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1. TOUGH TALKS - E028 - Carolyn Freyer-Jones - Executive and Personal Coach
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Description: Carolyn Freyer Jones, or CFJ, is a powerhouse coach who has been referred to as a "straight-talking New Yorker mixed with pure compassion." You can tell she's done her work on herself. She has a serenity and a clarity and a confidence about her that is palpable and can only make the experience of working with her so much more profound. In our conversation today, CFJ drops a handful of wisdom bombs that will definitely serve you in your professional and personal lives. For example: "Courage isn't the absence of fear. It's moving forward with it." She has her own Coaching School now, the CFJ Coaching Success School and you can learn more about that on her website. carolynfreyerjones@gmail.com https://www.carolynfreyerjones.com/ https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.freyerjones https://christopherdorris.com

2. TOUGH TALKS - E027 - Dr. Alison Arnold Ph.D. - Mental Toughness Coach And Founder Of Headgames
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Description: How many people do you know that have spent 3 months in a Nepalese Monastery, then followed that up with another month in a Thai one, 3 weeks in The Amazon in Peru and another 2 weeks in silence at a California retreat to process it all? Oh, and who trains the brains of Olympic medalists and NCAA Champion gymnasts? I know one! And we have her as our guest today. She's my former business partner and one of my greatest mentors in life, Dr. Alison Arnold. Doc Ali, as we more casually know here, is a true Master Mental Coach and I'm proud to say has taught me a lot of what I know and use in my work. Our conversations are always full of depth and practical ideas of how to strengthen the mind. You're gonna love her. Email Address: docalison@aol.com www.headgamesworld.com Facebook: HeadGames World IG: headgamesworld Parent Bubble: (arriving summer of 2019) TheParentBubble.com https://christopherdorris.com

3. TOUGH TALKS - E026 - Dr. Fred Blum - Energy Rich Living: Episode 2
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Description: Today's guest is Fred Blum and he's back for Episode 2. We had a scintillating discussion a few months back and decided to do a round 2. In today's dialogue, we take a deep dive into what it means to be "Energy Rich" or "Energy Poor", why so many of us unconsciously choose energy POOR living, and what we can do when we are energy impoverished in order to enrich ourselves. Fred has generously offered The Tough Talks community a complimentary coaching session with him. (That’s amazing.) If you’re interested you can contact him at: Cell: 1 (512) 584-9075 Email: drfred@energyrichliving.net Links: Website: www.energyrichliving.net Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fred.blum.37 His Facebook Live interview we referenced: https://www.facebook.com/fred.blum.37/videos/10157316647734050/?hc_ref=ARRDN2HgbhUrnvDbH257hdOcqm_DG6B0oiF42fpq0UpBzScko0c0-Pc_8Z4PPqLFY5o https://christopherdorris.com

4. TOUGH TALKS - E025 - David Wood - Vol. 2
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Description: We got him back for round 2! And, Man, does he deliver. Again. David Wood is a master of many things. Among them is pausing before he responds. He's pretty damn mindful, and we learn from witnessing that alone. He's also a master of taking MASSIVE ACTION. We discuss the 4 reasons why most of us DO NOT live our best lives. He calls them the 4 Villians. And, naturally, we finish with the antidote - the 4 Heroes. He discussed how to work with the fact that our minds are like monkeys on crack! He also teaches us about The Law of Large Numbers and how "yes" lives in the land of "no." He also has a remarkably generous offer for certain folks which he articulates at the very end. You can learn more about him at www.playforreal.life Email: david@playforreal.life https://christopherdorris.com

