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Pain To Purpose—5 Ways to Use Adversity as an Advantage

I love seeing former pupils and mentorees create great success. In this case, not only is today’s podcast guest a former mentoree and pupil, he was also my first “coach” inside the TD Mastermind when I first expanded that program in 2008 and needed someone to help me run the program. Meet Troy Fontana. Troy not only has one heckuva story, he has been through a ton of adversity in the last decade. After he hit rock-bottom in his own life, Troy embarked on a journey of overcoming limiting beliefs and self-love, undergoing a transformation that’s nothing short of inspiring. You gotta hear his story and how he’s now helping people transform their lives today by helping them tap into their inner superpowers, fostering lasting change.

Here are some of the topics Troy and I discuss on today’s IMPACT SHOW:

  1. How to go from a “victim” mentality to a “victor” mentality.
  2.  5 methods that you must use daily to deal with pain, stress, limiting beliefs, or adversity.
  3. How meditation, breathwork, and journaling are part of the process to working through “pain.”
  4. How pain brings us to a deeper part of ourselves and ultimately allows us to discover a “deeper” version of ourselves. Do NOT waste your pain!
  5. Why empathy is such an important trait to develop.
  6. The journey from pain to purpose and how the key is doing the “inner” work.
  7. How and why men are conditioned to repress emotions and what we can do about it.
  8. Troy leads us through a powerful meditation and breathwork session at the end of today’s SHOW. #MustListen

I loved everything about today’s episode. Please listen all the way through the very end of the podcast as Troy guides us through an amazing meditation.Thanks for listening in. Please share this episode and share it on your social media. That allows us to fulfill our mission to create more IMPACT in this world.

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More About Troy

Troy Fontana has guided thousands of individuals through a transformational journey over the past two decades. After hitting rock-bottom in his own life, Troy embarked on a journey of self-love and overcoming limiting beliefs, undergoing a transformation that’s nothing short of inspiring. Now, he employs a potent blend of coaching techniques through his proprietary Elite Coaching System. His methods empower his clients to quickly tap into their inner superpowers, fostering lasting change.

With over 20 years of coaching experience and his own personal transformation as testament to his methods, Troy has established himself as the go-to expert for entrepreneurs and passionate individuals looking to significantly boost their profits and make substantial improvements in their relationships and personal growth.

In addition to his coaching, Troy is the author of ‘Climb to The Top’, holds a Masters degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has dedicated nearly three decades to the practice of martial arts. His journey and accomplishments make him a compelling figure in the world of personal development and transformation.


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Todd Durkin is one of the world’s leading coaches, trainers, and motivators. 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 founded the legendary Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA. He currently coaches fellow trainers, coaches, and life-transformers in his Todd Durkin Mastermind group. Here, he mentors and shares his 25-years of wisdom in the industry on business, leadership, marketing, training, and personal growth.

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