My Son Facing Adversity

Happy LAABOOORRR Day!!! If you know me, you know Labor Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It goes back to my HS football playing days with the legendary Coach Wolf back in Brick, NJ.

But I’ll save that story for later.

I have mentioned a few times that I took on an “additional” role in June by taking on a strength & conditioning coach role with the local high school (Scripps Ranch). Scripps Ranch has perennially been a losing program, winning just 2 games last year. My hope was that the entire staff and I could develop a championship-caliber program in this community and get these kids A LOT more wins.

But the story took a major twist a few weeks ago when I got some bad news on my son Luke.

Here is the deal about MindRight Maniac Episode #7. I often get asked the question, “How do you balance out being a trainer, coach, entrepreneur, speaker, author….AND father and husband?”

Well, the answer is “It’s NEVER easy. Especially on the day when I was filming this episode is when my sophomore son Luke was declared ineligible for 5-varsity games because of transferring schools (don’t even get me started on this rule after him playing 1-game as a freshman because of a broken arm).”

Anyway, MRM#7 is giving you an “up-close and VERY personal look” behind the scenes in the many roles and hats I wear, and how I do my BEST in each of these roles, even when things don’t go my way.

Enjoy the show and let me know what you think…

MindRight Ep 7

This episode has a lot of juice in it. It’s as real as it gets. It shows a ton of “entrepreneurism” when I’m at work.
It reveals some big news about a project I’m working on.
It shows me coaching my Mastermind group of fit pros, along with teaching my TD Fitness Class at Fitness Quest 10.
It shows me coaching the HS football team in our opening game.
And it shows Luke’s reaction to all of this after receiving the bad news.

Watch MRM #7 “GO ALL IN” HERE!!!

I would LOVE to get your feedback on this episode. I read every single one of them. You can simply put your comments on YouTube.

Thanks so much for all you do and Happy LABOOORRRR Day!!!


About the Author

Todd Durkin is an internationally-recognized performance trainer, speaker, and author. He presents motivational keynote talks worldwide to a wide array of audiences and is committed to creating massive IMPACT in the world.

He loves leading and coaching at his gym, Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA.
He loves coaching other fire-breathing dragons in his Mastermind Group for fitness pros.
He loves delivering riveting talks, workshops, and live-events for companies and people who seek high-performance in all aspects of life.

You can check out Todd’s Mastermind Program at It consists of 2-live retreats per year, monthly coaching programs, access to Todd and his team of coaches, select and unique opportunities within Todd’s network and a whole lot more.

Todd’s 2 best-selling books, The WOW BOOK and his IMPACT Body Plan have 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 

Lastly, if you would like to stay connected and motivated by Todd, please be sure to opt-in to Todd's FREE, where he delivers short motivational & inspirational messages directly to your phone/email every Monday AM at 6 am to help you get your mind right. Opt-in today and start receiving your weekly DOSE via text and/or email. #MindRightManiac 

Todd can be reached on Instagram at @ToddDurkin, FB FAN page at, or emailed at

You can sign up for his FREE monthly newsletter at


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *