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601 – Rewire your brain for success: Tom interviews ST Rappaport

ST Rappaport works with growing entrepreneurs who, despite trying everything, they still feel powerless to find, focus and increase their productivity. And she assists them in rewiring their brains so they can remove overwhelm and finally get things done and grow their business. And she has LifePix University. That's where she helps growing entrepreneurs solve their core problems, so they can become more efficient and effective in their personal and professional life.

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[03:25] Tom's introduction to ST Rappaport

[07:46] Getting attention, oxytocin and focusing

[10:34] Multitasking vs task switching

[13:09] Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment

[17:50] Creating Relationship Photography

[20:00] Helping people outside her professional field

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[23:50] LifePix University and the podcast

[26:45] Not finding your keys, memory function and rewiring the brain

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Episode 601 – ST Rappaport
[00:00:09] Welcome to Screw the Commute. The entrepreneurial podcast dedicated to getting you out of the car and into the money, with your host, lifelong entrepreneur and multimillionaire, Tom Antion.

[00:00:24] Hey, everybody, is Tom here with Episode 601 A Screw the Commute podcast? I'm here with ST Rappaport. Now, ST always wanted to be more productive, and she tried many courses and methods, but she could never fully implement them. And even though she tried really, really hard, and that was because of the way her brain was wired. And as she rewired her brain and saw how it affected every single aspect of her life, she knew more people needed this. And I can tell you, that's for sure. All right. So it was time to help more people solve their core problems and stop feeling helpless and accomplish what they truly want to do. I'm going to bring her on in a minute to tell you how to do that. All right. I hope you didn't miss episode 600. That was our Memorial Day fax. And this included a recitation of the famous traditional poem in Flanders Fields. And and, you know, we're we're we're big on pro-military here. And we just really want people to think about what what went on and why yesterday happened or excuse me, Monday happened. All right. So make sure you pick up a copy of our automation e-book. This e-book has saved me. We actually estimated it a couple of years ago, seven and one half million keystrokes. I mean, you're literally crazy if you don't use the cheap and free tips in this book. And this isn't like a three page checklist. This is a 60 or 70 page book showing you how to automate your business. And I got to tell you, I want people spending time with customers and prospects and developing products and services, not fighting with their computer. It's got cell phone tips and all kinds of stuff in it.

[00:02:16] So grab a copy at screwthecommute.com/automatefree. And just want to remind you about our really awesome program we have for persons with disabilities. We're getting them scholarships in the Internet and digital marketing. One, two of the people are blind and they're shooting better, better videos than I do. So very inspiring, these people. So we have a GoFundMe campaign helping to finance their scholarships and you can check it out at my school website IMTCVA.org/disabilities. Click through to the. Go Fund Me campaign and you can see their videos and all their updates. So it's really beautiful and I'm just thrilled to be able to change their lives. All right. Hey, our podcast app went offline out of the App Store for a couple of days, and so Apple finally got their act together and got it back up there. So make sure you pick up a copy at screwthecommute.com/app. And you can put us on your cell phone and tablet and take us with you on the road.

[00:03:25] Well, let's get to the main event. ST Rappaport works with growing entrepreneurs who, despite trying everything, they still feel powerless to find, focus and increase their productivity. And she assists them in rewiring their brains so they can remove overwhelm and finally get things done and grow their business. And she has LifePix University. That's where she helps growing entrepreneurs solve their core problems, so they can become more efficient and effective in their personal and professional life. ST, are you ready to screw? The commute?

[00:04:03] Yes. Thank you, Tom.

[00:04:06] All right, before we got on here, I saw your cute hairdo. Is that how you you put, like, antennas up on your head to rewire your brain or what? How does that work?

[00:04:16] Oh, I wish. I just like feeling like a five year old. So it's fun having space fun. Very cute. Tell you what, I get so many comments on it that.

[00:04:27] Oh, is that what they're called?

[00:04:28] Wants attention. You're like trying to get attention instead of like being that kid that like cries to get attention just where space, fun and everyone will stop you.

[00:04:35] So see, I wasn't familiar with that term. Space fun. Is that what that's called?

[00:04:40] Yeah.

[00:04:41] Space ID or just space?

[00:04:44] Space like. Like outer space o outer space.

[00:04:48] Well it's certainly works, but I have one the probably the most important question of today's interview. Where did you get the giant chess pieces in one of your promo pics?

