An Elite Fitness Trainer Unveils the Transformative Impact of Coaching Todd Durkin joins the Jeff Fenster Show to discuss how mentors changed his life.

By Jeff Fenster

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From overcoming back pain without surgery to building a thriving gym from scratch, Durkin's journey is a testament to the power of determination and the impact of having coaches in our lives.

Durkin recently joined The Jeff Fenster Show to talk about his journey.

In 2000, Durkin opened a gym in San Diego with no clients, no money, and no business plan. But through sheer tenacity and a relentless pursuit of his passion, Durkin turned his gym, Fitness Quest 10, into a thriving business. Durkin works with a high-profile clientele of elite professional athletes. This includes NFL MVPs, Super Bowl Champions and MVPs, Heisman Trophy Winner, and Olympic and X-Game Gold Medalists.

One of the key lessons Durkin imparts is the importance of having coaches in our lives. He attributes much of his success to the guidance and mentorship he received from influential figures. Coaches provide valuable knowledge, expertise, support, and accountability, pushing us to reach our full potential.

Four core values

Durkin built his success on four core values: taking action, conditioning for greatness, tenacity, and impact. He encourages individuals to step out of their comfort zones and pursue their dreams by taking action.

Conditioning for greatness involves consistently working on personal growth and physical and mental development. Tenacity is the unwavering determination to overcome obstacles and setbacks. Lastly, impact refers to the profound effect we can have on others by sharing our unique stories and experiences.

Deep work

Deep work is another concept Durkin emphasizes. By diving deep into our passions and purpose, we can uncover our true potential and make a lasting impact. He encourages listeners to embrace their unique stories and use them as a catalyst for creating positive change in the world.

Durkin also introduces his upcoming product, the God Sized Dreams Planner, designed to help entrepreneurs maximize their potential and achieve their goals. This planner offers a structured approach to planning and executing strategies, ensuring individuals stay on track and make the most of their year.

About The Jeff Fenster Show

Serial entrepreneur Jeff Fenster embarks on an extraordinary journey every week, delving into the stories of exceptional individuals who have defied the norms and blazed their own trails to achieve extraordinary success.

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Jeff Fenster

Founder, Everbowl

Jeff Fenster is an award winning entrepreneur, best selling author, podcast host and expert in relationship capital.

His entrepreneurial success is vast - ranging from a quick serve restaurant chain, payroll and HR company, digital marketing agency and a construction company. But no matter what venture Jeff pursues, he lives by the principle of putting people first.

He was named a Empact100 Showcase Top 100 Entrepreneur in 2013, 2019's Top 40 Executive Under 40 by the San Diego Business Journal, and a Top Entrepreneur to Watch for 2020 by Thrive Global.

Jeff’s acclaimed podcast, The Jeff Fenster Show, features successful entrepreneurs, celebrities and athletes sharing their insights and stories of success. Today, Jeff speaks around the country on entrepreneurial mindset, authentic networking and vertical integration.

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