5. TOUGH TALKS - E024 - Stephen McGhee Vol. 2
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Description: This week we have our first ever repeat appearance by a guest. We have the amazing Stephen McGhee back for Episode 2. Our first conversation focused entirely upon his remarkable experience and subsequent documentary about climbing Aconcagua with 6 other men 7 or 8 years ago, and more importantly, the profound lessons that they each learned about themselves, their relationships and the ways that they are/were using their lives. If you haven’t seen that episode, please do watch/listen. https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-stephen-mcghee-leadership-guide-speaker-and-author/ And, I wanted to bring this guy back because he’s just so powerful and I wanted to have another conversation with him, but this time about the magic that he’s creating currently as a Leadership Guide, International Speaker and Author. Stephen has a graduate degree in Spiritual Psychology and backgrounds in both investment banking and as an ecumenical minister. He’s just a fascinating dude. He’s the author of three books on leadership and has worked with a ton of huge companies like Microsoft, Merck and Firestone. On his website he says that in working with him, “You will be pushed. You will be uncomfortable. You will be revealed. And your world will open.” Wow. That actually kind of frightened me! Here are some of the highlights from this most spectacular dialog: - Why, if you’re serious about being a badass, you never want to be without a guide. - His unusual definition of leadership. - That it is possible to go into any conversation with anyone, anytime, without ANY assumptions about them. Why you’d want to. And HOW to do that. - What he does in his Pre-Game before meetings, sessions and talks that he refers to as, “Calling In the Light.” - How most of us have been conditioned to be really stingy with our high vibes.And the importance of understanding how we “vibe” and how that either serves or disserves us. - Cultivating an “Intrinsic Environment” in order to successfully create greatness in the Extrinsic world. - What the hell is Spiritual Psychology?! - What he means by “You’ll be revealed” and why it IS, in fact, scary, but also essential in order to become your most powerful self. How to learn more about Stephen, his work and his books: www.mcgheeleadership.com And if you would like to download a free copy of his AMAZING documentary, “Climb For Freedom” go here: http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/14289 Click BUY and enter promo code: LEADERVIP stephen@mcgheeleadership.com http://www.christopherdorris.com

6. TOUGH TALKS - E023 - Dr. Fred Blum - Transformational Coach And Trainer
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Description: We’re going for a deep dive here today, folks, into the core of the human experience with a New York style Monk who has studied around the planet with great minds and mentors. He has degrees in Psychology and Chiropractic and his main focus now is coaching folks on living what he calls an Energy Rich Life. That is, living a life of productivity, vitality peace, connection and happiness. His name is Dr. Fred Blum and he will simultaneously mesmerize you, soothe you, confuse the fuck out of you and entertain you. This is why I love him! We’ve already decided that we need to do at least a two part series in order to do justice to some of the topics that can really affect the way folks experience peace, or not, and success, or not. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation: - The nature of the human ego is that it’s always dissatisfied, but contrary to many ancient philosophies, we do NOT want to kill the ego, we want to utilize it. (Yeah, we’re not easing into this dialog!) - Our True nature is Oneness, not separateness. - We are IN the world but not OF it. - His unique definition of a “game” and how we’d all do well to live life as such. - Planking (the exercise), suffering and surrender. - How absurdly incorrect you are when you think something “shouldn’t be happening.” - The highly advanced ability to permit yourself to fully experience an unpleasant emotion without getting involved with the story (thoughts) you have about it. - You’re not who you think you are. - The distinction between True Self and Ego/Identity/Separate Self. - Running from pain is precisely what has it endure. Fred has generously offered The Tough Talks community a complimentary coaching session with him. (That’s amazing.) If you’re interested you can contact him at: Cell: 1 (512) 584-9075 Email: drfred@energyrichliving.net Links: Website: www.energyrichliving.net Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fred.blum.37 His Facebook Live interview we referenced: https://www.facebook.com/fred.blum.37/videos/10157316647734050/?hc_ref=ARRDN2HgbhUrnvDbH257hdOcqm_DG6B0oiF42fpq0UpBzScko0c0-Pc_8Z4PPqLFY5o https://www.christopherdorris.com

7. TOUGH TALKS - E022 - David Wood - International Coach And Speaker
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Description: You ready to PLAY today?! Because that’s exactly what you’re about to do, and exactly what you’re about to watch me and today’s Tough Talks guest, David Wood, do. David is actually a former Actuary for Fortune 100 companies like Exxon and Sony Music and Proctor & Gamble. He bounced from his cushy Manhattan gig to go off and explore the worlds. That is, the actual world, but also his inner world. Now he’s an International Coach and Speaker who has coached thousands of hours over 20 years and in 12 countries! His tag line, as well as his world view and website name is, “Play For Real.” He points out that 90% of people die with regret and he thinks that’s pretty damn unnecessary. And we’re gonna ask him all about that and how to NOT be one of that 90%! This cat is both brilliant AND fun as hell. You’re gonna learn and laugh from this wizard today! Here are some highlights: - The real key to success both personally and professionally. - The three keys to make that one key happen (you’re gonna need a keyring for this situation!). - To be your most powerful self, you must not only demonstrate the courage to express your real truth, you need to know what the hell it is! (And two ways to do that.) - Why it’s kind of stupid to be consumed with the whole “right or wrong” debate. - Why it’s incredibly powerful to not care about getting what you want. - The power of being DARING and the power of not being DARING! - What it’s like to step off a mountain and go UP! - The worst thing that can happen to you is a thought. Huh? - And a very generous offer he has for some of you. But you have to qualify. https://christopherdorris.com

