The Start Today Podcast is about taking responsibility over your life & making the conscious decision to raise your standards. Chris Cavallini takes you on a journey of personal development, mental toughness & self mastery by teaching the mindset & practical action steps required to reach the next level.

Episodes

We just had a weekend…
 What did you do over the weekend? Did you stick to your diet, workout, review your finances, plan your week or read something that to help you improve your skill set or mindset? Or did you take a break from those things and completely disconnect from everything that will move you closer to your goals because that’s what most of society does? In episode 69 buckle up, because Chris comes back swinging in this short, fiery message and shares the unbiased truth about what separates winners from losers! WARNING: Today’s episode is not for anyone who’s easily offended or prone to hurt feelings!!!

Rey Mysterio is a pro wrestling and pop culture icon who for over 30 years, has been winning world championships all over the world!
Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Rey has had one of the longest-reigning, successful, impactful careers in the history of sports entertainment….he was also Chris’ hero as a young kid. Dominik Mysterio is an up-and-coming WWE superstar who has recently exploded onto the scene & is making a name for himself by following in the footsteps of his legendary father. In today’s episode, you’re going to hear some incredible, never-before-told stories that at times will make you laugh, cry and give you goosebumps! The guys discuss the impact Chris had on changing Rey’s life & helping him get in the best physical/mental shape of his life at age 42 as told by Rey, why Rey decided to send Dominik to work at Nutrition Solutions for 6 months at the beginning of his journey, Dominik’s inspiring story from being unmotivated, out of shape, part-time student living at home not doing anything, to beIng one of hottest, new WWE superstars, the iconic, out of control house party Dom had in his parents home when they were out of town, the Mysterio’s bout with COVID-19 & so much more!! Please share this episode on social and make sure to tag Chris, Rey, and Dom!

In episode 67, we’re answering  your questions! 
  Chris shares the most valuable lessons he learned in the military, how to handle anxiety, the last time he ate fast food, how to be consistent when making a lifestyle change and more!   Please, it would mean the world to us if you shared the podcast with a like minded friend and left us a review on ITunes. Your reviews are so important to us as we LOVE hearing your feedback, success stories and testimonials! 

Happy New Year! We say that today, but will it really be an actual happy new year in the literal sense? One filled with growth, health, wealth, and prosperity? Or…Will it be one filled with failure, frustration, hardship, and struggle? Unfortunately, 95% of people who make a New Years Resolution will either fail or quit their resolution by January 15th.

A disturbing and shocking reality the research has objectively discovered. With the horror show that was 2020 now behind us, the importance of creating momentum at the start of the year and having a positive outlet to focus on has perhaps never been more important, if not essential to the quality of our lives!

There are those that bash New Years Resolutions and those who make them – but a more productive mindset would be to view any “excuse” for positive change as an opportunity. …one that should be celebrated, embraced, and fully taken advantage of! With 2021 upon us, we have an opportunity to start the New Year off by making a Resolution……whether it be to get healthier, lose some weight, start waking up earlier to go workout, or just creating better habits that will directly contribute to our personal & professional development. Habits that will help us move forward, grow and unlock our true potential. Many opt-out of making New Years Resolutions due to past failures and the painful association they’ve now developed with Resolutions and the goal-setting process in general. But the fact is, YOU have a responsibility to not just set, but absolutely crush your goals, every year, year after year for as long as you live. …and the New Year provides a unique opportunity to make that happen.

But how you set goals matters – and the reason why so many people will fail their resolutions this year and years to come, is because they did not address or identify the single most important element & MANDATORY prerequisite of the goal-setting process…

In today’s episode, Chris shares with you a short but massively impactful message that identifies the part of the goal-setting process people F up that leads to failure and 4 incredibly impactful, practical action steps that will essentially GUARANTEE a successful outcome with your 2021 New Years Resolution! You don’t want to miss this!

So often, people today fail to display good manners, proper etiquette, or carry themselves in such a way that leaves a positive, lasting impression.

This unfavorably impacts literally every area of life from relationships, opportunities, confidence, happiness, and even income!

Good manners are the purest form of self-respect and proper etiquette is a demonstration to the world of the standards that you keep for yourself.

Without good manners and proper etiquette, there is a level of success that is just impossible to reach, not to mention the harmful impact it has on your own quality of life.

