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Doug Bopst On Fitness, Faith & The Jail Cell That Saved His Life

“Always focus on how far you’ve come, not how far you have to go.” Doug Bopst Admittedly, It’s a thrill to converse with renown experts, world-class athletes and celebrities. But the most rewarding aspect of my job is occasionally turning my spotlight on the everyman — relatable people who have conquered adversity to reinvent themselves wholesale, all in relative civilian anonymity. These people are a gift. Amplifying their stories isn’t just an honor. And it isn’t just my joy. I see it as a responsibility. Through these individuals we are better able to see ourselves. Their weaknesses, struggles and strengths mirror our own. Their relatability uniquely qualifies them to reflect back upon us our shared, collective humanity. In theirvictories we can connect more viscerally with our own inner power and potential. Today it’s my privilege to share yet another such story. This is the tale of Doug Bopst – an essentially normal kid who, like so many, suffered in silence from depression. To self-medicate he began experimenting with drugs in his teens. Smoking pot quickly evolved into a heavy opioid addiction. A day in the life involved snorting several hundred milligrams of OxyContin, complemented by a pack of cigarettes and the occasional cheesesteak. No exercise. No interest in maintaining relationships with anyone who didn’t do drugs. No self-confidence. And no care for tomorrow. At 21, it all came to a head. High on opiates and on his way to make a drug deal, a cop pulled Doug over for a broken taillight. The officer found $2,000 in cash plus half a pound of marijuana under the spare tire in the trunk. Promptly arrested on a felony drug charge, Doug ultimately served 2 months in jail. It was hardlythe harshest sentence. But it was more than sufficient for Doug to hit bottom. Reflect on his errant path. And commit to an entirely new life. A life redeemed by sobriety, faith, fitness and family. I was initially introduced to Doug through my friend Amy Dresner (another sober warrior you may remember from episode 341) and knew immediately I wanted him on the show. In fairness to Doug, his story isn’t entirely that of the anonymous everyman. Now an award-winning personal trainer, author, and public speaker, his saga hasbeen covered by a variety of media outlets, including The Today Show.But the press intrigue is driven by Doug’s innate relatability. And I’m fairly confident this conversation is the most complete chronicle of his life and redemption to date. This is a conversation about what it was like, what happened and what it’s like now. We cover the low lows. Hitting rock bottom. And exactly how he was able to conquer his demons and put the past in the rear view. It’s about the power of sobriety. Leaning on mentors. And how a love of fitness, spirituality, and putting service service first returned him to sanity. All told, it’sa story of redemption full stop — and I’m honored to help tell it. The visually inclined can watch our entire conversation on YouTube at:bit.ly/dougbopst443 (please subscribe!)and the podcast is of course available on Apple Podcasts andSpotify. I sincerely hope you enjoy the exchange. Peace + Plants, P.S. – I love my job. Photos courtesy ofAli Rogers

135 MIN16 hours ago
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Doug Bopst On Fitness, Faith & The Jail Cell That Saved His Life

Jesse Thomas: Work Hard, Play Harder & Love Hardest

“There’s just no substitute for working hard.” Jesse Thomas He’s one of the world’s most popular and accomplished professional triathletes. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this week’s guest — a humble athlete, proud dad, devoted husbandand dedicated entrepreneur with a unique success equation: Work hard. Play harder. Love hardest. His name is Jesse Thomas. He’s rad. And this is his story. It begins with a stand out track and field career at Stanford and the Olympic steeplechase dream cut short by a career-ending injury. While later pursuing a masters degree in mechanical engineering, he picked up a bike and progressed so rapidly he entertained a professional cycling career. But that dream too was crushed when a spill left him with a fractured C1 vertebra, nine months in a neck brace, a plate and 4 titanium screws to hold it all together. Life as an athlete was over for Jesse. Or so he thought. Spending the next several years as a tech entrepreneur, J...

137 MIN3 days ago
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Jesse Thomas: Work Hard, Play Harder & Love Hardest

Pete Holmes: Comedy! Sex! God!

“Awareness is peace.” Pete Holmes Comedian! Writer! Author! Spiritual seeker! One of my favorite people, Pete Holmesneeds no introduction. ButI’m going to give it to you anyway. A stand up veteran with a cornucopia of comedy specials, television shows and late night appearances to his name, Pete is best known as the creator and star of the semi-autobiographical HBO show Crashing, a riotous and touching series he executive produced alongside Judd Apatow loosely based on Pete’s life in the early days of his comedy career. In addition, Pete hosts You Made It Weird – hands downone of my absolute favorite podcasts(I was honored to be a guest) — and is the author of the brilliant and just releasedComedy Sex God.Part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, part sacred quest, I can’t recommend this book more highly. Equally hilarious and profound, it hits bookstores everywhere this week. Pick it up immediately. Read. Ponder. Thank me later. A long-time fan of Pete’s, we were firs...