8. TOUGH TALKS - E021 - Stella Reid aka "Nanny Stella" from Nanny 911
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Description: How many people do you know that have not only starred on a major reality TV show, but have also been spoofed on South Park?!?! Well, I know one and you’re about to meet her. Her name is Stella Reid, aka, “Nanny Stella” of Nanny 911. Nanny Stella moved to the USA 29 years ago from Northern England, became a celebrity and is now coaching parents, matching nannies and families, and offers online training courses for parents and nannies. Here are some of the highlights from this most entertaining dialog: - What the hell is Momnesia? - How she’s relied upon “Military Precision” to whip these parents’ asses into shape! - Her own personal transformation from a “Rottweiler with a bee in its mouth” into a….well, she’ll tell you. - The 6 C’s of Mental Toughness! - How a working class girl from the North of England becomes a US celebrity - The Nanny 9-1-1 story. - And, of course, the South Park spoof: how it initially demoralized her and how she’s converted it into fuel! Links: Website: www.nannystella.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/nanny.stella - www.facebook.com/stella.e.reid https://christopherdorris.com

9. TOUGH TALKS - E020 - Stephen McGhee - Leadership Guide, Speaker, and Author
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Description: Who gathers a group of six NON-mountaineers, trains them mentally and physically for a year and then climbs the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere with them? For personal and professional growth reasons. Who DOES that?! Leadership Guide, Speaker and Author Stephen McGhee does. And he’s my guest in this episode of Tough Talks. And what a treat he is! Stephen and I have spent exactly zero hours of time together in the same physical space but I have studied him and followed his work for years in such a way that I feel like he’s a brother. We have also shared the same amazing coaches so we really are kindred spirits. And that made for a really “spirited” dialog on purpose, passion, commitment, mental toughness, success, meditation and jumping into freezing cold water. Here are some of the highlights: - Mastery doesn’t mean perfection, it means progression. - Urgency doesn’t mean being in a hurry, it means that since life is so precious, let’s create NOW with what we have. - Getting “soft” as a Man. - The WHY of the Aconcagua Men’s Project. - Climbing as the metaphor for intrinsic freedom. - The necessity of doing something completely “unreasonable.” - “Suffering is underrated!” - Who soaks in a goddamn ice bath for 4 minutes every morning?! - His approach to integrating “bad news” - The discipline of doing the thing you just don’t feel like doing. - The Sanskrit origin of the word, “hu-man.” - His gift to you for listening. Links: www.mcgheeleadership.com http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/14289 (this is to get a free copy of the documentary of the Aconcagua climb!) Click BUY and enter promo code: LEADERVIP https://www.wimhofmethod.com/ https://christopherdorris.com

