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Instant Impact: It Might Be Time To Let Go

I’ve worn a down puffer jacket for the last four days, which means fall and winter are upon us here in the Pacific Northwest. Some people complain about the cold and rain, but I cherish it. You can’t beat the crisp, fresh air and miles of visibility.

I hope you’re enjoying fall wherever you are 🙂

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Four Ideas


Routines are beneficial until they stop serving you. However, most of the time you’re not aware of when they’re not serving you because you’re so used to…being in a routine. You just keep doing the same things over and over like clockwork.

It’s your responsibility to take a step back and evaluate your routines often to make sure they empower you to be the person you want to be.

If you’re just doing something to check a box, but it’s not something you genuinely want to do, it’s time to shed that routine.

Sometimes moving on is the greatest form of growth.


I’ve read this three times this week, so I think it’s time you read it too:

“Rejection is redirection.”


With the new year right around the corner, I want to emphasize that your goals are no more important than your habits. In fact, your goals are nothing more than words on a piece of paper without habits that support them.

Instead of just setting annual goals in the new year, focus on building good habits and breaking bad ones, too.

Think of it like an exchange. For every bad habit you want to break, replace it with a good habit that supports your 2023 vision.

Need help? Read Atomic Habits by James Clear


I look at my day in four quarters—6 am to 10 am; 10 am to 2 pm; 2 pm to 6 pm; 6 pm+.

If you have a rough start to your day—mentally, emotionally, etc.—don’t take the loss so early on. Ask yourself, what do I need to adjust to change the trajectory of my day?

Never count yourself out of a comeback. You can always show up with new energy come the 3rd or 4th quarter.

Jordan Tarver
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