136 MIN1 weeks ago
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Pete Holmes: Comedy! Sex! God!

Latest Episodes

Doug Bopst On Fitness, Faith & The Jail Cell That Saved His Life

“Always focus on how far you’ve come, not how far you have to go.” Doug Bopst Admittedly, It’s a thrill to converse with renown experts, world-class athletes and celebrities. But the most rewarding aspect of my job is occasionally turning my spotlight on the everyman — relatable people who have conquered adversity to reinvent themselves wholesale, all in relative civilian anonymity. These people are a gift. Amplifying their stories isn’t just an honor. And it isn’t just my joy. I see it as a responsibility. Through these individuals we are better able to see ourselves. Their weaknesses, struggles and strengths mirror our own. Their relatability uniquely qualifies them to reflect back upon us our shared, collective humanity. In theirvictories we can connect more viscerally with our own inner power and potential. Today it’s my privilege to share yet another such story. This is the tale of Doug Bopst – an essentially normal kid who, like so many, suffered in silence from depression. To self-medicate he began experimenting with drugs in his teens. Smoking pot quickly evolved into a heavy opioid addiction. A day in the life involved snorting several hundred milligrams of OxyContin, complemented by a pack of cigarettes and the occasional cheesesteak. No exercise. No interest in maintaining relationships with anyone who didn’t do drugs. No self-confidence. And no care for tomorrow. At 21, it all came to a head. High on opiates and on his way to make a drug deal, a cop pulled Doug over for a broken taillight. The officer found $2,000 in cash plus half a pound of marijuana under the spare tire in the trunk. Promptly arrested on a felony drug charge, Doug ultimately served 2 months in jail. It was hardlythe harshest sentence. But it was more than sufficient for Doug to hit bottom. Reflect on his errant path. And commit to an entirely new life. A life redeemed by sobriety, faith, fitness and family. I was initially introduced to Doug through my friend Amy Dresner (another sober warrior you may remember from episode 341) and knew immediately I wanted him on the show. In fairness to Doug, his story isn’t entirely that of the anonymous everyman. Now an award-winning personal trainer, author, and public speaker, his saga hasbeen covered by a variety of media outlets, including The Today Show.But the press intrigue is driven by Doug’s innate relatability. And I’m fairly confident this conversation is the most complete chronicle of his life and redemption to date. This is a conversation about what it was like, what happened and what it’s like now. We cover the low lows. Hitting rock bottom. And exactly how he was able to conquer his demons and put the past in the rear view. It’s about the power of sobriety. Leaning on mentors. And how a love of fitness, spirituality, and putting service service first returned him to sanity. All told, it’sa story of redemption full stop — and I’m honored to help tell it. The visually inclined can watch our entire conversation on YouTube at:bit.ly/dougbopst443 (please subscribe!)and the podcast is of course available on Apple Podcasts andSpotify. I sincerely hope you enjoy the exchange. Peace + Plants, P.S. – I love my job. Photos courtesy ofAli Rogers

135 MIN16 hours ago
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Doug Bopst On Fitness, Faith & The Jail Cell That Saved His Life

Jesse Thomas: Work Hard, Play Harder & Love Hardest

“There’s just no substitute for working hard.” Jesse Thomas He’s one of the world’s most popular and accomplished professional triathletes. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this week’s guest — a humble athlete, proud dad, devoted husbandand dedicated entrepreneur with a unique success equation: Work hard. Play harder. Love hardest. His name is Jesse Thomas. He’s rad. And this is his story. It begins with a stand out track and field career at Stanford and the Olympic steeplechase dream cut short by a career-ending injury. While later pursuing a masters degree in mechanical engineering, he picked up a bike and progressed so rapidly he entertained a professional cycling career. But that dream too was crushed when a spill left him with a fractured C1 vertebra, nine months in a neck brace, a plate and 4 titanium screws to hold it all together. Life as an athlete was over for Jesse. Or so he thought. Spending the next several years as a tech entrepreneur, J...

137 MIN3 days ago
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Jesse Thomas: Work Hard, Play Harder & Love Hardest

Pete Holmes: Comedy! Sex! God!

“Awareness is peace.” Pete Holmes Comedian! Writer! Author! Spiritual seeker! One of my favorite people, Pete Holmesneeds no introduction. ButI’m going to give it to you anyway. A stand up veteran with a cornucopia of comedy specials, television shows and late night appearances to his name, Pete is best known as the creator and star of the semi-autobiographical HBO show Crashing, a riotous and touching series he executive produced alongside Judd Apatow loosely based on Pete’s life in the early days of his comedy career. In addition, Pete hosts You Made It Weird – hands downone of my absolute favorite podcasts(I was honored to be a guest) — and is the author of the brilliant and just releasedComedy Sex God.Part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, part sacred quest, I can’t recommend this book more highly. Equally hilarious and profound, it hits bookstores everywhere this week. Pick it up immediately. Read. Ponder. Thank me later. A long-time fan of Pete’s, we were firs...

136 MIN1 weeks ago
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Pete Holmes: Comedy! Sex! God!
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