The Real Stories
Behind Success

There is a lot of discussions today about hacks and tips that will take you over the top on your journey to success but is that really the right mindset to have? What if there was a way to thrive and flourish in life without burning out? On this episode of BEFULFILLED, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and author, Tony Velasco.

Tony is the President and CEO of Afterburn Fitness, a Los Angeles based health club and event fitness company. In addition to running Afterburn Fitness, Tony is a motivational speaker and is currently working on releasing his first book, “The Legacy Mindset.”

In their conversation, Tony opens up about his childhood, where his drive came from, what it was like writing his book, what got him involved in the fitness industry, plans for the future, and much more. If you are ready to take a serious look at the health of your mindset, this is the episode for you – don’t miss it!

Happiness is the key

Everyone has their own unique take on what success means. Sure, there are a ton of people who see success as fame and fortune but at the heart of it all is happiness. The principle of happiness is even enshrined in our country’s Declaration of Independents with the line,”…”Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It’s gut check time, are you happy? Will the fruit of all of your pursuits end with you being happier or less happy in life? Get Tony Velasco’s take on what it means to be happy by listening to this fascinating episode of BEFULFILLED.

Push through the pain

You’ve heard the saying, “Nothing worth having comes easy,” but do you really believe that? Seriously! When adversity and difficulty arrises do you double down and push through or do you retreat? Tony Velasco has built his life on the principles of pushing through pain, literally. He started as a personal trainer and soon outgrew his capacity, it was time to decide if he’d plateau or kick it to the next level. All that strength and conditioning led Tony to apply those lessons to his business decisions. He started that business he had been dreaming of and that put him on a successful course. You can learn more about Tony’s journey and what it takes to push through pain by listening to this episode.

The right mindset is crucial

Have you ever been around someone who just gets it? These are the type of people who are kind to others, selfless, generous, and slow to speak. Frankly, we don’t have enough of that type of people in the world. The key aspect that sets these folks apart from the rest is having the right mindset. There is no “One size fits all” mindset, each person gets to a healthy mindset differently – for some it’s faith, others it’s about passion and drive, what is it for you? If you struggle with getting into the right mindset, you’ll want to pick up Tony Velasco’s book, “Legacy Mindset.” To get a glimpse of what his book is about and why it’s worth the read, make sure to listen to this episode of BEFULFILLED!

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • [1:00] Tony introduces his guest, Tony Velasco.
  • [4:00] How did Tony get involved in the fitness industry?
  • [9:20] Why Tony decided to build a business.
  • [14:00] Tony talks about expanding his business.
  • [17:20] Where did Tony’s drive come from?
  • [22:00] How did Tony’s family influence him?
  • [25:00] What is Ride?
  • [28:50] Tony talks about writing his book, “The Legacy Mindset.”
  • [32:50] Why is having the right mindset so important?
  • [36:20] Tony talks about a lesson he learned from Kobe Bryant.
  • [39:30] Tony enters the Fulfillment Round; rapid-fire questions.
  • [51:20] Closing thoughts from Tony.

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