Podcast Interview: Master Stress To Improve Sleep | Wendy Jones & Devin Burke

Do your sleep patterns affect your stress levels or is it the other way around?

Wendy Jones, the creator of The Optimists Journal, sat down with Devin Burke, an expert on sleep & stress, to discuss planning, presence, and physiology between sleep and stress.

Check out Wendy Jones & The Optimists Journal at https://www.TheOptimistsJournal.com

Be sure to follow Wendy Jones and The Optimists Journal on social media at @TheOptimistsJournal

Devin Burke on LA Talk Radio With Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin

In this LA Talk, Radio Interview Devin Burke and Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin tackled everything from how to deal with stress to the relationship between sleep and weight gain.

How to Master Your Stress

Stress is the #1 root of all dis-ease and the thief of joy and energy.

We were never taught how to effectively deal with stress. In this video, Devin Burke shares some simple tools to not just manage stress but to master it.

Stress is an epidemic and either can fuel our health and performance or destroy it.

Click here to get your free STRESS Mastery Tool-kit

Do THIS to Improve Productivity, Performance And Sleep

Can’t get or stay asleep? Watch the INSOMNIA MASTERCLASS 
I’ve realized how important sleep really is to mental and physical performance, so I put together a new workshop to help you get and stay asleep! If you’d like to sleep like a baby every night, reclaim your energy, take back your health and experience more freedom in your mind, body, and life… 
— Watch it here

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Is Your Business Costing You Your Health? 

Is your business costing you your health?

Nothing has more of an impact on your business than your health. It’s the foundation for how you show up every day. Since you’re an entrepreneur, you’re putting in twice the effort and hours, and experiencing double the stress as a normal person. Which is why you must make your health a even higher priority than most people. You simply don’t have time to get sick.

Maybe you feel like you need a coffee IV just to get through the day? Or maybe you’ve gained some weight because of poor eating habits?

Maybe you’ve found yourself not exercising because of your insanely busy schedule, or have a difficult time falling or staying asleep? These are all common situations for busy entrepreneurs who have lost sight of what’s really most important… their health. You could have all the money in the world but without your health, you can’t enjoy it.

When asked what surprised him about humanity the most, the Dalai Lama replied:

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

If you Googled “how to improve my health,” you would find endless opinions, approaches, and fads to achieve this goal. Which is why it’s so essential to keep things simple because complexity is the enemy of execution.

You can optimize your performance as an individual and as a business owner and still move the ball down the court. But chances are if you are reading this you are driving around with your check engine light on right now… not in your car but in the vessel that you are journeying through life in…your body.

We often completely ignore our bodies “check engine” light and hope it just magically turns off.

Unfortunately, it won’t until of course, we do something about it.

And if we wait until shit really starts breaking down to finally take the “car” in for service at that point we’ve done 10x the damage and it’s gonna cost 10x the amount of money to fix it.

This is what we do in our health.

Just because it’s the norm doesn’t make it normal.

  • Being 10+lbs overweight
  • Getting sick 1-2x per year
  • Feel chronically tired
  • Constantly stressed and overwhelmed
  • Not sleeping well
  • Feeling mentally anxious and afraid

We must start paying more attention to our bodies “check engine light.”

Our bodies speak to us… it’s up to us to listen.

Are you listening? If you’re not it is only a matter of time until your body will force you too.

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4 Life Lessons From Summiting the Tallest Mountain in Mexico (Pico De Orizaba)

To be honest, I never had a desire to climb an 18,491 ft mountain. To be frank, just the thought of it scared the shit out of me… which is exactly why I decided to do it!

I realized that over the years I’ve become a bit addicted to comfort. Maybe you are too? Hear me out. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being comfortable. However, too much comfort often leads to stagnation… in mind, body and spirit. 

True growth happens just outside our comfort zones. It’s uncomfortable…it’s painful and it’s necessary. I’ve found that when you are present, life has a way of giving you exactly what you need to expand and grow. 

