Dr. Mickra Hamilton — Lifestyle Strategies, Optimizing Performance, Epigenetics for Precision Performance, and More

Dr. Mickra Hamilton is Co-Founder and CEO of Apeiron Center for Human Potential, a Precision Performance Ecosystem that Curates Limitless Life. She spent 30 years in the USAFR(Air Force Reserve Command) where she served as a Human Performance Subject Matter Expert. She is a “Human Systems Designer,” and creative disruptor in the field of Precision Human Performance creating a new paradigm of what is possible for human flourishing.

Dr. Hamilton skillfully works with a precision, systems-based approach to optimize performance and potential by leveraging genomics and epigenetic lifestyle strategies along with scientific research, advanced biologics and leading edge technologies. These highly successful strategies address the physiological, emotional, mental, and energetic aspects of the “human system” to enhance life, improving our relationship with the internal and external environment and how this impacts the collective environment. Dr. Hamilton’s speaks internationally on the focus areas of the epigenetics of the human environment, performance breathing, conscious leadership, peak psychophysiological performance and stress optimization.

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Allison Jackson – The 3-Legged Wellness Stool: Nutrition, Movement & Spirituality

Allison Jackson is the founder of Allison Jackson Fitness. She is passionate about all things health and fitness, but she really loves sharing her knowledge and expertise to help corporate moms get lean eating foods they love so they can be at their best. She knows exactly how hard it is to work full-time, take care of the kids and household…plus try to fit in working out, eating right and taking care of yourself, too! Allison has spent the last seven years training and competing in figure competitions — even winning three pro cards in one year — so she has a crystal clear picture of what it takes to get to your ideal weight and stay there. Now she’s ready to share what she’s learned and experienced.

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Christian de la Huerta – The Power of Breath, Soulful Power and Spirituality

Christian de la Huerta has been a writer, spiritual coach, and retreat facilitator for 30 years. He has spoken at countless universities, churches, conferences, and other venues, including the TedX stage. he is Author of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed “Coming out Spiritually,” he is currently working on a new book series, “Calling All Heroes.” More about his work can be found at www.SoulfulPower.com His TEDx talk on the power of breath has received more than 175k views.

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Monica Reyes – The Power of Awareness and Spirituality

Monica Reyes is a Spiritual Success Strategist, an activist for compassion, speaker, and truth-seeker born in NYC and living in Miami. She partners up with leaders to get them to their next level. For years, She served the world as an attorney, owning a multimillion-dollar, progressive all-woman law firm. when she starting meditating and learning ancient practices. she experienced a shift in her awareness and perspective that was so powerful, she not only integrated it into the law firm but 5 years later, she left her law firm to share these practices with the world. Today she spread messages for success, awareness, and authenticity from the stage,. Her global mission is to increase the consciousness in the world, for more compassion and connection. She has also spoken at the TEDx stage on the power of awareness.

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Elsewine Rietveld – Get More Confidence in Public Speaking & Videos

Get More Confidence in Public Speaking & Videos

Elsewine is from the Netherlands and she’s  a Confidence Trainer & Kinesiologist. She works with people who want to overcome their  deep rooted fear of public speaking, networking, pitching, speaking up in meetings or in front of the camera, as well as with seasoned speakers who want to up their game a notch or two.

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Jenn Taylor – On Compounding Gratitude and Joy

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Jenn Taylor is Mom Of 18, The Naked Podcaster, Coach, Speaker, and Author.. Jenn has 15+ years in the foster care sector as both a parent and a trainer. she has written a blog for over 8 years, had her podcast for 3 years, and is a published author of a self-help memoir “Hello, My Name Is… Warrior Princess”.You can also find info on momof18.com

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Upgrade Yourself: If I can do it, Anybody can do it!

I was teased and bullied in school. I was running away from myself. I lived with a story up until the age of 29. If I can become a better version of myself-trust me, everybody can do it.

My mantra: “No Defeat is FINAL! I have no defeat ATTITUDE!! I am STRONG!! I am connected to UNIVERSAL POWER!”

