Today’s episode of True Grit and Grace is about a subject that is close to my heart: ADDICTION. What I have learned is addiction doesn’t discriminate. Whenever I talk to others in recovery who have claimed a life of sobriety, I am always uplifted and inspired by the daily choices they make to live in gratitude and to be of service to others. This is a powerful conversation about addiction, recovery, sobriety and spiritual transformation that will nourish your soul. It’s about finding the grit to persevere through life’s toughest challenges and giving yourself the grace to do it with kindness. I couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to today’s guest, Brad Jensen, who just happens to have “GRIT” and “GRACE” tattooed on his knuckles.
Brad’s passion for the fitness industry has been engrained into his life since he was 14 years old. The minute he picked up his first fitness and nutrition magazine, he knew that it was what he was born to do. He became NASM and ACE certified so that he could understand all parts of fitness and nutrition. He wanted to absorb as much as he could to feel his best and share his passion with others. He has since gone on to acquire numerous certifications, including NCI, Oracle applied science, and the Well-Fit mentorship. This passion lifted him from his darkest times and helped him overcome a decade of addiction to drugs and alcohol, which resulted in his sobriety. His sobriety date is November 20th of 2012, and for that, he is eternally grateful.
Brad opened the doors to Key Nutrition in March 2017 and has never looked back. He now operates a course called The Next Level Experience, where he helps individuals level up in all areas of their life in an intimate, intense, and interactive course.
Here’s what you will learn:
- How Brad was first exposed to alcohol and drugs before starting his journey toward sobriety (2:43)
- What he learned through chronic pain, addiction, and trying heroin (13:26)
- The difference between being clean and being in recovery (21:03)
- How to build grit mentally, spiritually and physically (29:31)
- How he has been able to stay sober through entrepreneurship (38:25)
- The importance of spirituality outside of religion (45:21)
- The importance of reaching out while struggling with any kind of addiction (46:49)
I am excited to share that I will be joining Brad soon in Salt Lake City for his event “MINDSTRONG.” I am honored and excited to be the keynote speaker and share tips and tools on who to build grit and strengthen your resilience!!
Join us and nourish your mind, body and spirit! March 18th-19th 2022 https://amberlylago.com/events/
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