50: World-Renowned Strength and Conditioning Coach Phil Daru on Training Like an MMA Fighter and Building a Successful Business

World-Renowned Strength and Conditioning Coach Phil Daru on Training Like an MMA Fighter and Building a Successful Business

Welcome to episode 50 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Phil Daru stopping by for a discussion on how to approach your training as if your MMA athlete along with sharing his story of building a successful business.

Phil has worked with some of the most elite athletes and fighters in the world such as: Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Dustin Poirier, Jr. Dos Santos, King Mo Lawal, Tecia Torres, Colby Covington, and many more. There’s a high likelihood you won’t be stepping into the octagon soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look like you could (or at least take the numerous lessons from it).

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In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • Phil’s backstory
  • How Phil juggles managing his fighters, his business, and his family
  • Phil’s daily routine
  • Business lessons Phil has learned
  • Why relationships are our most valuable currency in life and business
  • How Phil gets the trust and “buy-in” with his athletes (and it’s directly transferable to your business and personal relationships)
  • What separates the good fighters from the elite fighters (it’s the same principles with entrepreneurs)
  • His training philosophy and how he has to keep other lifestyle factors in mind (a perfect example of systems thinking)
  • How Phil would train a typical entrepreneur
  • Recovery methods for today’s athlete (and entrepreneur)
  • And more

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