Start Today Podcast

By Chris Cavallini

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 Mar 21, 2019


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

Episode Date
Falling in Love With the Process

What separates the people who are consistently achieving their goals, moving forward and getting results from those who don’t, is their commitment to the process, NOT the end result.

While the end result is important, success is NOT some kind of “event” with a finish line, expiration date or ceiling - and it’s not something that can just be achieved or completed one day.

It’s easy to get motivated or pumped up when thinking about the actual goal or outcome you’re after!

The same can’t be said about the daily practices and discipline that needs to be in play, firing at optimal levels to ultimately experience the result you’re after.

In this short insightful episode, Chris shares with you some powerful mind hacks that he used to reprogram his brain to learn to love all the daily rituals that he used to hate, that allowed him to go from being a depressed insecure drug dealer with no purpose or future;

To a multi time Forbes featured entrepreneur, thought leader in the personal development space and millionaire! They helped him experience life changing results and they’ll do the same for you as well!

Aug 19, 2019
The Most VALUABLE Skill On the Planet

The single most valuable LIFE skill we can develop is the art of COMMUNICATION. 

Simply put, good communication is essential to a successful life, personally and professionally. 

It also plays a huge roll, in separating the greats from the average... 

In a 2016 study conducted by Linked in, communication topped the list of the most sought-after skills among employers!  

Being great at communication can help you land that first job ahead of other more highly qualified candidates, get promoted faster, solve problems more effectively, step into a leadership roll and overall expedite career advancement. 

In episode 21, Chris and Rick dive deep into the impact communication has on our lives and provide a blueprint on how to become a better communicator in all aspects of life! 

Aug 12, 2019
Stop Thinking Hard is Bad

Do you believe it’s possible to live a positive life if 80% of the thoughts you have every day are negative?

Research has shown that of the up to 60,000 thoughts human beings have every day, 80% of them are negative and 95% are repetitive - meaning are the exact same as the day, weeks or years before!

It’s not possible to have a positive life if 80% of what goes on in your head every day is negative.

But what if there was a glitch in the human neural network that over the course of time has evolved, manifested and became more ingrained in the human mind, that causes the average person to WRONGFULLY believe that hard is bad?

What if there was a way to fix this issue to where your brain learned to embrace, seek out and feel grateful toward all the things that currently scare the sh*t out of you because they’re hard as hell & push your limitations!?

In Episode 20, Chris takes a “break” from his vacation in the Bahamas to share with you some of the most important information you will ever hear! He couldn’t wait to record and release this and when you listen you’ll understand why!

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Jul 31, 2019
The Truth About Mentors

The importance of, truth about and what exactly a mentor is, or more importantly is not, is something that is extremely misunderstood in today’s society.

The world has and will continue to change so fast, but the importance of having mentors still remains critical and something everyone who’s looking to move their lives forward will mandatorily require to successfully facilitate that objective. 


A lot of people go through life chasing a dream of some kind, but in the back of their mind feel as if they’re at a disadvantage because they “feel” they don’t have a mentor telling them right from wrong, or don’t know how to go about finding one.

The truth will come as a huge surprise for most of you...

In this short, but highly enlightening episode, Chris shares the shocking truth about mentors and the one thing that YOU can do right now to set yourself up to not only have one good mentor, but how to strategically have all of the best mentors in every area of life that you want to dominate in! 

Make sure to share this episode on social media, in your stories or tell a friend who you feel it will help!

Jul 22, 2019
The Power of Personal Development

If someone told you there was something out there that if you did it, you would be happier, healthier, mentally stronger, wiser, smarter, more efficient and increase your earning potential, would you want to do it!?

Of course you would. Well, it’s out there - and that “thing” is personal development. 

Personal development is an often used,  rarely explained term that is widely misunderstood and taken for granted. It is without question the MOST IMPORTANT WORK OF YOUR LIFE and could be more accurately described as a gift from the Gods that when used properly, helps you evolve into something so much more than what you are now.

