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Strong By Design Podcast

Jun 26, 2021

Dave Ruel is a former competitive physique athlete turned serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, and leadership mentor. After founding and growing multi-million-dollar online companies in the field of health, fitness and sports nutrition for nearly a decade, Dave saw the dark side of entrepreneurship gradually rob him of his freedom, leaving him burned out and unfulfilled.

Refusing to conform to a broken business culture that promotes workaholism and non-stop hustle, Dave created a sustainable structure and systems for his life and business to reclaim his freedom without sacrificing the growth of his companies.

Fueled by his passion for entrepreneurship and human performance, he launched Effic, an innovative leadership development company that helps busy entrepreneurs maximize their impact and freedom.

Following his “efficiency first” philosophy to entrepreneurial productivity and performance, Dave developed a powerful methodology that he sums up in the best-selling book Done By Noon - How To Achieve More By Noon Than Other Entrepreneurs In A Full Day.

Today Dave shares his expert insights and success tips with longtime friend and SBD co-host Mike Westerdal.


"Done by Noon is about mindset and understanding what your priorities should be in business." -Dave Ruel


Time Stamps

0:24 - Welcoming today’s special guest on ‘Strong by Design’ podcast

2:38 - Best-selling author and international speaker Dave Ruel talks about the dark side of entrepreneurship

5:06 - The truth about freedom in your business

9:35 - Dave on how to achieve more by NOON than others in a full day

12:50 - Dave gives tips on how to overcome burnout, and stay motivated

23:22 - Discover the simple tweaks to swat away distractions

31:29 - Productivity tips: Big rocks, pebbles and sand

36:29 - The power of learning how to say 'NO'

41:50 - Entrepreneur vs. Intrapreneur: What's the difference?

51:26 - Where you can go to connect with Dave Ruel





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