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Southside Chicago kid. Young Father (19). Lost in life. Assembly line worker. Found 15 seconds between building cars to study. Graduated. Took 5 years. Created a few companies. Sold two. 800 employees. Created Refuel and Not Almost There to help others.

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Why Not Almost There?

I had never run a long race in my life, but here I am, in the middle of the 2015 Chicago Marathon. I’m feeling fantastic, even thinking I could go double the distance.

Just being in this race was a mini-miracle. I had heart surgery and back surgery a decade earlier. I could barely stand back then, let alone run.

Nonetheless, I’m fired up and feel better than ever.

Then I see right in front of me— a sign that nearly stops me in my tracks, NOT ALMOST THERE. I try to brush it off but can’t stop thinking about those words. Every step seems heavier, harder, and then I start cramping up. I begin to walk and complain inside and out. I struggle the entire second half but finish (barely) with everything I have after being physically and mentally crushed.

I have never stopped thinking about that sign but that’s fueled a quest to understand the power of the mind, body, and spirit. To understand how we accomplish things. To understand how we become better in the race against time and ourselves.

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If you think you can do more, you can. You just need to get out of your same routine, learn new skills and perspectives, and reach beyond your self-made limitations. Easier said than done, and no one does it alone. That’s why I started recording and sharing conversations with world-renowned leaders in entrepreneurship and overall health and wellness.

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LEADERSHIP
with @jockowillink

This is a MUST-LISTEN for LEADERSHIP advice. 

Jocko Willink has an outstanding mindset to look up to. He shares with us in this episode of Not Almost There what he acquired through being a Navy Seal for over 20 years.

Actionable advice you can use TODAY!💪💪

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#newpodcastepisode #rightmindset #leadershiplessons #notalmostthere #joechura

LEADERSHIP
with @jockowillink

This is a MUST-LISTEN for LEADERSHIP advice.

Jocko Willink has an outstanding mindset to look up to. He shares with us in this episode of Not Almost There what he acquired through being a Navy Seal for over 20 years.

Actionable advice you can use TODAY!💪💪

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#newpodcastepisode #rightmindset #leadershiplessons #notalmostthere #joechura
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Authentically Giving Back 
with @bridgetlhilton

Bridget Hilton is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and inspirational speaker. With her 20 years of experience as a designer and marketer, Bridget has built 8-figure businesses while traveling the world and giving back. 

She is genuinely passionate about sharing her life experiences and inspiring others to live more fulfilling life. 

This is an episode that will touch your heart.

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#podcastalert #letsgiveback #notalmostthere #passionatepeople #authentically #joechura

Authentically Giving Back
with @bridgetlhilton

Bridget Hilton is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and inspirational speaker. With her 20 years of experience as a designer and marketer, Bridget has built 8-figure businesses while traveling the world and giving back.

She is genuinely passionate about sharing her life experiences and inspiring others to live more fulfilling life.

This is an episode that will touch your heart.

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#podcastalert #letsgiveback #notalmostthere #passionatepeople #authentically #joechura
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Not Almost There wants to inspire and motivate people to live their life to the FULLEST! 

So you can shop and wear our Merch to inspire others as you do life💪✨

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#joechura #livelifetothefullest #onlinecommunity #ourmerch #notalmostthere #loveourlocals

We love our friends wearing our Merch!

Not Almost There wants to inspire and motivate people to live their life to the FULLEST!

So you can shop and wear our Merch to inspire others as you do life💪✨

See our Link in Bio to order NOW.

#joechura #livelifetothefullest #onlinecommunity #ourmerch #notalmostthere #loveourlocals
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Check out the latest episode of Not Almost There with the original GOAT @tonyhawk . Believe it or not, this was the first episode recorded by Joe Chura but published as the last episode of the year, and the perfect listen to kick-off 2022. Tony, of course, has some incredible stories, the best one was from a Movie Set, Daddy’s Home with Will Ferrell, YOU HAVE TO LISTEN!
#newpodcastalert #tonyhawk #notalmostthere #goat #birdhouse #joechura

Check out the latest episode of Not Almost There with the original GOAT @tonyhawk . Believe it or not, this was the first episode recorded by Joe Chura but published as the last episode of the year, and the perfect listen to kick-off 2022. Tony, of course, has some incredible stories, the best one was from a Movie Set, Daddy’s Home with Will Ferrell, YOU HAVE TO LISTEN!
#newpodcastalert #tonyhawk #notalmostthere #goat #birdhouse #joechura
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This picture took 3.5 years to take . On May 28th 2018 I went for my first run around the block. It was the first time I ever used any fitness app to track anything . This month I reached over 4000 miles . I needed to believe that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. This picture does not show all of the injuries , mental breakdowns , exhaustion and fear they went along this journey . One thing I always ask myself when I take something on is why ? Well in this case it’s simple . I wanted to become an ultra runner . It’s that simple . My shift was all started by controlling what I watched and listened to . I unfollowed everything and everyone I was finding myself caught in the tidal wave of make believe known as social media . It bothered me that although I gained skill and talent I lacked toughness . I started watching YouTube documentaries on Ironman and ultra running . Because I was searching different things outside of what was driving me insane the black hole of AI started to send me other videos and platforms about endurance athletes . 3.5 years later I’ve completed several Ironman competitions and completed 50k and 50 mile trail ultra marathons . My life has completely changed . I live for challenges and train all year round . I don’t think we’ll ever know what are “best” version of ourself is but one thing I know for sure.  If you ever feel like you need to reinvent yourself do it . Find beauty in the unknown and push yourself to become stronger . What lies on the other side of failure is success . To anyone reading this going through a tough time make today the first day of a life long journey of potential . #benmollinproject #brooksrunning #ultrarunning #ironman #notalmostthere

This picture took 3.5 years to take . On May 28th 2018 I went for my first run around the block. It was the first time I ever used any fitness app to track anything . This month I reached over 4000 miles . I needed to believe that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. This picture does not show all of the injuries , mental breakdowns , exhaustion and fear they went along this journey . One thing I always ask myself when I take something on is why ? Well in this case it’s simple . I wanted to become an ultra runner . It’s that simple . My shift was all started by controlling what I watched and listened to . I unfollowed everything and everyone I was finding myself caught in the tidal wave of make believe known as social media . It bothered me that although I gained skill and talent I lacked toughness . I started watching YouTube documentaries on Ironman and ultra running . Because I was searching different things outside of what was driving me insane the black hole of AI started to send me other videos and platforms about endurance athletes . 3.5 years later I’ve completed several Ironman competitions and completed 50k and 50 mile trail ultra marathons . My life has completely changed . I live for challenges and train all year round . I don’t think we’ll ever know what are “best” version of ourself is but one thing I know for sure. If you ever feel like you need to reinvent yourself do it . Find beauty in the unknown and push yourself to become stronger . What lies on the other side of failure is success . To anyone reading this going through a tough time make today the first day of a life long journey of potential . #benmollinproject #brooksrunning #ultrarunning #ironman #notalmostthere ...

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