Ep. 27: Jenny Evans – Shifting from Stressed Out to Outperforming
On this episode of Outperform, Bob Glazer has a candid conversation with speaker and award-winning author, Jenny Evans about resiliency, stress, confidence and human performance. Listen in as they take a deep dive into how our brains work, how it’s impacted by stress and simple things we can do to quickly recover from stress while optimizing our personal and professional performance.
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- Jenny’s journey to changing her body, brain and performance and how it led her to start her company, PowerHouse Performance
- Jenny’s unique approach to helping others be more resilient and deal with stress
- Why stress is a chemistry problem and how it affects your brain, sleep, and decision-making
- How understanding strategies for optimizing our brain and physiology benefits companies
- Jenny’s definition of stress and resiliency
- Why we can’t reduce stress and what we should be focused on instead
- What the primitive parts of our brain crave that make change difficult
- Why will-power and self-discipline are limited resources
- What a productive morning looks like and how it leads to a productive day
- Time of day our cortisol (stress hormone) levels are highest
- What happens when there’s too much cortisol in the body
- The name Jenny uses to refer to our primitive brain and why she calls it that
- Why, when you’re stressed, you want to mimic fighting or fleeing -or pig out on sweets
- How to alleviate negative side-effects of stress in 30 to 60 seconds
- Why her book is titled, The Resiliency rEvolution (small “r,” big “E”)
- Why long workouts really don’t produce better results
- The #1 way to elevate your fitness and get twice the results in half the time
- How Jenny manages stress day-to-day
- Jenny’s 5 Core Beliefs and how they guide her behavior and decision-making on a daily basis
- Why recovery is so vital to our ability to perform at a high level
- What selling her Powerhouse product on QVC taught her about failure
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