In this episode, Chris breaks down what proper etiquette is, why it’s a mandatory part of the success equation, and provides an in-depth analysis of the practical action steps to take in both your personal & professional life to experience the powerful benefits that come with practicing these behaviors!

Make sure to leave us a review! We appreciate the 5-star rating but it would also mean a lot to hear how this podcast has impacted your life along with it!

Do you ever wonder how some people are able to stay so consistently driven?
 Do you find yourself sometimes getting really annoyed with people who seemingly refuse to take personal responsibility for anything? Have you ever wondered exactly how important a college degree is to success and help you land a solid, high paying job? In episode 63 Chris weighs in on these topics and much more! Please, it would mean the world to us if you shared the podcast with a like-minded friend and left us a review on ITunes, if we’ve ever brought value. Your reviews are so important to us as we LOVE hearing your feedback, success stories and testimonials! They also help us reach and help more people!

2020 is winding down.
 When it’s all said and done, how will you look back and remember the year? Will you be amongst the common who allowed their focus to be hijacked by the pandemic, situations and other circumstances outside of your control, leaving you no closer to your goals than they were in January of this year? Or…Will you elect to rise up and be one of the chosen few, who through the pursuit of progress, not perfection, was able to thrive amidst the chaos, move forward and accomplish your goals despite the rough terrain of 2020? In episode 62 Chris dishes out a harsh dose of reality, along with a simple game plan to help you get on track and finish the year strong!

In Episode 61,  Chris sits down with his friend, philanthropist,  founder and CEO of Fit Body Bootcamp, author of the best selling book Man Up and one of the most respected social media influencers in the world in the personal development space, business & mindset spaces, Bedros Keuilian.
They discuss his inspiring journey from fleeing a communist country, to building an empire and becoming a multi millionaire many times over! Bedros shares many impactful lessons and the practical action steps that YOU can take to become a force in business, fitness and in life!Take notes because this rags to riches story will inspire you to take your life to the next level!

Back by popular demand, we decided to go to the Q&A format and take questions straight from YOU, our awesome fans!
In episode 59, Chris covers a field of topics ranging from his perspective on cannabis use, how to become more efficient in your life, what his diet looks like, how much fun he has every week and more! This episode is packed out with fresh content that will benefit everyone! Don’t forget to leave us a review! Your reviews are important to us! Let us know how the podcast has made a difference in your life; because it doesn’t just mean a lot to us on a personal level, your reviews inspire others to “Start Today” as well!

Back by popular demand, we decided to go to the Q&A format and take questions straight from YOU, our awesome fans!
In episode 59, Chris covers a field of topics ranging from his perspective on cannabis use, how to become more efficient in your life, what his diet looks like, how much fun he has every week and more! This episode is packed out with fresh content that will benefit everyone! Don’t forget to leave us a review! Your reviews are important to us! Let us know how the podcast has made a difference in your life; because it doesn’t just mean a lot to us on a personal level, your reviews inspire others to “Start Today” as well!

In today’s episode, Chris changes things up and reads a short fictional story that he wrote which allows you to take a look from the outside in and experience the path to creating endless new opportunities to advance your career, get fat raises, earn bonuses and how claiming your spot in the winners circle!
The story is short and impactful! Its unique narrative highlights the key points, behaviors and practical action steps that separate the professional from the amateur.Make sure to pay it forward and share this episode with a friend if the message speaks to you!

In Episode 57, Chris sits down with his great friend, former president of the Hells Angels, Mel Chancey.
They discuss Mel’s incredible, inspiring journey from being one of the most feared, ruthless, violent criminals and boss of the notorious motorcycle club, the Hells Angels; to transforming his life, dedicating it to serving others and starting numerous successful ventures that have made Mel one of the most respected, influential, well liked public figures in the fitness industry today!Mel shares gory details about the life of a 1%’r, the lifestyle he lived, adversity he faced and discusses being on the front lines of the infamous 6 year territory war between the Hells Angels and the Outlaws, which was one of the most deadly gang wars of our time.You’ll definitely want to listen to this more than once, as it will be one of the most impactful, motivational, epic stories of redemption you’ll ever hear!