When utilized as it is intended, it allows ordinary people to develop superhuman abilities, levels of consciousness and skills. 

The issue is most simply do not do it consistently enough to experience the extraordinary power it possesses, or don’t understand how powerful it is which prevents them from reaping its true benefits. 

In episode 18, Chris breaks down the impact personal development makes on the 6 key areas needed to achieve mastery in life. He discusses why personal development is essential/mandatory for growth, the impact it’s made on his life, how most people who think they’re doing it actually are not, how to prioritize your personal development to GUARANTEE your success and how without it, it’s impossible to go any further than where you are currently are in life. 

Jul 15, 2019
Are You An Eagle or a Chicken?
Is it possible that because of the way you were brought up that your awareness of your true potential may have been limited?
That the people you grew up around and environments you spent the most time in have caused you to create profound limitations on your own capabilities?
What if what you thought and what was real, were not the same thing? And that right now you have within you the ability to take your life to levels that you never thought possible?
In episode 17, Chris shares a short, hard-hitting story about a baby eagle who grew up around all chickens that serves as one of life’s greatest metaphors!
It’s time you accept that you were put on this planet to be so much more than a chicken and that the only thing stopping you from evolving into an eagle is SELF BELIEF!
Jul 08, 2019
Real World Problems & Solutions

Episode 16 is dedicated to YOU! Chris answers questions directly from our listeners covering a wide range of practical topics like how to reignite your internal drive, why you need to forgive the people who hurt you in the past, the advantages of hitting rock bottom and more!

Jul 01, 2019
Don’t Do What You Love, Learn to Love What You Do

80% of Americans report that they hate their job and feel it’s negatively impacting every area of their life- and they’re not wrong.

Have you ever wondered what separates people who love what they do & are absolutely killing it from those who despise their job & struggle?

It’s not skill, experience, luck, education or socioeconomic status...

It’s passion. Passion is what gives human beings purpose & is ultimately the defining factor between those who succeed & those who don’t.

Society has led you to believe that in order to be truly happy you need to do what you love; so people go from job to job their entire lives searching for the perfect opportunity that they’ve convinced themselves will all the sudden ignite a flame in their soul & grant them the come up in happiness they desperately seek.

Unfortunately, this belief system is subjective, fundamentally flawed and completely inaccurate.

Winners win not because they do what they love, but because they learn to love what they do.

In episode 15 Chris discusses how ANYONE can train themselves to become passionate about ANYTHING & the profound positive impact it will have on your life personally & professionally.

Jun 17, 2019
Changing Your Mindset Toward Money

Most believe their inability to save money and invest toward their future is a reflection of their current income; but the reality is that it’s actually a reflection of pre-existing associations toward money that most are not consciously aware of, a lack of discipline toward finances and operating without a strict budget in place.

These factors are the primary reasons 80% of Americans currently live paycheck to paycheck, regardless of how much they make!

75% of people operate without a budget regardless of income and struggle to ever gain traction in this area.

Would Bill Belichick lead the Patriots in the SuperBowl without a meticulously organized game plan in place? Of course not! The consequences would be disastrous!

This is metaphorically what happens when you operate without a budget and recklessly spend money.


What if there was FREE technology that could automate your savings, meticulously plan your budget, alert you of opportunities to lower your bills and allow you to save money every time you get paid, regardless if you make $100 a week or $100,000?

What if there was FAIL SAFE investments that would GUARANTEE a significant return on your money that would require no sustainable work or energy on your part?

Well, all of those things are out there and are readily available to help you create financial freedom & permanently rid you of financial stress!

In this episode, Chris opens up candidly about being broke for years due to having no structure or discipline with his finances, despite making good money at the time. He shares some painful stories he experienced, lessons learned along with the precise corrective measures he took that helped take him from broke to experiencing financial freedom!