[00:05:01] Oh, I like that question. Most definitely. One of the most important ones. I was somewhere. Where was I? And some remember, I think, oh, I think it was in Dallas. And we went to take pictures like in a place that has like all these little rooms to take pictures in. And one of them was that chest. And I think it was my favorite one because I just because of what chest does to your brain and you use the strategies for your brain, I was like, I love this.

[00:05:34] It's perfect for you now. Now, I heard one thing about doing crossword puzzles helps people create new neural pathways in their brain and keep them from getting dementia sooner. Is that got any basis? In fact.

[00:05:52] Yes. So most definitely when you do anything challenging, anything that makes you actually think you are growing new dendrites, you are growing new neuron connections in your brain. So it keeps your brain from dying. So most definitely.

[00:06:06] Wow. So you originally said if you're doing anything challenging that that works. But I'd have to disagree with that because I know if you try to pick up a girl in a bar, that's challenging, but I don't think it helps your brain at all.

[00:06:23] Och, brain challenging. Let's change that.

[00:06:27] Okay. Now I see.

[00:06:29] That it could be something to do with work that you have to like. It's not typical, right? Like crossword we think is for the brain, but it could be you're doing something new in your business and it's a challenge for your brain to figure it out. That will also.

[00:06:41] Work. Well, I must be a good shape then, because I'm a continuous learner from the Japanese principle of Kaizen, you know, continuous improvement and learning. I'm always learning something. I mean, even if I'm watching a YouTube video on how to pressure wash your building, you know that that's is that what you're talking about? I'm learning.

[00:07:03] I'm totally learning till the day you die. Exactly. Instead of just just like hiring someone to pressure wash, which sometimes it's the right thing to do. So that way you could spend more time on something else, but you could also learn about it. And yeah, in the beginning it's a challenge. If you think about it, it is the first time you wash your house. It's going to be much harder than the second or third time.

[00:07:20] Well, did you realize you can get arrested for power washing?

[00:07:24] Oh, could you? Oh, I didn't know that.

[00:07:25] Yeah, no, anybody knows that, but I've been studying. Yeah. So if you're doing a, a, a driveway and the chemicals that you're cleaning, the thing go down into the, the gutter and go into the gutter system. You can actually get arrested for that.

[00:07:43] Oh, my God. Yes. Okay, careful. You get arrested for.

[00:07:48] All right. Now, I got to get back to this space bun for a moment, because you mentioned about getting attention and I saw somewhere I think it was one of your Instagrams talking about how when people give you attention, it releases something called oxytocin. I'm not sure if that's a good thing for me or not because it's associated with breastfeeding.

[00:08:15] Yeah. So it's not really so much just attention, right? Like it's usually more focused attention when someone's like talking to you, concentrating on you and giving you like that deep connecting attention on a deeper level.

[00:08:28] And then I can breastfeed then.

[00:08:31] Then you'll feel good about yourself. You'll have good hormones floating around your brain and body.

[00:08:37] Oh, I was thinking I can help out with this formula crisis that we're going through with the kids. Can't can't find it. So so speaking of focus, though, one of the statements I've seen you make is that if if you do the things that you teach, that you will be able to focus without any side effects. What do you mean by that? What are the side effects of focusing?

[00:09:03] Yeah, I that is more alluded to medications that people have to take sometimes because of focusing. Now, I'm not a doctor and I'm not here to say whether medications are good or bad, but fact is that sometimes it creates side effects for people. Now there's really cool thing you could do to improve your sense of focus automatically that you don't need eventually even medication, and that is improve your sense of touch. The reason for that is the same part of your brain that's in charge of focus is also in charge of touch. So when you're improving your sense of touch automatically your focus improves.

[00:09:43] Wow, that's interesting. So what else can you do to improve your focus?

[00:09:50] Yes. So the reason you're not focusing is because something is going on in your brain, like your brain is having a hard time being able to process the information that is based on the cognitive functions that are happening in your brain. So when we say thinking it's not one big thing, thinking is actually made up of 28 cognitive functions. And those are the things that help us do our everyday tasks, including focusing. So when one of these cognitive functions are weak, it makes it hard for you to be able to focus. So in order to improve your sense of place, you want to improve your cognitive functions. That's like the basic. But then like ask me your question so I can explain it better based on what you want to hear.

[00:10:34] All right. Now, I have had a massively long career in being able to to do many, many things. I get more done before breakfast and most executives get done in a month. Are you against multitasking? Do you think that hurts your productivity or is it an individual thing?

