Sleep Great = Market Great (Bonus EP14)

The best social sharing snippet from this interview is by far… “I think when we think of like, okay, my health’s been on the back burner, I’ve been busy with the business, like, it’s time. We’re like, we go to the sexy things, I call them. Like, what exercise can I do? Can I work on my food? Like, those are the go to things because we see them everywhere. But I often think that, like, sleep Here’s why I love starting with sleep. It’s free and you’re doing it anyways, so why not make it better? Especially when it has such a big impact. Like, think about this. If you had a crappy sleep, Barb, how likely are you to get up and like be motivated for your run?”

In this podcast episode, I chat with Tanessa Shears, a health consultant for entrepreneurs. Tanessa doesn’t share surface level tips…. she spills it all on optimizing energy and productivity through better sleep, balancing blood sugar, and stress management, emphasizing the use of wearable technology such as the Aura Ring for data-driven health decisions. The discussion also shares practical tips around creating a conducive sleep environment, managing light exposure, and avoiding naked carbohydrates.


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Hello, and welcome to the small business sweet spot. I’m your host Barb Davids, and this show is dedicated to helping small business owners like you get more organic website traffic and also to help create and distribute content and analyzing the numbers so that we can make better informed marketing decisions. It is action oriented, direct, and conversational. And if you’ve been looking for SEO or content marketing help, please stick around to the very end where I share about the group coaching program, small business sweet spot. I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s go.

  Welcome back to the sweet spot. I have a special guest this week, health consultant for entrepreneurs, Tanessa Shears. Thanks for joining me today, Tanessa. It’s so good to see you. Hey Barb, I’m excited to do this and catch up with you and share all the good stuff.

I know it feels like it’s been so long and to give just a little bit of background of how we met, I found you through a podcast that I was listening to. I think it was Mike Michalowicz. Actually, and it was probably a good three, four years ago and I thought, holy crap, this woman has so much energy and she gave away so many tips like it was so actionable and I really appreciate the podcast that give actionable information instead of just like surface level stuff.

So And then we started working together, maybe a couple years after that, just because I was looking for some help and that was just incredible too. So I thought it would be great if I could, I’m kind of like fanning over you basically. So I wanted to share you with my audience. Oh, you’re so sweet.

No, you were so much fun to work with. Like action taking. Holy moly. . Good deal. Well, so we, we did talk a little bit, like, what do we want to talk about? Like you have so much perspective and you have so many different topics around bringing yourself to your business and staying in your, like, I’m not even sure how to describe it.

I’ll let you describe how you help people in that respect with how they show up for their business and how they show up personally. Yeah. I kind of think about it as. Helping you get more ROI out of your business through the energy you show up with, right? Because like, I, I mean, I can raise my hand , losing days to headaches, losing days to feeling tired, losing days to feeling brain fog, losing days to lousy sleep, or just not even losing days, but maybe you lose the afternoon because you’re like brains is done.

I can do the admin work. That’s all I have. Or like, I can’t get creative. I can’t stay focused. I’m distracted all the time. I’m exhausted. Like. I feel like my brain is a mess. So that’s my job. So kind of what I do is I work with entrepreneurs and I help them create a system for their health that works, whether they’re in a launch, whether they’re in the regular season of business, whether they have kids, whether no matter what it is.

And I think what makes it so unique. is I use wearable technology. Like right now my go to, my favorite is an Aura ring. It’s a ring I have on. It’s, if you’ve never heard of it before, think of like an Apple watch, but designed for rest, resilience, and recovery. And I wear it as a ring. And so what I teach my clients to do is look at data and make informed decisions on what works for them based on their data.

So if like they decide, okay, I’m going to start doing a one hour screen free before bed and spend it reading or stretching. Am I getting more sleep? Am I getting higher quality sleep? How is this translating to my energy in the morning? So teaching entrepreneurs how to get more ROI out of their health so that they can show up more productive, consistent, focused in their business.

Yeah, when we started working together, I think that was part of what I loved so much was the data part of it. I thought, how in the shit do you even put numbers to this kind of stuff? I just didn’t get it at first. Yeah. I kind of love the numbers. Yeah. It takes the emotions out of the decision making.

It’s like, it’s like, it’s like SEO or it’s like anything. It’s like, okay, we’re getting the data says it works or the data says it doesn’t. It’s not my feelings. It’s not if it worked for my feelings. If not, if my coach said it’s the thing that worked, it’s like, no, it worked or it didn’t. And I find that’s what makes it repeatable, right?

