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Episode 390: How to Rewire Your Brain and Stop Feeling Overwhelmed w/Dr. Shannon Irvine

So many entrepreneurs are overwhelmed by the number of things they want to achieve, and often their health is affected because of it. How can you stop feeling that overwhelm? Why is it so important to know how you’re wired? On this episode, Dr. Shannon Irvine shares her experience with changing her approach to something that suited her better.

It’s not about having superpowers. It’s about learning how you’re wired. -Dr. Shannon Irvine

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

Learn how you’re wired (03:22- 05:17)

Too many business-owning moms are spoken about as superheroes. This is a very intimidating belief, and also inaccurate. You don’t need to be a superhero to get your business to work. All you need is to know how you’re wired and how to work in a way that is effective for you.

 

Get your kids involved (09:34- 11:54)

A great way to make sure your kids understand what you’re doing is by letting them see you do business. They’ll start seeing how it works, and they might even get excited about entrepreneurship. You’re not necessarily bringing them into your dealings to create mini entrepreneurs— you’re just exposing them to the possibilities out there.

 

Fail in front of your kids (13:00- 15:02)

No one wants to fail, but it’s almost always inevitable. Allow yourself to fail, and see every failure as a learning experience. Treat it as a lesson for your kids, too. Encourage them to try everything they’re interested in, and to keep persevering even when they fail.

 

The way we do things is linked to the way our brains function. A lot of the time, that means we’re on autopilot. Start being more aware of how you think. You may not be able to stop having certain thoughts, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless. Learn how your brain is wired and allow yourself to fail. Then, teach your children that they can do the same.

 

Guest Bio

Dr. Shannon Irvine has been a serial entrepreneur all her life. After realizing she was overworking herself, she thought she would have to give up something in her life. However, then she realized that so many people before her had been able to balance all the things that were important to her. Since that moment of clarity, she dove into learning the science of success. Today, she’s a strategist, mentor and neuropsychology PhD. She’s passionate about rewiring entrepreneur’s brains to be the best they can be.

 

To find out more about Shannon, go to: https://drshannonirvine.com/

You can also find her on Instagram: @drshannonirvine

And on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/drshannonirvine/

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