Ep. 29 — From Injury to Impact with Todd Durkin (part 2)

by | Oct 3, 2023

Welcome to the “Show Me The Way” podcast with David Seitter

In this episode of “Show Me The Way,” Dave sits down with Todd Durkin, a Master Motivator, Coach, Keynote Speaker, Podcast Host, Husband, Father, And IMPACT Maker. In this continued conversation with Todd, they discus his plans for the future, and how the pandemic spurred him to embark on a journey of rebranding and reinvention, and how we can utilize our unique gifts to make a positive impact in the world.

Ep. 29 — From Injury to Impact with Todd Durkin

Todd began his transformation when he was a college quarterback at William and Mary. Todd takes listeners on a deeply personal and inspiring journey, from his early days as a college athlete to becoming a mindset guru and successful fitness entrepreneur. This transformational journey was not without challenges, and it is in overcoming these that Todd found his true purpose and passion.

Identity, Impact, and Energy

Todd continues his story by delving deep into how identity, impact, and energy, are all crucial elements in his journey of personal growth and success. He shares insights about how our individual identities are tied to our passions and the unique gifts we bring to the world.

Starting with identity, Todd reflects on his journey from being a college quarterback to becoming a fitness business owner. He speaks about the significance of embracing your identity and aligning it with your mission in life. He believes that acknowledging who you are and what you stand for provides a solid foundation to create a meaningful impact in the world. His message is that our identities are not stagnant; they are ever-evolving, shaped by our experiences and the roles we play.

When it comes to impact, Todd highlights the importance of focusing not just on personal success but also on the positive influence we can have on others. He emphasizes that the true measure of success lies in the impact we make, whether that’s through our careers, our relationships, or our contributions to society. His journey as a fitness entrepreneur serves as a testament to this belief, illustrating that making a difference in people’s lives can be far more rewarding than financial gain.

Lastly, Todd talks about energy, which he believes is a vital resource that needs to be nurtured and protected. He shares his belief that our energy levels can significantly influence our performance and our ability to make a positive impact. By cultivating good habits and establishing rules to safeguard our energy, we can maintain a high level of performance and productivity.

Reflecting on Todd’s Journey and His Podcast

The last few minutes of the podcast, Todd Durkin reflected on his journey, and his mindset shift towards impact and legacy. He pondered on what he wants to be remembered for, both as an athlete and as a business owner. He emphasized on the importance of reflecting on one’s identity and mission in life. Todd suggested that it’s important to recognize our unique gifts and harness them to make a positive impact on the world. He further stressed the importance of having support systems that can help us stay on track with our goals.

In a profound conversation about energy, Todd highlighted the significance of maintaining and protecting our energy. He underscored the role of habits and rules in ensuring that our energy remains high and focused on our goals. This, he stated, is critical for sustaining performance and maintaining the drive to keep pushing towards our dreams.

In the concluding minutes, Todd Durkin looked back at his journey, from being a college quarterback to owning his fitness business, Fitness Quest 10. He contemplated on the adversity he faced and the lessons he learned to get to where he is today. He emphasized how the pandemic forced him to go to the next level of his business, and how he adapted and emerged stronger.

The podcast ended with Todd sharing his recommendations for other podcasts that have inspired him. His final message was a reflection of his life’s mantra – harnessing adversity, persisting in the face of challenges, and continually striving for personal and professional triumph.


To learn more about Todd, or to find his podcast, go to: https://todddurkin.com/



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