From Rock Bottom to Rocking Life with Matt Kjell

For Matt Kjell, it’s all about family. Since the start of this year, he’s gotten married and is now expecting a child. But he hasn’t always felt the future looked so bright. Back in 2018, his father received a surprising cancer diagnosis and passed away shortly thereafter. It shook Kjell’s foundations and sent him into a spiral of unhealthy choices. One day, he woke up, looked around, and asked himself a crucial question: Is this what I want my life to look like? His answer was a resounding “no.”

This week, Kjell shares his story about finding the path back to health and wellness, and about the importance of family. He had always looked to his father, and his grandfather before that, as examples of what it means to work hard and provide a good life for their kids. Now, Kjell is following in their footsteps and using their drive as motivation in his own life, so he can continue their legacy with the next generation.

Key Moments You Don’t Want to Miss:

  1. A Moment of Change How Matt Kjell’s life changed in the blink of an eye after the death of his father
  2. Waking Up Why Kjell began to question where his life was going and if he was on the right path
  3. Making Time How setting the goal of passing the State Trooper running test encouraged him to get back in shape and make better choices
  4. A Family Legacy Why he’s now motivated to protect his health and future and provide the best life he can for his own children

What You’ll Learn:

  • Be honest with yourself
  • Find good role models
  • Stay humble
  • Persevere through hardship
  • Set goals to boost motivation


“One of the greatest things in leadership that I’ve learned is to stay humble. I know where I want to be and I’m not there yet, but I appreciate everything that I’ve done.” -Matt Kjell

“I feel like once you open that door to a reality that you’ve long since forgotten, you kind of decide, hey, this is real and I’m going to do this. It’s about keeping the fire burning.” -Matt Kjell


  • You can follow Matt Kjell on Facebook by searching for his name, or find him on Instagram @kjellmatt.

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