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The Next Level with Jeff Agostinelli

Each week we’ll bring you a new episode with an EXCEPTIONAL entrepreneur, author, thought leader, speaker or leader in their field. The goal of The Next Level Podcast is to inspire and educate by extracting key lessons from those who have already been there. Each week our special guest will gift you a download, secret, tip or strategy to help YOU get to The Next Level.
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Aug 28, 2017

For the full show notes visit http://jeffa.co/090

I've noticed something and I'm curious if you have too... Is it just me or is everyone wearing a tracking device these days? Yes, wearables have a definite upside. They can help you stay accountable, increase gains, and record way more data than we can manually. BUT have we switched out the reward of happy hormones and flow for better metrics?

Today I sat down with Phil White, to talk about his new book Unplugged: Evolve From Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance & Consciousness and how we can come back to training our instincts instead of solely relying on our devices.

Phil White is an Emmy-nominated writer and the co-author of Unplugged with Brian Mackenzie and Dr. Andy Galpin, Game Changer with Dr. Fergus Connolly and Jim Harbaugh and Flight Plan with Dr. Kelly Starrett. He's also a frequenter contributor to The Inertia and SUP Magazine.

There is a lot in here. Before I made the connection between feeling overwhelmed and an excess in obsession over metrics, I didn't really know consciously that I had traded out some of the natural benefits of fitness and progress for better looking stats. At the very least, I hope this show inspires you to view your fitness tracking and health stats as more of a tool instead of a metric of success.

In this episode you'll learn

  • If all the tracking and quantifying we do is truly increasing our insight and outcomes.
  • The importance of unplugging and being fully present in an outdoor environment.
  • How to develop more intrinsic motivation, instead of relying on cue’s from our devices.
  • Ways to decide if technology is going to add to, or take away from an experience.
  • How we can better get in touch with our own internal feedback.
  • The unethical marketing that may arise from large companies tracking our data.
  • How spending more time in nature can help us get into a state of flow.
  • and so much MORE…
Aug 21, 2017

For the full show notes visit http://jeffa.co/089

With all the stress and distraction that comes with our modern lifestyles, it's becoming increasingly important to have a variety of tools at our disposal to reduce the feeling of stress and access more confidence on demand.

My guest today has a series of books outlining strategies to do exactly that... in one minute.

Tony Wrighton is an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Trainer and Master Practitioner. His self-development audiobooks have sold over 100,000 copies and have been Top 10 bestsellers on iTunes in many countries around the world. In addition to his work as an NLP coach, Tony has been a TV and radio presenter on Sky Sports since 2006. He is a regular on Sky Sports News HQ, and also the regular presenter of Golfing World. He hosts a roster of other sports on Sky Sports channels 1-5.

He is the host of top-rated podcast Zestology, interviewing a wide range of experts in the field of health and personal development, and having lots of fun along the way. He regularly appears as a guest on other shows talking about energy, vitality, and motivation.

Today we'll unpack some of Tony's strategies for how to Relax In A Minute and how to have Confidence In A Minute.

In this episode you'll learn

  • Skills for dictating our mood, getting more out of ourselves, and managing our lives.
  • How we can use the technique of anchoring to improve our levels of concentration.
  • Strategies for developing more confidence.
  • How to enhance our storytelling and influence by appealing to our visual, auditory, and kinesthetic senses.
  • Ways to utilize past memories to improve our current mood.
  • The benefits of expressing our goals based on emotions and personal fulfillment, instead of using specific metrics.
  • How we can use negative persuasion to ignite our motivation.
  • and so much MORE…
Aug 14, 2017

For the full show notes visit http://jeffa.co/088

There's no doubt that the mindful use of language can be soothing for our emotional state and those we speak with. My guest today began to synthesize her system of Conscious Communications with one major goal at her collection agency... to have the person on the other end of the phone happier.

Mary Shores tested this system in an environment where people naturally get defensive and emotional. This really speaks to the effectiveness of Conscious Communications in helping diffuse potentially charged conversations.

Mary Shores is the founder and CEO of a multi-million dollar business, one of the most unique collection agencies in the country. Recognized as a leader of innovative thought, Mary has spent over a decade teaching businesses and individuals how to inspire others, create new ways of thinking, identify and achieve their goals, and take action to create truly meaningful results. She is the revolutionary founder of the groundbreaking Conscious Communications system, which produces positive results through positive action.

Today we'll unpack the system and dive into Mary's new Hay House published book, Conscious Communications: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life.

In this episode you'll learn

  • How we can experience a new reality by shifting our internal dialogue.
  • The daily habits that rewire our neural pathways for greater success.
  • How to create more alignment between our desires, thoughts, and actions.
  • Ways to invoke deeper states of relaxation, and limit our stress response.
  • How to embrace and appreciate our value and self-worth.
  • Strategies to ensure we don't talk ourselves out of the things we truly want to accomplish.
  • How we can frame our language to create more effective affirmations.
  • and so much MORE…
Aug 7, 2017

For the full show notes visit http://jeffa.co/087

My guest today, through decades of research, her lab work, and peer reviewed publications, has presented a new theory of emotion in her most recent book How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain.

Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to the book How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, Dr. Barrett has published over 200 peer-reviewed, scientific papers appearing in Science, Nature Neuroscience, and other top journals in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, as well as six academic volumes published by Guilford Press.

Dr. Barrett received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award for her revolutionary research on emotion in the brain. These highly competitive, multimillion dollar awards are given to scientists of exceptional creativity who are expected to transform biomedical and behavioral research.

Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Barrett has testified before Congress, presented her research to the FBI, consulted to the National Cancer Institute, appeared on Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, and been a featured guest on public television and worldwide radio programs. She is also an elected fellow of Canada’s most prestigious national organization of scholars, the Royal Society of Canada (analogous to the National Academy in the United States).

Today we'll dive into her book How Emotions Are Made and what these new findings could mean in relationships, personal change, and so much more.

In this episode you'll learn

  • The new theory that our emotions are less of a hardwired response, and actually created in the moment.
  • How to break down emotions into smaller parts, and give new meaning to those sensations.
  • The ways that beliefs can impact and alter our perception.
  • How we can stop emotions from overtaking our thoughts and actions.
  • Why the brain lives in a perpetual state of guessing and predicting... and how this affects learning and processing information.
  • How we can construct our current reality by rewriting our past experiences.
  • and so much MORE…
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