Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jean Titus, Owner, and CEO of Titus Unlimited LLC., located in Miami, FL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I own a full all-natural and high-quality supplement products line, and my customers are mostly middle-aged men and women that suffer from common dietary diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. I also have a significant following and clientele comprised of people of all ages that appreciate my knowledge about fitness, health, wellness, and nutrition in general. Many of them have achieved results they never even imagined, such as example reversing diabetes, by following my advice and the information I share in combination with my products. I live by the motto of “Rise by lifting others” and apply that in my personal and professional life.
Tell us about yourself
I’ve always been an athlete, but even I had unhealthy habits and consumed foods that were not helping me in my health and fitness journey. I exceeded in sports and had the ability to grow muscle fairly easily, which gave me the false feeling that I could get away with not being on top of my diet and habits. I had to come to the realization that the weight I carried was not optimal for my frame, and not until I changed my relationship with food, lost about 40 lbs, and got rid of a bunch of pressure on my joints, inflammation, and tightness in my muscles did I realize that, even though I wasn’t fat, I was over my ideal weight. The loss of my mother was the pivotal moment that pushed me to get immersed in the health and wellness field, especially because I thought she was a healthy person and could not understand why she got cancer. From then on, I started researching and understanding a lot more that we literally are what we eat and that most diseases can be traced back to dietary choices and nutrient deficiencies. In a way, I think it may have been a blessing in disguise that has allowed me to find the focus and purpose of my life. If I couldn’t save my mother, at least I could save other people’s loved ones as well as improve the lives of all those who I can somehow influence – that is why I created Unlimited Supplements and currently invest all my time in offering educational and life-changing advice, tips and products for healthy living, fitness and overall wellness.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Putting into the world more than what you take is the true mark of someone with a legacy. Money and material things don’t matter when we die; what matters is the impact that one has had on the people around them. This is why my biggest achievement is to have made it my business to help others improve their lives by helping them be the best version of themselves mentally, spiritually, and physically. Making a living off of my life’s purpose and doing something I love while making a positive impact on others is hands down my biggest business and life achievement.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things about being a business owner is keeping unreal expectations of yourself and the fact that success does not come fast. Many people want the price, the success, the fame, the recognition…but don’t have the endurance and commitment to put in the work to walk the road to success. Also, achieving your goals may require you to get rid of people, situations, and habits that don’t contribute to your plan and purpose. Sometimes the road to success can be lonely.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Choose to do something you love. One of the biggest mistakes people make is to pursue a business/career/profession/etc. Only for financial reasons, but when one does what he loves, work is not just working, and success and money will come naturally.
- Have a plan and stick to it. Prioritize your purpose and your goals over everything else because a man with no purpose is useless to those around him. Once you have a plan, do not deviate or get distracted and only invest time in persons and actions that will bring you closer to your goal.
- Embrace failure. Even though failure is tough, there is actually more to learn from failure than from success. Failure is the best way to learn what works and what doesn’t and, therefore, a unique opportunity to fine-tune your plan and come back stronger and better.
Where can people find you and your business?
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