014: 7 Brain Secrets to Boost Productivity with James Garrett

“When you understand how the brain works, you can actually get more done by putting in less hours” -James Garrett

Episode Summary 

Entrepreneurship often evokes the stigma of crazy hours, high stress, and a constant need for multi-tasking. Ironically, these are three of the most devastating forces to your productivity and success. The reality is that most entrepreneurs misuse the the most powerful asset available to them – the brain.

James Garrett is the creator of Brain by Design, a coaching and consulting company that translates what scientists know about the brain into practical tools that anyone can use to increase their creativity, decrease stress, and be more productive. James joins us this week to explore the brain-science of entrepreneurship and tackle 7 commonly adopted myths of entrepreneurship and explain how to leverage the power of your brain to boost productivity, creativity, and success.

Talking Points

On this episode we discuss:

  • Why hard work does not always equate to productivity.
  • Understanding the executive and creative modes of your brain.
  • How your Brain reacts to Stress.
  • The power of meditation.
  • Flow states and time management.
  • The myth of multitasking
  • Decision fatigue and micro decisions

Meet Our Guest

brain science james garrett brain by design sales foundersFor over a decade, James Garrett has been unpacking the brain science behind what makes human beings thrive. James is the Founder of Brain by Design, a coaching and consulting company that translates what scientists know about the brain into practical tools that anyone can use to increase their creativity, decrease stress, and be more productive. James’ work has been featured in the New York TimesFastCompanyHarvard Business Review, he has been a speaker at TEDx and graduated with a degree in Psychology from Columbia University.

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