Nov. 22, 2022

11. How to Create a Future Memory for Yourself with Dr. John Stolk

11. How to Create a Future Memory for Yourself with Dr. John Stolk

In this episode, I am joined by Dr. John Stolk, a retired Marine Corps Major, and business consultant. He is the author of "So You Want to Make MDRT or Not? And Choices, Creating a Financial Services Career." He shared his thoughts on thinking outside the box, expanding your horizons, and the importance of being honest with yourself. 

In this episode, you will learn the following:

  • Why thinking outside the box is actually counterproductive, and how to reframe your thinking to be more productive.
  • The importance of being honest with yourself, and why self-awareness is key to success.
  • How social media is impacting our brains and our ability to form healthy relationships.

"You learn the most from something that's the furthest away from you." - Dr. John Stolk

Episode Timestamps:

[02:44] Thinking outside the box, stop it
[03:33] John’s flying career
[04:30] John’s career after flying career
[09:38] How did this happen? Where do you wanna go from here?
[13:09] Stop lying to yourself
[15:30] John’s model of comparison of false self vs. true self
[17:57] Reward system
[22:33] Biohacks
[28:56] Self-directed Neuroplasticity
[31:38] PTSD
[36:29] Long-term effects of mental conditions such as ADHD
[40:47] Blast-induced Neurotrauma
[43:07] Change the anchors around you