I have this ongoing “chicken or the egg” question about what really comes first when we move towards optimal health. Is it your mindset that drives the performance that enables you to live your best life or is it your health that drives your mindset? Luckily today, I have the perfect guest to help me answer this exact question: Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi, also known as Dr. K.
Yashar is an accomplished Naturopathic Doctor and Brain-Based Executive Coach. He is incredible when it comes to understanding how we need to change, not only what we are thinking, but the way we are thinking to be able to actualize on our true potential.
This episode, Dr. K. and I get into all sorts of things today including the very cool, “biohacking” gadgets that he uses in his practice to help people understand and feel what it’s like to truly be calm and integrated with themselves (so that they have a platform upon which they can start to move forward, in terms of their own understanding of health and personal potential.) We also talk about Dr. K.’s approach and practice in general and dive deep into how people can better themselves — both in mindset and in their health.
[1:44] About my guest today, Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi.
[3:03] Welcoming Dr. K. to the podcast.
[3:29] About Dr. K,’s background and how he got to where he is today!
[5:40] What makes people want to be better?
[6:45] Why is it that some people don’t want to be better?
[9:13] What is it about Dr. K.’s experiences that enabled to him approach life in this way?
[11:16] What is a Brain-Based Executive Coach?
[13:23] Dr. K.’s approach as a Brain-Based Executive Coach.
[15:25] How Brain-Based Executive Coaching intersects with naturopathic medicine.
[19:05] Dr. K. gives a starting point for re-orienting how you think, view, and appropriately question things.
[21:56] How long does it generally take Dr. K. to get people to the place they need to be?
[23:18] For people to be successful, is it a prerequisite that they’ve dealt with everything in their past?
[25:06] Dr. K. talks about his quote: “It’s much easier for us to create new neural pathways related to new behaviors than to destroy the ones that we had previously established.” He also illustrates the idea with a quick story.
[29:30] Dr. K. talks about some of the cool, “biohacking” gadgets that he uses in his practice.
[32:25] How Dr. K. incorporates these devices into his practice.
[33:12] What does Dr. K. do in his practice to help support people’s parasympathetic side?
[36:47] Key practices that Dr. K. engages in on a daily basis.
[38:40] How Dr. K. defines health.
[41:03] Dr. K.’s key performance indicators.
[44:43] About Dr. K. joining us at Entrepology Performance Labs.
[45:48] Where to find Dr. K. online.
Mentioned in This Episode:
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol S. Dweck
Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, by Marshall B. Rosenberg
The Awakened Family: How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children, by Shefali Tsabary
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More About Yashar Khosroshahi
Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi is a Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Brain-Based Executive Coach. He is deeply committed to training people to achieve optimal mind/body performance to live an empowered and healthful life. He has dedicated his life to studying the science of the human body, mind, and performance, and understanding how to apply this knowledge in a meaningful way.
Dr. K graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) while applying his training from the NeuroLeadership Institute and the Institute of HeartMath to help individuals be their best in business, sport, relationships, and personal health and well-being.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. K keeps busy as the co-founder of MINDSHIFT NINJA, a Health Psychology teacher at CCNM, a husband and a father, and as a drummer in a rock band.
Connect with my Guest:
Websites: DrKND.com and Mindshift.Ninja
Social Media: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
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CALL TO ACTION
Some starting points in terms of re-orienting how we think and expand our capacity for how we view things in a different way involve a few key ingredients. 1) You need some quiet space alone from everybody. 2) You need to ask yourself powerful, intrinsic questions to help you understand why you do the things you do on a deeper level. 3) Live harmoniously with your ideals. Try taking these first few steps and follow-up on the Entrepology Podcast Facebook page — because when you are accountable, you are helpable.
“I think the first place … is meeting them where they’re at.” — Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi
“If there’s anything I like to think I do, it’s that I help people learn how to think, feel, and behave or process challenges so that they can show up at their best.”
— Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi
“I hope I can empower [people] in learning more about themselves so that … dietary changes take on a deeper meaning and they’re willing to take this and apply it to all realms of their life.” — Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi
“I think sometimes another challenge we fall upon is that we think success is a linear approach, and it’s not.” — Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi
“That’s the beauty of transformation: you keep digging.” — Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi
“The goal isn’t to be perfect because that’s just a fantasy; the goal is to be better at understanding one’s self so that you can be better at providing value to the people around you.” — Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi