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How To Train Your Willpower (Part 2) with Dave Asprey

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Here are the action steps you can take to train your willpower   Is it possible to train willpower? The answer is yes if you know the core issues waning your willpower. And that’s what Dave Asprey breaks down for you in this episode. You’ll be learning the bulletproof way of training your willpower based on the “Fs” of Fear, Food, F**k, and additionally Fat, Feel and Figure.   We highly recommend you listen to the previous episode, “Dave Asprey on hacking the 3 “F” words of willpower (Part 1)” so you don’t miss out on the additional information he’s shared there.    “The most powerful thing might not be learning how to turn off the fear but learning how to feel when you go into it.” — Dave Asprey   Highlights from the episode:

  • The effects of the fight or flight mode and what you can do about it
  • Recognizing the different rhythms between a fear-based heartbeat versus a calm heartbeat
  • How to incorporate Heart Rate Variability Training into your everyday life
  • Dave shares a breathing exercise to help you move from sympathetic to a parasympathetic nervous system
  • The tools Dave uses to turn the dial down on fear (links in resources below)
  • An exercise Dave does with his kids before they sleep to help them train their resilience towards wins and failures
  • What happens when you don’t get enough sleep and what to do about it for your body
  • How neurofeedback training can help you to turn off the mental chatter that feeds your fears
  • The 3 letter “F” word that helps Dave to maintain a stable delivery of energy to his head
  • The active changes in your body when you stop eating food which causes inflammation and cravings
  • How Dave experimented with the Taoist equation to immortality by basing it on Napoleon Hill’s book, “Think and Grow Rich.”

  People mentioned in the episode:

  • Emily (Fletcher)
  • HeartMath Institute
  • 40 Years of Zen
  • Vishen Lakhiani
  • Dr. Mark Hyman
  • Harvey Kellogg
  • Napoleon Hill

  Resources mentioned in the episode:

  We’d recommend you listen to Dave’s previous episode:

  • Dave Asprey on hacking the 3 “F” words of willpower (Part 1)

  For more materials, we’d recommend the following articles:

  Here’s a powerful quote by Dave for you to leave with, “It’s not important that you look a certain way, it’s important that you feel a certain way.” — Dave Asprey   Here at Mindvalley, we’re committed to more than just personal growth. We’re determined to push humanity forward by empowering our audience, like yourself, to unleash your fullest potential, to be extraordinary, by using the most powerful tool of all — education.   Mindvalley’s A-Fest is an event pool of inspiring talks from incredible change-makers just like Dave, Marisa, and Sonia. If you’d like to learn more about Mindvalley’s A-Fest, visit our website at and apply to become part of our curated community and attend incredible events dedicated to personal transformation.    ***   The Mindvalley Podcast aims to bring to you the greatest teachers and thought leaders on the planet to discuss the world’s most powerful ideas in personal growth for mind, body, spirit, and work.   For show notes and related content, visit   Discover how to hack your body for enhanced health & longevity in this FREE Mindvalley Masterclass:


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