Is like, I’m not worried about this being a cookie cutter thing. It’s for me. Yeah, and that was the amazing thing to me because I know how I felt like when I thought I thought I felt good Even though I knew I didn’t have energy and I was looking for well, I came I think more from the nutrition perspective I knew I was eating poorly, but I didn’t think I was getting bad sleep, even though It turned out I was and that was pretty interesting in and of itself.

So I think that is the, the thing that you bring to light the most is just being able to show people like the seeing what they can’t see. That was very eye opening to me. Yeah, for sure. Right. Because I always think of it like. Without data, we’re always just guessing, right? It’s like going and going shopping and like, hoping there’s enough money on the credit card to make the purchase, but like, you might be able to guess after the first, but like a year into it, 10 years into it, 15 years into it, like, we’re just guessing and it’s so cool when you can see the data.

And you’re like, Oh, could that be why I’m so tired? You make a change. It changes it. And you’re like, that was it. So neat. Yeah. And I, I have shared some of your tips with my friends and things like that. And let’s just get in and give some good juicy tips in particular energy. Like I know you have some great tips and like easy things because I feel like people think they need to change like everything at once.

And really it’s not as difficult as it might seem. Yeah. Yeah, for sure. I think when we think of like, okay, my health’s been on the back burner, I’ve been busy with the business, like, it’s time. We’re like, we go to the sexy things, I call them. Like, what exercise can I do? Can I work on my food? Like, those are the go to things because we see them everywhere.

But I often think that, like, sleep Here’s why I love starting with sleep. It’s free and you’re doing it anyways, so why not make it better? Especially when it has such a big impact. Like, think about this. If you had a crappy sleep, Barb, how likely are you to get up and like be motivated for your run? Yeah, zero.

Right? So, or like, let’s say you were up half of the night, then The chances of you having higher hunger and higher cravings during the day, they just got, so it makes any attempt to eat well harder, right? It also, if your sleep is lousy, you can’t manage your stress. And so you’re not able to show up the same way patient I know with me, with my kids, I’m always like, okay, I know some of my sleep has been affected by getting a little feisty, but for me, it’s just like that sleep is that one that makes everything else in my health easier.

And it’s kind of that foundation on which I build everything else. And so if we’re looking at, okay. What can we do and we’re talking like the easiest thing is I think understanding that our body runs on a clock Like it’s not just this random thing we’re like the timing of everything doesn’t make a difference like our hormones and our heart rate and our breathing rate and our How alert we are.

It all functions on this clock that runs inside. And one of the biggest things that governs whether this clock is running on time or not is what time you go to sleep and wake up at consistently. And this was something I didn’t really realize until I started looking at it. And I’m actually talking with a client right now about her data.

And I said, I noticed your body’s stress scores. So your HRV, I noticed they drop over the weekend. And I also noticed you’re going to bed two hours later and waking up two hours later. And I said, how do you feel on Monday, Tuesday versus Thursday, Friday? She goes, Monday, Tuesday, I drag. I was like, ah, your body’s experiencing something called social jet lag.

You’re literally, because you are shifting the time you wake and sleep, you’re giving your body jet lag. And she’s like, oh, well, that’s like, oh, that makes sense. Cause then your clock normalizes Thursday, Friday, you feel good going to the week and mess up the clock again. Right. And so like, if we’re looking at this, like, okay.

simplest thing we can do is start to narrow the window. And this doesn’t mean be militant, go to sleep at 1030 every night. I’m looking at like, Hey, what reasonable hour, hour and a half window. Can you stick to on the majority of days, unless, you know, there’s a special event. And it’s amazing how much when you start looking at simple things like that, like the world doesn’t need to turn upside down.

It’s literally like that alone can help your brain start to really optimize how it feels when it wakes up the quality of sleep you have in so much more. . Yeah, that definitely worked for me. And I think the wind down thing, the piece that right before was a big part of that too. Can you speak the things that lead up to that moment, there’s certain things that you can and can’t do, like, the, the lights in your house was a big unknown and a big aha for me. And can you talk about how the lights actually play a factor in that, like, going to sleep time? Yeah, so one of the biggest pieces of information our brain receives is light color, intensity, and height.

I didn’t know any of this before, and I always wondered like, why can’t I fall asleep? Or why am I up in the middle of the night? Or why don’t I feel tired? Because I get that a lot. It’s like, but I just have all this energy at night. Or I’m not tired and it’s 11 p. m at night. Well, when we start to look at what in what we’re telling our brain without using our own brain, like what light is coming in, it starts to make sense.

