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The Adversity Advantage


Feb 11, 2021

The Blueprint for How to Develop Unbreakable Social Skills!!!

 

My guest today is Jay Ferruggia, a fitness and coaching OG. He’s been helping people become a stronger version of themselves since 1994. His clients include CEO’s and professional athletes in the MLB, NFL AND WWE. Jay is also the host of the popular podcast, Renegade Radio with Jay Ferruggia.

 

You may have seen his work in Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Fast Company, Huffington Post, LiveStrong, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Shape, Entrepreneur, Details, or on ESPN or CBS.

 

Surveying his social media profiles imparts an impressive physical specimen. But, what’s most impressive is how grounded he is mentally, emotionally and spiritually. He is a master connector, networker and makes new friends and contacts with ease. This guy is full of wisdom. Just check out his instagram to see for yourself.

 

This success did not come easy for Jay. Growing up he was the “skinny kid” who was socially awkward, shy and insecure. He also struggled with mental health and even addiction. But, today he stands strong and shares his story and the blueprint to improving your social skills, building meaningful relationships, exercising your emotional muscles and of course we chat fitness.

 

 

Topics discussed:

 

How did Jay go from working in the brick and mortar facility to pivoting online?

 

Why it is important to take a deeper look inside yourself and actually work on the emotional mental muscles too

 

The importance of social skills and giving compliments

 

The importance of having aspirational affirmations

 

How did building relationships impact Jay’s success professionally and personally?

 

Jay’s advice for someone who's interested in hiring a coach or getting into one of the networking groups and what to look for

 

Few staples that Jay thinks everybody should include in their own health journey for 2021

 

Why it is important to prioritize sleep



Takeaways:

 

The reality is when you focus on other people and you give them the gift of your attention and connection (gift of a smile or a compliment) that's an amazing gift to give them and then you will feel great.

 

You’ve got to take care of your people. You’ve got to check in on your people. You’ve got to be a value to people.

 

You could do anything, as long as you're confident and put yourself out there.

 

Prioritize sleep and every single thing will get better.

 

Connect with people and build strong relationships. That is really one of the most important pillars and foundations of good health.



Connect with Jay Ferruggia:

 

Website: http://jasonferruggia.com/

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayferruggia

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUuDiUu00raDqT_MaNhx_Hw


Podcast: Renegade Radio with Jay Ferruggia https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/renegade-radio-jay-ferruggia-fitness-nutrition-lifestyle/id853941025?mt=2

 

 

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