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This improved my brain; I don’t have Alzheimer’s; My own team benefited; Brain injury from piano

…keeping you healthy


Executive Energy/Health — it's easier to lead and scale a business if you have sufficient energy and brain health – the focus of my insights this week. Let's start with the brain.

Memory Problems, ADD, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction…If you or someone you love is struggling with ADD, anxiety, depression, addictions, obsessiveness, anger, or memory problems, then consider reading Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Dr. Daniel Amen. Then visit an Amen Clinic (several around the US) – I was glad to find out I have little chance of getting Alzheimer's, for instance, but my brain scans also revealed lingering issues from a brain injury I sustained playing the piano – don't ask!

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life — today (Nov 3) my friend and colleague Daniel G. Amen, MD, #1 New York Times best-selling author, double board certified psychiatrist and host of 10 national public television specials about the brain, released a revised, updated and expanded version of his mega-bestselling book, Change Your Brain,Change Your Life. The book has sold nearly a million copies and is translated into 26 languages – 5 gifts below for ordering through the link.

50% New Info — People have shared with Dr. Amen (including two people on my team) how the information in his book saved marriages, helped to optimize school or work performance, and helped people fight off anxiety and depression. After 17 years since its first publication, there is so much new information in neuroscience and from Amen Clinics that Dr. Amen felt he needed to revise and expand his seminal work. This edition contains 50% new information and offers the latest research on how to apply the strategies, tips, and tools to improve mood, focus, memory, and overall success, by optimizing the physical function of your brain.

Top 100 Science Stories Discover Magazine named the research Dr. Amen and his team published this year, using brain SPECT imaging to distinguish between emotional trauma and physical trauma in the brain, one of the top 100 stories in all of science in 2015 (in the January Issue, out in December).

NFL Concussions — FYI, it was Dr. Amen that broke the story on NFL concussions and how American football is damaging so many brains. And with over 100,000 brain scans, he's amassing the definitive database to help find deeper correlations to improve brain health.

5 Free Gifts — I'm helping to publicize Dr. Amen's book. Click on the link below to order the book and get 5 amazing free gifts you can use immediately to boost your brain and your life, including an audio of a 12 minute meditation, which Dr. Amen has shown in 3 published scientific studies to boost blood flow to the prefrontal cortex (the most human part of the brain) and help with memory, after just 8 weeks.



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Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0); Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity. He is an investor in many scale-ups. A father of four, he enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.