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Most of us never learned how to train our brains, which is why most of us needlessly settle, struggle and worse – suffer. My name is Chris Dorris and I want to make Brain Training mainstream. This is my series TOUGH TALKS: Conversations on Mental Toughness.

I’m interviewing badasses from all walks of life, on what Mental Toughness means to them, and their unique approaches to strengthening their mind.

For videos, visit http://bit.ly/tough-talks

TOUGH TALKS: Conversations on Mental Toughness Chris Dorris

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Most of us never learned how to train our brains, which is why most of us needlessly settle, struggle and worse – suffer. My name is Chris Dorris and I want to make Brain Training mainstream. This is my series TOUGH TALKS: Conversations on Mental Toughness.

I’m interviewing badasses from all walks of life, on what Mental Toughness means to them, and their unique approaches to strengthening their mind.

For videos, visit http://bit.ly/tough-talks

    TOUGH TALKS - E093 - The New Irrelevance of Intelligence with Dr. Alan D. Thompson

    TOUGH TALKS - E093 - The New Irrelevance of Intelligence with Dr. Alan D. Thompson

    So now that your career is going to be totally obsolete soon, what are your plans?



    You do realize that Artificial Intelligence is completely disrupting life as we know it, right? And that it's impossible to predict the magnitude of that disruptiveness?



    How do you plan to survive? Oh, wait, that may be an irrelevant question as well. In fact, I'm hoping that I'll be out of a job. I'm hoping that AI will make this whole "Mental Toughness" business a thing of the past. AI will make life such that Mental Toughness isn't even needed because our needs are all met and we are free to experience all the magic that life has to offer.



    At least that's one way to envision what's right around the corner (or already here) with Artificial Intelligence.



    And our guest today, Dr. Alan D. Thompson, AI Expert, has some truly mind-blowing information to share with us about the impending effects of AI, and how he sees it illogical to assume that AI could bring disaster. But who knows?



    What we can count on is that life is about to change. In ways that we aren't even capable of imagining yet.



    More about Alan:



    Website: http://lifearchitect.ai/



    Link to episode:



    https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-the-new-irrelevance-of-intelligence-with-dr-alan-d-thompson/



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    • 1 hr 9 min
    TOUGH TALKS - E092 - Dino-Balls! with Laban Ditchburn

    TOUGH TALKS - E092 - Dino-Balls! with Laban Ditchburn

    Wait until you hear this guy read you the first chapter of his new book, Bet On You!!! Drugs, booze, gambling, and ladies of the night. And that wasn't even close to his rock bottom.

    Our remarkable guest today, Laban Ditchburn, was in the throes of darkness for a very long time. Once he decided to heal his body, he also healed his mind and soul and has since committed to inspiring people to show up BIG in their lives.

    Laban refers to his work sometimes as teaching people to grow a pair - of Dino-Balls. Yes. It means what you think it does.

    Laban lives courageously, without concern about whether or not folks take offense to him, committed only to serving them hugely by unapologetically taking complete ownership of your innate excellence.



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    TOUGH TALKS – E091 - I Imagined Meeting God Would Be Awful! With Kellan Fluckiger

    TOUGH TALKS – E091 - I Imagined Meeting God Would Be Awful! With Kellan Fluckiger

    Have you ever wondered what it's like to meet God? And then to tell God you're not ready to go yet? To feel overwhelming peace and clarity and calm? Then to have God ask you if you're sure! To say, "Yeah, I'm sure." Then to have God give you 4 Principles to return with and to share?  

    Well, our guest today died on June 9th, 2018, and is here to describe precisely that experience and how he chooses to use his life now. He only does ONE THING. EVER. And it is to remind us of these 4 remarkably wonderful Principles. 

    His name is Kellan Fluckiger and you're about to fall in love with him!  

