437: Jason Ferrugia | How to Form Real Relationships
About Jason Ferrugia:
I’m Jay Ferruggia, and I’ve been helping guys become the strongest version of themselves since 1994.
You may have seen my work in Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Fast Company, Huffington Post, LiveStrong, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Shape, Entrepreneur, Details or on ESPN or CBS.
You know how group training is the big thing these days? I was doing that in the mid ’90s.
The hardcore, underground warehouse gyms that are so popular nowadays? I had one of those back in ’96.
Training like an athlete? Flipping tires, dragging sleds, pressing logs, using rings? Been doing that for 20+ years with my clients. Long before it was popular or on TV commercials.
What you may not know is that I have struggled with all of the issues I discuss on this site.
Over the course of my life, I’ve been physically and mentally weak, skinny, fat, sad, depressed, insecure, painfully shy, socially awkward, crippled with anxiety and indecision, struggled with addiction, and have gone broke on more than one occasion.
Overcoming those obstacles took many years and a lot of hard work.
I read and listened to over 500 books.
I attended countless conferences and workshops.
I hired coaches and mentors.
I cut out the negative deadbeats in my life.
I slowly eliminated one bad habit at a time and replaced it with a new one.
What I learned after all that is that Thoreau, Da Vinci, and Bruce Lee were right.
Simplicity is the key to health, wealth and happiness.
Learning to apply the 80/20 rule to everything and forgetting the rest.
Because the reality is that most things don’t matter. It’s just noise and meaningless nonsense that distracts us from living the lives we want.
On This Episode:
- Jason talks about the people who got him hooked on the idea of fitness.
- Learn how Jason created a unique training experience.
- Hear how Jason lost everything and took time to rebuild.
- Travis and Justin discuss how to find the balance between work and fun.
- Find out how to build genuinely valuable relationships.
- You have to improve on the inside before you can see the external results.
- You have to build a strong community around you.
- Learn to pause and be present.
- The higher up you go, the less you know.
- You have to accomplish both short-term and long-term results.
- Visit Travis’ website at travischappell.com
- Join the Build Your Network Facebook group travischappell.com/group