I’m pretty sure every one of us has experienced some level of high stress, especially these days! I am here with Jeff Banman, a former firefighter, U.S. Army Ranger, and CIA Counter-terrorism Operator. He’s made a career of studying successful people and discovering which variables allow them to survive or even thrive in stressful situations. Jeff has taken all he’s learned from years of conducting operations and missions all over the world and applied it to all aspects of modern-day parenting.
Jeff is a parent as well, so we also talk about how to foster this mindset of resilience and strength in your kids from an early age. I think you’ll enjoy this super creative and science-based way to look at adversity as much as I did.
Episode Highlights With Jeff Banman
- What combat situations teach us about the brain
- Jeff’s three Cs that allow kids (and adults) to thrive: comfort, confidence, and creativity
- Why parenting may be the toughest and most important leadership role anyone can have
- What it means to live in a conscious parenting zone
- Tips and strategies for getting comfortable with discomfort
- How heart rate variability lets us see stress
- Ways to find (and create) calm even when there’s chaos
- How to judge an acceptable and healthy level of risk for kids
- Why Jeff made it his life’s mission to help people be more resilient
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Mindset Radio Podcast
- Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind & Create a New One by Joe Dispenza
- Ryan Holiday books (Stillness Is the Key and more)
- Mark Manson books (The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and more)
- Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman
Can you relate to Jeff’s life lessons? What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
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