There were many times when people teased me and bullied me in school. Some parted ways for no reason. I was a good kid, and still, I was teased all the time.

I was honest, sincere and always wondered- “Why me”? I had no confidence in myself. I felt that something was wrong in me.

In school, I was teased over being the “brown kid”, although I grew up in India. Other kids called me by different names. Those moments had shaped my “belief” that something is wrong in me.

And, as a result, I always believed  — I am not good enough, and I am not attractive enough to have people in my life. I believed that something physical is wrong in me. There is some flaw in me.

I lived with this story up until the age of 29. To be precise, 29.5!!

It’s so surprising to know that  — how can somebody live life like this for so long. That’s true!

I am also surprised. So what? I had to go through all that pain to know how pain feels like so that I can really enjoy the joy.

And, 2017 came with the end of my old life!

Unfortunately, a lot of people live an unaware and mediocre life for so long. I truly hope  — this post will bring some light and awareness to the people who feel stuck, and desire to grow.

Please know that, if I can become better, you can also become much better than who you are, at present! Trust me!

I am thankful and beyond grateful to all those people who always let me down. If they didn’t do that, I wouldn’t be the person who I am today.

And, I have never been the same!

I had hit the rock bottom emotionally and mentally in early 2017. I stumbled upon a Youtube channel of Corey Wayne, and since then life has taken a new direction.

There is always the right time and things show up when we expect the least. I experienced the same feeling when I came across Corey Wayne on YouTube whose inspiration and teachings gave me another level of confidence.

I never know“this side of the world” ever existed. This side of the world means — people are inspired, motivated, confident, courageous, open and talk about the growth.

I had never seen this kind of learning in life prior to 2017.

What you don’t know, you don’t know!!

“Always believe that LIFE is happening for you, not TO you!!”

If you fall on the ground, lay on your back, and lookup. If you can look up, you can get up. Nobody in the world can determine your destiny except you.

I believe that this short post will inspire you all to find the Greatness inside you.

Success depends on prior preparation. Past worries and future concerns only bring clouds of sadness. Learn from the past, apply in the present because you never know about tomorrow.

Treat past as a learning school!

Don’t beat yourself over the past. It has gone and will never come back. It’s a stupid simple statement, and has a deep meaning.

If something is not working in your life, it doesn’t mean it will never work. Change your approach, and even if it doesn’t work, then keep changing your approach until you get what you want.

Success depends on your “standards”. Raise your standards to achieve ultimate success. However, standards without any action are worthless. You get to take action every day no matter what happens in your life.

Success depends on the “choices” you make. Choices depend upon the decisions you make. Once you decide, then take action!. If your actions don’t lead you to success, change your strategy.

Always remember that life happens for you, not to you. Success and fulfillment go hand-in-hand. If you get massive success and still not fulfilled, then it’s an ultimate failure.

Success is something who you become, not what you get out of it. When you reach the top of the mountain, you see that there’s another mountain.

Learning to find happiness is the key to every small thing in life. It is often a challenge and requires practice.

Bad times are like “winters” which shall pass. Nothing stays forever, even the bad times.

When you hit a bad time  — just stay calm, sit down, relax, work on the fundamentals and wait for the stormy dust to go away.

There’s always a plan in life, don’t push against it. Just go with the flow of life. There is God’s plan. If your plan isn’t working, it means God has another plan for you.

Easier said than done! Right?

I know this is hard to digest to hear that  — “just go with the flow”. Life can be tough, and sometimes it’s wise to accept the situation. Acceptance opens the doors to new opportunities.

You have greatness in you. Keep moving!

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job”. — Jim Rohn

This quote from Jim Rohn has transformed my life, my attitude, my beliefs, and my perspective. He is one of the very first personal development speakers I started listening to, in 2017.

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job” is a very profound statement, and contemplating this has helped me in living life with happiness, vitality and harmoniously. I’ve been able to set goals I could have never imagined in life.

Life is not going to be easy and you have no idea the challenges it will throw to you. A wise person always prepares for life.

If you’re still reading this, you are wise!

