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Trust, Belief, & An IMPACT Book that Almost Never Happened | Ep. 345

I believe we all have ONE book in us. It might NOT be right now but everyone has a “Life worth telling a story about.” Well, The IMPACT Body Plan is my first book and it came out back in 2010…and it almost never happened. Truth.

Six weeks before going to print (and AFTER I had written the entire book), I had a crazy encounter with the President of Rodale & Men’s Health that almost prevented the IMPACT Body Plan from ever coming out.

On today’s podcast, I share the FULL story, 3-lessons that can be extracted from the story, and how you can apply these lessons to your life. These 3 lessons include:

1. TRUST your Gut…at all costs!

2. Don’t cave-in or give-in on something you really BELIEVE in.

3. Sometimes it’s YEARS later that you hear a story from someone that read a book, heard a speech, or that you had a conversation with and you find out the IMPACT it had on them.

Crazy story that almost prevented the book from ever hitting the shelves back in September 2010. It’s hard to think about “what if” the IMPACT Body Plan book never came out.

What if thousands of people never read the book or did the program?

What if I just gave in and let the publishers change the title of the book to what they wanted?

What if IMPACT wasn’t the brand it is today?


Hard to think about and I choose NOT to go down that road too often. But it’s a great lesson in when you have a seed planted in your soul and you follow through with it, you sometimes gotta scratch, claw, and fight for it to the point of being ready to walk away from a “deal” but not letting a dream die.

LISTEN IN and I believe you will be IMPACTED!

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Hey, would you like to be part of my next book?

If you have read any of my previous 4-books (IMPACT Body Plan, WOW BOOK, Get Your Mind Right, or What’s Next) and have a “Stranger than Fiction” story of how one of these books has impacted your career, health, finances, relationships,  legacy or LIFE, I would LOVE to know.

 I am currently writing my next book (wait until you read this one!) and putting together “Stranger than Fiction” stories from people I may not have even ever met (or have) but that the book had a significant IMPACT on their life.

If that’s you, can you shoot me over a short paragraph or two on YOUR STORY and how your story was IMPACTED in some “stranger than fiction” way by the book. You can simply email me at (Please put “Stranger than Fiction Story” in the subject line.

 We do have a time-constraint as I would need your “Stranger than Fiction” story by Feb 29th. Thanks so much!

Please email YOUR STORY to me by then if it applies. Thank you!


The IMPACT BODY PLAN (digital app) is NOW AVAILABLE!!!

 14-years after the debut of the IMPACT BODY PLAN, it is finally available on an app. Yes, the complete 10-week MIND & BODY TRANSFORMATION program is available on an app and available today.


If you purchase the app and start your 10-week program this week (week of Feb 12th), you can join the 1st cohort of me personally taking you through the 10-week program!!


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I am obsessed with helping people get to the “next level” in 2024. While 2024 is off to a great start, NOW is the time to pick up even more MOMENTUM for your next steps in life.


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ABOUT Todd Durkin (HOST):

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.

Todd was a coach on the NBC & Netflix show “STRONG.” He’s a previous Jack LaLanne Award winner, a 2-time Trainer of the Year. Todd and his wife Melanie head up the Durkin IMPACT Foundation (501-c-3) that has raised over $250,000 since it started in 2013. 100% of all proceeds go back to kids and families in need.

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