So think about this. If you are outside in the middle of the day, the light coming in is bright. Let’s say it’s even a cloudy day, bright. It’s overhead and it’s white and blue spectrum. That light enters your eyeballs and tells your brain it’s the middle of the day. We shall produce no sleepy hormones and you should be alert.

So what do we do? We go into the evening, and it’s time for bed, and we look at our screens, our phones, our computers, our tablets, and it’s like six inches from our face on our phone, we’re like blasting our eyeballs with this blue white light, essentially telling our brain, like, don’t feel tired. Don’t, whatever you do, don’t feel tired.

And we wonder like, oh, why is my sleep feeling so funky? So what I like to do is, I like to create, I think of it as an indoor sunset in the house. So, picture like, we have no electricity and the sun just naturally goes down. It gets low in the sky. It gets dim and it changes red orange, right? That color change in light height and change in intensity tells our brain, Ah, night is coming.

You should probably start producing some of that sleep hormone melatonin so that we can have a good sleep tonight. Maybe we’ll lower the cortisol. Maybe we’ll turn adrenaline off. Maybe we’ll just wind down a little bit. And so I like to imitate this in my house. And it’s really easy. The first thing, is if you’re spending your evening under overhead lights, change it to table lamps.

So I’m talking like pot lights on the ceiling, runner lights, bathroom vanity, overhead lights, that bright overhead light is telling our day, our brain it’s day. So I switched to table lamps because a, they’re lower, b, they’re dimmer. And then what I do is you can switch to amber, orange, or red light bulbs.

And so one set it, forget it hack. On my side of the bed, we have a red light bulb. On my husband’s, it’s a white light bulb. During the day, we use his. During the night, we use mine. And it’s a really easy way to, like, cue your brain. It is time to wind down. That’s good. I like that. I did feel a noticeable difference when I started doing that with my lamps and not having the overhead bedroom light on or the bathroom light on and just using the lamps.

That was a big, a big change. So what happens when, like, right now I’m in Portland versus Vegas? And there’s a considerable difference in the time when the sun goes down and I do use a mask, but is there something with like when it goes down or starts to go down after when you are quote scheduled to go to sleep or start winding down?

Yeah, that’s my problem. In our house, like, I, I am a super early bird. I’m in bed by 8, asleep by 9, and I think you’re, I remember you were a really early sleeper, too. Are you still an early sleeper? I used to be. I kind of moved it a little bit after some back and forth experimentation, thanks to you. So now I’m in bed and, well, I go to sleep at 8 or 9, but that’s my wind down, and then I go to sleep at 10, and then I’m up at 5 now instead of 4.

Oh, yeah, see, right, and that’s, that’s another thing, like, experimentation, this should all be fun, and it’s always an experiment, and there’s going to be different stages in life, there’s going to be different stages in your business, whether you have kids, whether you don’t, like, all of these things are going to affect what life looks like right now, like, I’m going to tell you, before kids, I went to bed at 11, now, with a 2 and a 4 year old, I’m asleep by like 9.

I put them down and I go right to sleep next. But right now we’re recording this near summer and it’s super bright when I go to sleep. So I have a dark room darkening blinds that I close and then we have those lights on. The other thing that you can do is if we’re trying to initiate wind down and it’s still light out till 9 30 or 10, what I will do is I have red tinted glasses that I will put on and they make everything red.

And this will cue my brain. So let’s say, even if you’re like traveling, for example, you’re like, I don’t have all my gear. I don’t have my, my curtains, my stuff like this. You can just pop one of those red glasses on. And I mean, you can get reasonably priced ones on Amazon. You can get more expensive ones off companies like TruDark.

And I don’t know if it’s raw or RA optics, but these glasses are great to use, especially, yeah, if you don’t have your light bulbs with you and you’re on the run, but just red glasses, they’ll tint everything you see red. Looks like you’re on Mars and they work wonderful. I’m going to take note of that because since I started the digital nomadding, I knew I couldn’t do the red light.

Lamps, unless I wanted to just take a bulb with me everywhere I went, which I could do. Oh, I know. When we went on our two month trip to Panama, the first thing I was packing is like my sleep kit. I was like, my magnesium, my sleep mask, my tiger balm, all of that kind of stuff. I actually found It was a company that I did a, like a brief partnership with a couple years ago and they, this might be if you travel a lot, they have this curtain called, it’s called a sleep out, I think it’s called a sleep out curtain, and it’s a blackout blind with suction cups on it that’ll go over the window and black out any room you’re in because Airbnbs, if you have an Airbnb, please put blackout curtains in there.