10. TOUGH TALKS - E019 - Kelly Noonan Gores - Writer, Director, Producer
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Description: One of the most important reasons to strengthen the mind is because of its instantaneous, inextricable and profound relationship with the body. In fact, with the quantity and quality of emerging scientific research these days on the mind-body relationship, I predict there’ll be a new, condensed word soon for “mind-body relationship” and it’ll simply be mindbody. Last year a documentary came out on the subject entitled, HEAL. I went to see it in the theaters and was blown away at how many brilliant experts were included and how densely packed the film is with hugely important information and practices for us to understand and integrate so that we can enjoy life with optimal health. I am over the moon pumped about the fact that our guest today is the Writer, Director, Producer of the fabulous and fabulously important documentary, Heal, Kelly Noonan Gores. There a million highlights from this conversation. In fact, the conversation ITSELF is one big highlight. But here are a few of the moments that moved me to make a note: -5:38 - When asked WHY she created this film, Kelly references the impact that Epigeneticist and Stem Cell Researcher, Dr. Bruce Lipton had upon her. -10:22 - The Universe is a Conspiracist! 11:55 - I put her on the spot to summarize the main message of the movie into ONE sentence, and she hit it out of the park! -18:14 - Yep. We’re still a little “Cavemanny.” How our brains are still hardwired for surviving versus thriving. -19:04 - The old school Newtonian Physics vs. modern day Quantum Physics and how we Cause Effects with our minds and our hearts. -26:40 - Why mediation is so practical and important for us right now. “Decluttering.” -29:56 - The amazing near death experience and spontaneous (or not so spontaneous but certainly radical) remission of best selling author of the book, Dying To Be Me, Anita Moorjani’s stage 4 lymphoma. Her transition from fear to love and how that cured her. In 5 weeks! -37:08 - Channeling Pure Divine Love. -40:30 - Gregg Barden and the mechanics of Heart Math - how the heart and brain collaborate. -45:25 - Darren Weissman and his very unusual Lifeline Technique of healing, even severe diagnoses. -58:19 - The power of gratitude and not only giving thanks for what you have but also giving thanks for the future that you’re creating! How to follow/connect with Kelly: Facebook: Heal Documentary Instagram: @healdocumentary and @kellygores References/Links: www.Healdocumentary.com Timeless Healing: The power and Biology of Belief (book) by Herbert Benson, M.D. The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles (book) by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. Spontaneous Healing: How to Discover and Enhance Your Body’s Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself (book) by Andrew Weil, M.D. Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing (book) by Anita Moorjani https://christopherdorris.com

11. TOUGH TALKS - E018 - Mike Haynes - NFL Hall Of Famer
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Description: WOW! What an impressive guy, this Mike Haynes. And that he’s an NFL Hall of Famer is NOT the top reason why. In fact, not even close. Rather, it’s his perpetual commitment to serve that makes him so powerful. You’ll notice him use the words “serve” and “service” throughout the entire discourse. This dialog rocked me a few times, and those times will be obvious to you. Here are a few of the highlights: -8:25: Mike’s experience defeating prostate cancer and how it led to him becoming a national spokesperson for it. -10:15: The importance of being proactive (at this point with respect to getting checked for prostate cancer or breast cancer, but more on being proactive later…) -13:10: What Mental Toughness means to Mike Haynes and why it must fundamentally involve service. -17:25: The difference between talking Mental Toughness and WALKING it. -19:30: You’ll be surprised by his response to the question, “When did you first think about playing professional football?” -22:25: The BIG ASK that opened up his career (THIS is where this interview starts getting real deep!) -27:55: The imperative nature of the courage to ask and the courage to move in the direction of your dreams. -29:25: Or maybe it isn’t even courage - maybe it’s DESIRE. -31:40: What this NFL Hall of Famer is most proud of. Which is why I love this guy so much! https://christopherdorris.com

12. TOUGH TALKS - E017 - John Toomey SVP - NICE Systems
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Description: Our guest today is a man who definitely walks his talk when it comes to fortifying his mind and living powerfully. You hear it clearly in his language. His name is John Toomey and he is an enormously successful sales leader (SVP North America Sales at NICE Systems), an Ironman and a dedicated husband and father. And he has some true golden nuggets - practical insights and advice - for us in each of those categories that will help us be far more powerful in each of those specific areas of life. In our conversation today we touch upon: · The mega-importance of always having a clear “WHY?!” · How “no” in sales doesn’t actually mean no, but rather it’s simply an indicator of a lack of information. · Why Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss is the best sales book EVER! · 2 ways for athletes (and anyone) to tap into extra reservoirs of strength and stamina. · The 3 F’s that are his 3 pillars of life: Faith, Family and Fundamentals. This talk is choc-full of laughs and valuable takeaways. You’re gonna love John! https://christopherdorris.com

