"If you can just dream something, and really believe it, you can mutate and realize that dream." - Vinnie Tortorich
The truly one-of-a-kind, Vinnie Torturich, host for the popular "Fitness Confidential Podcast", top-selling author, and fitness and nutrition pioneer joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast.
You couldn't begin to write the life and times of Vinnie Tortorich. He personifies one of our favorite ideas: "carpe diem". From growing up in the swamps of New Orleans and playing Division 1 football at Tulane University, he always knew he would be out in the world, carving out a life that most around him thought he'd never experience. Cut to becoming one of the most sought after trainers and fitness experts in Hollywood, creator of the "No Sugar, No Grains #nsng" movement, and talented and accomplished ultra-endurance athlete. At the top of his game, Vinnie battled and beat leukemia, and has since gone on to cultivate an incredible career helping people live their best selves through health, fitness, and some hilarious entertainment.
Vinnie has done so much - more than most humans - but he really feels like he's only getting started. From a guy who can literally for days on end and who wants to use his second chance in life to help others, we can all take a cue from Vinnie and seize every single day. There is no perfect time like right this very minute to make your comeback or chase a dream.
VINNIE'S WORDS OF WISDOM
"Cancer doesn't discriminate."
"When everyone tells you to go left, go right."
"If you can just dream something, and really believe it, you can mutate and realize that dream."
"FQ: Failure quotient. It doesn't matter how smart you are. We all have IQs. It's about the number of times you fail and can come back."
"I don't know any guy who got everything handed to him that's happy."
"Take the garbage out…make it your situation and don't make it someone else's problem. If we all make everything our problem, the world will be a better place."
"Every night before I go to bed I ask myself: What did I leave on the table today? What can I pick up tomorrow?"
VINNIE'S PROJECTS + CHARITABLE WORK
CONNECT WITH VINNIE
Closing song, "Christmas is My Favorite Time of Year" (Brink of Midnight/Lizzie & John Brenkus)
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