[00:10:55] So actually, our brain doesn't multitask the tasks, which is I'm sure you've heard of that. So I'm all for doing a whole bunch of different things. But right now, even while you're trying to do this task and it seems like a person is multitasking, they're just switching really, really quickly from one task to another that it looks like they're multitasking even though they're just tasks. Yeah.

[00:11:21] I believe I believe that. But I mean, some people, by making a switch, it really discombobulated them. Where with me, I can switch, boom, switch back, boom. So I would say or would you say that that was more of an individual trait because. Yes, I do. Yes.

[00:11:41] 20 things. Yes. Yeah, it is more I think it's more individual. I like to say you want to work together with your brain, not against your brain. So as long as you understand your brain and how your brain works best, then go right ahead and do it like that.

[00:11:56] Okay, great. Now, I got to tell you, I was a little disappointed when I. I started reading your bio stuff because it says study works with young professionals. What about us old farts that are so far over the hill? We can't remember going up the hill. Can you help us or is it too late?

[00:12:18] Yes. So actually that was a bit of a mistake that I noticed a little bit later after you notice that. That said, young professionals, because there was a certain point where I was focusing specifically on helping young professionals. We're now, as you've noticed, moving away from the young professionals and working more with entrepreneurs. But really rewiring your brain could happen at any age, starting from when you're a baby. Usually like three, five people start doing it all the way up to one year. 90, 100.

[00:12:49] Oh, thank God. Now, yes.

[00:12:52] Your brain, as long as you don't stop, your brain continues growing and you do challenging things, you could always rewire your brain.

[00:13:00] I think I'm in good shape because I'm old, but I still act like a baby. So that could I could have twice the the effect there. Now, you were 17 years old when you I don't know what to call this joined or studied. This is it Feuerstein or Feuerstein instrumental enrichment method. Tell us about that.

[00:13:24] Yes. So that is the method based on all the work I do, everything that I'm telling you is not just coming out of thin air, but based on years and years of research called the four year method.

[00:13:35] What is it for.

[00:13:36] Justine or Justine.

[00:13:38] Or Justine?

[00:13:39] Yeah, for Justine. Instrumental and ritual.

[00:13:41] And that there was an Israeli person.

[00:13:44] Yes, it was an Israeli person. He was actually hired after the Holocaust to help the kids with their trauma. And he created this program where they afterwards realized it could actually help anyone with any sort of background. So Down syndrome special needs all the way through the gifted and anyone in between with any sort of background, these like universal cognitive functions their brain by then the they the make up is the same and you could use this method to help anyone.

[00:14:15] Wow. And and there's more than one level of it. Is that right?

[00:14:19] Yes, that's correct. Right. There's different the different aspects of it. But the best part of it, even like the foundation, everything is customized for every single person. So even if you might be doing this same paper as a ten year old, your conversations that you're having, what you're going to be learning from those papers are going to be really different. And it's going to rewire your brain on a deeper level.

[00:14:41] Wait, what? What papers are you talking about?

[00:14:43] Yes. So the method is these papers, right? So if we're working on rewiring your brain, they are they're specific, like fun pages speaking about and beginning of crossword puzzle. So not really crossword puzzles. They're more like shapes and thoughts and you have to find the shapes and the dots or different like pictures to figure out what's happening in there. And through that process of doing those papers, you learn to understand how your brain is working and how to work the paper more efficiently and effectively. So that way you could bridge those lessons into other areas of your life.

[00:15:19] Well, and how did you have the wherewithal at 17 years old to say, hey, I need this and go find it and do it?

[00:15:30] Yes. So it actually started way back before I was 17. My backstory is when.

[00:15:36] Child prodigy or genius or something.

[00:15:39] Not really have the opposite. When I was in fifth grade, I still struggled with reading and I would go to a lot of tutors and my parents spent a lot of money in it until my mom was like, Okay, I think we need something that's going to actually solve the problem. Now, my mom is Israeli and they're the the method is very popular. And she decided they brought in some trainers and I got quite a bit of sessions as a child and I saw what it did to me, not just in my reading and just not not just in school, but in my relationships, in my productivity, in the way of communicating with other people that I was like, okay, we need more of this. So by the time I was 17, I was doing it for enough years to know that it worked.

