EP 667: Voices Within: Navigating the Mind’s Mind

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This podcast episode with Brian “Tosh” Chontosh focuses on the “mind’s mind,” the inner voice that shapes our thoughts and actions, often seeking comfort and leading to self-sabotage. Tosh emphasizes understanding this influence to improve decision-making and personal growth, particularly in endurance events.  

Diesel Days,” derived from military training, combines physical challenges with lessons in leadership and teamwork. This 24-hour event pushes participants through physical and psychological trials, teaching them to navigate internal and external pressures, including an innovative “checking in with the left hand” technique for goal setting and self-reflection.  This is a strategy that you can use on a tough run, race or situation in life.

Tosh also discusses building mental resilience and life skills to counteract the mind’s mind, highlighting the importance of a safe training environment for pushing limits and learning. The “Hard Way Project” offers a monthly subscription with workouts and methodologies to apply these concepts in practice.

Overall, the episode sheds light on overcoming the mind’s mind through awareness, resilience, and competency development, offering practical tools for personal and professional growth.

Check out Tosh’s website to learn more: Crooked Butterfly

Sign up for the Hard Way Project HERE

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  • This is one of the most powerful episodes ever. The wealth of information and encouragement is over the top. Thanks to Tosh and the Trail Runner Nation crew. My question is what happens to us who can’t attend a Tosh event?? I feel doomed to my Mind, Mind’s Mind and me , yikes!!

    • Thanks, Cindy. I have recently been reading a book on Stoicism, “The Obstacle is the Way” by Ryan Holiday. It might be a good follow-up to this episode. It is for me.

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