57: Patrick McKeown on How Breathing Through Your Nose Will Change Your Body, Brain, & Business

Patrick McKeown on How Breathing Through Your Nose Will Change Your Body, Brain, & Business

Welcome to episode 57 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

The majority of people give very little thought to their breathing. But today’s guest, world-class breathing expert Patrick McKeown is stopping by for a fascinating discussion around breathing and why one of the biggest obstacles to better cognitive and physical health along with business performance is how we breathe. The human face is getting smaller, and the breath is getting faster. And this isn’t an ideal scenario.

This is one of the many mind-blowing facts that Patrick is sharing. Patricks is the author of “The Oxygen Advantage” + many more books. This episode is jam-packed with practical tips that will immediately help you further your superhuman journey.


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Wrapping up a session with Patricks Sports Mask

In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Patrick got involved and became an expert in breathing
  • 1 simple way to assess the quality of your sleep each morning
  • The basics of breathing and how to immediately improve your breathing
  • The downsides of over-breathing
  • Anxiety, stress, and weight loss connection to the way you breathe
  • The connection between mouth breathing as a child and jaw development
  • Why improper breathing is reducing your athletic and business performance
  • How to increase your HRV through simple breathing exercises
  • The measures of a good leader (highly applicable in today’s business climate)
  • How to assess your breathing by measuring your BOLT Score (The Body Oxygen Level Test)
  • The beginning steps to building a high performing brain
  • Why you’ll want to avoid extractions for orthodontics and never get retractions
  • How to go about exercising and retraining yourself to breathe properly (the same techniques various high performing athletes have used)
  • About face masks and how it affects your breathing
  • And much more

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56: Actress and Singer Luba Mason on Creating Your Own Musical Genre, Taking Risks, and Staying Healthy

Actress and Singer Luba Mason on Creating Your Own Musical Genre, Taking Risks, and Staying Healthy

Welcome to episode 56 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Luba Mason stopping by for a fascinating discussion on creating your own musical genre, her journey which many entrepreneurs will appreciate, building up the courage muscle inside the music industry, and staying healthy. Luba possesses a myriad of talents. She’s been successful on Broadway, is rising in Hollywood, and has multiple albums including her brand new one ‘Triangle’. Luba’s voice has been described as “A voice as big and rich as a star-filled night sky.”

There’s a high likelihood you won’t be stepping into the recording studio soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t extract lessons from it and then apply it to your life. I really enjoyed this interview, and I think you will as well.

And don’t forget, after listening to our conversation, go get a copy of Triangle, which is available at all major outlets. Click on the link here to be directed to your outlet of preference.


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In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • Luba’s lessons and insights during the pandemic
  • Luba’s background
  • Luba’s journey to Broadway
  • The realities of show business
  • The difference between Broadway and Hollywood
  • Why you should take risks
  • Where Luba gets her inspiration to create
  • The impetus behind creating an entirely new musical genre called ‘Mixtura’ (it’s a very good entrepreneurial lesson as well)
  • What it’s like being in a relationship with another artist and actor
  • About Luba’s new album ‘Triangle’ and the basis for it
  • Luba’s process for deciding which songs to include on ‘Triangle’
  • The powerhouses working with Luba on ‘Triangle’
  • What Luba wishes she known before entering the industry
  • How Luba maintains her health and wellbeing
  • And much more

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53: Aaron Houghton on a $150 Million+ Exit, The Dark Sides of Entrepreneurship, and Keeping Founders Mentally Healthy

Aaron Houghton on a $150 Million+ Exit, The Dark Sides of Entrepreneurship, and Keeping Founders Mentally Healthy

Welcome to episode 53 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Aaron Houghton, serial entrepreneur and the founder of ‘The Founders First System’. Being an entrepreneur is oftentimes glorified, and the dark sides are rarely discussed. Entrepreneurs are 2x more likely to have depression, 3x more likely for substance abuse problems, 6x more likely for ADHD, and 11x more likely for bipolar disorders.

In this episode, Aaron is dropping wisdom from being an entrepreneur since the age of 17. You’re going to learn some life habits that will build resilience as you build your company along with a discussion on the importance of your non-work identity.


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In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why Aaron’s business exit of over $150 million didn’t deliver “happiness”
  • Aaron’s wake up moment and panic attack that changed everything
  • Aaron’s backstory and where his entrepreneurial itch began
  • Founders First System’s origin
  • The importance of your non-work identity
  • Why entrepreneurs struggle to connect health and business with each other
  • The short term beneficial entrepreneurial habits that become long term detriments
  • Using metrics to track your mental health
  • How to achieve sustained peak performance
  • Advice to entrepreneurs during these weird and highly uncertain times (or any other times of uncertainty)
  • Aaron’s mental health and fitness routine
  • And much more

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