[00:16:17] Wow, that's amazing. Now, I think one of the definitions when I was looking it up is that it says it's a cognitive rehabilitation of brain injured individuals and psychiatric patients. So I was thinking you could have made a lot of money consulting on that Amber Heard Johnny Depp because they all needed it.

[00:16:38] Yes. So that guy was saying it really works with everyone. There's some like absolute crazy stories of like people who've, like, had massive brain injuries and are able to totally function based on this method. The reason why I didn't go into that area actually, and specifically worked with adults, regular, high functioning, like normal people, me and you, people who are making good money and people who want to make more money because. There's not enough people doing this method for adults like regular, normal adults. There's a lot of it's like this method is in over 40 countries around the world and there's a lot of stress on working on it, either with kids or with special needs or people with brain injuries. And I was like, okay, this works for everyone, so let's get it out to the wider.

[00:17:29] People. Yeah, amazing. And I was also a psych major, by the way. Were you? Yes, I was. But I think, you know, it's been so long ago, I think I got kicked out because I really lean towards that electric shock method. They were talking, I think. I can't remember. But now I got to take you. Well, I'm going to take you back a little bit. I have also heard another term that I never heard about before was a relationship photographer. What is that?

[00:18:04] Yes. So that was actually a term that I made up. It was something else I was doing in the past where where I took all my photography experience. And I, together with a method called creative journal Expressive Arts, like where you use your non-dominant hand to access your emotions and understand what's happening. And I combined the two of them together to create this relationship photography. So what I would do is I would take couples, pictures of couples in their ultimate state, of what they really want to be like, and then they would choose their favorite one. And with their non-dominant hand, they will journal about the picture to help them understand what specific actions do they have to take to help them get to that state.

[00:18:53] Wow. That is crazy interesting. And and what about the Creative Journal of Expressive Arts Coach? What was that?

[00:19:02] Yes. Right. So that was the method that I used together with relationship photography. Yeah, it's a method created by Dr. Yoshioka. Spoken about.

[00:19:14] Access. Let me spell that real quick. Hold on. I can't do it. Who was it? What's the name?

[00:19:20] Doctor Lucia.

[00:19:22] Lucia?

[00:19:24] Yeah, Cap-Haitien. I don't even know.

[00:19:27] Okay.

[00:19:27] I'm going to have to Google that for you.

[00:19:30] I'm not going to write that. Don't worry about it. So.

[00:19:33] So you wanted to know?

[00:19:35] Yes. No, I don't need it. I don't need it. So I have to say this. I don't think you're very old. So you've covered a lot of ground in your young, young years?

[00:19:46] Yes, I am very young and I will always be very young. But yeah, like you, I always like learning. It's one of my biggest traits and I will forever be learning and be doing all different things because I. I just love it so much for no reason other than that.

[00:20:01] What's the most interesting thing that's outside of your professional field that you're helping people with that you've learned recently?

[00:20:10] Oh, that's a good question.

[00:20:13] I'll give you a bunch of mine. I learned how to cut trees without killing yourself. I learned about pressure washing and how not to ruin things. I'm learning welding, electrical work, all kinds of stuff.

[00:20:26] It's cool. Which one would be a good one to to think? Well, one of the most one of them is definitely painting.

[00:20:35] Painting?

[00:20:36] Yeah.

[00:20:37] What do you paint? What kind of paint?

[00:20:39] Like oil.

[00:20:40] Paints. Did you try doing it with your non-dominant hand?

[00:20:44] Not oil painting. I should do that.

[00:20:46] You know, it wouldn't matter with me because it would look terrible. Key difference.

[00:20:55] Yeah.

[00:20:55] So, oil painting, huh? Are you going to sell them?

[00:20:58] No, they're just for fun.

[00:21:00] Yeah, but what if you could get a half a million like Hunter Biden when you sell it?

[00:21:04] Oh, yeah.

[00:21:09] So we got to take a brief sponsor break. When we come back. What I want to tell you about life picks university. And I want to hear her daily schedule. She has a route morning routine and and all those kinds of things. I heard her one time say, you know, I used to be a night person because I had a nightclub and I didn't get to bed till four in the morning. But now I am a morning person and I can't believe it, which I think I saw that on TikTok or Instagram or something. You said, where.

[00:21:39] Did you see that? I was never a night person.

[00:21:43] No, I was a night person. Oh, you were.

[00:21:46] Telling people.

[00:21:47] Say you're a nice night person. Make a force yourself to be a morning person. Oh, yes.

