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The Mindright Maniac Meets The Mindset Disruptor

You talk about “get your mind right!” Wait until you hear this one. However you’re feeling right now, it doesn’t compare to how amazing you will feel once you’ve listened to my entire conversation with Jose Flores, aka the “Mindset Disruptor.” As a kid, Jose was diagnosed with a form of MS called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and was confined to a wheelchair by the time he was 15 years old. Doctors told him he probably wouldn’t live past his teenage years. Well, the “Mindset Disruptor” proved them wrong and is creating great IMPACT today!

Jose and I go deep in conversation on today’s IMPACT SHOW about:

  • His diagnosis as a kid.
  • Overcoming struggles and using his diagnosis as a blessing.
  • Marriage and family life and the key to a great marriage.
  • How Les Brown has impacted his life and his topic lessons learned from Les.
  • Chasing dreams and how to push through struggles until you get through them.
  • How to turn your mess into your message & your struggle into your story.
  • How to NOT let your struggle become your standard.

A mutual friend, Travis Barnes, connected Jose and me, and I know this won’t be the last time “The Mindright Maniac” and The “Mindset Disruptor” get together. Heck, we may need to go on tour together. And believe me when I say it, there’s only one way you’ll feel at the end of this episode – inspired and ready to crush the day! 

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Todd Durkin Social Media:
Instagram & Twitter: @ToddDurkin
FB: @ToddDurkinFQ10

Jose Flores Social Media:
Instagram: @JoseInspires
Facebook: @JoseInspires
YouTube: @JoseInspires

More on the episode:

2:10 – Todd introduces Jose Flores.
Mindset Disruptor. How they were connected. NBC & Netflix show STRONG.

3:45 – Jose’s back story.
Limp as a kid. Spinal Muscular Atrophy diagnosis. He was not supposed to live beyond his teenage years. 

8:38 – Lost his ability to walk at 22.
He was in a dark place with mild depression. Decided to make a change.

10:43 – Searching for fulfillment.
From corporate America to Entrepreneur. Gifts, talents & skills were not being utilized.

14:04 – Mindset Disruption.
Everything starts and ends in your mind. Change the voice you’re hearing. Do your due diligence. Don’t be afraid to go deep. If you’re not getting the right answers, you’re not asking the right questions.

16:50 – Coaching people to go from victim to victor.
Be Brutal. Tom Landry quote, “Great coaches say things that you need to hear, not that you want to hear so that you can be all that you’re meant to be.”

18:40 – Jose’s book, Don’t let your Struggle Become Your Standard.
Disability as a blessing. Turn your mess into a message / Your struggle into a story.

21:40 – You are only one experience away from living a totally different life.
Getting & living in alignment. Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready. Asked Les Brown for advice and got it.

25:57 – What lessons have you learned from Les Brown?
Never let what you want to say get in the way of what the audience needs to hear. Head connections and heart connections. Develop your story in a way that’s compelling, charismatic & attractive.

30:01 – New book, What Real Love Looks Like. 
Available first quarter 2022. How to have it all when you don’t have it all. Survive & thrive in marriage.

33:22 – The hardest thing Jose deals with on a regular basis.
Lack of physical mobility. Prescription for sex.

37:49 – What’s next for Jose.
Continue to break stereotypes. Empower & coach others. Speak internationally.

41:27 – Todd Outro.
Connect with Jose. Get Jose’s free gift, The Power of Showing Up, at

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More about Jose Flores:

Jose Flores is a Global Motivator, Mindset Disruptor, and #1 best-selling author. Jose speaks worldwide using his unique story of growing up with a physical “disability” and the struggles associated with it. His main message is never to allow your struggle to become your standard and how to overcome them. It doesn’t matter if they’re personal or business struggles, he will show you how to push through until you get through. Jose’s passion is to inspire and motivate everyone he meets to learn more, do more, and become more.

Connect with Jose Flores:


Instagram: @JoseInspires

Facebook: @JoseInspires

YouTube: @JoseInspires

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