We had the good fortune of connecting with Chase Chewning and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chase, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
It’s a pretty simple answer for me but one that comes with a complex action plan; ever forward. That is my brand, my mission, my family mantra, and literally my father’s dying final lesson to me. “Ever forward, Chase. Keep going forward no matter what.” As hard as it was for me and family to lose him to such a horrible disease as ALS, it left us more empowered with a greater sense of purpose than ever before. That mindset, as it has been developed over the years, doesn’t even hold any space for the thought of giving up! The only choice ever is to keep going. Often times… and I mean OFTEN… things go sideways and stress levels hit an all-time high, money may get scarce but there is never any scarcity mindset because I know I have a mission bigger than me. It’s legacy. It’s my military background too that gets me, the Staff Sergeant in me has to step up and take the wheel! Either way I’m going to show up and figure it out.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have shed versions of my professional self over the years and I still feel like I am becoming the best version of that professional every day. I am still a Certified Health Coach and have my BS in Exercise Science and MS in Health Promotion but no longer work strictly in the health and wellness world, not as a health coach anyways. I call myself a coachcaster; part coach, part podcaster. I produce content for the podcasting platform around wellness, mindset, entrepreneurship, fitness, and so much more. I also work with individuals seeking to optimize their entire being and that includes personal development, business coaching… ways to “live a life ever forward” I say. I have been a podcaster since 2017 and my show has gone on to surpass over 1.4 million downloads and reach people all over the world to help them with their fitness, nutrition, and mindset.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Definitely snag breakfast and coffee every morning and Dialog Cafe in West Hollywood. From there it would probably be a mix of work and play; LA has so many inspiring shared work spaces and even hotels and cafes to sit in and get creative but also plenty to do outdoors. I would line up dinner for us at some of my favorite spots – Bestia, Laurel Hardware, Eveleigh, Elefante (tie for best brunch too) and probably Dama. I would love to snag an evening drink and maybe even early desert at Bottega Louie. We are definitely getting an outdoor workout in at Deuce and then crushing a burger from Window. If it is a weekend then we will be hitting up the Melrose Place Farmer’s Market after snagging a cold brew at Alfred’s. I have only been in LA for about two years and I feel like I have only scratched the surface!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
So much of who I am today is thanks in large to dozens of people that I have met during my journey; family, fellow soldiers, coaches, mentors, subordinates, superiors… the list goes on and on. The one person that has the single-most profound effect on my life is my wife, May, because of the person she helped realize I have had inside of me my whole life but felt too unworthy to let out. She calls me out on my bullish*t but also loves me in a way that is unspoken I can just feel it viscerally. Other than that, the collection of works by Ryan Holiday come to mind the most. His series on Stoicism, ego, overcoming obstacles, and finding stillness in a very noisy world are my truths.
Other: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ever-forward-radio-with-chase-chewning/id1195967486
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