[00:21:56] Yes, yes. I know exactly what you're talking about.

[00:21:59] All right. So we'll get you to talk about that when we come back from break. So so, folks, I don't know, about 25 years ago, I kind of turned the Internet marketing guru world on its head and that people at my level were charging 50 or 100 grand up front to teach what they knew to small business people. And I knew a lot of these people, if you gave them 50 grand up front, they'd be hiding out in Israel to get away from helping you. So. So I said, that's too risky for small business people. I'm going to fix this. And so I, I charged an entry fee, which is probably ten times lower than they were charging. And for me to get my 50 grand, you have to net 200 grand. In other words, I tied my success to your success. And people seem to like this because 1700, more than 1700 students later, it's still going strong after, what is it, 20, I don't know, 25 years or so. And. It's the longest running, most unique, most successful Internet and digital marketing mentor program ever.

[00:23:01] I have no trouble saying that because we've had you know, I've been saying that for years and nobody will challenge. In fact, I dared people to put their program up against mine, and nobody will do it because I'm a crazy fanatic. And I was helping people on Memorial Day and, you know, evenings, weekends, holidays, it doesn't matter. It's all one on one. You have a unique immersion weekend at the retreat center. We actually live in this estate with me and we have our own TV studio here. I mean, it's just nobody can compare to this program. So if you'd like to check it out, check out greatInternetmarketingtraining.com. There's no high pressure if you don't see the value, it's no big deal to me. It's not going to change my lifestyle one bit. Hey, but it might change yours. So check it out. GreatInternetmarketingtraining.com.

[00:23:53] Now let's get back to the main event. We've got ST Rappaport here and just tell us about the Life Pix University and your podcast.

[00:24:03] Yes. LifePix University is where I help you rewire your brain to be more efficient and effective. So it's where we'll really go deep and understand how your brain is working, which cognitive functions, which one of your thinking skills are weak, and how it's getting in your way of doing what you want to actually do.

[00:24:23] Sd Does food have much to do with this?

[00:24:29] Food doesn't have much to do with it, but food does affect your brain. There are some foods that are really good for your brain, like empty oil and nuts.

[00:24:36] And obviously. What'd you say? Mct oil.

[00:24:39] Yeah.

[00:24:39] And what else?

[00:24:41] Nuts, like nuts are usually really good. Like almonds.

[00:24:45] Almonds?

[00:24:46] Yeah. And obviously the typical, like, like the vegetables and blueberries are really good. Blueberries, berries and berries in general, but especially blueberries. And then there's, like, foods you want to keep away from, like everything else, like, not to gain weight. So it's nothing new, like sugar and high carbs and stuff like that. But it's not the focus of a program like it affects your brain 100%. But it's not like teach.

[00:25:12] Well, no, it's not necessarily you have to teach it. But if somebody is interested in improving themselves, you know, it all adds up, I guess.

[00:25:21] Yes, 100%. 100%.

[00:25:24] All right. So that's Life Picks University. And tell us about your podcast.

[00:25:27] Yes, on the podcast, every week I take every day challenge something that is very common. For example, losing your keys and trying to understand why do you constantly lose your keys. So we go into the cognitive deficiency of it. What is happening in your brain that is making it hard for you and you're always losing your keys and then most importantly, giving you the strategies that you need to rewire your brain so your brain gets fixed at the core and you no longer lose your keys anymore.

[00:25:59] That's amazing. And I listened to several back issues of the podcast, and I was all excited about it until I learned she's not going to have me on it.

[00:26:09] So now I know we're changing it. We are changing.

[00:26:13] It to tears. Even though I've been on 1000 interviews and and been invited back 13 times and she doesn't want me.

[00:26:20] So it's really.

[00:26:22] My brain to not be so upset about it.

[00:26:25] So so in the future.

[00:26:29] Oh, yeah.

[00:26:29] When we change it again.

[00:26:31] Everybody tells me that, oh, yeah, don't call us. We'll call you. Yeah, so.

[00:26:37] You call me, you reach back out to me in six months time and see if we change the podcast because I like to like make things interesting and let's see what's happening then or challenging you to reach me back out.

[00:26:47] And so, so that brings up the topic of memory. So, so is your brain rewiring? I mean, is that a memory function that you can't find your keys or is that some other thing going on?

