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Why Your Brain Dictates Your Reality and 5 Ways to Boost It

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In this episode of Passion Struck with John R. Miles, I use the true story of Phineas Gage to illustrate the remarkable resiliency of the brain which functions as a big computer. Every day of your life, your brain produces hundreds of choices that shape your perception of the world. The brain processes information that it receives from our five senses and sends information back to the body.

These choices govern our every thought and action, from what to eat, what to wear, whether to pick up a call, what career path to choose, etc. The brain-wide fights for dominance that rage in your skull every second of your life give rise to who you are. However, the brain is much more complex than a machine. It is the root of human intelligence and that is why your brain dictates your reality.

Our behaviors are most likely the result of a complex interaction between our genetic makeup, brain chemistry, functioning, and the economic, social, and psychological contexts in which we grew up and lived.

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In This Week’s Episode, John R. Miles Explores How Your Brain Dictates Your Reality Through the Fascinating Story of Phineas Gage

  • Why your brain dictates your reality
  • The story of Phineas Gage and its impact on brain research
  • Five ways to re-wire the brain for peak performance?
  • The impact of diet on a healthy brain
  • The impact of exercise on brain performance
  • The impact of music on brain performance
  • The impact of sleep on brain performance
  • The impact of meditation on brain performance
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136 | Why Your Brain Dictates Your Reality and 5 Ways to Boost It | Passion Struck with John R. Miles
136 | Why Your Brain Dictates Your Reality and 5 Ways to Boost It | Passion Struck with John R. Miles

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Questions that you and your friends or family members can discuss about this episode:

  • Discuss with your friends and families the complexity of the brain.
  • What did you find most inspiring about the story of Phineas Gage?
  • What can you learn about the brain from Gage’s story?
  • What is the most fascinating thing about the brain?
  • What steps will you stake after hearing today’s episode to change your behavior and choices?

Interested in reading the transcript for the episode? Check it out here.

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About John R. Miles

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John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is the host of the highly popular podcast Passion Struck with John R. Miles.

John is also a prolific public speaker and author. John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world’s highest achievers to learn the lessons of living intentionally.

Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact. Stay tuned for John’s latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in the summer of 2022.


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