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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

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

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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

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@chrisdorris

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English


Episodes

TOUGH TALKS - E077 - How Cancer Gave Manisha Koirala a New Life

6/9/2021
It’s one thing to beat stage 4 ovarian cancer (a less than 5% probability). It’s another thing to choose to leverage that experience to take a deep long look inside yourself, take a bold inventory and then do the real work of healing and transformation. Our guest today, one of the most accomplished actresses in Bollywood history, Miss Manisha Koirala, takes us through both of those healing journeys. --- More about Manisha: Facebook:...

Duration:00:43:20

TOUGH TALKS - E076 - Bluefishing! with Steve Sims

5/26/2021
His name is Steve Sims and he's been called "The Real Life Wizard of Oz" and "The Guy Who Gets Shit Done." There are several things I dig about this guy. First of all, he's just plain cool. He talks about "The Chug Test" with respect to only hanging with people you can see yourself chugging a beer with. He passes my Chug Test with flying colors. Also, he thinks big. Weird big. Like, way weird big. Third, he treats the fact that he makes miracles happen appear completely normal. In fact,...

Duration:00:54:56

TOUGH TALKS - E075 - Abracadabra! with John Patrick Morgan

5/12/2021
ABRACADABRA! Do you know what that word actually means? I didn’t either until our guest broke it down for us in today’s “Magical” conversation. His name is JP Morgan. He’s a Philosopher. Yeah, you heard it. A Philosopher. When’s the last time you met a Philosopher? Has anyone ever told you to, “Watch your mouth!”?? JP is going to tell you to do that in a way that you have NEVER been told before. And you’re gonna LOVE it! --- More about John: Website: jpmorganjr.com Personal FB:...

Duration:01:02:38

TOUGH TALKS - E074 - An Inside Look at the Mental Game of Ultramarathoning with Ryan Lange

4/28/2021
WOW! What a special treat! We get the complete insider's perspective on what it's like to prepare for, execute and learn from a 100 mile Ultramarathon from the RaveRunner, Ultramarathoner, Ryan Lange! --- Ryan is back for a sequel on Tough Talks but this time we don't just talk ABOUT his experience with these absurdly long runs - we join him IN it! --- We break it up into two segments. First we discuss he preparation routines and his pre-race mentality. Then he color commentates 6 video...

Duration:01:16:05

TOUGH TALKS - E073 - Normalizing the Miraculous with Devon Bandison

4/14/2021
We got him back! Live and in-person this time! The infamous, internationally acclaimed coach, author, and speaker Devon Bandison. This time we are discussing a topic that Devon has really been diving very deeply into recently – Normalizing the Miraculous. Here’s what that means… You could argue that pressing a button on a remote control and having the result be that a channel changes on the TV across the room is miraculous. But we are so used to it that we don’t really think of it as very...

Duration:01:14:50

TOUGH TALKS - E072 - The Unwritten Rules of Women's Leadership with Helen Appleby

3/31/2021
When Helen Appleby was a kid her dad told her, "girls can do anything boys can do." But what he didn't tell her about (because he didn't know - because he was a man) were all the unwritten rules about being a woman in leadership. She's here to educate us upon those rules and what women in leadership roles, or who are aspiring to be, need to know in order to navigate their own leadership journeys. And, by the way, this ain't just for women. Us men have plenty to learn here as well! More...

Duration:00:59:48

TOUGH TALKS - E071 - Using Powerful Perspective to Turn Tragedy into Mastery. with Brian Bogert

3/17/2021
Play this one in slo-mo, Folks. Really. Endless mic drops. I couldn’t take notes fast enough. I asked him to repeat himself about 15 times but wanted to do so about 45 times. Brian Bogert is our guest today and he teaches us how to be moved by tragedy into profound action AND how to avoid suffering by embracing pain. Buckle up! --- More about Brian: Website: https://brianbogert.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/brian.bogert.3 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianbogert/ IG:...

Duration:00:50:58

TOUGH TALKS - E070 - Sex and Mental Toughness with Dr. Amy B. Killen

2/22/2021
What does Sexual Health have to do with Mental Toughness? Or, what does Mental Toughness have to do with Sexual Health? And which comes first? These are just a few of the several fascinating questions we explore in today’s episode of Tough Talks with our guest, anti-aging and regenerative medicine physician, Dr. Amy B. Killen. --- More about Amy: website: https://dramykillen.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.amybkillen/ YouTube:...

Duration:00:53:44

TOUGH TALKS - E069 - How To Double Your Income and Happiness by Focusing on LESS! with David Wood

2/17/2021
HEADS UP!!!: In keeping with my perpetual commitment to offer you opportunities to apply the Mental Toughness Tools and Techniques that we cover in these badass Tough Talks episodes, I encourage you to head into this episode with a couple of my favorite mantras in mind: “Ain’t bad; Just is.” And, “The Problem is The Gift.” Why am I saying this? Well, as fate would have it, I had some microphone issues. So there’s some serious screeching going on when I get loud – and I do that a lot. So,...

Duration:00:55:46

TOUGH TALKS - E068 - You CAN Have It All!!! with Walt Hampton

2/3/2021
Yes, you CAN have it all! --- Walt Hampton is a former litigation attorney turned high-altitude mountaineer, ultramarathoner, author, speaker, and Executive Coach. --- He has the highest vibe EVER! His enthusiasm is childlike and contagious. You CANNOT listen to this guy for any length of time and not feel PUMPED! --- He insists that we each have totally unique gifts and that we are obligated to share them with the world. --- He deconstructs the notion of "failure." --- He demands...

