Training with DORIAN YATES- The Most Inspiring Journey of Resilience and Self-Discovery After The Accident. I’ve just wrapped up an incredibly powerful conversation with none other than Paul Baxendale, a former bodybuilder turned life coach,- former Training Partner of 6 x Mr Olympia Dorian Yates and I can’t wait for you to listen- for me it was one of the most powerful shows t date. 🏋️‍♂️ From Muscle to Mindset: Paul opened up about his journey from the competitive world of bodybuilding, training alongside legends like Dorian Yates, to the values that underpin the fitness community. Trust, honor, and integrity aren’t just buzzwords; they’re the foundation of a supportive gym culture. 💪 Resilience in the Face of Adversity: Paul’s life took an unexpected turn after a severe life changing- disabling injury, leading him down a path of soul-searching. He shared how philosophy and literature, including works like “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius, helped him rediscover his purpose and resilience. 🌑 **Overcoming the Darkness**: In a raw and vulnerable account, Paul recounted the darkest times of his life, grappling with the specter of suicide and the depths of depression. It was through sheer will, the support of loved ones, and a newfound understanding of mental health that he dragged himself out of that darkness, emerging with a renewed passion for life and a commitment to help others facing similar battles. 🤝 The Power of Connection: We delved into the importance of community and the rare, deep connections that sustain us through life’s toughest challenges. Paul’s story is a testament to the strength we find in each other and the transformative power of reaching out for support. 🌟 A New Chapter as a Life Coach: Paul’s transition to life coaching is driven by a desire to help others find their purpose. He’s not about cookie-cutter programs; he’s all about authentic, one-on-one coaching that’s as real as it gets. 🗣️ An Open Invitation: In a heartfelt moment, Paul extended an offer to our listeners. If you’re struggling or need someone to talk to, he’s here. It’s not about business; it’s about being part of a community that cares. I’m still buzzing from the raw honesty and profound insights Paul shared. If you’re looking for a dose of motivation or a reminder of what’s truly important in life, tune in to this latest episode. You won’t regret it. And remember, if Paul’s words struck a chord with you, reach out. He’s made it clear he’s here for you, and so am I. Let’s keep building this tribe together. You can find Paul at On Insta at   / paulbaxendale   I am Damian Porter , Former NZ Special Forces Operator, Subject Matter Expert from and And you are listening to my STRAIGHT TALK MIND AND MUSCLE PODCAST sponsored by – the ultimate daily formula for optimum hormone health, stress management, energy and performance.  100% natural and clinically proven ingredients, it provides everything you need to raise your game, in a convenient gut-friendly capsule. Links for my former shows are here-WATCH on YouTube-    • Straight Talk- Mind and Muscle Podcast   LISTEN on: spotify:… Itunes –… Google –… Amazon… Subscribe for more amazing tips, interviews and wisdom from phenomenal guests ——- And get your ** FREE ** copy of my 5 day Meal Plan and Exercise eBook here:

By Michael Kurcina

Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for an agency within the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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