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August 20, 2019
Seniors and Grads, LOOK OUT!

Hey, Seniors and Grads, LOOK OUT!

It's a good thing I meditated this morning (which I highly recommend, by the way.) If I hadn't I'd be pissed right now. This kind of crap really stews my tomatoes! I go get the paper out of the driveway and that's the first headline I see in the CareerBuilder section. "It can be really hard to turn down a job offer. But sometimes you should." Really? I should? Let's break this down so as to fully expose the debilitating, weak, passion sucking, conditioned lie that's inherent within that headline.
August 15, 2019
TOUGH TALKS With Chris Dorris Episode 30 Sumukh Setty CEO TILE.org

TOUGH TALKS: Sumukh Setty
Empowering a Generation of Leaders

He immediately astonished me because of his willingness to so confidently occupy a level of leadership and contribution at the young age of 19. I knew immediately that I wanted him on the show. You're going to love his vibe, his intellect, his humility, his heart, his leadership and his passion/mission.
August 13, 2019
Being Certain in an Uncertain World

Being Certain in an Uncertain World

We live in a world that is characterized by uncertainty. We can't know that the sun will "rise" in the east tomorrow. We can only have a high degree of certainty around that based on our historical observations. However, there's an interesting thing about the human mind. The mind permits us to act as if we know even though we know we can't know.
August 8, 2019
What is Mental Toughness Training?

What Is Mental Toughness Training?

I had an amazing whirlwind, power-packed trip earlier this summer to southern Portugal. I attended an event called A-Fest where I got to train my own mind while hanging out and brainstorming with globally thinking game changers. After...
August 5, 2019
You Are Not Your Mind

You Are Not Your Mind

You HAVE a mind, but you are NOT your mind. You HAVE a brain, but you are NOT your brain. You HAVE thoughts, but you are NOT those thoughts. Your inability to acknowledge that is your prison. Your ability to acknowledge that is your liberty.
July 29, 2019
Sri Bhagavan - Divine Selfishness

Divine Selfishness

I told him how I felt when I'm out on the ocean on a vessel like that. I told him that I love the smell of the diesel fumes, I'm mesmerized by the designs the propellers make with the water, I'm lulled into trance by the sound of the waves lapping up...
July 23, 2019

Nothing Can Stress You Out!

You know what really stresses me out? Nothing. Know why? Because nothing can. There is no such thing as a stressful event. There are only events. And they aren’t “stressful” until I choose to interpret them in that manner. There’s a lot of...
July 16, 2019
Deepak Chopra and Chris Dorris

Deepak Chopra + Chris Dorris = Miraculous Life

Here's a story of a trip I took about 20 years ago to India.  It's a story that illustrates the power of several of the Mental Toughness Tools or Technologies that I incorporate into...
July 9, 2019

The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself…

Why can't you relax? Do you feel guilty if you sleep in? Do you have a hard time simply sitting still doing NOTHING? The majority of adults do. At least in most Western cultures where things like "ambition" and "accomplishment" and the accumulation of wealth are prioritized above all else. These have become the measures of success - so often at the expense of joy and reward, and peace! The irony.
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