Ep89: The Performance Trap: Why It Exists and How to Escape It with Chris Arnold

Ep89: The Performance Trap: Why It Exists and How to Escape It with Chris Arnold


About this episode

In this powerful episode, join Chris Arnold as he shares his intense journey through the pressures of being a high-achieving entrepreneur, which led him to a critical point of attempting suicide. Chris discusses the profound impact of stress and the expectations placed on him, both by others and himself, which pushed him to the brink. Through his story, we explore the dangers of the “Performance Trap” and how societal and professional demands can lead to severe mental health issues. Chris also delves into his recovery process, how he learned to prioritize his health and well-being, and his current mission to help others in crisis. This episode is an essential listen for anyone struggling with balancing ambition with personal health, offering vital insights into recognizing warning signs and finding healthier ways to cope.


Key takeaways to listen for:

  • Common misdiagnoses in mental health

  • A harrowing experience in rehabilitation facilities 

  • The performance trap and the pressure to perform and succeed

  • How plant-based medicine can play a crucial role in mental health recovery

  • Importance of community in healing and the role of one’s brotherhood



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About Chris Arnold

Chris Arnold is a co-founder of The Multipliers Brotherhood and COSA Investments, one of the largest wholesale companies in the DFW Metroplex. He also founded Arnold Elite Realty, a modern boutique brokerage, and created REI Radio, a coaching program that teaches real estate wholesalers how to find motivated sellers through radio. Operating his companies entirely virtually allows him the freedom to work from anywhere, yet he chooses the beautiful Tulum, Mexico as his base.


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