[00:26:59] No. So that's actually some other thing. It memory can be tied into it. One of the cognitive functions is called working memory, but it could be a whole bunch of other things. It could be the way blurred perception like your brain just sees things like everywhere and gets overwhelmed by a lot of things. It could be because of systematic search, meaning your brain doesn't know how to look for things, right? Most people this is a very, very common one. Most people when they're missing for something. So first of all, you think, where was the last place you put it? But if it wasn't there, what do you do? You start just looking at any random place where you think it might be. So what happens is you're looking in the same place three times and you're not looking in a specific place, so you don't end up actually finding your keys if your brain is looking systematically and it is looking in an order, so either from top to bottom or right to left, and this way it covers all grounds. Doesn't look at anything more than it has to, but it covers everything that it does have to. And your brain stays calm so you could actually find a thing and not like skim past it while you're looking. So when you look systematically, it might seem like it's taking longer because you're actually looking, but it takes much faster because you're going to find it.

[00:28:13] Well, I think money has something to do with it because every time I lend somebody money, they seem to forget about. But I don't. But they do. So. So you have any kind of so you're a morning person and so you're against night people is.

[00:28:32] No, I'm not against night people, but my brain doesn't work at night. So if you tell me you want me to do something for you at night, I know. Going back to working with your brain, my brain's not going to work at night, so it's not going to get the job done.

[00:28:46] So what? I thought you were advocating for people not to be night people.

[00:28:51] No, no, no, no, no. I was just using it as an.

[00:28:53] Example because there's rhythms and things like that that affect, you know, night workers and shift workers and so forth.

[00:29:00] But yeah, totally. I think that certain people, their brains actually do they work better at night. That's when they're more creative when when they're able to be more productive and stay focused, then go right ahead. I just know for myself it doesn't work like that.

[00:29:14] So do you have any kind of morning routine? What time do you get up? What do you eat? What? How's your day look? So what's.

[00:29:21] It? Yes. So I wake up usually between five, 530, and I start with a short workout. Shower and then I do some, like tapping EFT.

[00:29:33] Mm hmm.

[00:29:34] I do a little bit of journaling, so non vomit and journaling, like I was saying, or just journal prompts some reading.

[00:29:42] So is it readable? Is the non dominant journal actually readable or is it just force you to slow down so much you print or what? How does that work?

[00:29:51] Yes. So the the goal of when you write with your non-dominant hand is not for it to be readable. It doesn't have to. It could be big. It looks like usually a child wrote it. There's usually spelling and grammar mistakes, and that's totally fine. The point is for you to be able to access that part of your brain, because what happens is when you are writing with your dominant hand hands usually used to write with, then there are certain blockages, like litter blockages in your neural pathways that got there because of outside influences. So things that you read online or things that people told you that is stopping you from going further down this path. When you write with your other hand, then there's no blockages there, but it's also not as developed. So, right. So like the grammar and the spelling isn't there, which is totally fine for this purpose because then you get straight to them, straight to the part with your emotions and you could understand exactly what's going on here.

[00:30:46] So have you run into anybody that's ambidextrous?

[00:30:49] Yes. Yes. So then we. Yeah, then we use the hand usually people.

[00:30:56] To have feet too, right.

[00:30:58] Yeah. That might be a good one actually. So usually for this, it's the hand that you you used to write with. So by the end of the day, most people and I can't say everyone, but majority, majority of people, they still have a specific hand they write with.

[00:31:14] Right. Got it. Got it. So what do you eat?

[00:31:17] What do I eat? That is a really good question. So, first of all, I. Like do intimate fasting and I don't like.

[00:31:25] Intermittent.

[00:31:26] Fasting.

[00:31:26] Yeah, this is my first day. I'm every other day fast.

[00:31:32] So I like, do it more like the hours later on in the day. So in the mornings, usually I'll drink, like, wheatgrass and like black coffee with empty oil. And now I'm a huge salad person. They make a lot of fun of me for being a bunny because so much lettuce. So give me lettuce. I'll eat it plain or with anything else that I'll find. And that is usually what you like, salmon or stuff that's inside of it. And a whole lot of coffee. Bring on that coffee. I drink a lot of that.

[00:32:05] Well, now, are there any are there any electronic tests that people do on their brains? Is there any scans or anything that that assist in your work?

[00:32:17] So you are. None of the work that I do uses brain. Brain scans? No.

[00:32:23] Well, what. What are they for? Just to find anomalies or what?

[00:32:27] What? Brain scan.