The crew dives deep into many subtopics, from breaking the mentality about money that screws most people up, how to get yourself out of debt , practical action steps on how to stop living paycheck to paycheck, the tools that are available to make budgeting & saving effortless and the investments that you should be making now to set yourself up for the future!

Jun 10, 2019
How to Eat to Look, Feel & Perform Your Best: SIMPLIFIED

With nearly 75% of adults in the U.S. clinically categorized as overweight or obese, it would seem that proper nutrition is extraordinarily difficult and unsustainable for the majority of society...But that’s simply not true and although the statistics don’t lie, we all have a choice! Objectively we know that the quality of our life is directly proportionate to the quality of foods we put into our body, which would indicate we need to make our nutrition our number 1 priority!  In episode 13, Chris and Rick break down & simplify everything needed to look, feel and perform at optimal levels as it relates to nutrition. Chris provides some thought-provoking insight on the mental components surrounding the process, busts several myths & excuses people make wide open and provides a simple, easy to understand “how to” guide to look like a Greek God, have the cognitive function of an astrophysicist & performance capabilities of an elite athlete!

Jun 03, 2019
F*ck Your Limitations

There’s absolutely nothing stopping you from becoming a dominant freak of nature in all areas of life, other than the FALSE limitations you’ve accepted for yourself based off how you were raised, who/what you’ve been exposed to & the BS society has conditioned you to believe is true as far as what you’re truly capable of! And it all starts with understanding the power of your mind. In episode 12 Chris, shares a powerful, bone-chilling story of what he was able to accomplish in 2 years by going full throttle & how he kept going until literally he woke up in the hospital, not knowing how he got there, being rushed to receive multiple emergency blood transfusions, laying on a hospital gurney in his own urine and feces.

May 23, 2019
Q&A : How to Have an Uncomfortable Convo w/ the Boss, Growing Apart From People, Building Mental Toughness & more!

In episode 11, Chris answers some questions from our listeners ranging from what to do when there’s tension between you and your boss, how to recognize when you’ve outgrown old friends, hacks to speed up the personal development process, tips on building mental toughness, how to get yourself up and moving when you’re tired and much more! This episode is exploding with practical action steps of extreme value. You’re not going to want to miss out!

May 20, 2019
From Rock Bottom to World Champion

In Episode 10 Chris sits down with his friend WWE Superstar and entrepreneur Raj Dhesi, aka Jinder Mahal. They discuss Raj’s incredible & inspiring journey, the adversity he faced and how he went from being unemployed, depressed, out of shape and a full-blown alcoholic on the verge of giving up on his life long dream of being a professional wrestler; to making one of the most impressive physical/mental transformations of our time and battling his way back to become WWE World Champion. You’ll definitely listen to this more than once as it will be one of the most impactful, motivating conversations you’ll ever hear! 

May 13, 2019
Sacrifice: The Prequel to Success

Living a top 5% life isn’t easy. It requires a lot of work, discipline, dedication and something most fail to factor in; sacrifice. Success of any kind requires sacrifice, as your goals, dreams and targets will not just magically materialize in your life. If sufficient levels of sacrifice are not made, the sustainability of the massive action required to successfully reach your desired outcome will not be possible. After all, how can we responsibly expect change if we aren’t first willing to? In episode 9, Chris discusses the importance of sacrifice, how lack of sacrifice often is the reason most will fail to create positive, lasting change; and identifies key things many people will need to give up in order to evolve into the person they were destined to become.

May 06, 2019
How To Bring Value and Create Endless Opportunities in Life

Successful people are problem solvers by nature. They understand the way to bring more success into their lives and create better opportunities comes down to the value they bring to their company, the people around them and the outside world in general. They’re always willing to step up, they pay attention to details, take pride in everything they touch and recognize that within each task regardless of how big or small, lies an opportunity to dominate. Whether an opportunity exists or not, they create their own opportunities and separate themselves from the pack thru the actions they take and value they bring to the table. In episode 8, Chris and the team discuss the mentality and practical action steps one can take to bring massive amounts of value to ANY organization & become a higher paid, indispensable asset with unlimited opportunities.

