Interview with Joe Rinaldi

My name is Joe Rinaldi and I was born and raised in Westfield New Jersey. I’m 29 years old and currently live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with my wife, Michaela. I’m a doctor of physical therapy, a performance coach, a writer, a speaker, and a podcast host. I also on my own business (Project Endure) where are the mission is to help other people find strength in their struggle.

What’s something that has been helping you be consistent?

I’ve been taking cold showers almost every day for the past seven years and it’s helped me build a resilience for and love of doing hard things. This habit has helped me get uncomfortable and as a result, I’ve been more willing to step out of my comfort zone in other areas of life.

Which habits or goals are you currently working to make progress on daily?

I’m working on being more consistent. I’m working on being more consistent and thorough with my daily morning journals. I’m currently struggling to perform 10 minutes of daily reading.

How do you deal with times when you struggle or get stuck?

When I feel stuck or overwhelmed, I try my best to take action. I’m a firm believer that imperfect action is often better than perfect in action.

I also believe that action creates clarity, so when I feel stuck (like when, starting my business in the beginning of the pandemic) I just focus on doing the next right thing.

Any methods, tools or tips you recommend for your habits, goals or productivity?

I’m a big fan of habit stacking

A favorite quote?

“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.” - Christine Caine

I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and I choose to look at the bright side and this quote is a perfect reminder for both of those things.