Meet My 4th Grade Teacher, Mrs. Whittaker

I was a runt up until the 4th grade. My “Tough Todd” nickname was because I used to get in fights as a young boy. No joke. My parents divorced when I was in kindergarten and I walked around with a chip on my shoulder. And then I went into the 4th grade. And I got Mrs. Whittaker as a…

5 Ways A Mentor Will Change Your Life

There’s nothing more powerful than the impact of a mentor. While many of you know mentoring makes my soul sing (my 3.5 Day Mentorship Program has been going strong for 9+ years and 17 sessions), I’ve also been a mentee; benefitting from the wisdom of others. Thanks to these relationships, I’ve exceeded my own expectations and continued to crush the…

My 13 Life Rules For Being My Best Self | TD TV 04

My 13 Life Rules For Being My Best Self | TD TV 04 Today, I’d like to share a document with you that I haven’t shared with too many people. It’s called my “13 Rules of Life.” While I’m constantly tweaking this carefully crafted list, the collection of rules below serve as the road map leading directly to my best…

Happy Mother’s Day

“There’s a story behind everyone…and behind your story is always your mother’s story…because hers is where yours begins.”—Mitch Albom Mom. What a sweet word. It conjures up such sweet thoughts, feelings, and emotions. My mom truly is a saint. She raised 8-kids.  She epitomizes radiance, positivity, persistence, commitment, selflessness, adventurous, and LOVE. She gave me the gifts of empathy, compassion,…

7 STRATEGIES FOR OPTIMAL RECOVERY & WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCE

7 Strategies For Optimal Recovery & World-Class Performance Recovery is the name of the game, my friends. This often-overlooked component of performance is a crucial piece along the path to world-class. As many of you know, I dodged major back surgery and naturally healed my body by testing various recovery methods following a career-ending football injury. To this day, I’ve…

Terrell Chestnut: NFL DB Talks with Todd Durkin

Some of the best stories I have are about people you may have never heard of. This is probably the case of my story today. Yes, he is an NFL player. But he’s not a “superstar.” Well, actually he is. He has overcome foster care. He has overcome his brother dying when he was just 8-years old. He has overcome…

Remove the Chains that Bind You (Workout!)

You have probably heard of the saying “Remove any chains that bind you.” Well, today, I’m going to use “chains” to help grind you. I filmed a Dose from Fitness Quest 10 that included my new swinging pull-up bar—man, this thing is tough! Take a look/listen and hopefully, this fires you up today. Remember, sometimes your biggest blessings in life…

4 Ways To Deliver Value And Convert Clients To Lifelong Fans

4 Ways To Deliver Value And Convert Clients To Lifelong Fans Regardless of their areas of expertise, world-class performers consistently deliver value to their tribe, AKA the people they impact. Whether I’m presenting a keynote for Fortune 500 executives or training in the Fitness Quest 10 trenches, I know the name of the game is providing value; and value transcends…

TD TV 02 | Top Leadership Lessons, Tips For New Leaders, & Work-Life Balance

I took over the Facebook Live airwaves last week to dive deep into one of my favorite topics, leadership. For those of you who are new to TD TV, I’m hitting Facebook Live weekly to dedicate my time to answering YOUR questions, while sharing some of my best practices along the way. So, hit me up on social media before,…

Find “IT”!

“The days you don’t have it…are the days you gotta find it. And the days you find it, when you didn’t have it, are often your BEST days.” My friends, for so long I have said this above statement. I believe it separates ordinary from EXTRAORDINARY. Good from GREAT. Truthfully, there are many days I don’t feel like working out.…