    More about Kellan:  

    Website: https://www.kellanfluckiger.com/

    Personal FB page: https://www.facebook.com/kellan.fluckiger3

    Business FB page: https://www.facebook.com/CoachKellanFluckiger

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellanfluckiger/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellan.fluckiger/ 



    Link to his book The Results Equation:  https://www.amazon.com/Results-Equation-Dream-Simple-Steps-ebook/dp/B07RL1LZBP/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=kellan+fluckiger&qid=1631556794&sr=8-5 



    Link to the episode: https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-i-imagined-meeting-god-would-be-awful-with-kellan-fluckiger/ 

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    TOUGH TALKS - E090 - Check Your Alignment and Be Relevant! with Ian Koniak

    TOUGH TALKS - E090 - Check Your Alignment and Be Relevant! with Ian Koniak

    Do you know what “commission breath” is? It’s a metaphor for a sales rep who’s so hungry for a deal, they will say or do anything just to get it. They crave commission so badly that prospects smell it on their breath a mile away. And it’s repulsive. And popular.  

    Our guest today, Ian Koniak, is an established badass in the world of Enterprise Sales. He was the #1 Strategic Account Executive in the Enterprise Select Division of Salesforce.com. That’s a big deal. And the product of a lot of big deals.  

    In our conversation, Ian takes us through the shifts he made from being OK (and addicted to several substances and vices) to being The Best by getting ALL IN and making the DECISION to get “In Alignment” and to prioritizing other’s success over his own.  

    More about Ian:  

    Website: https://www.iankoniak.com 

    LinkedIn Personal Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iankoniak/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iankoniak 

    Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gPczOP 

    YouTube: www.youtube.com/iankoniak 

    Link to Episode: https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-check-your-alignment-and-be-relevant-with-ian-koniak/ 

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    • 54 min
    TOUGH TALKS - E089 - Getting In The Zone In Sport And Life with Dr. Debbie Crews

    TOUGH TALKS - E089 - Getting In The Zone In Sport And Life with Dr. Debbie Crews

    Why did Alan Alda always jump around all over the place before going onto the set to record a scene for Mash?  

    What is "The Yips" and can you get "Life Yips"?  

    Why do some of us choke when it comes time to shine and some of us don't?  

    Mental Toughness or Mental Integrity?  

    The Zone or Brain Synchronicity?  

    These are some of the fascinating questions and distinctions that our esteemed (Legendary!) Sport Psychology Consultant and Entrepreneur, Dr. Debbie Crews, adresses in our latest episode of Tough Talks.  

    Dr. Crews has appeared on countless TV shows including NBC Dateline, The Golf Channel and Scientific American Frontier with Alan Alda discussing all things mental about golf and life.  

    Debbie is a great example of how excellent we can become at our craft when we stay with it and stay committed to constantly sharpening our saw.  She is brilliant beyond description and is as gracious and humble as they get. I am so happy to be able to share her and her wisdom with you.  

    More about Debbie:  
    Website: https://myoptibrain.com
    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/optibrain1/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/opti.brain/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/opti_brain/

    Link to episode: https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-getting-in-the-zone-in-sport-and-life-with-dr-debbie-crews/


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    • 53 min
    TOUGH TALKS - E088 - Your Next Big Project is YOU! with Leo Pusateri

    TOUGH TALKS - E088 - Your Next Big Project is YOU! with Leo Pusateri

    How do you most profoundly want to use the rest of your life?  That's a big question, isn't it? 

    Our guest on today's episode of Tough Talks helps folks address it head-on and with unprecedented levels of enthusiasm and passion and service.  Leo Pusateri is our guest today. He is the Founder of The Sabbatical Experience. Leo can riff all day on the biggest, most important questions we can be asking ourselves to ensure that leave it all out there, that we show up fully, and leave nothing left in the tank. 

    His vibe is amazing and his impact is enormous.  

    More about Leo:  

    Website: https://www.pusatericonsulting.com/ 

    Business LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pusateri-consulting/about/ 

    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leopusateri/ 

    Link to the episode:  

    https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-your-next-big-project-is-you-with-leo-pusateri/ 

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    • 48 min

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Chris Dorris is the Man!

Chris interviews guests that are at the top of their game. Every episode is full of insightful nuggets that help me improve my mental toughness and connect with my purpose.

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great host & podcast

Chris comes from the heart, with passion, and has a lot to offer on how to be mentally tougher, so get all the things we really want! Really enjoy this guy as a host

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