Iron Sharpens Iron

Iron sharpens iron.

Chew on that that profound phrase for a minute.

Despite its simplicity, it packs a knockout punch of significance. And as you dive deeper reflecting on those 3 little words, it becomes clear how that statement can apply to each and every one of us.

Here are a few of the many forms “iron” can take in your life and your business… more importantly, here’s how YOU can hone your edge and sharpen up!

  • Your tribe. You are who you surround yourself with. To better yourself, you must be surrounded by high-achievers who you aspire to be like. Hang with fire-breathing dragons and follow thought-leaders in the industry to stay sharp. If the 5 people you spend most of your time with are not playing at your level, it’s time to find replacements.
  • Your environment. Big ideas come from environments conducive to big thinking. Audit your environment and make sure it meets your needs and inspires your imagination. Heck, I just posted a giant whiteboard in my office to inspire big-time brainstorming and as you know, I love to hit the mountains for some major “blue sky” time. Invest in your environment and carve our time to visit special ones.   
  • Your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words, your words become your flesh, your flesh become your actions, your actions become your character, and your character becomes your legacy. If you fill your brain with positive thoughts — this can be through podcasts, music, lectures, books, self-talk, live events, etc. — positivity is what you will speak, spread, AND symbolize.
  • Your fuel. I’m talking food, fitness, and feedback. These are just three of the many things that fuel us and all three can sharpen your edge or leave you duller than a worn-out razor. Fill up on high-quality foods, give extra effort in your workouts, and constantly crave feedback. All of these things will strengthen AND sharpen you.

So, how “sharp” do YOU want to be??

Pick your people carefully, play in a world-class environment, take note of your thoughts, and fill up on rocket fuel.

Stay sharp, my friends. After all, iron sharpens iron.


P.S. Sharpen Up at My 3.5 Day Live Mentorship This February

Speaking of an environment conducive to BIG thinking, you’re invited to attend my 3.5 Day Live Mentorship February 8th-11th, 2018, in sunny San Diego.

If you’re serious about sharpening up, there’s no better place to rub elbows with industry vets, go deep with like-minded people, and fuel your brain with 3.5 days of my best tactics, techniques, tips, and tools designed to take your business and your life to the next level.

Plus, by applying NOW, you’ll receive early-bird specials AND limited-time bonuses including:

#1. 90-minute group Coaching Call with yours truly on January 18th

#2. Bonus Coaching Call to take place on December 12th on “5 Things You MUST DO to Ignite Your 2018 NOW”

#3. My 2018 Annual Roadmap & Strategic Plan

#4. My 60-Minute Contagiasm Keynote: Spreading Your Contagious Enthusiasm Like Wildfire

#5. Every single lecture/presentation on video from the Mentorship!!!

#6. A special private Facebook Coaching Group 6 weeks leading up to the Mentorship

#7. My Top 10 Lessons Worth a Million Dollars: Perform Better Keynote

#8. The TD Trainer Pack: 5-part audio teleseminar series

Remember, you’ll also save $100 OFF the Mentorship price, but you MUST act by December 15th..


Bring a teammate, colleague, spouse, significant other, or someone close to you in your business and the 2nd person receives 50% off the price of the Mentorship. Split that cost with your “buddy” and everyone saves!!

About the Author

Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS, is an internationally-recognized performance trainer, bodyworker, speaker, author, and owner of award-winning gym Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA (one of the Top 10 Gyms in the U.S.). His outstanding team of 38 professionals deliver extraordinary service in personal training, sports performance training, massage/bodywork, Pilates, yoga, physical therapy and chiropractic. Todd is the Lead Training Advisor for Under Armour, regular contributor to Men’s Health, and author of The IMPACT! Body Plan.

Todd Durkin created a “DOSE of DURKIN” to motivate and inspire people through weekly text messages every Monday morning that infuse video, audio, or just plain text messages. They are guaranteed to get your mind right and fire-you up. Check out to OPT-IN and start receiving your FREE messages.

Todd is also the President/CEO of Todd Durkin Enterprises where he conducts motivational keynotes/presentations, educational & leadership workshops, he operates a Mastermind Group for dedicated fitness entrepreneurs, and he presents internationally on health, fitness, peak performance, and success in life.

You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @ToddDurkin, his FB Fan page at ToddDurkinFQ10, or sign up for his monthly motivational newsletter at You can get more information on his facility at or


If you want to attend his game-changing/life-defining 3.5 Day Mentorship Feb 8-11th, 2018, please visit to apply.

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