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Pick Myself Up Plan

What do you do to pick yourself up when you fall short of a goal, plan, or your brilliantly imagined scenario?

It’s bound to happen. When we attempt new feats outside our comfort zone, we’re going to fail at some point. I had a couple of experiences last week when something new I tried did not turn out the way I imagined it in my mind. Of course, I did it in public. Ugh.

I rebounded pretty quickly though, without spending too much time wallowing in my blunder. However, I realized that I needed a conscious Pick Myself Up Plan.

For me, it’s a combination of younger-Jalene and older-Jalene.

As a kid, I was quite the tomboy, climbing trees, playing all the sports a girl could play, and riding dirt bikes. Physically falling down meant brushing myself off, and continuing on with the fun. Older-Jalene knows that healing the emotional pain is done with kindness and laughter, and a reminder that the learning curve always includes, “Oh boy, I’m excited,” Oh-crap this is hard,” and, “Yes, I got this!”

Next time we’re trying something new and we fall, let’s help ourselves up with a Pick Myself Up Plan. I’m going to imagine brushing myself off with kid-like zeal then give myself a wise dose of kindness and a wee chuckle.

What will you do when you miss the mark and fall flat on your sweet face?


Do you want to get your spine-tingling ideas done and yet can't get out of your own way? Let's talk about how hiring me as your Coach can move the dial from "I want to do it." to "I've done it!"

Are the people in your organization struggling with their personal leadership skills such as communication and collaboration? I'd love to hear about it and then, discuss how I might help. Let's talk.

The Moment Before We Begin

Hey there,

It’s a new year and I’m raring to go. “But wait!” my inner gremlin shouts at me, “You need to do one more thing BEFORE you do the thing you want to do!” 

Are you hearing a similar, mean, inner voice?

My gremlin smugly pointed out, “Before you can send out a blog post, you need a new “look,” a cool style to kick off the new year.” I got sucked in. And then I heard a calmer inner thought, “Wait. I have something to say. How about if I just start from where I am right now?”

So hip, new, blog post design be damned! I'm starting. 

I will be coming to you once a week with a short post to help us stay in touch with ourselves. Beginning now.

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Are you with me?

What's that I hear? Is your gremlin saying something to you? May I suggest...

Notice. Breathe. Begin.

What's the big dream or next baby step that's calling to you? What do you need to do to start right now?


If you're near the Newport, Oregon area, I'm offering a workshop in January to help you get clear about what you want to do and how you're going to do it. It's called, Your Emerging Life: Envision. Plan. Go! The link will take you to all the details.

In the spirit of knowing ourselves,

Jalene

Traveler to Solopreneur

Hey there!

My husband and I are back from our nearly 2-year motorcycle adventure through South America! We're appreciating and adjusting to the comforts of home in Newport, on the stunning Central Oregon Coast. I’m writing to tell you about my next adventure from traveler to solopreneur.

While traveling, I pondered how I wanted to make a living when we returned home. I analyzed (in a myriad of forms!) how to infuse my business experience and education, with the topic that lights me up, that lives on my book shelves.

I'm a geek when it comes to learning about how we develop as human beings! How do we create lives we love? Why do we settle for a mediocre life rather than taking the risk to live our individual versions of an extraordinary life? Why don’t we do what we really, really want to do?! I love learning, teaching, and having juicy conversations about personal development.

Voila! I had my answer to, "What do you do?"

I help people in a state of flux, who yearn to figure out what’s next and are struggling to decide what they want to do and how to do it.

How, you may ask, am I going to do that? I’ll teach workshops, facilitate and speak to groups, and work with people one-on-one.

Presentation at the Tour Tech Motorcycle Rally in Plains, WA.

So far I’ve taught a workshop called Reshape Your Life in Boise, am scheduled to teach Conversing with Your Creative Self at the Sitka Center (class full), given an hour-long presentation called How Riding Teaches Us About Truly Living (great for non-motorcycle riders, too!), and coached lots of people (take a look at the kind words some have shared).

Now that we’re home, it’s time rev up the momentum! I'm talking with places about offering workshops and starting the second phase of a a rigorous coach certification program. As part of my professional development, I'll be working with practice clients. Perhaps you or someone you know would like to work with me.

Here's the big picture of what you can expect from working together one-on-one:

  • Fulfill your goals
  • Develop new skills and perspectives 
  • Change your self-defeating habits
  • Overcome your obstacles
Contact me to receive one complimentary session.

Here's a link to the video.

Traveling on my motorcycle for nearly 2-years taught me so many lessons. Above all, the experience taught me to be fully me, to appreciate and be kind to myself, and to do what brings me tingles of excitement. Perhaps I'll give myself the title of CTO, Chief Tingles Officer!

To see more of what I’m up to, head to jalenecase.com + subscribe to my blog Knowing Ourselves to hear about future workshops, groups, presentations, and whatever else I dream up to offer on this exciting new adventure.

In the spirit of learning,

Jalene

Beginning Imperfectly

The first step into a new endeavor is the toughest.  As I pondered where to begin, the words from Jadah Sellner, a speaker at the World Domination Summit last summer, came to mind, "Begin imperfectly." And so, that's exactly what I'm doing!

I'm super-excited about this new direction because it's connected to my soul, to what I want to put out there in the world, to what I believe is the foundation for creating a life we love!

It's the topic that I love to talk with other human beings about, fills my bookshelves, and magnetizes me to learn more about in every way, shape and form.

The purpose of this brand spanking new venture is to teach, explore, and learn what we can do to strengthen the connection we have with ourselves. Why? I believe that when we're connected with ourselves (with who we are and what's important to us!) we can create a life we love. When we love the life we're living, it inspires others to do the same and allows us  to share more of who we truly are with everyone in our life.

The website is dedicated to inspiring you connect with you. I'll share from my personal experiences and ongoing research. I promise to be daring vulnerable and genuine, and I encourage you to be, too. I'll give you thought-provoking activities, different perspectives, resources like books, videos, audios, websites and interviews. I'm committed to diving into research about connecting more deeply with ourselves and sharing what I learn with you.

In case you're wondering, I still have my magnificent day job as the executive director of the Sitka for Art and Ecology. I learned about the power of the slash recently from Brene Brown. Here's how I think of it: I am an executive director/teacher. Make sense? We can passionately be more than one thing. We don't have to choose only one.

Here we go! I am imperfectly beginning a new journey. Where will it lead? I don't know. What I know is that I want to inspire people to create a life they love!

Hugs,

Jalene

 jalenecase.com