When we compete, we are forced to rise to the highest versions of ourselves. I choose to compete against my fears, regrets, failures and all forms of mediocrity.
My name is Julian Placino. I’m the host of The Pathways to Success Podcast in iTunes where I interview experts on leadership, business, personal development, health & fitness and other success topics. I’ve interviewed CEOs, millionaires, high-level entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, dynamic thought leaders, transformation experts and elite athletes. I’m also a signed actor and model of the premier talent agency, Kim Dawson. I’ve done on-camera and voiceover work for the NFL, American Heart Association, DCCCD, Hilti, ABM Aviation and more.
2. What’s a typical day look like for you?
Every morning I wake up, pray and workout. These are non-negotiable in my life. I then complete the single most important task that will move current goal forward. The rest of the day is executed against a plan I had set the previous day. After my work day, I decompress, spend time with my amazing family then plan for the next day.
3. What’s one goal you’re currently pursuing outside of fitness?
My fitness journey started when I graduated from college in 2005 weighing 220 lbs. Today, I weigh 173 lbs and am in the best shape of my life. I decided to change because I was sick of the way I looked and felt. I’ve learned that there is a direct correlation between my physical health and the results I am able to create in every other area of my life. The better I feel, the better I’m able to perform in life and business.
4. What’s one goal you’re competing to achieve by the end of this year?
I will be releasing my first book in the next couple of months.
5. What does it mean to you to Compete Every Day?
I didn’t play sports growing up and never really saw myself as a competitor. However, I’ve learned a new definition of what it means to compete. Competition doesn’t have to be about just winning and losing.
Competition is a process of refinement and self improvement. When we compete, we are forced to rise to the highest versions of ourselves. I choose to compete against my fears, regrets, failures and all forms of mediocrity.
I choose to compete to become the greatest version of myself so my life can be of use to others. I am Julian Placino and this is why I Compete Every Day.
6. What/who do you compete for?
A good friend recently asked me, “Have you always been so disciplined or did you develop that quality?” Truthfully, I’ve never thought to describe myself as a “disciplined” person. I’ve just learned that in order to create a specific a result in life, there are usually a sequential set of actions you must execute in order to create that result. I call these sequential actions, a plan. If I discover a plan that consistently creates a desired result, that plan becomes my routine. A routine consistently performed over time instills habits which makes the process of achieving results seemingly automatic. From the outside, it may appear like a grind but I’m simply addicted to creating positive results and am willing to pay the price for them. My name is Julian Placino and this is why I Compete Every Day