Apr 28, 2019
How To Win the Day Everyday

Having a productive, successful day is not something that just happens by accident, it’s an organic byproduct of structure, simple process and practical actions that literally ANYONE can apply in their life. In episode 7, Chris, Rick and Matt go over a step by step breakdown on how to be the most efficient, disciplined, productive version of you, so that you’re able to win the day, EVERY F’n DAY!

Apr 23, 2019
Their Doubt Should Drive You

Doubt, criticism, negativity and lack of support are all part of the journey. So many people fail to recognize this fact and allow it to impact them unfavorably when confronted with it, failing to recognize the value and opportunity present. The doubt and negative criticism others project on to those who are making moves in the world is often not a reflection of you, but of them. In episode 6, Chris discusses how people have doubted him his entire life and how he has learned to leverage their doubt to his advantage.

Apr 15, 2019
Overcoming Adversity Like a Boss

Adversity is essential for growth & necessary for optimal human development. Sadly, most will run away or shut down at the first indication of discomfort, often letting the adversity & pressure from a single area of life, contaminate every other area, putting their lives in an out of control tail spin! Like it or not, we will all face adversity! How you face it matters! The reason the average person will remain an “average” person, is because they have not experienced enough adversity or have not learned to celebrate it and recognize the opportunity within. Whether it was 17 arrests prior to his 18th birthday, transitioning from drug dealer to multi-million dollar CEO, or overcoming numerous hardships while growing his company Nutrition Solutions, Chris knows a thing or 2 about overcoming adversity. In this episode, Chris & the team discuss how you too can learn how to overcome adversity like a boss!

Apr 08, 2019
Excuses Destroy Your Life

Excuses hold us back from reaching our full potential, are self sabotaging, make others lose respect for us and us to lose respect for ourselves. When we make excuses for our failures, mistakes or as a reason to justify why we aren’t where we want to be, we hard wire our minds to actually start accepting these fabricated truths as reality, placing severe limitations on our ability to grow. Losers make excuses. Winners accept full responsibility, regardless of outcome and are defined not by the fact they never lose, fall short or fail; but when they do, they accept responsibility, learn from their failure and leverage that new knowledge on the next go around to produce the desired outcome!

Apr 04, 2019
The Link Between Fitness and Success

Close your eyes. Visualize someone, whether it’s a real person or someone you make up in your mind that you believe epitomizes the word “success”. Open them back up. We could have millions of people do this exercise, ask them who they thought of and although the answers would differ significantly, the common denominator you would find is the overwhelming majority of who we see in our minds are people who are NOT out of shape. Fitness is obviously beneficial for strengthening our bodies, looking better naked and increasing our health, but research shows people who work out regularly are happier, maintain better relationships and make more money. This episode dives into the importance of making fitness part of your lifestyle and how it can directly lead to success in every area of life.

Mar 27, 2019
What Most People Never Figure Out

Do you feel stuck? Having a hard time figuring out how to move forward? It’s time to audit your circle! The people in your life influence the way you think, feel and act, whether you’re aware of it or not. Setting yourself up to win in life begins with being mindful of who and what you let around you. At day's end, the people in your life are either raising your standards or lowering them. There is absolutely no middle ground. This episode provides specific details on how others can unconsciously influence our behavior in a negative way and what to look for to determine who to cut out of your life.

Mar 26, 2019
Drug Dealer to Forbes: How The Gap Was Bridged

In the pilot episode of the Start Today Podcast, Chris Cavallini shares his story on how he was arrested 17 times prior to his 18th birthday,  to becoming a multi-time Forbes featured entrepreneur and the CEO of one of the hottest, innovative companies in the world, Nutrition Solutions, generating millions of dollars a year. Chris also shares 7 life-altering events that provide keen insight and valuable lessons that helped him turn his life around and become one of the most dominant authorities in the mindset, mental toughness and personal development space

Mar 13, 2019