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.…

From Good to Great: 4 Ways World-Class Leaders are Wired!

From Good to Great: 4 Ways World-Class Leaders are Wired! “A leader of one, a leader of many…if you can’t lead ONE, you can’t lead any.” Leadership is everything, baby. And it starts with you. From training Super Bowl champions and NFL MVP’s to picking the brains of Fortune 500 CEOs and inspiring average Joes, I’ve found world-class leaders think…

Surprise Visit to a Friend’s Gym!

I recently went on vacation to Santa Barbara with my family. And one of the things I LOVE to do on vacation is work out. Another thing I like to do is visit gyms in the area and check out the local action. Especially if it’s someone who has been through my Mentorship program or who is in my Mastermind.…

Facebook Live Call: Open Q & A with TD

I was on a Facebook Live Open Q&A recently and I wanted to share some of the highlights. From leadership to fitness, I’m dedicating my time to YOU. So, hit me up on social media with your questions and tune in for the answers. It’s that simple. In the video below, we go deep on my favorite podcasts, good and…