I Have a Riddle Question for You!

Dose of Durkin #6 – I Have a Riddle Question for You! By Todd Durkin Question: What is one thing we all know that is inevitable in life? (Hint: And the answer is not death or taxes; although both of those are indeed inevitable!) Answer: CHANGE!!! I just heard a crazy fact the other day. The iPhone celebrated its 8-year…

I Was SOOO Scared Opening My Business! by Todd Durkin

15 years ago TODAY (January 2nd, 2000), I was scared as heck. And that’s putting it mildly. I was just about to open my gym, Fitness Quest 10 and I was SOOOOO scared. I had zero clients. No money. No business plan. Refurbished equipment. Carpet for flooring. 2,000 square feet of space. And I was a one-man show. Did I…

115 Ways to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet by Todd Durkin

Every year around this time of the year, there is an incredible energy and enthusiasm for a brand New Year. And I share in your same excitement. I believe it’s because of the opportunity to start fresh. To start new. And to dream big dreams and cast out a wonderful vision. And to set strategy in place so that you…

Holiday Stress or Holiday Spirit? 10 Tips for Survival

It’s the holidays and what a wonderful time of the year it is!!! Or is it? People get stressed… They get off their routines… They often feel like they have to overextend and “outdo” themselves… Their workouts go to the pits… or they just don’t do them… Nutrition goes to hell… cookies, desserts, and alcohol seem to get consumed in…

Happy Thanksgiving! — What I Am Most Thankful For

Every week of the year I create, think of, dedicate and write a Word-of-the-Week (WOW). And I’ve been sharing that for the past 3 years. And I have to honestly say that this week, THANKSGIVING week, is one of my favorite weeks of the year. WHY? Well, because THANKSGIVING is a pure American holiday, filled with traditions: family, football, feasting, parades,…

Have You Ever Been Knocked Down or Out?

Sometimes you win in life. And sometimes you lose. And it sucks when you lose. No-one likes it. I don’t like it. And you probably don’t like it either. Especially when you work your tail off for something for weeks, months, or years for and it doesn’t work out the way you envision. My man Mike Chandler lost a fight Saturday night,…

I’m Looking for REDEMPTION

When I was a junior in high school, I once cost my football team a win in a very important game against a big rival of ours. And that loss ultimately kept us out of the playoffs at the end of the year. Despite driving the team (Brick, NJ) the length of the field and throwing a TD with just…

“A Lesson in Gratitude,” by Bailee Holt-Sandsmark, FQ10 Personal Trainer

I have been surrounded by the word “gratitude” lately. It keeps popping up everywhere, and it’s really got me thinking. There’s so much negativity on TV and in the news. People seem to be so worried about themselves, they forget about their neighbors. We are quick to judge and compare ourselves to other people. There’s way too much negativity in the world…

Do you have a “Last Day Sentence”?

  The late great Coach Tom Landry once made this statement: “Great coaches tell their athletes things they NEED to hear, not that they want to hear; they have them see what they NEED to see but don’t want to see… so they can be all they were meant to be.” Read that again. Quite profound. I want to tell…

Create Your Edge?

  “Success is never ending and failure is never final.” It’s a quote by Robert Schuller that resonates deeply. It’s for the upper 10% of the world that are considered peak performers. These are the folks, in any industry, that are always searching for “the edge.” What is your edge? What are you going to do personally and professionally that…