#30 - The ripple effect and body-mind connections

1- Topic of the week

A ripple effect is a situation in which, like ripples expanding across the water when an object is dropped into it, an effect from an initial state can be followed outwards incrementally. Thank you Wikipedia.

Personal growth follows a similar pattern. Amazing achievements are the result of simple things performed consistently. This is what makes the difference in the long term because you create a positive self-reinforcing loop.

For example, when you start managing your time better, you can find the time to start meditation. You become less stressed and more productive, which allows you to learn something new, like an instrument or a language. This stimulates your brain and neurogenesis, so you can learn more and more things. You become more productive which allows you to take the time to exercise more. What do you get out of this? More energy & more productivity…

Unfortunately, ripple effects work both ways. Let’s say you go to sleep a bit too late because you watched that extra episode on Netflix. The next day, you wake up tired so you skip your morning routine. You start the day stressed and sluggish, which affects your performance and willpower…

Make sure you create positive feedback loops, and you do it with simple but consistent actions, targeting both your mind and body.

“You have to exercise, or at some point you’ll just break down.”
— Barack Obama

2- Great content of the week

I was reminded of this when I listened to this amazing podcast with Dr. Greg Wells, author of the book… The ripple effect. Nothing groundbreaking but a great sum up of the fundamentals to master this ripple effect.

3- UNLOCKT news

A few new people starting the programs this week which is amazing!

I’ve just finishing a brand new program that I’m very excited about: the body-mind connections programs.

More info here, but the idea is to create new habits that trigger a ripple effect between mind and body. Everything is backed by the latest science (especially neuroscience, epigenetics and biochemistry) and very empowering as we have much more control over our body & mind than we thought.

Let me know if you’re interested, always happy to chat further.

💌 Love,
Alex