Addiction doesn’t discriminate. All of us have either struggled with our own addictions, we have a loved one that has battled addiction, or know someone that is still challenged with some kind of addiction. Now more than ever, people are addicted to their phones, shopping, working, drugs, alcohol, food and even dating as a way to numb out pain. Now more than ever, drug abuse and alcohol addiction is on the rise.

Environmental factors, stress at home and at work, depression, fear and what is going on in the world can lead to addiction, but there are ways to start living a fuller life by changing your belief system. That’s why I am so grateful to have my friend Todd Sylvester on the podcast to equip you with exactly what you need to start your journey to a healthier and happier life by putting life-changing principles into action. He is doing incredible work and saving lives EVERY DAY.

Todd is a powerful Mental Fitness Coach for those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, anxiety, depression, or even self-hatred, where he provides one-on-one mentoring to both local and international clients. Described as having “a unique gift to develop trusting relationships quickly,” Todd has guided thousands to recovery, finding joy again, and other behavioral successes through the individualized support he offers to each client. His ability to “speak to a person’s soul and help them find their true motive to change” has been the key to inspiring others to make permanent lifestyle changes.

In this episode Todd shares the story of how he fell into addiction, hit rock bottom, and reinvented his mind and heart through recovery, coaching, and mental health. This conversation is so valuable to guide you through changing your perspective to believe in and love yourself more.


Here’s what you will learn:

  • How Todd went from basketball superstar to using marijuana and alcohol daily (6:19)
  • Self-image, belief systems, and self-discipline and how they fuel addictive behavior (12:28)
  • How Todd first discovered fasting and prayer to go from his rock bottom and and create a “rock foundation” (23:47)
  • How to build relationships and community for support through recovery (28:24)
  • The power of your thoughts, how mindset can help you overcome your inner “bully” and how to move beyond limiting beliefs(36:20)
  • Sobriety is love of self. How to let go of any habit or addiction by learning to more fully love who you are(44:39)

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