In my case, life gave me an opportunity to summit Pico De Orizaba, an 18,491 foot dormant volcano a few hours outside of Mexico City.  I learned many things along the way to the top. Here are a few of my many insights.

Lesson #1: One Step at a Time… One Breath at a Time!

Summiting a mountain is no easy feat. It takes planning, preparation, determination, grit and trust. It also takes an extreme amount of focus. The higher in elevation you get, the more focus it takes. Each step becomes a victory. Each step becomes a personal record. Each step moves you closer to your goal to get to the top.

I found that when I looked ahead at how much further I had to go, I lost energy and momentum. But when I focused on just the next step and just the next breath, I gained energy and momentum. My body…my heart…my legs…my breathing…my mind… became in sync. A natural rhythm took place which allowed me to move forward past the discomfort. 

In life we often don’t celebrate the small steps toward our goals, which is a shame. We get caught up always looking ahead to the end goal and don’t integrate and celebrate all it takes to get there along the way. The mountain taught me to celebrate each step and be present to each breath.

Lesson #2: Make It Fun!

The second lesson the mountain taught me was to have fun along the way (especially when you’re uncomfortable). This lesson came in the form of sliding down the glacier face using our ice picks and crampons as breaks. Not only did this save us time and energy, it made the adventure so much more fun.

I realized that over the years building my health and performance coaching practice, I’ve become a bit too serious. Somewhere along the way, I started taking myself and what I do too seriously. Yes, there is a time and place to be serious, but if you’re not infusing fun into what you do… you’re missing out and you won’t tap into your true potential.

Lesson #3: You are stronger than you think!

The third lesson the mountain taught me was that I am much stronger than I thought and so are you!

Much of summiting a mountain is a mental game. Just like running a marathon, you can be physically exhausted and your body telling you to stop, and still finish the race… in fact, 99% of people do.

David Goggins, a Navy Seal, shares about the Navy Seals 40% rule, which means when you think your done and have reached your limit, you’re actually only 40% done. I found this to be true on the way to the top of Pico De Orizaba.

At 18,000 ft. Every part of me wanted to throw in the towel and turn around. I was cold, I was tired and I couldn’t get my footing. Every step I took I slipped and my heart rate shot up because of the altitude. But with a little help from one of my amazing teammates, I was able to refocus and keep going and I’m glad I did because the view from the top was breathtaking (literally and figuratively).

Lesson #4: Choose Your Team Wisely

You’ve probably heard the saying, “You are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with.” Just like in life, you want to be really careful who you decide to summit a mountain with. Because just like in life, when you are climbing a mountain there are many ups and downs.

Things go wrong… bad weather, faulty equipment, and altitude sickness are all high possibilities. Having a team who has your back no matter what is essential. Surrounding yourself with those who are committed, decisive and resourceful greatly enhances your chances of success in life and when summiting a mountain.

Summiting a mountain and moving gracefully through life are both great challenges. On any mountain, like in life, there are many routes to take… some clear… others not so clear… some harder… others easier. In the end, what matters most is continuing to move forward while enjoying the journey.

I hope this post has inspired you to take a chance, make a change or live more passionately on purpose! Hope to see you at the top!

-Devin 🙂

What’s it REALLY costing you?

When asked what surprised him most about humanity, the Dalai Lama replied:

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Is this your current reality?

Are you living in-ease or on your way to dis-ease?

Do you…

Feel constantly stressed, physically drained and can’t seem to stop thinking about your work even when you’re not working?

Have trouble getting or staying asleep and it’s a battle to get up in the morning?

Often have low energy in the afternoon and rely on coffee or stimulants to get you through the day?

Have difficulty focusing on one thing at a time and get easily distracted during the day especially by email?

Yes?

I’m going to be blunt here because I care…

You are living in dis-ease and will eventually get a disease and that’s simply the truth.

I want you to think for a moment what’s it REALLY costing you right now to NOT start taking better care of yourself?

