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October 19, 2017

How to Discern the Readiness Level of a Coaching Client Prospect

October 12, 2017
Choose The Knowing State

Choose The “Knowing State”

The Knowing State is one of the most powerful states from which we can operate. When we're knowing, the possibility of failure is non-existent in our field of consciousness. Thus, we're maximizing the likelihood of success.
September 27, 2017

TOUGH TALKS: Jon Hunter of BMC Software

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.
September 8, 2017

What Qualifies YOU to Be a Life Coach?!

One of the most popular obstacles for coaches building practices is the question they have about their own qualification to do so. There's fundamentally only ONE qualification.
August 25, 2016
Be Cool With Your Bad Assness!

Be Cool With Your Bad Assness!

It's really exciting to see how many people from so many different walks of life are genuinely interested in entering the world of coaching! I had responses from former NFL stars, mothers of clients I've coached for years, uber successful sales team leaders, a Para-Olympian, authors, coaches and even retirees.
June 16, 2016

Orlando Shooting: The ONE Reason We Are Still Killing Each Other

We lack Emotional Mastery. The solution to all this killing, and violence in general, in the US, and in the world, has not to do with gun control. That's potentially a medicine, but it ain't a vaccine. Gun control as the solution is like treating obesity with diet pills. Stupid. You don't have to be shot to be a victim.
April 15, 2016
Chris Dorris Fish For Possibilities


In my observation, there are two types of sport fishermen. The type that fish to catch fish, and the type who fish for possibility.
November 24, 2014

The Intelligence of Gratitude

March 4, 2014
You Are Not Your Mind

You Are Not Your Mind

The ability to separate yourself from your thoughts is your ticket to freedom. You’re driving down the road and you miss a light. Then another one. Then some dude gets in front of you and goes really slow and you can’t get from behind him. You become livid and start cursing. Why? The only correct response to that question is this: In that moment you are permitting your thoughts to govern you. (Your thoughts in that moment just so happen to suck, because of low-grade interpretations of reality, but that’s a blog post for another day.) You are angry because […]