Finding the Advantage in Adversity with Doug Bopst

Finding the Advantage in Adversity with Doug Bopst



Formerly incarcerated and addicted to drugs, Doug Bopst turned his life around in prison with the help of fitness. Now, he’s using his platform as a trainer, author, speaker, and podcaster to empower others and inspire them to elevate their own lives. He’s found a way to alchemize the hardest times in your life into inspiration and motivation, and that is so what we need right now.

Show Notes:

  • Doug began experimenting with drugs at age fourteen and it created strained relationships with his family members

  • Doug's drug habit escalated and he began dealing drugs, which led to a drug arrest and jail time 

  • Doug struggled to find examples of love and vulnerability during his childhood, and those are areas he is passionate about promoting now

  • We all deal with our own form of "drug,” and you need to address the why behind addictions in order to deal with them 

  • Doug's time in prison reshaped his perspective of what success looks like and pushed him to pay it forward and serve others

  • Doug was inspired by his personal journey and became a trainer to help others experience their own transformations 

  • It's easy to focus on the things you don't have, but it's important to recognize what we have accomplished and use those to get through the hard times. Look at how far you've come, not how far you have to go

  • Raising your confidence in one area will help you elevate other areas of your life 

  • Surround yourself with people that encourage you to level up and don't be afraid to move on from friendships that aren't helping you build the life you want 

  • Doug sought fulfillment in fitness and his physique, but finding his faith gave him his real purpose which he is living out now

  • Things don't happen to us, they happen for us!


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