In your level of productivity…

In your relationships with your husband/wife…kids…are you a proud example of how you want them to show up?

In your level of confidence and joy?

You don’t have to sacrifice your health in order to make money. Then sacrifice money to recuperate your health. That’s a BS (belief system) myth.

You don’t have to wait until it’s so painful that you can’t take it anymore or you get sick…

Is the life you’re leading worth the price you’re paying to live it?

There is a better way. I can show you.

Apply for a breakthrough call and let’s talk click here

Health & Mindset Mastery

Health & Mindset Mastery is a ultra-premium world-class health, lifestyle and high performance training program for entrepreneurs, business owners, self-employed professionals, and high-performing individuals.

Before you apply to be a part of Health & Mindset Mastery, I’ll answer some basic questions for you:

What is Health & Mindset Mastery?

It’s a 3 month (12 week) TOTAL TRANSFORMATION step-by-step group coaching program. Through the cutting edge training you follow weekly, you’ll discover and experience a breakthrough in your energy, confidence, productivity, weight, mental clarity, stress, sleep, and emotional health…

AND you’ll learn a completely new mental framework for how you tackle and deal with life biggest challenges.

Hint: The biggest roadblock is NOT the physical, it’s your internal belief system or what I call “mindset.” 

In addition, we have weekly live coaching sessions where we cover the following topics:

Mindset Mastery – Finally breakthrough what has been holding you back from reaching your next level of health and performance. You’ll discover how to condition your mindset for success. Without the proper mindset for you just fail. Period. (This piece alone is worth the investment in the program)

Stress Mastery – We go WAY beyond just “managing stress” in this program. Making sure you’re identifying the root cause of your stress is the KEY to success. And we don’t just manage stress for the sake of a “stress relief”. You’ll know exactly WHY you’re doing what you’re doing and HOW it connects to the bigger picture of what you’re trying to accomplish.

Nutrition Mastery – Eating the “right” foods at the “right times” can be a REAL challenge if you don’t know…. the what, the why and how of 21st-century nutrition. During the program, you’ll uncover what foods to eat specifically to maximize your energy and health through advanced microbiome genetic testing.

Movement Mastery – We take learning your body to whole another level. We go far beyond just the what. We all know we need to move more. In the program, we focus on the how and you’ll create what I call a personal movement plan (PMP) tailored to your unique lifestyle, goals, and preferences… they don’t teach this stuff in a classroom, a textbook or (even medical school.)

Advanced Training – Because many of the participants in the program achieve their goals within the first month and a half (this obviously varies depending on your current situation), we coach past the surface level strategies, tactics, routines, and rituals and we discuss in detail how to go WAY beyond what you believe is possible in your physical, mental, and emotional energy.

When you know the “why” and the “how” and get the support and accountability you need…you get results. 

What is the investment in this program?

There’s a couple of things you need to know about “price”. I DO NOT give it out ahead of time. Before we even talk investment, I determine if you’re actually a great fit for the program AND the community. 

If we’re still good, I’ll tell you all the details of the program (the above is just the surface) and then we’ll talk investment (And yes, we can be pretty flexible with payment plans for those who are a fit for the program).

And no, do not email me asking for the price. That’s not the way I do it. If that doesn’t work for you, you’re not a good fit and shouldn’t apply.

But here’s what you need to know for now:

The investment into the program is going up every other month since its inception. The longer you wait the larger the investment will be. And the next price increase is happening VERY SOON.

Transformation isn’t cheap. If you’re thinking this program is in the hundreds, think about this… hiring a qualified personal trainer just for a couple months (I know I used to be one) will cost you $3000-4000 easy. This program is on an entirely new level, not just on the training itself or the structure of it, but on the content, support, and most of all the coaching.

It’s world-class. And I’m not saying that from a place of ego, I’m saying it from a place of truth and results (see the video testimonial from a recent past client here)

You don’t show up to the Bentley dealership expecting to get a new Bentley for $20,000. It’s just not happening.