The challenge and fun in life are to get up when life knocks you down. It’s not always fun though, yet it provides opportunities for growth.

Are you one of those people who say- “oh man, it’s Monday again”, or, “Thank god, it’s FRIDAY(TGIF)”. Or, are you excited about each and every day of Life?

If you ask me this question- my response is, “I am just excited about life, I am happy, I am enjoying this journey and my happiness doesn’t depend on outer conditions”.

“Without dreams, people perish- BIBLE”.

Ask yourself these questions and write it down:

  • What are your goals?
  • What are your dreams for the rest of your life?
  • What do you want to become?
  • What do you want to see?
  • What do you want to have?
  • What relationships do you want to seek?

Try to be 1% better every single day. “DO NOT wait to be Perfect!”

“Perfectionism is the antidote to shame.”Brene Brown

The key is just to start where ever you are. NEVER STOP moving.

Fulfilling dreams are not going to be easy. It is in the pain we change and grow. It is in the struggles we find ourselves.

Believe in your abilities to figure things out. Believe in yourself.
Have faith. Have Patience!

Just say to yourself- “YES, I CAN DO IT. I CAN DO IT.”

You have only one life. Grow to the max you can. There’s no limit. If you think you have a limit, you don’t know your potential yet.

If I can become a better version of myself — trust me, everybody can do it.

Keep growing and help others grow along with you.

GROWTH is powerful. When you grow in all the areas of life, you will be a different person. Growth takes time, a really long time, and there is no end.

Growth is not immediate. It takes time. You get to work it every single day.

How to start the process of growth?

Self-acceptance!

Accept yourself first wherever you are in life. Only when you accept yourself, then change and growth happen. Let go of who you think you are supposed to be.

There are 2 ways to motivate someone. One comes from a place of deficiency, that something is wrong and you need to fix that. Another comes from a place of abundance, which means there is nothing wrong with you and you can still want more and have more and expand your awareness.

I see this everywhere on social media where people are trying to motivate that comes from the lack. A simple example is “from broke to …. “, “from this to that..”, and you are good enough to fill in the blanks.

You all have something to motivate others, and that can start from where ever you are!

Inspired=” In Spirit”.⁠

When you say that you’re inspired, that means you are connected to your spirit which is at the core of your soul.⁠

When you are inspired by an extra-ordinary purpose, things start to happen, and your consciousness starts to expand. ⁠You activate the universal powers that have been out of the range.⁠

Feel Inspired! Be Motivated!

Mindfulness: Mental Energy Recharge

Burned-down? I have been there! If you keep burning out the energy and don’t attempt to fill it  — you will have an empty energy tank. Let’s recharge the Energy Battery!!!

Let’s recharge Your Energy Battery!!!

What do you do when your phone battery is low?

What do you do when your car is low on fuel?

If you don’t recharge the phone, it’s dead. If you don’t refuel the car, it stops running. Right?

And, if you don’t refuel your Mental energy, your brain stops functioning at its peak state.

You must have tried healthy food diets to lose fat and gain physical energy. Have you?

Have you tried any Mental diet to refuel Mental energy and resources?

Have you ever felt a lack of Mental Energy even you felt physically energetic? Sometimes, the mind doesn’t function properly and the body feels tired even when you eat healthy food.

I am not saying  — healthy food doesn’t matter. It does matter! However, it’s not enough to sustain Mental energy.

We have a reservoir of Mental energy!

Let’s understand the Mental energy reservoir concept through an analogy of the water tank.

Just imagine a water tank. If you keep taking out the water, and never fill the tank  — what will happen? You have an empty tank. Then, no longer can you take the water.

And, the same thing goes with Mental energy.

If you keep burning out the energy and don’t attempt to fill it  — you will have an empty energy tank. In simple language  —I can say, you are burned out. And that’s what most of the people at the end of workday feel — they are burned out! They don’t have enough energy to do other activities.

I sometimes hear people say  — they are feeling burned out even in the mid-afternoon. And the reason  — they would have consumed all the Mental energy stored. The result is “burned out”.

