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Jim Smith on Success Through Adversity, Stress Management and His Love for Chris Cornell

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Podcast

RenRadioPromo2014SMITHJim “Smitty” Smith is one of the most innovative and respected strength coaches in the industry.

He’s been featured in Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness and every top training website. Jim trains athletes, fitness enthusiasts and weekend warriors, helping them all achieve beyond their potential.

He’s also a close personal friend of mine whom I’ve known for over ten years. If there’s a nicer, more giving, positive person in the world I’ve yet to meet him.

 Today’s Podcast Topics Include:

  • One of Jay’s biggest regrets of the last few years
  • Smitty’s take on parenting
  • Life lessons he teaches his kids
  • A revolutionary way to deal with stress
  • #1 life lesson you can learn
  • How adversity drives success
  • The importance of finding something greater than yourself
  • Smitty’s go to mobility, conditioning and training routine
  • How Smitty destroyed Jay’s shoulder
  • The latest from Diesel S&C
  • Why Smitty spends thousands on training materials each year
  • Rapid Fire: Smitty answers your questions from Facebook & Twitter

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Notes From The Show

To find more out about TM (Transcendental Meditation), check out their site at

Click here to get a copy of Wayne Dyer’s book, I Can See Clearly Now.

For more information on Smitty’s CPPS certification, visit

Click here to get a copy of Chris Cornell’s album,  Songbook.

Find what you love, and let it kill you.” – Charles Bukowski

The meaning of life is to find your passion. Your purpose is to give it away.” – Picasso


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