There are some people who love their sleep, but these things, we’ve taken them with us and pop them up, especially if you’re in an east facing room. They’re excellent. I am so amazed at what people Create like that is an amazing product. Who would think that’s just so incredibly brilliant. Well, they’re good, especially because like if we have with our kids, if it’s not dark, they’re not sleeping.

Like that is such a potent cure for them that we quickly realize, like, if we don’t solve this problem, we’re not getting any alone time anymore. So yeah. Outside of sleep, what do you think is another thing that really affects the energy? of a small business owner? I would start looking at things like blood sugar.

And blood sugar was something, when I first heard about it, I was like, I don’t have diabetes, that doesn’t apply to me. But not really recognizing that when we eat food, specifically foods that are higher in carbohydrate, nothing wrong with carbohydrate, it’s just a fact, your blood sugar will increase. And it’s not that simple.

That is the problem. It’s the fact that it shoots up and then falls down and then shoots up and then falls down. And there are certain things we eat that cause it to spike higher than other things. And so that spike, think of it like a roller coaster, what goes up comes down. So often if I have clients that are like, man, I crash in the afternoon and I look at what they’re eating, it’s usually like, Oh, you know, I have toast and jam and a fruit yogurt and a banana.

And then for lunch I had a sandwich, which I mean on the surface that might be fine for some people, but. That could cause quite an issue in terms of blood sugar. And so when we start to look at that, I’ve had many clients who have wiped out afternoon crashes just by stabilizing their blood sugar.

Easy way to do that, whenever you eat a food, I say don’t eat naked carbohydrates. Naked carbohydrates are carbohydrates by themselves. A banana by itself. Pasta and bread with tomato sauce. all carbohydrate. How you can mitigate that is really simple. Don’t eat it naked. So that means eat it with a protein, like it’s like a jacket, put some clothes on, eat it with some fat, or eat it with fiber.

And these things all help to slow how fast that blood sugar hits our system so that we’re not getting that dramatic spike and the drop. We want things steady, smooth, energy. So that’s kind of where I start looking is like, what are our meals specifically the meals that are like in time where we’re working.

So for example, if I’m working, let’s say eight to two and breakfast falls right before that and lunch falls in that, I’m not going to choose something that’s going to leave my brain in like a low energy slump after we know that feeling. So I’m thinking like, how can I get vegetables, protein, and fat during these?

And then I might leave. Let’s say, if we wanted to have pizza that day, which happens on occasion at our house, it’ll go in the evening, because like, I, I mean, it’s gonna affect my sleep, but I’d rather have it not affect my work during the day, so I’m always just looking at how can what I eat affect my brain’s clarity during the day.

That was one of the biggest things I had as a takeaway with you because of my nutrition and I started just getting disgusted at myself that I was eating Starburst for breakfast. I remember that. It’s so bad. Yeah. Because it gives you the quick energy, right? Theoretically, it feels like it’s like a cup of coffee.

It gives you the boost, but then our brains don’t connect. Like, oh, that’s why I crash. Mm hmm. And every afternoon I would just be so tired. And now it’s not that I do it every day, but I’m much more consistent than I ever was before since we worked together. And that was one of the things was not having that crash in the afternoon as bad as it was.

I don’t, I don’t have to take a nap, which is great. I think so. Is that all it needs to be is watching that sugar to protein ratio in terms of the crash in the afternoon? Or is that something different? I think that’s a big part of it. I mean, there are a lot of other inflammatory components to food if you really walk down that path.

So, for example there are certain oils that are inflammatory to our brain, right, which can lead to a lot of just overall brain fog. And so we’re looking at things like if you flip over a label and you see canola oil on there, or you see soybean oil, or you see vegetable oil, or like there’s a lot of oils that will cause your brain to be, remember, think about this, everything you put in your mouth gets created, your body gets created by that, and if you put these highly inflammatory oils in your body on a regular basis, your body becomes built of that, and we wonder why, like, this power grid of cells in our brain doesn’t communicate effectively anymore, well, it’s because it’s made with poor wires, right?

And so I always like to think like, okay, well, I’m just making sure I’m eating as many whole foods as I can. And the nice thing about that is not only does it eliminate a lot of the process element, but in general, it’s easier to have stable blood sugar with whole foods and simple thing. Look at your plate.

