DB 002: Dana Wilde On How To “Train Your Brain” To Achieve Your Dreams

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TODAY’S GUEST

In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Dana Wilde, the best selling author of Train Your Brain and President/CEO of The Mind Aware, an organization currently helping thousands of entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and independent professionals to grow their businesses in record time. On her own podcast, The Mind Aware Show, Dana interviews celebrity experts on positive mindset and cutting edge marketing strategies for entrepreneurs. She is also passionate about helping animals, playing baritone ukulele, practicing Kundalini yoga, and creating raw food dishes.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • What it means to be a “Brain Trainer.”
  • What to do when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed.
  • What does Mind Awareness mean and why is it so important to be self-aware.
  • How you can train your brain to think more positively.
  • What mantras are and how kids can use them too.
  • The benefits of positive thinking in a variety of aspects of your life, from taking tests to improving skills at a sport and even convincing your parents to get a dog!
  • Why it is important to start the day with positive intention.
  • What Dana does for fun when she is not working, and why it is important to take breaks and how it can boost your productivity.
  • The correlation between happiness and success.
  • The secret to getting over moments of doubt.

RESOURCES

FREE, PERSONALIZED ACTIVITY SHEET

In this episode, Dana stressed the importance of mantras and how they could have a beneficial impact on your life. We are challenging you to do 7-days of positive mantras.  Start the day off right by reciting your mantra out loud and really believe the words as you say them.  We created this personalized mantra tracker sheet that you can use to add your own face and name to the sheet, and track your progress!   This is a 100% free download and you can create as many as you want — we encourage the entire family to participate!  Click here to claim you free download.

 

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, POSTPALCLUB.COM

The sponsor of Dream Big is PostPalClub.com — a monthly membership club that includes 4 personalized postcards, pre-stamped and ready-to-send to friends and family.  For a limited time only, we are offering the 1st month of the Post Pal Club for only $1.   That’s just 25 cents each for 4 postcards and it already includes the stamps as well!!   To take advantage of this offer while it is still available use the code DREAMBIG at checkout.  You can learn more at PostPalClub.com!

DB 001: Introduction | What To Expect | Meet your hosts Eva and Olga Karpman

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LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST

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We are excited to introduce the Dream Big Podcast co-hosted by Eva Karpman (as of this publication, 7-years-old and in 2nd grade!), and Eva’s mom Olga Karpman.    In this 1st episode, you’ll hear our fun jingle that will play at the beginning of each episode, learn why Eva and Olga decided to create this podcast, and get to know our hosts with some fun facts about their lives.   Learn why Olga has an accent (were you able to guess where she is from?) and what Eva loves most about her summer vacation to Mexico.

 

 

As discussed in this episode, the goal of our podcast is not only to inspire you to dream big but also to take action. That’s why for each episode, we will be providing a customizable download for our community with a fun exercise regarding what was discussed on the episode.  For this 1st episode, we just want our audience to start thinking about their big dreams.   If you click here, you’ll be able to create an adorable personalized sheet featuring the illustration shown below with your very own face and name.  The download is 100% free and you can create one for each member of the family 🙂

We hope you enjoyed this first episode, and the custom download.   We’d love to know what your big dream is… . Feel free to share in the comment section below!

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, POSTPALCLUB.COM

The sponsor of Dream Big is PostPalClub.com — a monthly membership club that includes 4 personalized postcards, pre-stamped and ready-to-send to friends and family.  For a limited time only, we are offering the 1st month of the Post Pal Club for only $1.   That’s just 25 cents each for 4 postcards and it already includes the stamps as well!!   To take advantage of this offer while it is still available use the code DREAMBIG at checkout.  You can learn more at PostPalClub.com!

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7 Ways For Kids To Stay Positive (Works for Adults Too!) & The 7-Day Positive Mindset Challenge

Staying positive is a daunting challenge even for most adults.  But I think we would all agree that there are huge benefits to having a positive attitude, and cultivating a “half glass full” mindset at a young age will set you up for success and happiness in life.  In the video below, Eva and I offer 5 ways to help your kids develop a positive mindset.  Not surprisingly, these same suggestions can work wonders for adults too.  

  1. Listen To Upbeat Music – The right music can instantly put you in a good mood.  Everyone has different tastes in music — but when your favorite song comes on — there is no denying that your troubles can at least temporarily fade away.  We love to play dance music in our house because not only does it sound incredible, but it gets you moving which also elevates your mood.  
  2. Have A Good Laugh – There is nothing like a good laugh to put you in a good mood.  Indeed, when you laugh, endorphins are released triggering positive feelings in your body.  Whenever Olga or I come across funny (kid-appropriate) video on Youtube, we make a point to bookmark it and watch the video with Eva later.  After dinner last night, our whole family laughed our way through this “Carpool Karaoke” clip with Late Show host James Corden and Stevie Wonder.  It put all of us in a great mood.
  3. Go For A Walk – This suggestion might sound strange at first.  But when you think about it, healthy, active people tend to be happier.   Going for a walk also gives you an opportunity to unplug and take the time to reflect on your day.  When the weather is nice, we try to take a short walk as a family after dinner where we can have some quality time together, breath in the fresh air, and enjoy a nice conversation.
  4. Create Art – Exercising your creativity through art is a great outlet to express emotions and increase happiness levels.  We try to carve out at least one time per week for Eva to do an arts and craft project — whether it is painting with watercolors, drawing with chalk on our driveway, or designing a necklace.  Without fail, these projects calm her energy and she completes each one with a sense of accomplishment that positively impacts her mood for the rest of the day.
  5. Be A Source Of Positivity For Others –  It is impossible not to be happy when you put a smile on someone else’s face.   It can be as easy as giving a hug to a friend who is going through a tough time, or calling a relative out of the blue just to say how much you appreciate them.   Try to make it a daily habit to bring positivity into the life of someone you love, and you’ll see the beneficial impact that has on your own mindset as well.

We hope that this video and article inspires you to be more positive.  And we’ve created a tool that could help you do just that!  Specifically, we are offering a free 7-Day Positive Mindset challenge.  You can customize the challenge sheet with your own face and name.  The idea is to spend an entire week working on your attitude and taking action to cultivate a positive mindset in your life.  You can use the methods we describe above, and of course, we would love to hear your suggestions in the comments below.  Our customizable challenge sheet is 100% free to download and print, and you can create them for your entire family 🙂