Joe Cross is an entrepreneur, author, filmmaker, and wellness advocate. He is the founder and CEO of Reboot with Joe, a health and lifestyle brand. Joe is a celebrated health and wellness leader who inspires others to get healthy and lose weight through juicing and eating more plants and vegetables.
Where did you grow up and what was your childhood like?
I grew up in Sydney, Australia on the northern beaches. I have a very simple but fulfilled childhood.
Did you have any particular experiences/stories that shaped your adult life?
I think it all shapes your whole life….wins and losses, happiness and sadness….in the end it’s how we deal with these and the many other challenges life throws at us.
What is something you wish you would’ve realized earlier in your life?
I wish I had the passion to learn another language. I studied French when I was 13 but wasn’t interested enough.
What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?
I’m not sure I could point to any in particular. I think most people recommending something are doing it using their best knowledge and experience….so I wouldn’t call it bad.
Tell me about one of the darker periods you’ve experienced in life. How you came out of it and what you learned from it?
I would say the 8 years I was suffering from a debilitating auto-immune disease would have been the darkest period of my life. I eventually took control of my diet and mindset and overcame the illness and have been medication-free ever since. The most powerful lesson was that I’m my own best healer. You have to take full responsibility for your health and wellness.
What is one thing that you do that you feel has been the biggest contributor to your success so far?
Be of service to others.
What is your morning routine?
I usually rise at around 7 am and take 20mins or so to get out of bed. Then it’s a shower and head to the kitchen. I usually have a Smoothie made up of Nut milk, banana, strawberries, and a date. Then I sit down at my desk and start my day. I like to work out in the middle of the day.
What habit or behavior that you have pursued for a few years has most improved your life?
Being alcohol free.
What are your strategies for being productive and using your time most efficiently?
I’m a naturally productive person so I usually just be myself. I do need to work off emails….text messages can get lost on me but if I get an email, I get it done.
What book(s) have influenced your life the most?
I’m not a big reader of books….but the books that have had the greatest impact are those that have been of a self-development genre. THE WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR and THE ALCHEMIST are good examples. Why? Because they enabled me to think outside the box and see things from another perspective.
Do you have any quotes you live by or think of often?
Yes, I have there. First: The Truth will set you Free. Second: Lady Luck follows a person of action. Lastly: You don’t learn anything new, you just remember what you’ve forgotten.