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S2: Episode 5: Jose Flores | Don’t let your struggle become your standard

Jose Flores is a man who has achieved much in his life, but to achieve all of that he has had to overcome his physical disability. Jose suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a type of muscular dystrophy. When he was young, his doctors said that he wouldn't make it to the age of 19. He is currently 44. Since the age of 22, he has been confined to a wheelchair, but none of this has stopped him from achieving his fullest potential.

Early in his adult working life and despite his disabilities Jose worked his way up to a managerial position. Holding that job gave him some of the experience to succeed at what he does now. He is currently the CEO and Founder of Indispensable Now. He is a Global Motivator, a Mindset Disruptor and a #1 Best-Selling Author of "Don't Let Your Struggle Become Your Standard." Despite his condition, he wakes up every day to educate, inspire, and motivate.

Jose believes that everyone should strive to become their best self, no matter what they are facing. He speaks at colleges, non-profit organizations, corporations, and business seminars every year to try and show people that your struggle can become your success. He's been featured on many television news networks, including FOX, NBC, and ABC. He's doing everything he can to reach as many people as possible and have a positive influence on their lives.



Have you ever thought about how your life would change if you had a disability? If you have then I’m sure you thought about how it would limit you.

Jose Flores has a type of muscular dystrophy called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This disease slowly decreases the amount of mobility you have over time. His doctors believed that he wouldn't make it to his 19th birthday...he is now 44. This simple fact demonstrates how much of an overcomer Jose is, but he didn't stop there.

Jose Flores is CEO and Founder of Indispensable Now. He's a Global Motivator, Mindset Disruptor, and #1 Best-Selling Author. Jose speaks all over the world using his unique story of growing up with a physical disability and how you can use the power of your mind to overcome anything. His main message is to never allow your struggle to become your standard and how to dominate your life and business.

At one point in his life he was worried that he wasn't going to have purpose or find love, and he overcame both of these fears to become his best self.

Jose lets us know that life is all about mindset, and you can always take the steps needed to be the best version of yourself. There is nothing that can hold you back but you and your thoughts, and Jose is here to motivate people into become all they can be. In this episode, you will hear:

  • About Jose's life and medical condition and most importantly how this condition doesn't define him.

  • You will learn about how to adapt and change to every situation.

  • The important things in life aren't what you don't have, but what you do have.

  • How to seize your dreams and turn them into realities.

Thank you so very much for being with us Jose. We loved the conversation.

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2:14 - 3:08

Jose Flores is a survivor. In this clip he tells us about his medical condition, and how he dealt with his disability, how he overcame the odds, and how he proved all the doctors wrong by living past the age of 19.

4:19 - 5:53

How can you use your mind to overcome your physical limitations? Jose tells us about how, with his medical conditions, his physical abilities slowly degraded, and how they continue to degrade today, but, in spite of all of that, he is continually adapting his mindset to his situation. Continuously adjusting to his condition.

11:38 - 13:01

"Only the strong survive." Jose tells us about how he didn't just survive but began to thrive. He was sick and tired of being sick and tired. Jose was done being worried about going out and what other people would think. He tells us how he decided that his wheelchair wasn't going to dictate his life.

14:38 - 15:15

Jose tells about how he not only overcame his physical disability but was able to find love. He talks about how instrumental his wife is in his daily life and how he's able to do what he does because of her.

19:00 - 20:34

Jose tells us the story of the day that he graduated, what happened to him, and how he overcame it. A day that had events that threatened to make it one of Jose's worst days actually ended up being one of his best.

21:18 - 21:49

It's all about mindset. Jose tells us how life isn't about how many times we fall in life, but how many times we get back up.

32:34 - 33:24

This world is full of abundance. Jose reminds us that whatever it is that we want, we have to find a way to go out and get it. You have to go out and chase your dreams, grab ahold of them, and find a way to make it a reality.





Before Travis Barnes became a best-selling author, international presenter, founder and franchisor of Journey Fitness 333 he spent a decade of his life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense. Upon returning home to his wife and daughter he worked hard to grow himself in the fitness industry so he could buy his family a home of their own. 2 months after buying their home Tropical Storm Lee caused it to be flooded to the second floor. Approximately 1 year after the flood while still rebuilding their home and during the Christmas holiday season Travis was let go from his employment as COO for a local fitness company. After he and his wife spent 6 months as traveling trainers and while still living on an unemployment check and in a FEMA trailer, they began what is now a fitness franchise . Most recently and with the rest of the industry Travis has overcome the obstacles of the pandemic by redesigning his business. Travis has used the pandemic as an opportunity to instead of returning to business as normal, he has returned to business as better than normal. Travis is an Overcomer.

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