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My New Side-Hustle in Pro Football

I love football. I played it from age 10-25, as I was a quarterback & punter. After playing, I have trained and coached football players (NFL, college, high school, and youth) for almost 25-years now. To say it’s a passion of mine is an understatement.

Well, I recently said “YES” to a unique opportunity to be the General Manager for the local pro arena football team here in San Diego, called the San Diego Strike Force. While it’s very much a “side-hustle” for me, I must admit it’s a lot of fun and I’m already enjoying working with the front office, coaching staff, and team to put together the pieces of what will be a championship first season.

In today’s IMPACT SHOW episode, I share:

  • How this opportunity came about.
  • Why I said YES to this opportunity, despite having my plate full with other initiatives.
  • Why my wife told me that I needed to accept this opportunity and take on this role.
  • How I’m spending my time now as the GM, how much time I devote to the role, and what tasks I’m doing now to prepare for a Spring/Summer 20022 season and United Bowl Championship.
  • What I’m looking for in my players and why I’m so intrigued if I can replicate “championship culture” from my successful fitness business and brand into another industry/sector (pro sports & entertainment).
  • 6 Lessons already learned in wearing my new GM hat.
  • What’s next and my vision for the team.

Whether you are a football fan or not, today’s episode has a lot of “life lessons” in it regardless of what season you are in. Please share it with your friends, family, colleagues…and of course, those who love sports, business, or entertainment.

Be sure to tag me at:

IG/Twitter: @ToddDurkin @SDStrikeForce  @IndoorFL 

FB: @ToddDurkinFQ10

#SideHustle, #SDStrikeForce #ArenaFootball #IndoorFootballLeague

More on the episode:

3:40 – Amp up your workouts! TD shares his goals for the 29 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Bye-Bye Sugar
  • No Alcohal
  • Eat Lunch
  • Recovery

8:08 – Have you ever felt bored or stale? 
To much is given much is required…think about your purpose in life

9:33 – What do you say when someone asks what you do for a living?
Pastor TD Jakes…You don’t have to put a period after everything you do… you can put a comma

11:00 – I’m super fired up for my new side hustle!

  • I love Football
  • I love Business
  • I love Entertainment

16:00 – Todd is the new GM of the San Diego Arena Football team
Strike Force…

17:30 – Todd shares 7 Reasons why he took this job….from the love of football to his wife told him he needed to take it!

27:00 – How Todd is spending his time now:

  1. I need to hire a coach
  2. Evaluate talent
  3. Connect with the community
  4. Work with the great team 
  5. Create the plan

32:34 – Lessons Learned to pass on.

  1. Say YES more often
  2. Take more risk
  3. Gotta have a vision
  4. Be open to new opportunities
  5. Fun to have a side-hustle

Where are you having the most fun in life?

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Todd Durkin is one of the leading coaches, trainers, and motivators in the world. It’s no secret why some of the world’s top athletes have trained with him for nearly two decades. He’s a best-selling author, a motivational speaker, and owns the legendary Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, where he leads an amazing team of 42 teammates.

Todd is a coach on the Netflix show “STRONG” that is must-watch TV. He is a previous Jack LaLanne Award winner, a 2-time Trainer of the Year, and he runs his Todd Durkin Mastermind group of top trainers and fitness pros around the globe, coaching them with business, leadership, marketing, training, and personal growth mentorship.

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