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You’ve probably heard the old adage, “you are what you eat,” but it applies to more than just your physical body – it applies to your mind as well. In this episode, Brooks and Mike talk about “mind food,” an idea Mike picked up from author Tim Sanders on the importance of curating what information you allow your mind to feed on. We discuss why it’s so important to watch what you’re putting into your mind, explain how the right information can change your world and help you achieve your ideal future, and share the most influential books and podcasts that we personally include in our own information diets.

Cheat Sheet

  • What mind food means and why we don’t think about this concept often [1:18]
  • Why a lot of workers in today’s world are mental athletes and knowledge workers [5:15]
  • How technology allows us to control who we are connecting with in our life [9:52]
  • Why successful people read over 50 books a year, which is a great way to tune out the noise and tune into the signal [16:03]
  • How to get out of a creative rut by collecting inputs from other places besides your own head [21:00]
  • How to create a system for collecting good ideas [25:43]
  • Different sources of mind food you can access [30:26]
  • Our top ten books and podcasts that make great mind food [38:36]

Top 10 Books

Top 10 Podcasts


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  1. Great podcast! I’d also recommend The Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine. Both the book and the podcast. Dovetails very nicely with AE philosophy

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