If you want to know what I could charge for this program, go find the very top trainer, nutritionist, psychologist and performance coach in your area and find out what it would cost you to work with them all several times a week for 3 months (In South Florida, where I live, that’s easy $15,000 – $30,000+) 

What kind of results can I expect to get from this program?

Over the phone, I’ll tell you exactly how high this program will take you. 

But typically it’s this:

  • Driving your business/career forward while enjoying the process feeling fully present in the moment…
  • Feeling charged, confident and on the top of your game, accessing the best part of who you are… organized, mentally clear, centered, grounded and focused…
  • You’ll know how to set clear boundaries between your life and business and have a clear vision for not only your business success but for your life fulfillment.
  • You’ll more control over your schedule to spend more time with the people you love… doing the things you love…AND greatly improved your relationships.
  • You’ll wake up feeling energized, refreshed, excited and READY to take on the day after a deep restful nights sleep even if sleep has been a struggle for years.
  • You’ll feel more physically strong, mentally focused and emotionally connected than you ever have and be able to handle your businesses and life’s biggest challenges with greater ease… within the first few weeks.

This is just some of the results and feedback I’ve gotten from current and past clients…


I’ll be able to tell you exactly where you’ll go over the phone after I know with 100% certainty what you are dealing with.

Sound good?

So, If you think you’re a fit, you’re an extraordinary person and you want to be part of an extraordinary group of high performers experience how good their bodies and minds are designed to feel, schedule a call to speak with me AND fill out the application and we’ll get started:

Click to Apply for a Breakthrough Call 


Ps. I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason. And unfortunately, I don’t accept about 30% of people who apply for this program. As I said, you need to be a FIT not just for the training itself, but for the community. If I sense you’re not a good fit, I won’t even offer you the opportunity to enroll. No hard feelings.

PPs. I offer a one-time-only fast action discount over the phone for participants who are committed and ready to rock NOW. I make it easy for people who are willing to be decisive. Do your thinking, do your talking with your spouse or partner, do your finances ahead of time.

One other very important thing: If you schedule a phone call with me and decide you no longer want to do it, please take the time to cancel it. You’re not only taking up my time but you’re taking the time slot from someone else who could really use it. If you don’t cancel your scheduled call and don’t show up for whatever reason, you lose one-time fast action discount, sorry.

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The #1 Drain to Energy & How to Reverse it

stress is the #1 drain to our life energy and actually the #1 root of all disease.

The “stress response” gland is your adrenal gland. This gland relies on micronutrients to produce stress hormones.

Stress depletes the following micronutrients, which are related to specific symptoms:

1. Stress depletes Vitamin C, which is linked to fatigue, joint pain, muscle fatigue and low immunity.

2. Stress depletes Vitamin E, which is linked to hormone imbalances, mood swings, low immunity and eye-sight degradation.

3. Stress depletes Calcium, which is linked to nervous irritability (anxiety), muscle spasms and twitching, bone loss issues (osteoporosis and osteopenia), cavities, depression and hypertension.

4. Stress depletes Magnesium, which is linked to arrhythmias, dizziness, muscle twitching, hyperirritability, tiredness, depression and hypertension.

5. Stress depletes Chromium, which is linked to blood sugar issues, metabolic syndrome, fatigue and brain fog.

6. Stress depletes Zinc, which is linked to low energy, dermatitis, ance, decreased immunity, alopecia, digestive issues, white spots on fingernails, infertility.

7. Stress depletes Glutathione, which is linked to high cholesterol, plaque formation, high blood pressure, rapid aging, immunosuppression, increased inflammation and pain.

The deficiencies of these micronutrients put you at greater risk of developing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and neurodegenerative disease (such as Alzheimer’s).

