My Top 20 Lessons Learned in 2020 (Part 2)

We are ONE Day away from 2021. Hallelujah Hallelujah. But before we flip the page to a New Year, I want to share Part 2 of my “Top 20-Lessons of 2020” with you. These lessons cover business, personal, relational, and life lessons from the past 12-months. Wow-o-Wow!

In today’s episode, you will receive lessons #11-20 of my Top 20 lessons learned in 2020. Buckle-up and enjoy today’s show as it drops on the LAST day of 2020. Specifically, I discuss…

  1. Why home-schooling doesn’t work.
  2. How difficult times reveal the most about people’s character.
  3. Why it’s crucial to “stay lean” in business.
  4. The importance of staying mission-centered & purpose-driven.
  5. Should you “plan” for 2021 or not?
  6. How to stay in the Now.
  7. Maximizing your time, energy, focus, and productivity.
  8. Tapping into your whispers & the power of a LaZyBoy.
  9. Double-down on your Health.
  10. How to GET YOUR MIND RIGHT and restore hope & motivation when it sometimes feels empty and depressing.

* Bonus Lesson: How to FIND & STAY in Gratitude.

Thanks again for an incredible 2020 year of podcasting. I’m pumped to go into 2021 and continue delivering some GREAT IMPACT to our loyal listeners & subscribers. Let’s GOOOO! 

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More on the episode:

1:15 – #11. Home-schooling does not work.
Kids need live school, too much depression, bad habits, and boredom.

3:55 – #12. You find out a lot about people.
When you’re most broken, you’re most blessed. There’s been Good, Bad, and Ugly. Who do you want in the foxhole with you when bullets are flying?

8:04 – #13. You must stay lean in your business.
Bigger is not always better!

12:02 – #14. Stay mission-focused and purpose-driven.
What is your purpose?  What is your mission?

14:22 – #15. Plan or Don’t Plan.

18:45 – #16. Stay in the now but be driven by the future.
Win the Day!

20:10 – #17. Do work that matters; allocate 2-3 hours of uninterrupted time to do work that matters.
Check out chapters 3 & 4 in my GET YOUR MIND RIGHT Book for my top systems! or anywhere books are sold.

23:37 – #18. The Power of a La-Z-Boy.
Slow down and tap into your whispers

25:26 – #19. You have to double-down on your health, physically, mentally, and spiritually!
He or she who has their health has 1,000 dreams; he or she who does not has 1

28:37 – #20. We all need hope and motivation
We all need to Get Our Minds Right every day. Work, discipline, and habits every day.

31:00 – And Then Some…Fight like mad to stay in gratitude and find the blessings in the burdens!
There is always someone who has it worse than you!

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