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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 - E105 - Mental Toughness Mantras with Chris Dorris

    TOUGH TALKS - E105 - Mental Toughness Mantras with Chris Dorris

    What's the point of Mental Toughness Training? Well, that's simple (and profound). We do the inner world work so that we are able to respond to all of life rapidly with grace, mastery, creativity, and enthusiasm. Mental Toughness Training involves strengthening our "response-ability." In other words, our ability to respond powerfully to all circumstances so that not only do we eliminate the unnecessary suffering we create for ourselves, but rather we create excellence faster and with less effort!  

    One of the most powerful ways to accomplish all of this is with the use of Mental Toughness Mantras - brief phrases that contain volumes of wisdom and that help us to elevate our states and create habitual, high-grade responses to ALL of life.  

    In this episode of Tough Talks: Conversations on Mental Toughness, I take you through three of the most powerful Mental Toughness Mantras that I rely upon in my coaching, speaking, and my very own training.  

    Link to the episode: https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-mental-toughness-mantras-with-chris-dorris/ 

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    • 45 min
    TOUGH TALKS - E104 - Adversity is guaranteed, attitude is a choice! with John Kriesel

    TOUGH TALKS - E104 - Adversity is guaranteed, attitude is a choice! with John Kriesel

    On December 2, 2006, after being in an 8 day medically induced coma, he woke up to discover he'd lost two comrades and both of his legs in an IED explosion serving in Iraq.  

    Here's his response upon this discovery:  "None of this matters. I'm alive. And I'm thankful for that. There's one path - and that's forward."  

    His name is Retired Staff Sergeant John Kriesel, and let's talk about creating excellence from tragedy!  

    He is a Purple Heart recipient, a best-selling author, an international Keynote Speaker, and one funny Mo Fo! (He attributes much of his ability to respond so masterfully to his tragedy to the power of humor).  

    And wait 'til you see what happens about 60% of the way through the interview!!! It's never happened before in any of my Tough Talks episodes. EPIC!!!  

    More about John:  

    Website: https://www.johnmkriesel.com/ 

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

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

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/johnkriesel 

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    Link to the episode: https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-adversity-is-guaranteed-attitude-is-a-choice-with-john-kriesel/

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    • 54 min
    TOUGH TALKS - E103 - "Beer-Boarding" in the Scrapple Belt with Dogfish Head Sam Calagione

    TOUGH TALKS - E103 - "Beer-Boarding" in the Scrapple Belt with Dogfish Head Sam Calagione

    Inherent within your passions are the mechanics for stratospheric success.  

    Sam Calagione, founder and brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery, is proof of that. Sam trusted his passion for crafting what he refers to as “off-centered” beers and 26 years later he has literally created a food and beverage (and lodging) dynasty! And he’s having a boatload of fun doing it.  He is meticulous about a lot of things. The level of creativity he puts into his creations is astounding. He travels the planet to meet people and discover ingredients that have never before been used or combined, to create some of the most unusual brews in history.  

    He uses that same level of meticulousness in creating his remarkable culture. I’ve experienced it firsthand. It’s epic. The quality of customer service is remarkable. The lightness of being is intoxicating – even before your first sip!  

    I define success as having your life on your terms. We have a lot to learn from Sam about this!    

    More about Sam:  

    Website: https://www.dogfish.com 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dogfishheadbeer/ 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dogfish-head-craft-brewery/ 

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

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dogfishbeer 

    Link to the episode: https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-beer-boarding-in-the-scrapple-belt-with-dogfish-head-sam-calagione/ 

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    TOUGH TALKS - E102 - BEST OF Tough Talks 6!

    TOUGH TALKS - E102 - BEST OF Tough Talks 6!

    This week we have put together another highlight reel from 8 more of our amazing guests who blessed us with their presence and amazingness on the show. 

    Have a look/listen, and take some tools or tips or reminders away from it that can help you continue to strengthen your mind and build more Mental Toughness.  