When you’re ready here are 3 ways I can help you reclaim your health, energy and performance:

1. Join “Unlock High Performance” and connect with purpose-driven entrepreneurs who are unlocking high performance.

It’s my new Facebook community where smart entrepreneurs and leaders learn to get more energy, freedom, influence and impact — Click Here

2. Join the NEW Ascend Program and be a Case Study

I’m putting together a new high performance coaching case study group this month.  If you’d like to work with me to reverse burnout, reclaim your energy, take back your health and experience more freedom in your mind, body, and life… book a breakthrough call here

3. Work with me privately

If you’d like to work directly with me to access the best of who you are… Click here and tell me a little about your health, business and life and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

How to Stop Being TIRED All the Time

How to Stop Being TIRED All the Time

Three of the most powerful energy increasing principles to skyrocket your energy:

1) Optimize your nutrition. We literally are what we eat, and are able to digest. It’s so important that you’re eating a plant-based, whole foods diet and avoiding the four foods that rob your energy. What are the four foods? Gluten, dairy, sugar, and caffeine. You could be eating all the healthiest foods, but if you’re still including a lot of those foods in your diet, your energy is gonna suffer.

First, cut back or cut out the four energy draining foods and instead start including more plant-based, alkaline foods. What does that mean? Well, it means fruits and vegetables, it means whole grains, nuts, seeds, and beans. It means food that was once alive.

The number one energy food, which also happens to be the number food that’s missing from most people’s diets, is greens. Green food is loaded with chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is kinda like the blood of a plant and it’s amazing for our blood, it helps support our red blood cells which carry oxygen, which give us energy.

You want to start incorporating more greens into your diet. How you do that? Eat a salad, eat a massive salad every day, either for lunch or for dinner. This is a super simple strategy and there are a million different ways that you can jazz it up and make it fun…from salad dressings to toppings but the key is to keep it simple. Also, commit to incorporating a green smoothie or a green juice in your diet.

Smoothies are a lot easier to kinda put together. All you need is a blender, some fresh fruits and vegetables, throw all that in there, super simple, super easy. Now, juicing does take a little bit of time, but now, most stores carry fresh cold-pressed juice, green juice. You want to go for the green juice because the fruit juice is loaded with sugar which can harm our energy.

2) Optimize your digestion. Yes, you can be eating all the most amazing, alkaline, plant-based, healthy organic food, but if your body’s not able to absorb and assimilate the nutrients, you’re not gonna be getting optimal energy. So pretty much, you’re eating all this good stuff, but if your digestion is compromised, your body’s not gonna know what to do with all that nutrition. To optimize your digestion start by eating mindfully. Mindful eating is such a powerful practice and it’s so simple. Mindful eating is slowing down and really being present with your food, taking one bite at a time and really chewing your food, instead of inhaling it.

Also, consider supplementing with digestive enzymes. Enzymes are just catalysts that help break down our food. Supplementing with a high-quality enzyme formula supplement can do wonders for digestion. Also, supplementing with a high-quality probiotic can also help with digestion.

3) Master your stress. Stress is the number one drain to our energy and it’s pretty much impossible to avoid. So, you have to learn, not just to manage your stress, but to master your stress. There’s a lot of amazing tools in order to do that. Most of the stress that we experience today is, chronic, unmanaged, mental emotional stress.

We’re not getting chased by tigers, our life generally isn’t being threatened. So, it’s this chronic mental stress that we need to learn to deal with. Have to get a handle on stress by implementing some simple practices and in many of my other videos I talk about this, but meditation.

Meditation can be as simple as just taking five deep breaths just to relax yourself and reset yourself, it’s so powerful. Transition meditations in between activities are also a great practice. Let’s say you’re picking the kids up from school and then you’re coming home and you have to get to work in between that, that’s a little bit of a transition. High performance studies show that a lot of energy is lost in that transition, so taking a moment to reset yourself by simply taking five deep breaths to center yourself. This will really have a massive impact on the level of energy you have…try it.

The number one reason that people have trouble sleeping, which massively impacts our energy and our recovery, is stress. So there are some simple practices and simple things that you could implement into your bedtime routine that would really help you get to sleep a lot quicker and help you stay asleep. Click here for those strategies.

To your health and performance,

Devin