In episode 56, Chris shares a very personal story from his childhood. During a time where he had just experienced significant trauma, he was taken into a foster home where he was introduced to his 2 new older foster sisters, biological teenage sisters, both who had Down Syndrome.
Coming from a broken home at a very young age they welcomed a scared, confused, psychologically damaged little boy into their home with open arms and open hearts…In episode 56,for the first time ever, Chris publicly discusses the incredible life lesson he learned from his 2 foster sisters with Down Syndrome.

This episode is dedicated to you, our loyal listeners! We are diving deep and answering YOUR questions!
How To Crush Your Insecurities, How to Let Go of the Past and Forgive the Unforgivable, Bouncing Back From Failure, How to Drop Quarantine Weight Gain, Finding Motivation When Life’s Got You Down and More!This might be our strongest Q&A episode yet! Join us as answer YOUR questions and if you find this information valuable, share it with some friends!

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health right now.
Many of us are having extraordinary emotions in response to extraordinary times and circumstances. People are attempting to do their best to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, keep up with government shutdowns/sanctions, make sense of the protests, rioting , democrats vs republicans and all the other BS being jammed down society’s throat right now. Americans feel unsafe , uncertain and have been led to believe we are destroying ourselves from within. These feelings lead to anxiety, depression and anger, which add fuel to fires that are already burning out of control. So with so much seemingly out of our own control, what can we do to play our part to move ourselves forward as a nation? In episode 54 Chris gives you a hard hitting wake up call on the valuable opportunities we’re neglecting as individuals every single day, which will unequivocally change culture, society and the world. Selfless, random acts of kindness. The information you’ll hear in this episode will change the world when applied! Don’t miss out!

With so much going on right now we wanted to give back to our audience with a Q&A episode where we answer questions straight from YOU!
In episode 53, Chris and Rick answer questions about everything from Chris’ thoughts on our country’s leadership, what he believes needs to happen to end police brutality, improve community/law enforcement relations, lower crime in general, to reprogramming your mind to being ok with taking risks, and more!

We as humans are organically bent towards negativity and comfort. Of the tens of thousands of thoughts we have every day, 80% are negative. These thoughts pull down your life and affect you in more ways than we realize. Hence the importance of controlled focus and elevated levels of consciousness!
It isn’t until we decide to pursue the hard way and choose the path of discomfort that we can begin to develop our true potential and tap into our primitive instincts. Science has shows us that discomfort actually helps us get healthier and stronger, both physically and mentally!In part two of this power packed interview with Dr. Saman Soleymani, him and Chris discuss scientific studies on topics like DMT, the proven health benefits of discomfort, heat shock proteins and some inspiring stories from their long history; including how Dr. Saman once talked Chris out of shutting down Nutrition Solutions and walking away from it for good!So much gold in this one!Make sure to share this episode and LEAVE US A REVIEW! This is a must listen for EVERYONE!

Covid-19 has affected our world in ways nobody could have expected.
Every day more conflicting, erroneous news is being spread and with some states returning to a sense of normalcy while others are still on strict lockdown, how are we supposed to know what’s really going on? More and more people are dying from the Corona Virus- or so they say…The media has painted a grim picture that is affecting us negatively all as a society and it’s time the the truth is finally told!Chris brings us a special treat in part one of this 2 part interview with his great friend Dr. Saman Soleymani. Dr. Saman is a medical physician, entrepreneur, medical director for Nutrition Solutions and community leader. In this episode he shares his extensive knowledge, insight and shines a bright light on exactly why the media continues to report false information about the COVID-19 death count & how we move forward from here!Please share this episode! This is a must listen for all.

Right now there’s another pandemic going on. It’s hidden in plain sight and this year alone will have a body count at least 300% greater than the Corona Virus. We have taken great precautions in an attempt keep people safe from COVID-19 , but we have taken hardly any action to keep people safe from themselves This pandemic has become so common and accepted in our society, that you would never even know it’s there. But it is… And it’s killing more people every single year! The worst part? The diseases and sickness brought on by the pandemic in question can actually be entirely avoided if we take the proper course of action. In episode 50, Chris discusses the ability to think for ourselves, the pandemic going on that is way more concerning and deadly then COVID-19 and takes you on a short journey where you’ll observe the responsibilities of your life from an entirely different view point. This episode will hit hard and although it may be inconvenient being confronted with the harsh truth, it’s only through the truth will we be set free.

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