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#6: Martine Kveim – Great Lessons You Can Learn From Positive Psychology

Martine an entrepreneur, kitesurfer and expert on positive psychology. She has co-founded Young Happy Minds which teaches kids about positive psychology and now also expanded with courses to adults. She shares techniques from positive psychology to live a more happy life and perform at your best.  

Shownotes:

  • 1.35: How Martine got started with positive psychology.  
  • 2.30: Martines journey for meaning through kitesurfing, meditation to positive psychology.
  • 4.35: What positive psychology is.
  • 6.40: The PERMA model.
  • 09.48: Why you should start a gratitude journal.
  • 14.20: Working with positive psychology and prisoners.
  • 15.16: How our brains are hardwired for the negative.
  • 18.08: Why exercise might be better than antidepressant
  • 21.00: How random acts of kindness can make you happier.
  • 23.12: What Young Happy Minds is.
  • 28.16: What happiness does to your performance and why you should give your doctor a lollipop.
  • 32.19: Martines routines.

 

Links to people mentioned:

Tal Ben Shahar: http://www.talbenshahar.com/

Dr. Martin Seligman: https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/faculty-profile/profile-dr-martin-seligman

Shawn Achor: http://www.shawnachor.com/

Alexander Aventh: https://growthisland.io/2-alexander-avanth-how-to-use-technology-in-a-mindful-manner-that-improves-your-life/

 

Links to selected resources:

 

Final recommendations from Martine:

  • Write down 3 things you are grateful for each day or 3 days a week.

 

Links to Martine:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/martine-kveim-8a902226/

https://www.younghappypros.com/

http://www.younghappyminds.com/

#5: Martin Kremmer – How to use biohacking to avoid jetlag and burnout

Martin Kremmer is a biohacker and founder of Biohacker Center Denmark. He works as a Digital Architect at EY Global where he travels 100+ days a year and has found a way to do so without getting jet lag. He shares his story of being close to burnout and how biohacking has gotten him back on a healthy track again. How he uses biohacking to stay at the top of his game and how he mitigate a gene mutation that he and 25% of the world has. Read More

#4: Sarah Hammeken – What to ask yourself to figure out what you really want to do

Sarah Hammeken is a mind, performance and success coach. She helps professionals to find their vision & reach their full potential. Her background is Management Consulting in Deloitte and HR in different companies. Sarah shares her story of the “perfect” life that felt very imperfect. She tells how she is now pursuing her dream and some of the tools she uses to help others pursue their dream and find optimal performance. THIS EPISODE IS IN DANISH – all future episodes will be in English. Read More

#3: Daniel Espeland – Why you should start eating mushrooms today

What the hell should we eat? It is like every second day a new article is being published saying something is bad for you. Well to counter that it turns out mushrooms could be something to add more to our diet. That is why I had Daniel Espeland who a biohacker and mushroom expert on the podcast. He is a food entrepreneur and now works on food innovation with www.frokost.dk which supplies several million meals a year to companies in Denmark and Holland. Daniel shares his vast knowledge about mushrooms in this episode and ends up sharing his top biohacking routines. Read More

#2: Alexander Avanth – How to use technology in a mindful manner that improves your life

Alexander Avanth is a former monk, experienced meditation teacher, has done a Tedx talk with the title Navigating digital mindfulness and today helps companies and individuals in the role he defines as Spiritual Technologist.

It is a very honest talk where Alexander shares his experience about life not always being Instagram perfect but actually difficult and having anger. He shares how he uses meditation to deal with challenges and negative emotions.

He shares some of his routines and practices for living a mindful life

He also touch on how to use technology in a mindful manner that improves your life

I hope you get as much out of the interview as I did. I have definitely reflected on several of his point and already downloaded one of the apps he mention.

You can find links in the show notes to the different tools that Alexander reference throughout the podcast. So lets jump into the conversation.

Show notes:

  • Why Alexander is being called a spiritual technologist. 2:25
  • How Alexanders Thai heritage among other things brought him to become a Buddhist monk. 4:30
  • How to get accepted to study as a monk. 6:58
  • How some monks use technology. 13:25
  • What Alexanders Tedx was about. 14:56
  • How Alexander uses social media. 16:34
  • Calling people instead of texting. 18:40
  • Tracking phone use to stay mindful of how the phone is used. 19:00
  • Tracking your time spend on a computer. 19:46
  • Setting a timer to stay focused and be productive. 20:23
  • The app Alexander use for motivation. 22:02
  • Setting intentions for the day in turbulent times. 24.20
  • A routine for journaling and what to write down. 25:23
  • Finding out what makes you happy. 26:30
  • How Alexander got started with meditation and how it helped him through depression. 33:20
  • Why you should meet your anger and then let it go. 37:45
  • How Alexander currently meditate and why you should not start with that practice when being new to meditation. 40:43
  • Figure out your reason for meditating. 45:16
  • A powerful way to meditate with a partner. 47:30

 

Links to selected resources:

Alexanders Tedx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBjtgGqNcLg

https://inthemoment.io/

https://www.rescuetime.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/motivate-daily-motivation/id1068278823?mt=8

https://drjoedispenza.com/collections/books/products/breaking-the-habit-of-being-yourself-paperback-book

https://www.headspace.com/

https://www.calm.com/

https://insighttimer.com/

 

Links to people mentioned:

 

One ending tip from Alexander:

  • Pursue the mission of becoming the best version of yourself
    • You can start by sitting down and thinking about a time when you were the best version of yourself. Then reflect on what the circumstances where at that point.
    • If you cannot come up with a time you were the best version of yourself. Then it is an opportunity to explore and take risks to test out what it takes to be the best version of yourself.
    • If you right now in time is the best version of yourself then congratulations my friend. That joyful situation means you have a responsibility to yourself and society to nurture this state so you can continue to stay in this wonderful situation and contribute to others. The best time to fix your roof is when it is not raining.

 

Links to Alexander:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/avanth/

https://www.instagram.com/avanthgarde

https://www.avanth.io/

#1: Niels Vium – How to start your day and be productive at work

How do I get the most out of the day? That is a question I often ask my self.  I, therefore, got Niels Vium on the podcast. He is an expert on productivity and is the host on Mindcast which is one of the most popular danish podcast on productivity. He has through his podcast interviewed some of Denmark’s most successful people and experts within different fields of productivity. He also works as a consultant in LEAD – enter next level where he helps companies to bring their employees energy and productivity to the next level.   Read More