Justin Stenstrom is a world-renowned life coach, health expert, and the bestselling author of Elite Mind: A Real-World Guide to Overcoming Anxiety, Conquering Depression, and Unleashing Your Inner Confidence. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Elite Man Magazine, the founder of Elite Life Nutrition, and the host of the Elite Man Podcast where he interviews captivating guests like Robert Greene, Grant Cardone, Dr. John Gray, Bas Rutten, Anthony William, Wim Hof and many others. Once anxious, insecure, depressed, and unhappy, Justin’s overcome many of life’s greatest obstacles and loves nothing more than helping others do the same. Check out Justin’s latest work by watching him on YouTube.
That’s the short version of who I am.
Here’s the longer and more revealing account…
My name is Justin Stenstrom. As mentioned above, I’m the man behind EliteManMagazine.com – the world’s #1 website for men’s self-improvement, Elite Life Nutrition – the wildly popular and innovative nutritional supplement company, and the Elite Man Podcast – the #1 men’s health podcast in the world.
My work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including The Huffington Post, Vice, Thought Catalog, Maxim, Men’s Health, Bustle, The Good Men Project, Lifehack, Elite Daily, and many more.
I love riding motorcycles, mostly in the fast lane, drinking several alcoholic beverages on Saturdays with a select handful of great friends, filling my head with trivial knowledge to show off my Mensa-level IQ at any given opportunity, and playing meaningless but ultra competitive sports games like basketball or ping-pong, typically to the death. And oh yeah, I love pushing the boundaries of my existence to the absolute limit in every single facet of life. It keeps things exciting and me happy.
Yup, my life is pretty damn good.
But it wasn’t always this way.
No, once upon a time, it was awful…
A Flashback In Time
There was a period in my life (over 10 years ago) when I was extremely shy, lonely, insecure, anxious, and depressed. Very depressed.
I had no confidence, no friends, no social life, and absolutely zero dating life. I was a bona fide loser and couldn’t get a date if I’d hit the lottery and promised to share half my earnings with the ugliest duckling in school. Even she would’ve rejected me for the sad, pathetic young man I was. In fact, when high-school ended I was actually still a virgin… but don’t tell anyone that.
And don’t feel bad for me, this was all self-imposed. For years leading up to that point, I was a selfish, inconsiderate, and wholly ungrateful young man, and deserved most of the pain that afflicted me at the time.
But one day, after contemplating the numerous manners for which I could go about killing myself and ending all the suffering, something happened.
As I mentioned, I’d been extraordinarily depressed during this time and could see no other way out of my struggles. Having to endure constant despair, frequent panic attacks, and unrelenting thoughts of feeling like shit, I’d been obsessively plotting my own demise.
But on this particular day, for some reason, something inside me snapped and made me see the light. I had a long hard look at myself in the mirror and truly reflected on my life and where it was dangerously heading. Rather than throw in the towel, I decided to fight.
Even now, I’m not sure where this spirit came from, but it came. And with a steadfast fervor to beat my woes, and reclaim my happiness, I set out on my self-help journey. A journey that would span several unbelievably challenging years, but a quest that by its finality would turn me into a completely different man.
A happy man. A wise man. A helping man.
And yes, an elite man.
Since this time, it’s been my sole mission to help other men overcome their struggles as well. To show them the light and carry the torch to illuminate their darkest days. I help hundreds of thousands of men overcome their struggles every month and become the best men they can be.
I’m and elite man and I love helping other men become elite too.
Cheers and enjoy the site.
P.S. Seriously, don’t tell anyone about that whole virgin thing, that stays between me and you.