Volume 06. Dr Doug Brackmann: Rewiring the Machine

Entrepreneurs are often considered ‘driven’ or ‘motivated,’ but what most people don’t realise is that it’s a form of ‘hyper-focus.’ It’s the charge that consistently sends us jolting from one thought or activity to another, without ever actually feeling completely satisfied with the outcomes. 

Welcome to The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a candid and revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to unravel the inner workings of the entrepreneurial mind and explain why even the most successful among us experience Imposter Syndrome. 

If you are someone who is holding back, feeling unworthy of your success or questioning your competency as a professional, this podcast is for you.

Dr Doug Brackmann isn’t your average psychologist. Doug’s past saw him contend with homelessness and addiction, but through it all, he eventually developed a passion for psychology. This drive spurred him to complete two Phds. in Clinical Psychology & Organizational Business Psychology. 

For the past 15 years, he has been a mentor to some of the most driven people on the planet, guiding them through overcoming their limiting beliefs, halting their cycle of shame, and allowing them to reach their ultimate personal and professional success. His methods incorporate meditation with long-range shooting, the latest techniques in biohacking and HRV analysis, on-site workshops and mentorship programs. 

In this volume of Psychology of Entrepreneurship, Ronsley explores with Doug the mind’s reaction to fear and how we can rewire our brains to contend with traumatic thoughts. Doug explains the elephant and monkey mind theory and how we can step in and out of both modes. They also focus on why a majority of entrepreneurs don’t acknowledge or feel the rewards of success. 

Also featured in this volume:

  • Your intuition and honing this unique sense
  • What is the ‘self’ and how we can step away from it?
  • Doug’s explanation of our mind’s internal hardware and software
  • Why driven people despise meditation
  • The monkeys and the elephant – the drivers of the entrepreneurial machine
  • Why highly driven personalities don’t feel real rewards
  • Pinpointing your driver focus at the shooting range
  • How to work towards building balance in an entrepreneurial life
  • This is it – Why you should be looking at today rather than obsessing about tomorrow


Dr Doug Brackmann: Website

Dr Doug Brackmann: LinkedIn

Dr Doug Brackmann: Facebook

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The main objective of this audio project is to bring together entrepreneurs who share similar values, for creators to find a place to have these kinds of conversations and not be judged and for artists who are looking to commercialize their art. 

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Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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