Episode 62: Entrepreneurship, Grit and Success

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In this episode, we are joined by Tony Whatley. Tony grew up in a small town outside of Houston, Texas. His parents instilled in him the values of integrity, toughness, leadership, empathy for others, creativity and patience. He finished college while working full-time as  a pipefitter and welder. Having started from the field, he later began working his way through engineering design roles, and then into Project Management, working overseas in Europe, as well as in Africa. Alongside his oil career, he became an expert at creating part-time “side-hustle” businesses. He managed to create both 6-figure and 7-figure online businesses. and became a millionaire at the age of 34 when he sold one of his online companies. 

Today, Tony Whatley is an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author, an award-winning public speaker on topics of small business, leadership, and social media marketing and founded an online community with 300,000 registered members.

Tony Whatley explains the essence of wellness: ”It’s the confidence when I became more aware of the things that I was doing right and when I started to get the results in the things I believe in and from the habits that I’ve created.”


  • The importance of grit
  • Discomfort and success brought by change
  • Importance of always chasing personal growth

Emotional intelligence and control

  • Knowledge-based investment

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About Everyday Wellness Podcast

Everyday Wellness is not just another health podcast. Your co-hosts, Cynthia Thurlow (nurse practitioner and functional nutritionist) and Dr. Kelly Donahue (clinical health psychologist and nutritional therapy consultant) have over 25 years of combined experience in medicine, psychology, and wellness. Our mission is to bring you the best, science-backed yet practical information to improve your physical and mental wellness every day. We are busy mom-preneurs and know how important your time is. We have designed this podcast to be short in time and big on impact. We interview a variety of guests in the field of health and wellness, and we discuss important issues and provide practical strategies that you can use in your real life.