I remember starting my business, Fitness Quest 10, exactly twenty-years ago (Jan 1, 2000). I had no clients, no money, and no business plan. And I was scared as heck. A LOT has happened in 20-years and I’ve learned a ton of lessons. In today’s episode, I look back over the past 20-years and recall some of my most vivid memories, experiences, and moments that helped shape who we are today and where we are going in the next decade.
I hope you enjoy today’s episode as much as I had fun recording it. I laughed, smiled, and even cried thinking about some of the people, moments, experiences, and lessons from the past 20-years.
As you go hard-charging into 2020, I encourage you to carve out time to listen in and enjoy some of the memories and lessons from the past 20-years. I think you’re going to like it. Tune in now and let me know what you think.
More on the Episode:
0:54- 20 Years Ago…
If you could understand where I was at, then!
4:09- My Top 10 Favorite Memories In 20-Years Of Fitness Quest 10 History
6:31- Memory #1: Opening Fitness Quest 10
A couple of machines and a boom box! What more could I need?
11:07- The Power Of Having Mentors Who Keep You On Track
12:58- The Turning-Point Moment
When I started to see that FQ10 was going to work…
15:04- What Made Me Different
“I only wanted to get paid if people were showing up.” (And be nice when they do.)
18:06- Memory #2: LaDainian Tomlinson
My first opportunity to train a professional athlete.
21:59- Words Of Affirmation From Julie Wilcox
Make people feel special.
22:36- Why I Didn’t Create An “Athlete-Only” Performance Gym
We’re all training for the same thing…
24:57- Divine Intervention
LT + Drew
27:25- Memory #3: Winning IDEA Personal Trainer Of The Year
Where my speaking career began.
32:20- When Celebratory Moments Happen
Include your people. Share special moments.
33:02- Memory #4: The Expansion
It’s not that I wanted to… it’s that we NEEDED to!
36:06- 7 Intentions
Coaching, mastermind, retail… whatever it took.
37:56- Lessons From The Growth
Trusting your gut, following signs, and getting creative.
41:14- Memory #5: Drew Brees Winning The Super Bowl After 2009 Season
I never was so proud. Destiny.
45:36- Memory #6: The Impact Body Plan Book
Years of being turned down, roadblocks, and the fight to publish!
53:51- Memory #7: The Durkin IMPACT Foundation
A 501c3 where 100% of proceeds go to athletes and families in need.
59:01- Memory #8- NBC STRONG
After a 9-year intention…
1:02:57- The Reality Of The Reality TV Experience
Lesson: never give up.
1:08:09- Memory #9: Jack Lalanne Award 2017
A true pioneer of his time… the most honorable award. And of course, the outfit. 🙂
1:11:01- Lesson From The Jack Lalanne Award
Hats off to those who’ve paved the way. How can we step up to the level of the legends?
1:12:20- Memory #10: The People
An all-encompassing memory- but the reason every single memory is special…
1:15:00- That One Time I Got Arrested (Almost)
Oooohh birthdays at Fitness Quest 10…
1:18:42- The Purpose Of This Episode
Blessed to have a place that people can call a second home.
1:19:46- Final Thoughts
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