Men We Admire: Jay Bradley

Jay Bradley has been a lifestyle, anti-aging and wellness coach for over a decade. Jay believes that in order for all of us to look and feel our best, we must start from the inside out by releasing fears, blocks, and obstacles while also taking full control of the outside with our health, lifestyle, and overall appearance. His coaching techniques are a result of his own life experience – going from chronically sick, bullied and a depressed teenager to an international model, actor and lifestyle coach. He has recently released a book called Live Look Feel, a transformative and easy-to-follow guide for taking action to achieve positive change across all aspects of life.

Jay has been a lifestyle and anti-aging specialist for over a decade. Having personally overcome many life challenges, including constant bullying, depression and illness, Jay made it his life-mission to create, and now teach, this recipe for capturing the inspiration and motivation needed to live the life of your dreams.

Throughout the book, Jay’s interactive program helps readers learn to live above their vitality threshold by regenerating their emotions, spirit and physical bodies. As guidance found in Live Look Feel becomes part of the reader’s daily life, they begin to catapult themselves forward toward living a long and fulfilling life. Summed up, the fast-track program encourages readers to be the sculptor behind their own masterpiece, by taking charge of their life and molding it to their own truth. 

The 12-week program is designed to help participants take full control of all areas of their life through introspective self-discovery and definitive action. By using Jay’s anti-aging techniques, adopting his steps for healthy eating, exercise and living, and by following his example toward spiritual healing, this book has everything one needs to live longer, look younger and feel better. 

Live Look Feel is now available on Amazon.ca. Be sure to meet Jay on his upcoming book tour when he visits cities across the US and Canada.

Name: Jay Bradley

Age: 46

Occupation: Anti-aging and Wellness Coach

Pets? I have two budgies (parakeets) one of which flew into my apartment months ago. The second one I bought to keep her company.

Car(s)? I drive a Mercedes 350 coupe. Love it! It’s not too fancy or flashy, just affordable, comfortable luxury.

Gadgets? I am not much of a gadget guy, I like to keep things simple. My iPhone 6 is pretty much all I need!

Favourite instruments? I play the piano and sing. I have a black Hardman upright in my home now. I find that taking the time to sit down and play acts as a meditation for me and gets me centered.

Sports? I played football in high school and baseball growing up but now I focus on weight training and interval cardio training 5-6 days per week. I am not much for team sports so I prefer to workout solo.

JayBradley6How did you get started on your current career/lifestyle path?

I was a very sick kid with allergies, ear aches, asthma and depression so I had to work hard to regain my health as I entered my 20s and 30s. This focus, research, and experimentation on myself became my passion because I realized that if I could feel better, so could everyone else who suffered. I also used to have friends and family come to me all the time for advice on all things health, wellness, and lifestyle so it naturally led to a career coaching people in these areas. They say if you can make a career out of your passion, you’ll never work another day in your life. I am beginning to feel that way now.

Did you have any mentors who helped steer you on this path?

I have so many mentors! I have seen a variety of healers along the way and each one has contributed to my well-being. I also admire many self-help and spiritual leaders like Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson & Neale Donald Walsh.

How has your work contributed to a) your development as a person and/or b) the lives of others?

With each new client that I consult, I learn new things. The field of health and wellness is always changing so it forces me to stay on top of the latest research and trends and this continues to help me to grow, evolve and develop my knowledge. I am blessed to be able to help people to transform their lives. Whether it’s losing weight, making better food choices or de-cluttering their lives, I feel that I make a great contribution to each client that I work with.

If you had one piece of advice for someone just entering your field, what would it be?

I am always supportive of people choosing to be a wellness coach because the market is growing exponentially. I often tell people just starting to develop a brand or unique message that helps them to stand out from others in the field.

JayBradley3Do you have a personal work philosophy?

My personal work philosophy is to always remember to trust that I am exactly where I am supposed to be on my path. I am very driven and have big goals and sometimes I have to remind myself to stay in the present knowing that I am being guided to the perfect career for me!

What do you do for fun?

For fun I make abstract paintings, play the piano, sing, spend time with friends and take train trips up the coast of California.

What motivates or inspires you?

I truly get inspired by helping people. When I see others making positive changes and going from feeling down to being excited about their life, it’s amazing! I get motivated when I think about all the things that are possible in my field. Anytime that I create something new like a blog, recipe or video it inspires me.

What has been your greatest achievement (personally, professionally or both)?

My greatest achievement has probably been my first book live look feel. I have always wanted to write a book and accomplishing it fills me with great pride knowing that i have helped to improve people’s lives.

What is the one thing you hope to achieve?

It’s difficult to limit to only one but hosting my own transformational reality show is probably my biggest dream.

What is your super power?

My super power is my intuition. I get what I call a “knowing,” which is usually a feeling in my solar plexus or goosebumps that confirm whether or not a decision is right for me. When others are concerned about something, I can usually calm them down by using this super power to assure them that everything is going to be okay.

Who’s your hero?

I don’t really have one hero. If anything, my numerous friends around the world that have been through difficult times and evolved because of their challenges are my true heroes. Staying up, positive, and loving through the tough times takes a real act of courage so I admire people who do that.

JayBradley7What are you reading (or watching) these days?

I am reading Dr. Joseph Mercola’s book called Effortless Healing and I am re-reading Emmanuelle’s Book, a wonderful spiritual manual. My guilty pleasure is Botched on the E! Network.

I honestly believe that anything is possible and miracles can and do happen every day. I’d suggest that everybody dig deep to figure out what is blocking them from having the life that they dream of and then get busy removing those blocks one by one. Things like fear, insecurity, lack of self-confidence, illness, debt… anything can be overcome. I have been through all of these and I know from personal experience that those who stick it out and never give up come out on top! Just know that things don’t always come on our timeline. Often the best experiences appear later than we would like and from a different source than we had initially planned.

Thinking back to a time when you had to make a hard choice, how did you decide, and do you feel, in retrospect, that you made the right move?

I think my decision to sell my house and all of my belongings to leave Canada for the USA at the age of 37 was a biggie. I trusted my gut during that time and allowed the feeling of excitement to lead the way. It was definitely the right move!

If you had it all to do over again, would you change anything?

I wouldn’t change a thing!

What’s next for you? What’s your next big idea, project etc.?

My plan is to do more talks on wellness and anti-aging in various cities. I am also contemplating a transformational reality show where a group of experts make-over somebody’s life. It will be very inspiring and exciting to watch! I’m in the early stages of developing a product line of anti-aging and wellness products for the body and home. And within a year or two, definitely another book!

What one piece of advice would you give to your own son (hypothetical or otherwise) in the hope of making him a better man?

My number one piece of advice would be – “Always focus on being kind.” I’d also remind him to reflect often on how he wants others to think of him when he has passed away. What words would my son want people to say at his funeral? This kind of thinking often inspires people to make positive changes today so that they can leave the world a better place.

Jay Bradley Online: http://www.jaybradleylifestyle.com

Jay Bradley Facebook: www.facebook.com/JayBradleyLifestyle

Jay Bradley on Twitter: @LiveLookFeel

Jay Bradley on Instagram: https://instagram.com/jaybradleylifestyle/

Jay Bradley on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LiveLookFeel