Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Jun 22, 2020

The last 3-months have been some of the toughest, most-grueling months in history. Period. Upon reflection, Covid-19 and the quarantine have provided me a ton of unique lessons that will surely be beneficial in the long-term.


In today’s episode, I share 9 lessons from the last 90-days that range from some of my highest emotions to some of my all-time lowest moments. These lessons are some of the deepest and most important lessons on topics such as training, leadership, pivoting your business, high-performance routines for peak productivity, battling negativity and fear, and how to get your mind right when there is an abyss of darkness all around you. This includes an example of an actual “self-talk” episode I did recently to get my own mind right.


Enjoy today’s episode. I believe it will provide you the opportunity to reflect on the last 90-days or so and see all that happened and all you are grateful for. At the end of the show, I ask you 3 questions that I would love to know from you:


  1. What were your top lessons from Covid-19?
  2. What are you MOST grateful for from the quarantine-experience?
  3. What opportunities do you currently have or can you create because of what you have learned?


Please share today’s episode on your Social Media and be sure to tag me at @ToddDurkin on IG and Twitter. #TopLessons #IMPACTShow #Episode92


More on the episode:

:55-  Intro - Top 9 lessons learned from COVID-19.  

2:27-  #9 Lesson -  You gotta “Get Your Mind Right!!!”

7:11- #8 Lesson - Necessity is the Mother of invention.

10:21- #7  I learned I Had to create Rules for my life.

11:47- #6 Structuring Your Day and following it is the only way to survive. Todd shares his rhythm of life during COVID-19.

13:51- #5  Sometimes you can’t even CONTROL the CONTROLLABLES…and when things could go wrong, they WILL.  

18:50- #4  I learned in COVID-19 we have more hate and anger in our country than I even thought.

21:57-  Time out to thank my sponsors and a special discount code for Carnosyn - Code: “durkin30” for 30% off CarnoSyn beta-alanine powder or tablets.

24:14- #3  It takes extraordinary leadership in tough times. Todd shares the dark day of having to furlough 35 employees.

 32:00- #2  FAITH over FEAR. The human spirit is resilient. We are tough. We are built for times like this.

37:00- #1 Your workouts and Health are absolutely ESSENTIAL in times like this. 

40:30- Todd shares an “And then some” LESSON.


If you enjoy the Todd Durkin IMPACT Show, can you please do a few things:

  1. Give us a 5-star rating on iTunes.
  2. Provide a great review of what you love about the show.
  3. Please SHARE the episode on your Social Media or in a newsletter.

Thank you in advance!


We LOVE your questions for the podcast!!

To ask a question to Todd for the podcast, please go to and ask a question on anything on your mind!


Follow Todd…

→ Instagram & Twitter: @ToddDurkin

→ Youtube:

→ FB: @ToddDurkinFQ10

→ If you are a fitness pro or trainer and want to be coached by Todd, visit: 



Todd Durkin is one of the leading coaches, trainers, and motivators in the world. It’s no secret why some of the top athletes in the world have trained with him for nearly two decades. He’s a best-selling author, a motivational speaker, and owns the legendary Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA where he leads an amazing team of 42 teammates.


Todd is a coach on the Netflix show “STRONG” that is must-watch TV. He is a previous Jack LaLanne Award winner, a 2-time Trainer of the Year, and he runs his Todd Durkin Mastermind group of top trainers and fitness pros around the globe, coaching them with business, leadership, marketing, training, and personal growth mentorship.


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.

To learn more about Todd, visit and


To join his community of fire-breathing dragons and receive regular motivational and inspirational emails, visit and opt-in to receive his value-rich content.


Connect with Todd online in the following places:

--> You can listen to Todd’s podcast, The IMPACT Show by going to