Born in White Lake, Michigan, Joclyn Van Orden began a career in personal training after moving to Los Angeles at the age of 19. After recovering from a case of sciatica, Joclyn began to research and study how to help others recover from that painful condition. Not long after that, she earned a certificate in myofascial therapy and opened a business called Ending Sciatica in Los Angeles, California, where she began working with post-surgery clients.
Ending Sciatica offers pain relief and mobility treatment via deep tissue treatments dealing mainly with myofascial tissue. Joclyn specializes in areas where traditional massage therapists tend to fail, as well as addressing and reversing poor results from physical therapists or chiropractors. She has treated countless patients in relieving and ending their sciatica, as well as shoulder rotation issues, lower back compaction, and various knee issues.
Having suffered from chronic pain herself in the past, in founding the business, it was Joclyn Van Orden’s desire to supply the same relief she managed to give herself to all those who might require it, and she is proud to say that she is able to deliver noticeable results after just one hour-long session. Her treatment regimen emphasizes the importance of healthy eating and daily exercise to avoid injury, and to preserve mobility well into the later years of life—but it is not for those who will not commit to consistent, long-term treatment. In fact, Joclyn’s mission statement is: “Anyone who wants myofascial work must be ready to do the work consistently. Consistency is key.”
Because of its sterling reputation for effective treatment, Ending Sciatica has experienced great success, and a constant in-flow of people suffering from sciatica and other mobility issues have come to consult with Joclyn since she founded the business. Having since relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, she is currently contemplating opening additional locations.
When not working, Joclyn Van Orden enjoys taking her son to local parks, as well as meditating and browsing Pinterest.
Where did the idea for your career come from?
It occurred to me when I was in my car in dense traffic. That was the silver lining of LA traffic for me—my Eureka moment to pursue a certificate in myofascial therapy and then open a business to help people who suffer from pain and mobility issues. Anyhow, my being stuck in traffic is where the idea to become a healer started, but the whole search began on Pinterest.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
My day is structured around a list which is organized from tasks needing to be expedited to those that are less important. Making a list of everything that you need to do sounds so easy and obvious that a lot of people don’t bother to do it, but it really works. Every day, I write down what I need to do and cross off each item as it’s done.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I speak ideas into reality and talk about them in a positive way, which is a form of manifestation. I only speak about the things I want to have in my life. I don’t talk about bad things because the universe does not hear “I don’t want this,” it only hears “I want this.”
What’s one trend that excites you?
I really like the higher consciousness trend that is currently flourishing on YouTube. There’s a great awakening that has happened, I think, in large part due to the various COVID-19 shutdowns.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I like minimalism. I like to keep my house in order. Without your house in order, neither your thoughts nor your business is going to be in order. I’m a neat freak, and I throw out anything that I don’t need. Staying minimal keeps me focused and productive.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Other people’s opinions of you are inconsequential and none of your business.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Fruit is the single healthiest thing you can put in your body and we should eat ten times the amount we’re told to by dieticians.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Do something that is therapeutic every day. For me, that’s going to the gym. That’s when I take time to recharge mentally and perform self-care.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
I think that making sure to look my best, and making sure my business space looks its best helps Ending Sciatica to grow. After all, those are the images I put in my advertisements, and people are drawn to good advertisements. That’s what entices them to make an appointment.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
The worst failures I’ve had in my life have been with relationships. I got past those by diving into the concept of self-worth, extending my knowledge of it, and exploring what it actually means at its core.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
I find that it pays to change up your advertising on a regular basis. Offer different options, try out different titles, and pay attention to the times that you get more clients or customers. That will help any business owner gauge when and where to post new ads. Putting that time and energy into your advertising will bring the same energy back to you. That’s some business advice coming from my own experience.
As for an idea for a new business, you can’t go wrong by starting an effective marketing/advertising firm. That’s one thing that every business needs, no matter what industry they operate in.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I bought my son a red bearded dragon. It lit up his world so much and now when he gets home from school, all he wants to do is play with his dragon. That’s been really cool.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
I love Pinterest. You can organize your thought boards and everything is displayed to you based on that. You can control what you get shown on the site and you don’t have to worry about seeing whatever other people post. As web services and social media go, it’s my favorite.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza. Among many other things, he is a neurologist. I this book, he teaches you how your brain actually works and shows the scientific proof behind how a person’s thoughts can literally create their reality.
What is your favorite quote?
“Outside of the wrongdoing and rightdoing is a field. I’ll meet you there.” — Rumi
- Looking your best is key to all things.
- Manifestation and speaking things into existence plays a huge part in shaping your reality.
- Structuring tasks well keeps things organized and focused.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.