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Uncomfortable is OK Podcast

Making it easier for you to get out of your comfort zone.

Chris Desmond explores the science, the stories, and the strategies of getting out of your comfort zone and finding your magic.

Jun 25, 2018

Dallas is a Wellington-based personal trainer. He has found himself faced with adversity many times in his life, all of which have shaped him into the person he is today. Dallas is on a journey of self-discovery and is using his knowledge and experiences to help reshape the physical health and mental health industries.

Today we chat through

+ Relationships

+ Self-awareness

+ Using experiences and emotions for self-analysis

+ Losing loved ones


+ Opening up and sharing

+ Failure





Show notes


  • He was born in Wellington (4.18)
  • Studied in a very strict Catholic school in Sydney (6.52)
  • A lot of pressure on him at early age (7.44)
  • He was bullied for being the new Australian kid (8.36)
  • He felt like series of FAILS one after the other for 2-3 years (10.50)
  • Why he felt that? (11.06)
  • Youth Work as his first career pursuit (12.54)
  • What triggered him (14.25)
  • What is self-awareness to him (20.30)
  • Self-awareness or Negative self-talk (23.12)
  • A good self-awareness experience (24.40)
  • You can’t always focus on what you did wrong (27.55)
  • Why most relationships end? (28.52)
  • Observation he made and applied for himself (31.56)
  • Stepping into the hardest UNCOMFORTABLE position (33.32)
  • He felt the father role with 10x harder scenario (34.40)
  • How did he get through that situation (35.48)
  • He took drugs and shut himself off from everyone (36.50)
  • The feeling of losing people 24x7 (38.04)
  • How did he comeback (39.15)
  • Most of 2016 (40.55)
  • Books he followed at the dark stages he went through (45.30)
  • Gratitude shifted everything for him (50.40)
  • The last UNCOMFORTABLE thing he did (53.30)
  • Next UNCOMFORTABLE thing for him and why? (55.20)
  • Strategies to approach UNCOMFORTABLE situations (56.23)
  • Challenge for listeners this week from him (58.57)