eating habits and not being able to find anything concrete. After years of research, he found the solution in this idea of the “lizard brain”. This primal mindset allowed him to take control over his brain and to move forward with healthier behaviors. He proposes the idea of making concrete rules such as “I am never eating chocolate again”, or “I will never eat standing up” to force yourself to eliminate any ambiguity, eliminating any wiggle room to allow the lizard brain to rear its head.
Dr. Livingston’s explains that freedom comes from discipline and that you can maximize your freedom while still protecting your goals as long as you are disciplined with your actions. “A life of discipline is better than a life of regret”, and the way to start is to simply start! His challenge to everyone is to ask yourself “what if it is true that in order to quit doing xyz you simply just have to quit.” You truly can change your life today, you just have to start!
Connect with Dr. Livingston and start changing your life today at neverbingeagain.com and select “more” for some fantastic resources.