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Conquer The Day

Oct 5, 2021

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to define, cultivate, and uphold standards of excellence for yourself
  • What it means to evolve, and how we can strive for and achieve personal evolution
  • How to embrace and face conflict, discomfort, and difficulties in your life
  • The best way to practice gratitude in order to enjoy your own hard work and effort
  • How to push yourself to put in the work in order to grow, change, and progress

Resources + Links:

Connect with Emily on Instagram: @emilyhayden

Tune in to Emily’s Podcast: Evolve with Emily

Check out Emily’s Evolve X program

Check out Great Meditation on Youtube!


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Migeul Ruiz


Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by John Eldredge and Stasi Eldredge


Join us in our Facebook community | Conquer the Day Facebook Group 


Sign up for Foundations For a Fit Life




Tag us in an Instagram Story with your biggest takeaway 



Connect with Lindsey Rago

Instagram | @raygobomb

Facebook | @lindseyrago


Connect with Brian Pickowicz 

Instagram | @brianpickowicz


Show Notes:

You need to ask yourself: What makes you feel excellent? This episode is all about helping you answer that question! Today we’re joined by Emily Hayden, professional bodybuilder and coach, here to share the tools you’ll need to build self-awareness, resilience, and excellence so you can evolve! We’ll discuss what it means to evolve, why we need to embrace conflict and put in the hard work, and how to find willingness and self-love in yourself so you can feed your mind, body, and soul. We want to help you find your personal excellence and evolution so you can begin living your best today, everyday!


01:05 Guest starring coach, podcaster, and pro bodybuilder Emily Hayden!

02:20 What does the word “evolve” mean to you?

06:45 What were some of the biggest things you had to overcome within yourself in order to evolve?

09:20 Choosing yourself over other peoples’ opinions and judgements.

12:40 How do you separate the voice from the critic?

14:10 When you’re working with a client, what are the usual challenges they face when trying to evolve?

18:20 How do you coach clients to implement the tools that make them more resilient?

22:05 Defining standards of excellence for yourself and how to meet those standards.

25:15 The inspiration that led to becoming a bodybuilder.

29:20 For you, what was so empowering about competing?

31:10 How do you process and enjoy your achievements?

34:30 Practicing gratitude and turning it into a habit.

37:20 Are we afraid of putting in the hard work?

39:45 How to push yourself to do the work you need to!

44:40 What we learn from stillness and resting.

46:50 What is the biggest lesson you have to share?

49:35 How do you express your self-love?

52:05 What is one book that has had the most impact on your life?

53:30 What is your ideal day of paradise?

54:20 What is your favorite memory from training at the Mecca?

55:35 What does it take for you to conquer your day?