REBROADCAST: 399: Maximizing Your Mental Energy with Isaiah Hankel

Isaiah Hankel highlights the importance of your mental energy, the best time to use it, and how to protect it from the people and things that drain it. 


1) The little ways we waste our limited mental energy 

2) How to tactfully deal with people who drain your mental energy 

3) How to gain more energy by closing mental loops 

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Isaiah Hankel received his doctorate in Anatomy & Cell Biology and is an expert on mental focus, behavioral psychology, and career development. His work has been featured in The Guardian, Fast Company,and Entrepreneur Magazine. Isaiah’s previous book, Black Hole Focus, was published by Wiley & Sons and was selected as Business Book of the Month in the UK and became a business bestseller internationally. Isaiah has delivered corporate presentations to over 20,000 people, including over 300 workshops and keynotes worldwide in the past 5 years. 


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• Isaiah’s book: The Science of Intelligent Achievement: How Smart People Focus, Create and Grow Their Way to Success 

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• Research: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time 

• Research: The Zeigarnik Effect Explained 

• Book: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand 

• Book: Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim Grover 

• Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain 

• Book: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 

• Book: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey 

• Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen 

• Previous episode: 015: David Allen, The World’s Leading Authority on Productivity 

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