Mastering Your Brainpower
In this episode, James speaks to Dr Tara Swart, neuroscientist and senior lecturer at MIT. She helps executives all over the world to achieve mental resilience, and her unique career has been featured in Nature about alternate career paths for people with science degrees. Despite this, she was told from a young age that she wasn’t creative because she wasn’t artistic, and wants to reframe that stereotype through the lens of neuroscience. To her, creativity is about using your brainpower to create the life that you want, focusing on six different areas: emotions, the brain/body connection, intuition, logic, motivation and creating outcomes. This informative conversation comes complete with actionable advice, and aims to make us more aware of our brains and bodies so we stop taking them for granted!