The BluePrint with Dr. Erik KoremThe BluePrint with Dr. Erik Korem

#460. From Drug Addict to $100M CEO: Dan Uyemura's Transformational Journey

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From drug addiction and facing prison to building a $100M company - Dan Uyemura's raw, honest story of turning his life around will leave you inspired. As the visionary founder of PushPress, a gym management software company, Dan shares his journey of overcoming rock bottom, channeling his obsessive nature into positive pursuits, and creating a help-first culture that drives sustainable growth.


  • The pivotal moment that sparked Dan's transformation
  • How fitness played a role in Dan's recovery
  • Why Dan is passionate about helping the "little guy" succeed
  • The power of doing the right thing day in and day out
  • How Dan embeds core values into every aspect of his company

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Quotable moments:

"It was that whole process of having a new reality put upon me and processing what that reality meant, and then being pulled off the bus line and being told I was being bailed out was the turning point of my entire life." - Dan Uyemura

"If you just do the right thing day in and day out, and you just don't waver from that, you will be amazed at what can happen." - Dan Uyemura

"We do the right thing. We help first. We're not trying to be extractionary. We're not trying to take, you know, blindside people or, you know, take them for revenue. We provide the value. And if we do that well, we'll get paid in return." - Dan Uyemura


The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself.

On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense.

Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery.


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