How much, how much of that meal came from the ground as a plant where it had a mother, it was an animal because generally those things are whole foods and are not going to have. Either the canola oils and the processed ingredients in them, and they’re also going to be more stable on blood sugar because they’re plants.

They came with fiber. It’s a protein. It’s a fat, like with avocado, right? When people come to you, what do you think are the, top one or two things outside of sleep and food have that effect on how we show up for business? I think it’s stress.

And I know that feels like a cliche thing to say. And a lot of us are like, Oh yeah, yeah, it’s fine. And I think it’s one of those things that we don’t really recognize how much of a negative effect it’s having on us. And it’ll start with like, I’ve had clients be like, I get sick all the time. I get colds all the time.

And it’s like, just like, Oh, your immune system is being suppressed. That’s interesting. Or they will find that they have trouble falling asleep, even though they’re doing the right things. Waking up at 3 32 a. m. or some oddly specific time every single night, right? They feel like their nervous system is a bit on edge and this can be like so detrimental to our resilience.

Right. And our ability to pick ourselves back up, start again when you just feel very stressed out. Right. And on top of that, it makes it very hard to keep your energy up, which then affects your ability to show up to work. It affects your ability to do your exercise. Right. And so I think there’s like a lot we can do with that.

And I think part of it, I mean, there’s the obvious ones we could talk about, which is like there’s breathing and there’s time stretching and all this kind of stuff and taking care of your sleep. But I think it really comes to this conversation we have in our head around. Productivity. This has to be done.

I’m feeling behind. I’m not good enough if I don’t achieve this. People will think this and this insane pressure we put on ourselves to get to this end point so that we can finally feel this certain thing. But in the meantime, we’re just going to be overstressed. Like, I’m not doing enough. It’s not fast enough.

I’m behind this whole thing. So I think it’s really that, is that portion we don’t address, like you can do all the breath work in the world, but if you’re sitting there in your head being like, you’re always behind, this is never enough, you’re never going to get anywhere, like that is really hard to compete with, right?

Yeah. And the breath work that you mentioned, I listened to a podcast of yours and you had a really great perspective on for those who want to meditate, but can’t meditate for whatever their reason may be. , it was the little things like enjoying the one thing, like little thing. I think it was movement, walking the dog or listening to a pocket, like doing one thing and just focusing on that one thing. Yeah. Well, and it’s kind of interesting because I, I just came off a 30 day walking challenge and part of my challenge to myself was, can I go for 10 of my walks without being plugged in?

Right. Interesting. And it’s amazingly difficult. I’m going to tell you, I only got six of them. So that’s an area for me where I’m like, there’s some resistance in here. We need to do some looking, but that inability to sit with ourselves and our own feelings without I I’ve been learning a lot over the last year and there’s, there’s three main ways that we like deal with emotions, right?

We suppress or repress them. It’s just like, I don’t have time for this. I’ve got to work. I don’t have time for it. It’s just. Bottled down, which I found, hey, that’s me, which is cool to see. The second way is through expressing them. You get the people who are in traffic who are screaming, and don’t cut me off!

And then there’s the third option of people that escape. And this is common too, and I can see myself in this. It’s like, you’re stressed, you’re bored, you are overwhelmed, you’ve got stuff to do, so you escape through scrolling. I can’t, like, how many times have we been like, oh, I just lost like 30 minutes of scrolling, and you’re aware of it, and you’re like, But also, no, it’s because you’ve been feeling anxious, or stressed out, or you’re just bored.

And I mean, we do it, everyone has their different things. Some people turn to food. Some people overwork. Right? Like, I have so many clients who we have to peel weekend work from their grip. And it’s like, well, right? I mean, there’s a lot of us. And it’s like, but I like my job. And I mean, it’s fun and I do it anyways, and I have the time.

So I will not really, I think fully recognizing that sometimes that comes at the expense of a life outside. And it’s because like, I don’t know many entrepreneurs with hobbies for real. Like our hobbies are our businesses and we do it for fun. That is a great point. Yeah, right. But then like, I, I want to have other things outside.

Like, the whole reason I run the business is for the freedom to do what I want. But if I’m not, there’s what are, what is it that I want? And so for me, it’s been like, I call, I’ve been calling this the summer of me. Like I’m learning acro yoga. I’m starting to paint again, like all these things. Cause I’m like, Ah, I really want to make sure I’m enjoying life, being in one place, not spending it distracting myself, but like, what would I do with my time?

