Manage episode 298112959 series 2812697
Diamond Dallas Page is an American retired professional wrestler, fitness instructor, motivational speaker, and actor. Page first broke into the wrestling business in 1988, as a manager in the American Wrestling Association, where he worked for nine months before signing with WCW in 1991. There, he continued as a manager until late 1991, when he became a wrestler.
Page developed a yoga fitness program initially called Yoga for Regular Guys Workout (YRG), after discovering the health benefits of yoga through his then-wife Kimberly while he recovered from ruptures to his L4/L5 discs in 1998. Page developed the book into a series of workout videos titled DDP Yoga (formerly YRG). DDP Yoga was featured in a video about Arthur Boorman in May 2012. The story was picked up by the mainstream media, including Good Morning America. The video describes the journey of Arthur Boorman, a disabled veteran who was told by doctors he would never walk again. After spending fifteen years on crutches, Boorman followed Page's yoga plan for ten months and documented his progress on home video. He lost 140 pounds and regained the strength and flexibility to walk and run without his crutches, back braces or leg braces.
On February 21, 2014, Page appeared on the ABC series Shark Tank, where he was seeking $200,200 for a 5% share in the DDP Yoga company. He declined to sell a 50% share for that same amount to Kevin O'Leary. Page had hoped to use the money to develop a mobile app. The other investors were impressed by Boorman's improvement but believed the home exercise market was too competitive and predicted net profits ($800,000 in the previous year) would fall. Page later said he sold more than $1 million worth of products in the first six days after his appearance.
NEXT STEPS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:
1. Find him on Twitter. 2. Find him on Instagram. 3. Find him on Facebook. 4. Go to DDP Yoga on Facebook.
TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS PODCAST:
[0:32] – Work Ethic. [5:36] – DDP Wrestling Career [6:56] – “Success” or “Purpose” [8:48] – Back Injury – DDPY is Born [9:12] – Started Anti-Yoga - “I Ain’t Doing Yoga!” [9:38] – Power Yoga [10:35] – Breaking Up Scar Tissue [14:20] – Pain [22:08] – Care About the Person Buying the Program. [31:54] – When You’re Down, Help Somebody. [34:28] – Meet People Where They Are. [39:45] – Aspartame. [41:33] – Nothing Feels Better Than Inspiring Other People. [47:47] – Resurrection the Snake. [57:26] – How to Become Unstoppable.