You are not alone! I have been there!

I have had millions of instances in the past  — when I felt burned out during the day. At that time, I didn’t know how to deal with my “burned out”. I wanted to do more things, enjoy life and do things I was passionate about. But, most of the days, it was due to my burned out feeling — I couldn’t do any of those things I was passionate about.

I remember  — always complaining about headache  — and my mom always said, I don’t have physical strength!

Have you experienced the “burn out” before?

Have you found yourself freaking tired working for long hours even though you love what you do?

If yes, you are burning your Mental Fuel and not Managing its resources properly. With lack of Mental energy —your mind wanders, you lose focus, you feel frustrated, and you can’t give 100% to your work and relationships.

This often leads to being unproductive and we tend to do unnecessary things that are stealing away our time.

After doing an in-depth study on this subject and practicing it for more than a year, I can clearly say there is only ONE thing, and by doing it you can let your brain work at the highest level.

And, that is — Intermittent Rest.

Intermittent Rest– Intermittent Rest is taking rest at regular intervals in day-to-day life to regain your mental energy.

Sounds familiar to Intermittent fasting? You are correct —it is!

Sounds familiar to the Intermittent rest period in the gym? You are correct — it is!

  • It’s similar to intermittent fasting. You eat once and then take a long break and as a result, you lose fat and gain other health benefits.
  • It’s similar to taking rest in the gym after you complete a set. When you take rest, you allow muscles to grow. No rest, no growth.

You’d be thinking  — how to practice Intermittent Rest every day?

By using the principle of “Block Time”!

The mind can’t work in constant energy cycles and rather it works in waves.

I am a fan of “Block time” which I use it  —- ALL THE TIME!!

Set a timer clock for about 50–90 mins. Once the time is up  — stop what you are doing. Then, take rest for a few mins. To set time, you can use your phone or computer or get an alarm clock. The type of clock doesn’t matter here.

Block time means — you are focused on your MAIN thing in that time window. If you have never done it, then sitting for 50 mins can be a challenge for you. It was a challenge for me too. 50 mins sound nothing. But, when you actually sit and focus on the MAIN thing — you will realize how challenging it is.

Brendon Burchard has detailed about 50 mins Block time in his book “High-Performance Habits”

But, you can get better with time. It’s like any other skill which requires consistent practice.

If you are new to “Block time” practice, I’d recommend starting with some something small time window — let’s say, maybe 30 mins? Pick your time which is comfortable for you in the beginning which you can easily do. The goal here is to set low expectations (in terms of time) and gradually increase over time.

And, the max limit of one block time sitting  — I’d recommend is 90 mins. After 90 mins, our brain needs some downtime. Darren Hardy, the former publisher of Success Magazine, has detailed about this in his video on Insane Productivity.

According to Neuroscience, our brain needs some downtime at regular intervals to process complex information we feed to it.

Have you ever felt that — you don’t come up with new ideas how much you try. Usually, that is a good sign that your brain is saying  — “give me some break”.

So, whenever you feel tired, fatigued, or just unable to think clearly  — take a pause and rest. When you rest, you are actually refueling your Mental energy tank.

I am sure you know  — how great you feel emotionally and mentally after travel or some vacation! You are basically refueling your energy by giving yourself a break from everyday life.

“Rest” can take any form. I am more aware now when my mind doesn’t produce good ideas. It’s an indicator for me to pause and take some rest. Below are some of the activities that I do almost every day when I am tired or feeling cranky, or even when I am feeling fully energetic.

  • Breathing(inhale and exhale)
  • Meditation
  • Walking around
  • Quick nap
  • Any mindfulness activity(yoga etc)
  • Doing anything that you love doing and doesn’t require you to use your mental muscles because the purpose of this is to regain energy.

If your car dashboard shows some signal, it usually means something is happening in the car, and it requires some action.

It is the same thing with our minds, and it always gives us a signal when we are tired. So, please don’t neglect these signals, and take some rest.

One of the awesome books on Energy Management is “The Power of Full Engagement” by Tony Schwartz. I have read this book many many times.

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