That just feels fun and is not a productive use of time. Until you paint by numbers, not a productive use of time once you’re done that. I’m like really having to get over that of like reading a fiction book. There’s nothing productive about that. I’m getting comfortable with it being okay that not everything has to create a result.

I am working through that exact same thing and especially with the digital nomad. That was the whole point of this was to be able to work anytime, work anywhere, still spend time with friends and family. It’s getting easier. Like I can, I went to a baseball game and didn’t think about work. Well, I can’t say didn’t.

I most of the time didn’t think about work. I had to actively tell myself it’s okay that I’m here. It’s okay that I’m not working at the moment and the sitting with myself like you were doing the walking challenge without your phone or without listening to something being plugged in. I’m just now starting to work doing that while I’m getting ready in the morning.

I would always listen to podcasts and then I’d get an idea and have to do something and then all of a sudden I’m doing scrolling and like it would just lead to one thing or another and what would normally take me 45 minutes to get ready has now taken me like an hour and a half and two hours. So I can relate to that a lot.

Well that’s so interesting because like I think even having the awareness to pay attention to these things is new for a lot of people and I know like it’s funny you said the morning one and I had to like I was on a drive yesterday and in the morning this morning I had to go go silent because I noticed myself adding to my mental project list and feeling overwhelmed every morning.

I was like that’s a good idea. I didn’t stop like what you I’m just like mentally like I need to do that. I haven’t done that yet. I should probably do that. Why like all these like it became just like this self flagellation Like a list of things that’s like, let’s go. What are you doing? And i’m like, no, no, no I’m blow drying my hair.

That’s all I need to be Exactly exactly So, oh, that’s such good stuff. All right, Let’s wrap up i’m going to ask you what you would say I mean we talked about so much good stuff here and I even have a takeaway just to be more mindful with the Thank you sitting in silence and maybe even doing a walk unplugged like with my dog or something like that.

What do you, that was, that was my takeaway from today’s episode. What do you hope that a listener would take, the one thing that they walk away with from this one? I think it is what we briefly touched on is that experimenters mindset. I think a lot of us harbor a bit of like a perfectionist like to do it all like to be successful at it all like everything to work.

And so we sit down and we’re like, okay, This is it, let’s take care of our health, we’re gonna go to sleep, we’re not gonna eat sugar, we’re gonna start working out, we’re gonna do all of these things, the yoga, the bath, the meditation, and we get completely overwhelmed, and we quit it all, and we’re like, what’s wrong with me, why can’t I do this?

And so my invitation or takeaway would be like, Instead of listening to this episode and been like, Oh yeah, the blood sugar thing, probably the seed oils too. Oh my gosh, I’m going to bed at a different time. I can, I can don’t take this as an opportunity to overwhelm yourself. Instead, think of it like you just came to a buffet at a wedding.

You came up, you’re going to grab one thing you like, you’re going to go and you’re going to apply it. And then if you want more, you come back and you take another thing. And this layering approach of getting good at one thing. Before feeling that need that is just created from a thought in our brain that is saying we’re not enough, it’s not enough, it has to happen faster, what if you literally just did one thing at a time until you felt good at it and added it?

Experiment, have fun, one thing at a time with the goal of sustainability, not the goal of transformation in a week. Perfect. I love that one. I’m going to take that one too. I’m just kidding. I’m just going to walk away. All right, well, let’s have you share with the listeners where they can find you because I know that somebody is going to want to work with you.

Yeah. So if you heard like literally any hack today, I guarantee I’ve done a whole podcast episode on it and I love to go deeper. How it applies to your business. So my podcast, the becoming limitless podcast is an awesome resource for entrepreneurs who want that energy and focus a little bit of tech in their biohacking, all of that kind of stuff.

But otherwise, a really good resource. I have an entrepreneur’s playbook, and it’s called 12 ways to biohack your energy. I’ve taken 12 hacks that work really well. Like I talk about things like getting blackout blinds, we alluded to that a little bit and getting the room nice and dark. I talk about blood sugar.

So all of the things that have had the biggest impact with myself and clients, put it in a playbook. It’ll help you with your energy, productive mornings, and all of that. You can find it on my website at tanessashears. com, little freebies tab at the top, biohacking playbook. It’ll be good to go. It’ll be a great resource.

Awesome. And I’ll be sure to put all the links in the show notes as well. Thank you so much for doing this today. I really appreciate it. Yeah, Barbara. It was a great conversation. Thank you for having me on. Thanks. And that wraps up this week’s episode for helping your business thrive online. We’ll see you in the next sweet spot.


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