13. TOUGH TALKS - E016 - Taylor Stone - Holistic Nutritionist, Life Coach and former NFL Cheerleader
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Description: Holistic Nutritionist, Life Coach and former NFL Cheerleader, Taylor Stone is our guest for today’s episode of Tough Talks. Taylor’s work far transcends (but most definitely includes) nutritional coaching in her work with women. She refers to herself as a healer (rightfully so) and integrates emotional detoxing and instilling massive self-love and confidence and exercise coaching in her efforts to help women get out of the victim mindset so they can own and create a life they love. Taylor is a true student of longevity and health and she walks her talk. She can be unapologetically polarizing when it comes to subjects like the overmedication of the populous and the ignorance we have as a society to our bodies desire to heal itself. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation: -4:15: Taylor’s own history with health challenges -11:30: What if most people on antidepressants don’t need them?! -18:25: and….what if depression in general is “not necessary”? -22:05: “Unconscious Absorption” and “Bi-Neural Beats” (NOT by Dre) -26:42: The importance of taking a “Life Audit” -28:25: Eliminating the negative peeps from your tribe -34:25: Liver Detox! -38:10: Jim Carrey’s bold take on depression Connect with Taylor: Website: INNERGODDESSHEALTH.COM Instagram: taylor.o.stone Facebook: Taylor Stone References: The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton, PhD Timeless Healing by Herbert Benson, MD https://christopherdorris.com

14. TOUGH TALKS - E015 - Angela Meryl - Model, Actress, Stuntwoman
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Description: It isn’t every day that I get to interview a famous Hollywood Stuntwoman! But I did today. Angela Meryl is our badass guest for this episode and we discuss the unlikely journey she’s had as a model/actress/stuntwoman. Angela had a very modest upbringing in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and decided at an early age that she wanted to go to Hollywood and crush it there (“Decided” is the operative word in that sentence). She has won numerous awards for her work and has appeared in a LONG list of TV shows and blockbuster movies including Kill Bill, Skysong, The Obsessed, Westworld, Pirates of the Caribbean and has been a guest on shows such as Queen Latifah and this other small one called Oprah! A few hit points from our dialog: -9:25 - Getting “Paid to Play” - following your bliss -12:45 - The Psychology of jumping out of a 33rd story window - backwards. -20:45 - Angela’s ONE golden nugget of advice to an 11 year old (she has an 11 year old daughter) -29:00 - “Watch me!” - The Determination Decision -31:25 - Oprah want you to jump off her building! Angela is such a unique guest and such a powerful and surprisingly gentle (for a Super Badass Stunt Woman) presence, and I’m certain you’ll enjoy her stories and insights. https://christopherdorris.com

15. TOUGH TALKS - E014 - Mike Garrick, Wholistic Wellness Expert
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Description: Wow! THAT didn’t go the way I thought it would. It went way better. Today’s episode of Tough Talks turned into an impromptu coaching session on making, keeping (or not) and learning from your (sometimes broken) commitments. And that wasn’t even our planned topic du jour. The intended topic was the discipline it takes to commit to wholistic wellness. And our guest is an expert practitioner in just that - the study and application of MNB - Mind, Nutrition and Body wellness. Mike Garrick has been a student of health and wellness for the last decade, and his #1 addiction is perpetual growth. Mike is inspiration personified. But beware, he has filthy mouth. He makes ME sound like Mother Teresa (which is not actually possible, but this is definitely PG -14)! Here are a few of the hot spots: 5:00: The Information vs. Transformation distinction 9:00: “Sauteeing in your shit” (emotionally every bit as gross as it sounds) 10:45: “Crazy 8” The Depression/Anger endless loop 25:20: Pain vs. Suffering and how pain IS imperative to growth 27:00: Cold Showers as a morning WIN 28:20: Are you a Pain or Pleasure responder? 30:00: THE BURPEES!!! (He drops and gives us 10!) 39:00: The value of Metrics in getting started and staying started 45:00: His incredible morning routine Mike is not typical. His lifestyle is not normal. And that’s precisely why we have so much to learn from him. He’s such a fun, brilliant, love filled, passionate guy who just can’t stop feeding his soul. And that’s precisely why you’re gonna enjoy him so much. https://christopherdorris.com

16. TOUGH TALKS - E013 - Julie Bauke, Career Strategist
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Description: The Gallup organization has been doing research on job satisfaction among Americans for decades. The results have been remarkably consistent. And remarkably disturbing. The vast majority of people polled report being dissatisfied with their jobs. Far from in love with them. And “job” is the place where most of us spend most of our lives. Our guest today is Chief Strategic Career Advisor at The Bauke Group, Julie Bauke. Julie is a no nonsense, self-proclaimed “Fierce Advocate” for not settling but rather for proactively co-creating your ideal vocation. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation: - The critical nature of seeing POSSIBILITIES vs. “availabilities” - How imperative it is for you to get full clarity on the simple, yet profound, question, “What do you really want?” - What Millenials get that the rest of us don’t - The death of the “Gold Watch” mission - The power of NOT “staying in your lane” - Who to be when you get laid off - The Deserve, Worthy, CAN attitude - What it means to “Smash the Box!” - How to own and strategize (in advance) upon the fact that “your company wants you - until they don’t.” Join us for our aggressive challenge of how how we have historically permitted ourselves to “settle” into less than ideal careers. https://christopherdorris.com

