#348: From Felonies to Fitness with Doug Bopst
Doug Bopst is an award winning personal trainer, author, speaker, and business owner.
A former felon and drug addict, he achieved his credentials through his personal journey of transformation. With a lot of help from an unlikely mentor, he used his time locked up in jail to beat his demons and reinvent himself.
Keeping a promise he made to his mentor and former cellmate, Doug has helped hundreds of people improve their lives through the power of fitness.
Listen as we discuss:
- Doug’s past struggles with childhood obesity, anxiety, and drug addiction. [3:09]
- Why the darkest day of his life turned into his biggest blessing. [9:28]
- How an incarcerated Tyler Durden helped change Doug’s life. [12:15]
- How exercise helped him overcome his anger and pain. [21:41]
- The importance of having mentors and people who believe in you. [22:34]
- How did he transition from spending time in jail to becoming a successful trainer? [26:13]
- Mastermind groups - the power of paying to get in the room. [29:12]
- How to meet people of influence and build relationships with them. [32:10]
- How to establish and keep habits that will make you successful. [35:18]
- His tips for practicing gratitude and surrounding yourself with the right people. [38:27]
- What can you do to improve your confidence and build your self-esteem? [41:57]
- His biggest key to success summed up in two words. [44:33]
- Beware; these things are making you worse, not better... [48:11]
- How to know when you’ve outgrown your circle. [50:41]
- More effective tips for getting around successful people. [54:17]
- His daily non-negotiables. [1:00:02]
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