This week on the podcast we welcome Jared Shaw, founder of Recovery Strong. The idea behind Recovery Strong was born 6 months into Jared’s own recovery process and is based on a sober and healthy lifestyle branded towards individuals either in recovery, or affected by the disease. Jared’s desire to affect change within the recovery community doesn’t stop there…he also owns a contractor business with approximately half of the employees in the recovery process.
I’m always extremely impressed when someone makes an honest assessment of their life and does the necessary work required to become a better version of themselves. What I find even more impressive about Jared’s story is his desire to motivate and empower others to make the same positive change. Jared does this first by talking openly about his own battle with addiction and all the consequences it had in his life. He then demonstrates the power of change by living a healthy and examined life, while empowering others in their own battle with addiction. An example of this was when he and his team recently supported past guest Taylor Spike as he ran the absolutely absurd Cocodona 250-mile ultra-marathon, with Jared joining Taylor for 40 miles to help pace. Both of these men are shining examples that we are capable of amazing things, no matter how dark our pasts may look. Please help support Recovery Strong by purchasing some of their gear at https://recoverystrong.com/.