Book Review: Get Your Mind Right: 10 Keys to Unlock Your Potential and Ignite Your Success, by Todd Durkin with Mike Yorkey
Todd Durkin is a fitness guru and life coach who has trained NFL players, high-performance athletes, and high-profile individuals. He is the founder of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, author of best-selling books, and a frequent inspirational and motivational speaker on the conference circuit.
As the author explains, all of us are on a journey, but not many of us are aware of what is happening all around us as we go through life. To change that, the author wants to encourage his readers to make a plan and take control of their life. that requires changing our mindset, gaining control of our thought life, learning to overcome obstacles, stopping bad habits and starting good ones, mastering our time and energy, training ourselves to win, having a healthy diet, learning to balance work and rest, listening to what God is teaching, and living a life worth telling others about. He devotes a chapter to each one of these topics.
Throughout the book, Todd blends stories about his successes with the mistakes he has made. He shares about what he has learned from his mentors and those who have influenced him. He also drops the names of athletes and famous people he has worked with. While at times off-putting, it does lend credibility to what he is saying. Part of what he teaches is doable for the average person, but part of it feels aimed at more serious competitors.
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