114: The Neuroscience of Self-Compassion — the Next Level of Authentic Leadership and Growth, with Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi, ND


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In today’s episode, my colleague, Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi, ND from the Entrepology Performance Labs is joining me! We’re going to be talking about the benefits of self-compassion, what it actually means, and how to truly begin to engage in it.

So many of us have this dialogue in our heads that self-compassion is something that will slow us down. If any part of you feels like, “Ugh, I don’t have time to go there,” or, “It’s not for me,” when I mention self-compassion — let me tell you this: this podcast has been created entirely for you. The thing about self-compassion is that it’s an act of leadership — not only to yourself; but towards your team, your family, and all those you influence. In fact, moving to that next level of your life will require that how you engage in self-compassion starts to change.

Self-compassion is not pouring a glass of wine at the end of the day, self-compassion is not (necessarily) having a bubble bath or getting your nails done; self-compassion is about the way that you speak to yourself. And I cannot think of anyone better than Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi to take us through the neuroscience of self-compassion today!

Key Takeaways:

[1:30] About today’s episode with my colleague, Dr. K.

[4:42] Welcoming Dr. K. to the podcast!

[5:35] Yashar gives some context about why he is particularly passionate about this topic.

[9:02] What does self-compassion actually mean?

[11:02] How to start getting into the mindset of self-compassion, and the three pillars of self-compassion.

[14:54] How Dr. K. helps interrupt the limiting beliefs in those who feel like they don’t have enough time for self-compassion.

[21:22] How to start facilitating a culture of self-compassion in a leadership role.

[24:29] Dr. K. dives into the three systems of managing our emotions in the brain and their importance in helping us renew our minds so we can execute at our highest level.

[32:00] How we can start to move forward with engaging in self-compassion.

[41:00] Dr. K.’s question for listeners.

[43:55] About our masterclass and where to register!

[47:30] Dr. K.’s key performance indicators.

[50:13] Where to find Dr. K. online!

Mentioned in This Episode:

Entrepology Performance Labs

Ep 111: “Radical Restoration — How to Tap into Unlimited Energy and Productivity as the CEO of Your Life”


Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi’s TEDx Talk (Video)

The Neuroscience of Compassion Masterclass * Date change – June 4th!

Brendon Burchard

@DrKNDCoach on Twitter

@DrKNDCoach on Instagram

More About Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi

Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi, ND, ACC is a Naturopathic Doctor, a Certified Brain-Based Executive Coach, and co-founder of MINDSHIFT NINJA. Dr. K., as he is commonly referred to, graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and applies his training from the NeuroLeadership Institute and the Institute of HeartMath to help individuals optimize mind-body performance for business, sport, relationships, and personal health and well-being.

Dr. K. continues to enjoy teaching Health Psychology at CCNM, is a drummer in a rock band, and is madly in love with his family.

Connect with my Guest:

Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi’s Profile on Entrepology Performance Labs

@DrKNDCoach on Twitter

@DrKNDCoach on Instagram

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Dr. K. challenges you to think about the one area in your life where you feel you have some form of expertise around. Ask yourself, “How good was I the day I started?” The only reason why you are where you are today is that you kept showing up through the challenges and stayed connected to the reasons why you wanted to do the work. Building mindset muscles is the same thing — we all have to start somewhere. Let us know how you are starting today and follow up on The Entrepology Podcast Facebook page — because when you are accountable, you are helpable!

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