[00:32:28] Scans? Yeah.

[00:32:30] Yeah. So it depends what you're looking for. Like, I know there are certain brain scans to help, like, see, like, about, like, more health issues. Like, if you have, like, mercury in your body or why you're always really fatigued type of things that that really there's brain scans for that.

[00:32:50] Well, I just wondered, because people listen to my show, they say, man, you need to get your head examined.

[00:32:56] And maybe, no, I think your head is fantastic the way it is. It helps you got to where you are. And the reason why you have the success you have is because of. Not just your brain, also your hard work and and devotion.

[00:33:10] Look, don't forget boyish good looks. Don't forget about that.

[00:33:14] Yeah.

[00:33:14] I have a theory about that. See, because I'm so old. Nobody thinks I'm old because I keep my weight up and that smooths out the wrinkles so nobody knows how old.

[00:33:24] I like that fear. You don't have to work.

[00:33:27] Now, but later. You want to keep that in mind. So. So how do they get a hold of you?

[00:33:33] Yes. So the bus place, the best place to contact me is through my website. Lifepix university.

[00:33:50] Lifepix university and it's ST Rappaport and she's going to help you rewire your brain without getting electrocuted. So that's awesome. And yeah, and I'm all about productivity. I mean, I started my speaking career many years ago and increasing productivity with the use of humor. I think one of the things you mentioned under when you're stressed out or had some kind of problem is laugh, make yourself laugh and things that can improve things, right?

[00:34:21] Yes. You really did your research to.

[00:34:24] See how I did, too. It's a shame that I can't be on your park six months.

[00:34:30] I'm waiting for you.

[00:34:31] That your podcast is too good for a low, lowly person like me. But. But. Yeah. So yeah. I joke and laugh all the time and I've run into some of the most horrendous situation I've been in gunfights and knife fights and bikers trying to kill me.

[00:34:50] So because of your humor?

[00:34:52] No, no. I had a nightclub and I bought a biker bar and tried to clean it up to be a nice family restaurant and nightclub. I don't know. Call me crazy. They just didn't appreciate my efforts somehow. So. But, you know, in business, up and downs and all that stuff, you just have to last. I was just oh, I was teaching myself brickwork yesterday over the holiday weekend. I need to repair some steps. And it was just. Going horrendously, and I'm sitting there by myself in the sun just laughing because this stuff is getting hard and I'm not ready for it. And and I just started laughing. I said, you know, this is just kind of a shit show and and, you know, I can tear it out and do it again. But it was just funny that it was you're not old enough to remember. But there was a famous scene from I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball where all these chocolates were coming down a conveyor belt and it was just going so fast she couldn't handle it. And that's the way the the brick mortar was setting up on me and I couldn't get it done. It was just ridiculous. So I just started laughing where somebody else or many people I know would have cussed and mad and been ruined their whole week. But I just laughed about it.

[00:36:09] So. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's really we like to call that growth mindset where I come from.

[00:36:14] Beautiful, beautiful. Now, were you you born in Israel?

[00:36:18] No, I was in New Jersey my whole entire life. I'm in school.

[00:36:23] Is Israel from here? Yeah.

[00:36:25] Oh, yeah.

[00:36:27] I actually went to school in England for two years, so I have like a tiny bit, not really, but like I sing songs sometimes, like British people.

[00:36:35] Well, I saw that you said like beginner level in Hebrew or something.

[00:36:40] Oh. You're talking about. Like, I saw that. I know. A little bit Hebrew. My mom is Israeli. Yeah, yeah.

[00:36:48] Yeah, yeah. That on your bio somewhere? Yeah. Just amazing work that you're doing. And I want to thank you for coming on because we need it. I mean, with with the way things are going in the world, the more productive you can be, you can overcome some of the difficulties that are being thrown at business people now with the prices and supply chain and all that stuff, you need to be have your act together and be as productive as possible. So so thanks for coming on.

[00:37:17] Sd Yes, thank you so much, Tom. This was fun and congratulations on your 600 episodes.

[00:37:23] Oh, thank you. Most six. This is 601 now. So 600 is old hat. You know, that's that's water under the bridge.

[00:37:30] Yes, I listened to that one. Yeah. I get to be the next one.

[00:37:35] After you're 601. That's you. All right. Thanks a lot. And we will catch everybody on the next episode. See you later. Go out and fix those brains. Rewire it, folks. Catch you later.