17. TOUGH TALKS - E012 - Adam Archuleta NFL Star & Host
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Description: In today's episode of Tough Talks, we are fortunate to have as our guest the former NFL superstar and current NFL Broadcaster, Adam Archuleta. Adam knew from early youth that he wanted to be a professional American Football player. That’s true for a lot of kids. But one of the distinguishing factors about Adam is that he skipped over hoping and wishing and got straight into deciding. Not only did Adam simply decide that he would be playing in the NFL, he became a voracious student and devotee to learning and doing whatever it would take to make that his reality. Adam treats everything that way. He isn’t interested in being good at things. He’s interested only in being the best. Which is why he overcame his self-reported “extreme introversion” and “near social phobia” in order to be able to manifest one of 16 positions in the world sitting in the booth calling NFL games on live internationally broadcast TV. A few of the hit points we cover in our fascinating dialog: The critical difference between “try to” versus “DECIDE TO!” The importance of responding masterfully when others doubt you How to interpret all adversity as fuel How the mantra “No job is too small for me” and the humility that comes with that, continues to play a big role in his ability to create new dreams The problem with “timelines” when you’re shooting to be the best in the world How tons of great practice and repetitions still aren’t enough to cut it when you’re committed to creating excellence Adam IS a very typical person. He just chooses to live very atypically. And there’s a lot for us to learn from that. Links: - @AdamArchuleta - https://ChristopherDorris.com

18. TOUGH TALKS - E011 - JLein Liese Ph.D
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Description: How has my life been impacted because of the world that I live in? How do I want to impact the world because I have lived in it? These are the questions that today’s Tough Talks guest, Dr. J’Lein Liese, has committed her life to challenging people across the globe to answer. Dr. Liese is an international expert in leadership, strategy execution, communication, change management, and conflict resolution. She works extensively in acute-conflict areas. Most recently, in the Middle East and previously throughout Africa. The bottom line, really, is that J’Lein is a global servant and her mission is to have us live together peacefully and productively. J’Lein is about as interesting a person as you can ever meet. She’s a master of distinctions. And that all comes through abundantly clearly, as usual, in this fascinating dialog during which we touch upon: 9:00 – The distinction between Attachment and Preference and how this distinction can govern our happiness 17:30 – The magic of Mirror Neurons en route to a gorilla trek in Uganda 20:00 – The difference between Positive and Negative Resilience and the importance of putting a Positive Resiliency practice in your life to avoid becoming depressed or becoming a victim thinker 31:00 – The beauty and blessing of Neuroplasticity and how huge change doesn’t need to take forever 32:45 – The 5 Step Process of changing your inner stories (capitalizing upon that neuroplasticity) and freeing yourself from old restrictive thought patterns - - - - - - - J’Lein is a true genius and a gift to the world in which we live. I know you’ll love her and enjoy this poignant discussion. Links: http://www.leadwithconversations.com https://www.christopherdorris.com