Duration:01:18:53

TOUGH TALKS - E067 - Are You Spiritually Malnourished? with Dr. Daniel Harner

1/20/2021
Dr. Daniel Harner is a former traditional Psychotherapist who has shifted to what he refers to as Psycho-Spiritual Mentoring. --- A couple of the things I love about Daniel is his genius and his ability to dumb it down for us. He even acknowledges that a huge part of his work is to make conversations about "Spiritual Nourishment" accessible and understandable for 5 years olds. --- Daniel is that refreshing combination of deep as hell and cool as hell. He's dropping wisdom bombs left and...

Duration:00:52:15

TOUGH TALKS - E066 - Failure's Not An Option! with Jeff Nyce

1/6/2021
30 years as Commander and 4500 SWAT Operations in his career prepared Jeff Nyce to respond with infinite Mental Toughness when told he has terminal cancer and one year to live. Now at 62 years old and in phenomenal physical and mental condition, he teaches us the 7 Prinicples for surviving a terminal diagnosis, and his 3 Declarations that have him continue to thrive and create excellence. https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-failures-not-an-option-with-jeff-nyce/ --- If you...

Duration:01:14:19

TOUGH TALKS - E065 - Why Cope When You Can Heal! with Dr. Mark Goulston

12/23/2020
Most psychiatrists want to push meds on people to treat their trauma. Not this guy. He wants to help folks activate their internal pharmacy to help them not only survive but to ultimately thrive. His name is Dr. Mark Goulstin and he is the author of the famous book, Just Listen, which has become the #1 book in the world on listening and has been translated into 26 languages. He just released his latest book entitled, Why Cope When You Can Heal? and we will be diving deep into that one...

Duration:00:53:24

TOUGH TALKS - E064 - About Face Yourself. with Jason Flores

12/9/2020
While on Holiday in Iceland in 2016, a blood vessel in Jason's brain erupted and almost killed him. It did partially paralyze him, but it sure as hell didn't stop him from creating a life of service as a result of it. He shares details of his story with us today that he doesn't always disclose. And he reminds us that every set of circumstances - no matter how difficult - can be leveraged to "bounce...

Duration:01:07:39

TOUGH TALKS - E063 - Conscious Reggae! with Ryan Perez

11/25/2020
This guy has been training his mind since 2003 when he was a competitive golfer. --- He has never had a job (unless you count the half of a shift he worked at a soft-serve yogurt joint) and instead has always followed his bliss. From pro-golfer to surf instructor to 8-year stint in the Coast Guard and now to professional Conscious Musician – he trusts the organizing intelligence inherent within his passions. --- Meet Ryan Perez. (He even does a little improv for us on his ukelele at the...

Duration:00:56:42

TOUGH TALKS - E062 - RESILIENCE!! with Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal

11/11/2020
She defines Resilience as the ability to allow any challenge to ENHANCE you. She enlightens us to three myths about Resilience and clarifies the truth for us. She also describes for us the 5 Practices of Particularly Resilient People (based on her research). --- And a quick heads up, if you use the phrase, “Everything happens for a reason,” do some deep breathing before watching because she’s gonna rip on you for that. --- Her name is Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal. Wanna meet...

Duration:01:09:39

TOUGH TALKS - E061 - Psychic Downloads, Magical Creatures & Mental Toughness with Colleen Gallagher

10/28/2020
Want to learn how to do “Psychic Downloads” and access “Divine Intelligence”? I recommend you do, because by the sounds of it, skill sets like these can make life a helluva lot easier and simpler. --- She was diagnosed with cancer at age 14 and refers to it as a blessing. And it sure didn’t happen “to her.” It didn’t even happen “for her.” It happened “AS her.” She’ll explain. --- Her definition of Mental Toughness is one of the best I have ever heard. --- And make sure to stay tuned...

Duration:01:18:38

TOUGH TALKS - E60 - Connectedness, Guerrilla Warfare and Eating Live Locusts with Dr. Joseph E. Long

10/14/2020
They say that The Green Berets are the smartest and most lethal fighters in the world. Our guest today is one of them and he’s here to tell us why connectedness, of all things, is critical to success in Guerrilla Warfare and in Executive Leadership (he has a Ph.D. in that, by the way). --- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-joseph-e-long-9021821a/ Cool Article on Green Berets:...

Duration:01:14:19

TOUGH TALKS - E059 - Chainsaws, Tragedy Magnets and Mental Toughness! with Col. (Ret) Deb Lewis

10/1/2020
Today we get to hear what Mental Toughness means from Deb Lewis, a retired Army Colonel who was in the first class at West Point that ever accepted women, survived the 9/11 attack on The Pentagon, and teaches people (predominantly, but not exclusively women) how to leverage stress. --- Website: www.mentallytoughwomen.com LinkedIn: mentallytoughwomen --- https://christopherdorris.com/chainsaws-tragedy-magnets-and-mental-toughness-with-col-ret-deb-lewis/ --- If you enjoyed this content...

Duration:01:03:45

TOUGH TALKS - E058 - BEST OF: Tough Talks 4!

9/15/2020
--- --- Links to Full Episodes in Order Kelly Noonan GoresJohn ToomeyGary MahlerChuck BushbeckDevon BandisonAlison ArnoldAshok ThakurGarrett RichardsCarolyn Freyer-Jones --- https://christopherdorris.com/best-of-tough-talks-4/ --- If you enjoyed this content and you are not getting notifications of new posts, then I invite you to signup to my list. Please also share this with the people in your world that would also dig this post and benefit from...

Duration:00:10:35