Top Lessons from 5 Mentors

Mentors are crucial in your life as they can help you navigate roadblocks, provide you feedback on big decisions, and accelerate your overall success. I’ve been blessed to have many coaches, teachers, and mentors IMPACT me in sports, business, and life. In this episode, I share 5 of my top mentors who have greatly IMPACTED […]

4 Stages of Business

There are “4 Stages of Business,” regardless of your chosen field of endeavor. #1. Survival #2. Stability #3. Success #4. Significance Which stage are you in right now? And which one do you want to get to within the next 12 months? And what’s that going to take for you to advance stages? I’m assuming […]

Are you a Donkey or a Thoroughbred?

One of the men that I have loved studying from the most over the past couple years is Dave Ramsey. I have read his books. I’ve attended his live events. And I love listening to his EntreLeadership podcast. If you don’t know who Dave is, he is a best-selling author and speaker specializing in leadership, […]


“ONE THING” By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS We just finished our 8th Annual TD Mastermind Retreat here in San Diego and it was SPECIAL. 75 passionate, fired-up fitness pros inspired to transform the planet. It was a weekend filled with laughter, smiles, connection, support, motivation, thought, and strategy. We went DEEP. I LOVE hosting these […]

Do You Have The “Fitness Flu”?

No one likes having viruses. Or getting sick. And your fitness business can’t afford be “sick” either. Do you or does your business have any of the following symptoms of the “Fitness  Flu?”: 1. You feel apathy and stale in your services or deliverables. Heck, maybe you are even burnt-out? 2. Your revenues are NOT […]

Mentor Lesson #8: DO BETTER!

I’m not sure where to even start this email. It’s going to be a tough one for me to write. I started my “Mentor Memoirs” with my Dad (thank you all for the emails on that one!). And today, I’m giving you an “and then some” lesson. I will try not to get too emotional. […]

Mentor Lesson #7: Trust Your GUT!

When I was in college, I was a government major. And then I changed to business. And I was miserable. It was then I got some of the best advice I’ve ever received. My sister Patti, the oldest of my 5 sisters, told me something that changed the course of my life. Patti said, “You […]

Mentor Lesson #6: Get MO in YO life

You can have mentors in many different areas of your life. And one of the mentors who has impacted me greatly in my life is Pastor Miles McPherson (The Rock Church, San Diego). He has that gift when preaching and speaking to make you feel like, “He’s talking directly to me.” Many years ago he […]

Mentor Lesson #4: Live your life BACKWARDS

Some people’s writing moves your spirit. Some people’s presentations or talks inspire you to be better. Some people’s words just resonate deeply with you. Robin Sharma is one of those guys to me. I was first introduced to his work when I read his book, “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.” Great book. And then […]

My Fitness Journey: Ryan Rogers

I have always loved sports growing up. From a very early age, I was very active and enjoyed trying as many different sports and activities as I could. I played soccer, baseball, and flag and tackle football in grade school. In junior high I would ride my bike all over and try to jump over […]