552. "Let Me Out of the Box!"
J.J. passed the test and was a certified physical trainer. But she knew how much she didn’t know, like how to use the exercise equipment. She looked at other trainers and said, “I want to know what that feels like, not just what it looks like!” That’s how her career as a trainer began.
J.J. Flizanes is an empowerment strategist and the host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast Show. She is the director of Invisible Fitness and Amazon best-selling author of “Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life.” She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ has been featured in many national magazines as well as has appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“I grew up with really supportive parents. They were my biggest cheerleaders and still are today. I’m the only entrepreneur in my immediate family, and I’m pretty sure I’m the only one in my extended family who has built something completely from scratch. For sure, I’m the most ambitious. I moved 3,000 miles away from home in Pennsylvania, going to school in New York City because I was always more of a city kind of girl, and eventually moving to California.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
“Getting out early is a theme of my life. I was born a month early. I couldn’t wait to get out of high school. I got out of college a year early. I was just ready to live my life! Let me out of the box!”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“We don’t have to endure anything we don’t want to, because we have options. The problem is, we have not been taught how to do one of the most important things in life, which is to process and be comfortable with emotions and thoughts. We will sit on the internet for five days in a row, nonstop, before we go inside our own bodies. We get masters degrees and Ph.D.s, but we don’t become masters of ourselves.”
On Her Bookshelf
If Success is a Game, These are the Rules, by Cherie Carter-Scott
Astrology for the Soul, by Jan Spiller
Steps to Success from J.J. Flizanes
1. Remember that you have options and choices. You don’t have to endure anything.
2. Learn to know and be comfortable with your emotions and thoughts.
3. Determine if you are acting out of fear or out of love.
4. Be willing to go inside rather than try to control outside circumstances.
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