Cognitive Dominance: The Book
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"Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon's Quest to Out-Think Fear" has been a labor of love. I'm pleased to announce that it's now available. I hope you enjoy it and that you find it valuable.
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On March 3, 2014 I was honored once again to have the opportunity to speak about elite performance with some of the future leaders of America's military. I'm very proud of the relationship that has been forged with West Point Academy over the past year.
I was honored to meet wrestling legend Dan Gable. Dan was an Olympic Gold Medalist in Men's Freestyle, 68 kg. (approximately 150 pounds) He did not give up a single point in Olympic Games despite wrestling with injuries to his knee and head.
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The Alchemy of Wrestling. A short video inspired by the work of Jordan Peterson. Who knew that you could connect the story of ancient alchemists to Harry Potter and ultimately wrestling? Dr. McLaughlin puts on his "Coach Mark" hat to inspire a group of wrestlers.
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