Today we’d like to introduce you to Jose Flores.
Hi Jose, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My name is Jose Flores and I was born in the Bronx, New York. I had a great childhood filled with many amazing memories. However, at the age of 3, I was diagnosed with a neuromuscular condition called, “Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). What SMA does is a deficiency in the survival motor neurons 1 & 2 and because of this deficiency, it weakens my muscles the older I get. The doctors said that I’d end up in a wheelchair by the age of 15 and they weren’t even expecting me to live pass my teenage years.
The good news is that this year (2022) I turned 45 years old and I actually didn’t end up in a wheelchair until I was 22 years old. Prior to 22, I was able to do most of the things that any regular physically healthy young boy can do. I loved to ride bike, rollerskate, and play sports (specifically baseball).
When I was a sophomore in high school, is when I really started to feel a major shift in my body. It started becoming more difficult to do many basic daily activities such as bending over to tie my shoes, getting dressed, and going up and down the stairs. That’s when life really started to get difficult for me and I began to feel defeated, insecure, and had low self-esteem. I was in that state for several years until I finally got sick & tired of being sick & tired.
I worked in corporate America for 20 yrs. because of my limiting beliefs. Just give me a computer, a keyboard, and a phone and I was good to go because that’s all I thought I was good for. I made a decision that I wanted more out of life and I didn’t want to just survive and die in this wheelchair and I didn’t want to be in the rat race for the rest of my life either.
That’s when I made the choice to begin my motivational speaking, training, and coaching journey because I knew if I could do it, so can others and I wanted to help as many people as I could before my life was over. So, I started my own business in 2015 and here I am today impacting the lives of millions to view life from a new level to achieve unlimited possibilities.
I have a slogan that went on to become the name of my podcast called, “I Won’t Stop Until I Win” which is on iTunes, Spotify, and all major podcasting platforms.
Let’s get after it!!!
Thanks for the opportunity and cheers to your success.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Some of the struggles along the way were dealing with and overcoming fear, self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and negative self-talk.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a Global Motivator, Mindset Disruptor, and #1 Best-Selling Author of, “Don’t Let Your Struggle Become Your Standard.”
Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
That I use to DJ and produce music when I lived in New York.
- #1 Best-Selling Book – $20
- Speaker Fee: $10k-15k
- Coaching: $3,500 for 8 weeks
- Book writing masterclass: $1,000 – bookwritingclass.joseinspires.com
- Mindset Mastery Course: $99 – Mindsettakeover.com
- Website: www.joseinspires.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joseinspires/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoseInspires
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/joseinspires
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/joseinspires