Want to be 30 percent more productive? Try not checking your e-mail for the first hour of
your day. Personal-development coach, founder of the High Performance Academy, and best-selling author offers this and many other tactical solutions for avoiding distractions and claiming what you really want. Brendon discusses his simple equations for creating and maintaining personal motivation, and offers key tools to help motivate others. While Brendon believes the ultimate source of motivation is a desire for greater personal freedom, he also discusses how fear holds us back—fear that is actually masked pain. Brendon goes on to detail the three types of pain that most often block our progress, and encourages us that by being fully aware of our challenges, we are most prepared to overcome them. Brendon closes the interview by sharing the three questions he asks himself every night, and leading a sample of his Release Meditation Technique, which can help you clear your mind, relax your body, and prepare you for the task at hand: striving with intentionality toward things that matter to us.