Instant Impact: I Can't Believe It's All Coming to an End :(

Jordan Tarver
March 7, 2024

Well, I have good news and bad news.

Starting with the bad news. After writing this newsletter, Instant Impact, for the last three years, this is the newsletter's swan song—this is the final edition.

It's been an incredible ride! I first want to say how grateful I am for you reading it every week. Your time is valuable, so it's a true honor to have you here with me!

I started this newsletter to 169 people (just checked) back in 2021, and now I send it to nearly 10,000. When I started this newsletter, my book, You Deserve This Sh!t, was not out in the world, and now it's transformed over 30,000 lives, it's in 100 stores in Malaysia, and it's currently being translated into Portuguese.

I don't say this to boast; I say it to show you what consistency over a long horizon can do for your growth. I never knew what would happen, but I did believe something would happen if I just stuck with it.

Now the good news. Every door closed is another door open. This means...

In addition to launching my new website and speaker reel on Monday, I am also launching my BRAND SPANKIN' NEW NEWSLETTER on Thursday. You think I would stop writing?!?! Come onnnn, it's my way of the world—it's a direct expression of my heart and deepest truths.

I won't give it away before Thursday because I want it to be a surprise, BUT I will give you a hint:

"1-1-1 / Smile"

Come back next Thursday to reveal the goods 🙂


On a more personal note, I want to say that I've been at a speaker training conference for the last couple of days. I do these once per quarter to elevate my craft to better serve those around me!

The more I challenge myself to grow, the more I fall in love with life, because it gives so much more back to me.

In the spirit of falling in love with life through growth, I'm hosting my free workshop TOMORROW at 3pm PST! There's not even something to buy if you want to. It's my first time doing something like this, so I'd love for you to be a part of it!

I'll be unpacking how to stop feeling like the victim of change and start feeling like the force of it. These are the tools you'll need to unlock growth that leads to exponential personal freedom.

I'm also giving away free inspirational artwork during the workshop in celebration of all the launches next week. They're so good that I'll be hanging them in my office too!

Spots are limitedClick this link to sign up! (You do not need to enter any information, just click—simple. I'll email out the Zoom link tomorrow morning!)

P.S. Need to smile? Check out the Something to Make You Smile section near the bottom.

Thank you for reading this week!

Four Ideas


Money doesn't buy freedom, living a life true to your values does.


The biggest outcomes are a result of focusing on your inputs (what you control), not your desired outcome (what you don't control)

The saying goes, "What you put in is what you get out," not "What you want out is what you get out."

Focusing on what you control provides the best results.

Change your focus, change your outcomes.


Some days you take one step forward while others you take 10.

However, it's not about how many steps forward you take; it's about taking a step.

One step or 10 steps are both progress, and that's what it's all about.


What's one word that describes the current chapter of your life?

Mine is "service."

Something to Make You Smile

A good friend of mine, Jessica Janzen, lost her son, Lewiston, to a rare genetic disease, SMA. While Lewiston lived a short life, he lived a beyond-powerful one too. Instead of sinking into the pain, her family threw a dance party for Lewiston's first birthday as a celebration of that life.

When I first met Jess and learned of Lewiston and their story, I was incredibly moved. Not only was Lewiston's influence profound, but Jess and her family's choice to respond in the way they did was too.

Through their dance party, the Love For Lewiston Foundation was born, which spreads love and support to families across Canada living with SMA. They have gone on to raise $2 million!

I want to share this with you today because it's an incredible display of turning pain into purpose and how joy is a powerful medicine we all can access. It makes me think differently about how I respond to pain in my life, and it inspires me to choose love and joy. I hope this is an invitation for you to do the same.

This story warms my heart, and I'm sure Lewiston is smiling from above as he sees the way he's changing the world through the manifestation of his family's work ❤️

Click here to learn more about Lewiston's story!


Thank you for joining me on the journey of the Instant Impact newsletter! I appreciate you reading every week and being a part of this mission. I'm so excited to introduce you to my new and improved newsletter next week 🙂

Jordan Tarver
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Jordan Tarver is a lead editor at Forbes, a keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of You Deserve This Sh!t.
He’s transformed over 30,000 lives through his book, amassed more than 200,000 devoted followers, and garnered over 60 million views online. Jordan is on a mission to empower people and organizations to unlock exponential growth and expansive possibilities.

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