Inspiration from Jacki Carr

Meet Jacki Carr: goal coach extraordinaire. When I first met Jack a few months ago, she was owning a stage in bare feet and neon pants. I knew I was in for a treat. Jacki is raw, real, and honest. Listening to her speak will have you running towards your life, arms wide open. Jacki is the creator of her own company, Goals on the Rocks, as well as the co-creator of Rock Your Bliss. Rock Your Bliss was founded by Jacki and yoga teacher Mary Beth LaRue with the vision of making shift happen. Through yoga, sweat, community, body paint, goals, and vino they will seriously turn your world upside down.

Last Thursday, Jacki and I went for a run around  her Venice neighborhood. As we talked, it became infinitely more clear that Jacki is equally grounding as she is inspiring. She dreams of mountains and flannel (amen, sister) but she’s living and loving this moment, just as it is. Here are some of Jacki’s thoughts on sweat, karaoke, and butter coffee. Enjoy!

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What do you do?

I am a Goal Coach. I am a Personal Brand Consultant.

I am a Public Speaker. I am a self-proclaimed Karaoke rockstar.

I am a truth teller. I am a radical listener.

How did you get here?

Hollywood to Santa Monica to Chicago and back to Venice. From entertainment networking and Public Relation partying, I was not in the right place when I started my career life. I found lululemon athletica in Santa Monica and made it my dream job for seven years in different roles that rocked my World on the store level and HQ. I ventured out on my own this past year and created my coaching company, Goals on the Rocks and co-created Rock Your Bliss. Living the roller coaster of the entrepreneur life and loving it, bringing the practice of the whole self, practice of a powerful voice and goals to Y-O-U!

So what’s a day in the life of Jacki Carr like?

I just looked at my calendar and every day is different. A rad day starts with a delicious cup of butter coffee and a dog walk with my fiancé. I have 3 calls set for 1:1 coaching sessions, a lunch meeting for Rock Your Bliss with Mary Beth LaRue and an afternoon planning sesh for an upcoming speaking event. The day ends with a sweaty run or yoga class, red wine with friends and time with my man and pups.

What inspires you?

People taking a step outside of their comfort zone and living it big. Brene Brown’s stand for wholehearted living and the power of vulnerability. Susanne Conrad, founder of igolu and Director of Possibility at lululemon. Love, not the fairy tale kind, the give it all you got, ebb and flow, raw-ness of love in relationship. Yoga. A rad group of powerful women in my life.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

When do you feel most alive?

I feel most alive on a mountaintop, with my family, on a stage public speaking, rocking karaoke, on the beach, when I am dripping sweat from a great yoga class or gnarly run, and when I am learning something new with my black rimmed glasses on, taking notes and expanding.

What’s on your ipod?

John Cougar Mellencamp, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Sylvan Esso, Whitney Houston, Ray LaMontagne and Lord Huron. Sprinkle in some Coldplay, Bon Iver and Alexi Murdoch.

What are some of your BIG goals right now?

Wow, one of my biggest goals right now is planning my wedding (insert excited face here) to my main man, Chris Hynes. We are tying the knot in Colorado in June 2015 and we are making it an all out adventure! Another big goal right now is nailing our 2015 Rock Your Bliss retreats to Sayulita, Portugal and NYE in Bali. Creating new content, grounding in our values and sharing yoga + goals with the World! Finally, I want to write a book that is more self-help in layman’s terms with a twist of karaoke and bliss. More to come on that big one!

What’s one goal that you are most proud about achieving?

Leaving my dream job at lululemon atheltica to pursue and really scare the shi*t out of myself to create my own dream job and work for myself! GOALS ALIVE, it is really real and it is so in-your-face development.

If you could give people just one tip to help them rock their goals, what would it be?

My one tips for all the goal-getters out there would be to create your base, that space where you can connect within, ground and get clear. Create a list of your values, the deep soul connection that make you, YOU. Keep the list visible, create your day through theses values, filter your HELL YES goals through these values and check yourself before your wreck yourself with these values when making big decisions. It is a game changer.

Thank you, Jacki!

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