A brain surgeon, author, and wrestling coach Dr. McLaughlin knows how obstacles affect your body & mind. He explains the science behind quitting and its effects on the brain, and why it’s critical to overcome obstacles. We get good at what we do, which includes quitting. Through his life experiences, he’s learned to metabolize fear using what he calls “Cognitive Dominance.” It allows you to make quick decisions in stressful situations, something we all need! Don’t be limited by fear and always keep challenging your brain!
TIME STAMPS 0:25 Joe intros this episode 1:20 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM intro 1:50 Interview begins with wrestling 3:00 His family's history & beginnings of weightlifting 7:15 The psychology of quitting 9:00 Challenging your brain 12:00 Parenting strategies 14:00 Training good habits 15:30 Earn your breakfast 17:10 Camp Spartan on Youtube 18:15 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM break 19:45 Rites of passage 22:45 Limitations of fear 25:30 Overcoming anxiety of perceived failures 27:00 Cognitive dominance and advanced situational awareness 28:00 A map to metabolize fear 29:00 Alchemy in transformation 30:00 Quadrants of the subjective and objective 32:00 Go towards your fear 33:00 Joe debriefs what he learned