We had the good fortune of connecting with Jared Tavasolian and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jared, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
The most important lesson my business and career has taught me is to show up to what you love. In the face of adversity and through tough times, knowing what’s truly important to you is your guiding light.
When my son was born I closed down my practice and went to raise him in New Jersey as a stay at home dad. A couple years later, I was back in California and things were growing when I lost all my possessions and business from the Woolsey fire – my son and I walked away with only a backpack. Continuing to grow and improve my flow we all were hit with Covid, and shortly after my mother passed away. Grieving combined with a loss of clients really revealed to me more than ever, as I leaned on the people closest to me, that you cannot do this alone. It’s so important to have support from others. Taking care of my son or helping someone with training and nutrition is what got me out of bed.
Showing up and consistency, gratitude in the small things and being present, not getting caught up in the stories and the recognition that this too shall pass.
I appreciate every moment I’m here to show up for every step forward. To coach people looking to get out of pain and relax their nervous system. To take care of my son, be a good role model for him and set a positive example.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I believe I have a very unique outlook on the body. I was taught that we should never be in pain or be sore unless we have been in a traumatic event, like a car accident or something of that nature. Our body communicates through pain and when we feel pain or discomfort, it’s our body trying to get our attention. It’s just up to us to listen. Instead of seeing it as an inconvenience, if we understand what the body is saying, then we can make adjustments and feel good again. I think a lot of people suffer without having too. In addition, it’s important to not just look at food and supplements, but also how a person is living. Regulating the nervous system is a big part of the equation because most people are just so stressed that their system just keeps freezing and they have a hard time doing anything — a hard time allowing the body to find its way back to healing. My belief is that if you were once healthy, and became ill then the body can find its way back under the right conditions.
I got here by helping people feel better and looking up to older mentors who have gotten proven success and were willing to teach me. Along my journey I have met a lot of amazing mentors that guided me and showed me different aspects of health and over the years I’ve put it together in my own way. It definitely wasn’t easy and had me questioning if I was on the right path many times.
I overcame the challenges by continuing to show up. To admit when I was wrong or didn’t know and keep the desire to be just a little bit better each day.
Oh boy… I have learned so many lessons along my journey. Some have been great and some have been hard. One big one that I learned early was that not everyone wants to get better. That some people chose to stay sick because they get something out of it. I have learned that health is not just about what you eat and what supplements you take. Lastly, the most important thing is to just show up.
I feel that the most important thing about my brand and story is that I teach people how to reconnect with themselves. How to tune in so they know how they feel, because somewhere along the way this was lost and is how they got here. Unlike most programs I believe it’s important to meet you where you are and that you are the most important thing. I co create with my clients, so they have something they can work with instead of a program to do.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If I had a friend coming to stay for the week I would show them all the nature that we have out here. We would probably spend a few days locally. There is so much to do. We would spend a few days at the beach in Malibu. Surfing from Malibu First Point all the way to County Line and Leo Carillo. Between relaxing in the sand and getting food at Real Coconut or bringing sandwiches form Vintage Market, the days just seem to pass by like a dream. As always a stop by Malibu Seafood and watching the sunsets. We would go to Santa Barbara and check out the zoo or a museum and eat at any number of places. I think you can’t go wrong with the Griffith Observatory then dinner and drinks downtown. Maybe a short trip to San Diego or the Sequoias depending on how adventurous we felt. Many people think of Los Angeles as Hollywood but there are beautiful hikes, rock climbing and nature at every turn. Some restaurants that are a must are the Moody Rooster, The Old Place and Sugar Fish. I don’t think you can do it all in a week, but you can surely try.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give a shoutout to Dr. Julie Angel, and Chris Tai Melodista for there support and belief in me.
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