Lunch-Ticket Kid to IMPACT Man with Todd Durkin

Live a life worth telling a story about…what’s your story. I believe each & every one of us has a special story inside of us. Today, I’m actually sharing my story with you from an interview I did with Cody Smith, from his podcast, Men on the Rise. We recorded this podcast just two days before my knee replacement, and I go deep on my purpose and share my story from being the lunch ticket kid to where I am today.

Specifically, I share:

  • The winding road of healing that led me to health and fitness
  • Live with purpose and tapping into the whispers.
  • Now is the time to Dream Big and deepen my purpose
  • Thoughts before surgery
  • My willingness to serve people
  • A Day in the Life of…
  • When Life Works List – WLWL
  • How to reverse engineer your life
  • What would you say to the person who wants to be like you?

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More on the episode:

2:59 -The winding road of healing that led Todd to Health and Fitness.

  • Lunch ticket kid
  • Scholarship to William and Mary
  • Faced lots of adversity that helped him go deep on his own purpose.

5:57 – How many people have told you NO?

  • Opening a 1-1 training studio in 2000…people said I was crazy.
  • Impacting people drives me.
  • Tapping into my purpose and not listening to the naysayers

9:25 – Todd goes deeper on purpose during COVID-19.

  • How can I do better now!
  • My purpose is to serve and save people.
  • Now is the time to make big moves and dream big

12:40  – Todd shares his thoughts two days before his knee replacement surgery.
Surgery is God’s way of telling me to slow down.

18:29 – The willingness to always serve others, where did that come from?

  • Parents
  • 6 out of 8 siblings are in the health field
  • This is what I’m supposed to do

21:58 – Body, Mind, and Spirit, was it always a component to your training philosophy?
It empowers me to be my best, and in the last 5-7 years, I have shared more about my faith.

27:00 – A day in the life of Todd Durkin.

  • It starts with my nighttime routine
  • #1 – working out every day, “Motion is lotion, and movement is medicine.”
  • Quiet Time
  • Nutrition and Recovery
  • No News! Don’t look in the rearview mirror!

34:00 – W.L.W.L. – When Life Works List

  • Growth mindset
  • Vision and plan on where I’m going
  • Strategic plan – WLAGS, Wins, Losses, Ahas, and Goals – weekly.

37:00 – Todd shares his peak productivity systems.
Reverse engineer life

  • Life plan
  • 10 year plan
  • 3-5 year plan
  • 1 year plan
  • 6 month plan
  • 90 day plan
  • 30 day plan
  • Weekly plan
  • Daily plan

For more of Todd’s systems check out his book Get Your Mind Right or anywhere books are sold.

42:55  – What would you say to the person who wants to be Todd?

  • Be like you
  • Learn from others and be yourself
  • Tap into your unique gifts

46:28 – Todd shares his tombstone statement.

51:44 – TD’s  Close.

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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 MVPs, 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, or if you would like a signed copy, please purchase at
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