19. TOUGH TALKS - E010 - Chuck Bushbeck - Coach, Speaker, Author
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Description: Our guest for today’s Tough Talks episode is Chuck Bushbeck. Chuck is good ole’ North Philly boy, born and raised. He’s a former professional football player, current Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker, a Scout for the California Angels MLB team, Television show host, author and has written a soon to be released documentary, Quiet Toughness. Chuck has defeated both cancer AND serious heart disease and he brings us some compelling stories of how he combined his own versions of Mental Toughness and mind control with western medical treatment to restore himself to perfect health. At one point in the interview, he mentions that he’s going back to the doctor for another checkup soon. Well, that checkup has long passed by the time we published this and he has since been instructed by his “dumbfounded” physicians to “get the hell out of their offices” because he’s perfectly healthy. Here are a few of the highlights from our conversation: 2:22 - What he means by “Quiet Toughness” 3:52 - Taking the woo-woo out of Vibe talk 9:22 - How Chuck healed his heart by adding a strong dose of Mental Toughness to western medicine 14:22 - The mechanics of Quiet Toughness 16:42 - We need both Energy AND Information in order to grow/heal 23:32 - Chuck’s 5 Step approach to activating healing brain chemistry 32:56 - “We are who we are because of how we interpret the environment” 36:12 - The analogy of Cloud Technology and what we’re “storing” emotionally in our own psych-physiological “clouds” Chuck is deep. And he ain’t apologetic about it. He told me that as he was leaving his final doctors appointment, he actually advised his physicians that if they want to stay ahead of the curve, that they’d better get current! He told them that his recovery shouldn’t be viewed as astonishing. It’s simply an illustration of the power of the new science of energetics. Links: http://www.BushbeckRedOps.com https://ChristopherDorris.com

20. TOUGH TALKS - E009 - Ryan Lange, Ultramarathoner
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Description: Get ready to be mind-blown by this cat. He’s an Ultramarathoner (not just your typical run-of-the-mill normal 26.2 mile marathon runner - he’s an ULTRA one). That means he does things like runs 240 miles in 86 hours and change. He runs 50 miles without ever stopping! And he only started running three years ago. Because he was fat. And got tired of it. And he’s 20. Years. Old. Ryan Lange is the name of our Tough Talks guest today and he drops Mental Toughness Tips in our dialog like they’re going out of style. Here’s a few nuggets: The power of intentionally combining Productivity and Happiness We are ALL average and ALL capable of remarkable things The Distraction Tactic How to embrace what he refers to as “The Suck” Letting Passion be your source of Drive What a remarkable young man, for an average guy. Grab a pen and paper. You’re gonna want to take some notes from this young Jedi. https://christopherdorris.com

21. TOUGH TALKS - E008 - Devon Bandison - Coach, Author & International Speaker
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Description: Our guest today is a Keynote and TEDx Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Transformational Coach and author of the internationally best-selling book, Fatherhood is Leadership: Your Playbook for Success, Self-Leadership and a Richer Life, Devon Bandison. I like to think of Devon as the Queens, NY version of a hybrid of Yoda and Mark Twain. He is a lifelong student of the mind and a masterful storyteller. In our conversation today, he shares with us several powerful and accessible disciplines and practices that we can use day to day to strengthen the way we use our minds, create more joy and be more successful. In our discussion we hit on: * Changing the world one kind act at a time * The practice of mimicking the greats until you come into “your own game” * Keeping your cup overflowing so that you can “serve from the saucer” * Devon’s “P.O.W.E.R. Hour” morning ritual * Mental Toughness is prepackaged software that comes with every one of us * If we went to jail for our thoughts, we all be in prison * Specific tools to practice strengthening your thoughts Devon’s electric personality and acerbic wit combined with his casual, homeboy wisdom will have you both entertained and enriched. https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-devon-bandison-coach-author-international-speaker

22. TOUGH TALKS - E007 - Jeff Ritter CEO Of Make The Turn
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Description: In this episode of Tough Talks, we have the great pleasure of visiting with world class golf instructor, CEO and Founder of Make The Turn Performance, Jeff Ritter (with a hilarious surprise visit - albeit almost entire cut out of view - by his wife, Nutritionist Extraordinaire and Director of Product Development at Laird Superfood, Cate Ritter, oh, and their puppy Penny!) Jeff has always used the game of golf as a vehicle through which to teach people of all ages how to LIVE more powerfully. He's a successful international corporate speaker, TV personality, master story teller, and author of the book, Your Kid Ate a Divot: 18 Life Lessons From The Links. He's hysterical and insightful. And you don't need to be a golfer to get a ton of value out of this dialog where we cover: * How to become an observer of the content of your mind * The meaning and power of his mantra: "Just cause I thought it, doesn't mean I bought it." * A unique trick using paper clips, of all things, to strengthen your ability to catch yourself thinking crappy. So listen in for a laugh and a lesson or two. https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-jeff-ritter-ceo-of-make-the-turn