    Guests in this Highlight Reel:  

    Steve Sims
    Iyanla Vanzant
    Sal Ponzio
    Devon Bandison
    Dr. Amy B Killen
    Bob Burg
    Ryan Lange
    Theresa Campbell  

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    • 15 min
    TOUGH TALKS - E101 - We Are All Connected By Story with David Richman

    TOUGH TALKS - E101 - We Are All Connected By Story with David Richman

    “Nobody is watching and nobody cares.”  

    Do you feel inspired?  

    Wait until our guest today explains that. You’ll feel inspired then.  

    David Richman was an overweight, chain-smoking, homeless kid at the age of 18. He got a job at a Vegas fast food joint, worked 3 jobs at a time to work his way up the ladder, never went to college, wanted to start his own company, met with a room full of Angel Investors to try to get seed money for it, was immediately asked, “Where’d you get your MBA?” Wait till you hear his damn response!!!  

    He went on to run a $120M/yr revenue company and is now an award-winning author (he facilitates writing workshops, btw), speaker, and Endurance Athlete. And he’s a remarkably generous philanthropist.  

    And a killer storyteller! And does he have stories!!!  

      

    More about David:  

    Website: www.cycleoflives.org 

    Personal FB: david.richman.94 

    Business FB: cycleoflives 

    Instagram: davidrichman_cycleoflives  

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    TOUGH TALKS - E100 - Two-gether on TWOsday - A Frank Convo with Iyanla Vanzant

    TOUGH TALKS - E100 - Two-gether on TWOsday - A Frank Convo with Iyanla Vanzant

    IYANLA!!! You heard it! Yep. That’s who our guest is for the 100th episode of The Tough Talks Podcast!!!  

    How cool is that?! The infamous, and brilliant – and fricking hysterical – Iyanla Vanzant discusses her own unique interpretation of what Mental Toughness and Mental Toughness Training even is. And it’s profound – as you might expect coming from her.  

    She teaches us how the mind is like a puppy, and if it isn’t trained…HA! NO WAY am I spoiling that moment. I’ll leave it at this, when she finished that analogy and told a story about it, I honestly almost fainted laughing. My face has never been so red in an episode! Hysterical and poignant.  

    Iyanla shares with us that we are all conditioned to forget how important we are, our divine nature, and how inter-connected we all are. She teaches us that the real work that we need to do in order to remember all of that is about UN-learning. And if we will permit ourselves to experience some stillness each day, we will reconnect to the source and struggle far less.  

    I am so thrilled to bring to you, for our 100th episode of Tough Talks, the magnificent Iyanla Vanzant!  

    More about Iyanla:  

    Website: https://iyanla.com 

    Facebook Personal Profile: https://www.facebook.com/DrIyanlaVanzant/ 

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

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/iyanlavanzant Additional 

    Link: https://MasterPeaceBodyTherapy.com 

    Watch the full episode: https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-two-gether-on-twosday-a-frank-convo-with-iyanla-vanzant/ 

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

David Richman Author ,

Very inspiring!

It's truly an honor to have a conversation with Chris. We went pretty deep because the dude knows how to ask the right questions. So enjoyed spending time with an accomplished, authentic leader like him. Very inspiring! Kudos to your show and continue to be an inspiration to everyone, Chris!

BIGGIE The SW ,

Great Interviewer, NO ads, ALL SERVICE

Whether you call it Mental Toughness, Emotional Mastery, Grit, Resilience or whatever - Chris and his guests are sharing it and bringing it in each episode. It's clear that Chris puts a lot of love, attention and service into each episode - it's obvious that he thoroughly studies each guest to find the practical nuggets that will help us all use our minds better. Just imagine if the whole world was taught from an early age how to use and control their minds... Never too late to start :-)

Health Geeks…BAM ,

The Best in the business

This podcast is a MUST listen for me. If you start your day with this podcast you will immediately feel an upgrade in your mood and thinking. When it comes to Mental Toughness, Chris Dorris is the best in the business. Tough talks is an extension of his great work around the world with high performers in all industries including PGA Golfers and leaders around the worlds. If you want to take your mental toughness to a world class level, tune in to Tough Talks!

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