EP16 – The Art of Building Brand, Body, and Being, with TJ David

If you’ve been wondering how much work it takes to become a professional outdoor athlete, working on building your base of physical fitness, your personal brand, and keeping your mind on track, you’re going to want to tune into this one.

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TJ David is a professional skier and Aspen-based plant-powered endurance athlete with experience on both sides of the lens. And he’s also still hustling to make it work – because let’s be real, it’s rare to be a full-time athlete in this industry!

His mission is to pursue the outdoors with creativity and love, channeled through big mountain skiing, trail running, and the marriage of the two through human-powered endurance events and adventures.

I met TJ back in 2012 when he was just on the verge of discovering his passion for these pursuits and to see his progress since has been inspiring. Enjoy!

On this episode, learn:

  • How new opportunities emerged for more athletes to have viable careers when they started creating social content
  • The way TJ approaches building his Instagram audience and curating moments
  • How focusing on trail running has helped him access more ski terrain
  • The importance of having a meditation practice grounded in stillness
  • What TJ’s plant-based training diet looks like
  • TJ’s take on being a paid athlete and still having a normal job

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Adventurer, Athlete, Speaker, Award-Winning Director, Co-Host of The Stokecast, Founder & CEO of Explore Inspired

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