Lunch-Ticket Kid to IMPACT Man-- An Interview with Todd Durkin | Ep. 154
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Live a life worth telling a story about...what’s your story. I believe each & every one of us has a special story inside of us. Today, I’m actually sharing my story with you from an interview I did with Cody Smith, from his podcast, Men on the Rise. We recorded this podcast just two days before my knee replacement, and I go deep on my purpose and share my story from being the lunch ticket kid to where I am today.


Specifically, I share:

- The winding road of healing that led me to health and fitness

- Live with purpose and tapping into the whispers.

- Now is the time to Dream Big and deepen my purpose

- Thoughts before surgery

- My willingness to serve people

- A Day in the Life of...

- When Life Works List - WLWL

- How to reverse engineer your life

- What would you say to the person who wants to be like you?


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More on the episode:

2:59 -The winding road of healing that led Todd to Health and Fitness.

5:57 - How many people have told you NO?

9:25 - Todd goes deeper on purpose during COVID-19.

12:40  - Todd shares his thoughts two days before his knee replacement surgery.

18:29 - The willingness to always serve others, where did that come from?

21:58 - Body, Mind, and Spirit, was it always a component to your training philosophy?

27:00 - A day in the life of Todd Durkin.

34:00 - W.L.W.L. - When Life Works List

37:00 - Todd shares his peak productivity systems.

42:55  - What would you say to the person who wants to be Todd?

46:28 - Todd shares his tombstone statement.

51:44 - TD’s  Close.




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Todd Durkin is one of the leading coaches, trainers, and motivators in the world. It’s no secret why some of the world’s top athletes have trained with him for nearly two decades. He’s a best-selling author, a motivational speaker, and owns the legendary Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, where he leads an amazing team of 42 teammates.


Todd is a coach on the Netflix show “STRONG” that is must-watch TV. He is a previous Jack LaLanne Award winner, a 2-time Trainer of the Year, and he runs his Todd Durkin Mastermind group of top trainers and fitness pros around the globe, coaching them with business, leadership, marketing, training, and personal growth mentorship.


Todd and his wife Melanie head up the Durkin IMPACT Foundation (501-c-3) that has raised over $250,000 since it started in 2013. 100% of all proceeds go back to kids and families in need.

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