Happy LAAAABBORRR Day, 3 Thoughts on the Value of Hard-work, and your Q&A

I’m fired up today for two reasons. One, today demarks episode #212, and I love the number 212. Second, and more importantly, because it’s LABOR DAY! As a matter of fact, I think you will smile (maybe laugh) at this year’s traditional “Laaabborrr Day” message on one of my favorite holidays. 

In addition, there are 2-other parts to today’s episode:

First, I share three thoughts on the value of “hard work.” This includes…

  • Point #1 – Have you ever had a job where you felt lost, or it wasn’t what you wanted?
  • Point #2 – The value of hard work – What if Covid has thrown you off-course, and you are pivoting, but you are NOT quite sure where you are going?
  • Point #3 – Work Ethic – The worst thing you can do right now is nothing. It’s tiring doing NOTHING. So I share five questions to ask yourself.

Finally, I have three questions from the audience today:

  • Rebecca.garitypinto asks – You’ve just hit a parenting milestone with your oldest kid going to college. What is the greatest lesson Luke has taught you in the last 18-years?
  • Tataylor24 asks – If you could record only ONE more episode of the IMPACT SHOW, who would your guest be and what would the topic be?
  • JSR_Fitness7 asks – Out of all the letters in I.M.P.A.C.T., what one is the hardest for you to apply?

I hope you find great value and inspiration in today’s SHOW and a little fun with my Coach Wolf impersonation. Please share it with your community, family, and friends and have them subscribe to our podcast; that would be amazing. As always, thanks for what you do, and keep the questions coming in!


More on the episode:

:58- 212 is one of my favorite numbers  – This is from one of my favorite inspirational books, “212  The Extra Degree” by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson.  

1:58 – Special message from Coach Wolf
Todd’s Impersonation on “Labor…Labor…Labor!”

4:25 – Point #1 – Have you ever had a job where you felt lost, or it wasn’t what you wanted?
Labor: The Value of Hard Work. My first job lasted 1 day. I had five jobs in grad school.

14:02 – Point # 2 – What if Covid has thrown you off-course, and you are pivoting, but you are NOT quite sure where you are going?
You gotta be adaptable: Mission Driven, short term focus with long term vision, leaders have to listen better than before to balance out the mission, lead from the heart and show empathy.

21:16 – Point #3 – Work Ethic, The worst thing you can do right now is NOTHING.
Five questions for you to answer: What are the five things you love to do? What are your top gifts? Identify the major pain points of your clients/customers. What are the solutions to the pain points? Finally, what would make you most happy and fulfilled if money wasn’t an issue?

32:55 – You’ve just hit a parenting milestone with your oldest kid going to college.  What is the greatest lesson Luke has taught you in the last 18-years?
Thank you, @Rebecca.garitypinto, for the question.

38:26 – If you could record only ONE more episode of the IMPACT SHOW,  who would your guest be with, and what would the topic be?
Thank you, @Tataylor24, for the question.

41:20 – Out of all the letters in I.M.P.A.C.T., what one is the hardest for you to apply?
Thank you, @JSR_fitness7, for the question.

46:38 – What do you need to do to finish the year strong?
A special message and offer from Todd. Join the TD Mastermind Institute and get the rest of September 2021 for FREE. Email me at www.durkin@fitnessquest10.com and put LABOR in the subject line.


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About the Author



Todd Durkin, MA, is a world-renown trainer, coach, author and motivational keynote speaker who trains dozens of elite, high-profile NFL, MLB, and MMA athletes, including two Super Bowl MVP’s, one NFL League MVP, Olympic gold medalists, Heisman Trophy winners, and MMA champions. Todd is a 2-Time Trainer of the Year, the 2017 Jack LaLanne Award recipient, the 2018 Canfitpro International Presenter of the Year, a member of the Under Armour Training Team, and a Top-100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness.

Todd was a featured trainer on the popular TV show, NBC STRONG, which is now airing on Netflix. His award-winning gym, Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, is a Top-10 Gym in America and his 3 best-selling books, Get Your Mind Right, The WOW BOOK, and The IMPACT Body Plan, have both changed thousands of people’s lives. If you would like to get motivated and inspired now, you can pick these books up at www.Amazon.com, or if you would like a signed copy, please purchase at www.ToddDurkin.com/
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