23. TOUGH TALKS - E006 - Vince Temperino, Regional VP Of Sales, Cloudera
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Description: https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-vince-temperino-regional-vp-of-sales-cloudera/ In this episode of Tough Talks our guest is Regional Vice President of Sales at Cloudera, and big ass dream ranch owner, Vince Temperino. Vince loves discipline, not necessarily in the militaristic sense, but certainly in the "Let's just go ahead and crush it at life" sense. Vince is so fun to listen to because he never lost his childlike enthusiasm and he brings that into everything he experiences in life. Here are a few of the things we cover: * How to quiet the "brain noise" (self-doubt) * Coaching your mind to behave * What you can do tonight to increase the likelihood of success tomorrow * Assessing how badly you really want what you say you want * The indisputable relationship between physical and mental strength * How to re-author the stories that reside in your mind that don't serve you So settle in and have a listen. https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-vince-temperino-regional-vp-of-sales-cloudera/

24. TOUGH TALKS - E005 - Amy Slater CEO Of Amy Slater Consulting
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Description: https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-amy-slater-of-amy-slater-consulting/ In this episode of Tough Talks, my guest is Author, Speaker and Coach Amy Slater. Amy is also the author of the book, Moments: Magic, Miracles and Martinis. Amy was a super successful Sales Team Leader/Executive with a very solid and safe income until the perfect catastrophe occurred. And because of her Mental Toughness, she was able to instantly begin to leverage her "misfortune" into her dream life. In our conversation we cover: - The biggest reasons why people don't go for what they know they really want - How to not let "your mind run away with your heart" - The power of transparency - The commitment to perpetual growth and holding yourself to an extremely high standard with the quality of your thinking - The totally transformative nature of eliminating complaining So join us for an important conversation on how to Decide, Declare and Do What It Takes to leverage your circumstances in order to stop settling for anything less than your life on your terms. https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-amy-slater-of-amy-slater-consulting/

25. TOUGH TALKS - E004 - Dave Earhart CEO Of Core Security
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Description: My guest in this episode of Tough Talks is the CEO of Core Security, David Earhart. Core is a private computer and network security company. David is a lifelong disciple of mental training. He's been practicing meditation for decades, he was the captain of the tennis team at Texas Tech, and he is and always has been committed to personal and physical growth and empowering people. His commitment to perpetual growth and service are two of his main keys to his incredible success on ALL levels. He has a beautiful family, loves cycling and is a master fly fisherman. You're gonna be fascinated by his wisdom and soothed by his energy and transparency. I'm blown away by his ability to choose peace amidst chaos. Enjoy! https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-david-earhart-ceo-core-security/

26. TOUGH TALKS - E001 - Jon Hunter of BMC Software
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Description: Jon is a lifelong student of the mind, of historic leaders like Marcus Aurelius and is a practitioner of Tae Kwon Do. In this interview find out why the Enterprise Software industry is the most competitive industry on the planet today, why it attracts so many former and current athletes, and why Mental Toughness is THE variable that will determine if sales folks in the industry make “lifestyle changing money” or go home broke. https://christopherdorris.com/blog/

27. TOUGH TALKS - E002 - David Jack of ActivPrayer.org
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Description: David has served as fitness guru for the Katie Couric show and as a top training adviser for Men's Health Magazine. We transcend typical exercise dialog and DEEP dive into his fascinating, super strong faith based take on what "Mental Toughness" really means. https://christopherdorris.com/blog/

28. TOUGH TALKS - E003 - Bill Giruzzi "Solving the Unsolvable"
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Description: DOWNLOAD THE BOOK HERE >>> https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-bill-giruzzi-solving-unsolvable/ - - - Earth Day, April 22nd, 2040 will mark the End of All Human Suffering caused by our current way of life. I have literally been looking forward to this interview for months! I am absolutely fascinated by this man, Bill Giruzzi, who has produced a document – a small book called “Solving the Unsolvable” that I consider to be one of the boldest declarations, and brilliantly expansive intellectual gestures I’ve ever come across. I’m sure you will all dig it too. --- Everyday there are seeds being planted. Right now as you read these words someone is having an idea that has the potential to alter the course of humanity. Some might call what I’ve written one of those seeds. I more like to think of it as the soil. For me, the words in this document are designed to create fertile ground; they create a space for the seeds to grow. You may never create a seed but you, like me, can tend to the soil. And so, never forget, we all have a part to play in the transformation of our planet. We all have something to say about what happens next. What do you say?