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E137: Using an Athlete Mentality to Take Fast Action with Jenna Klopfenstein

By June 21, 2023No Comments

In this episode, we chat with growth coach and community builder, Jenna Klopfenstein. Jenna helps ambitious women take fast action towards their huge vision by challenging them to step out of their comfort zones and into their potential. In their conversation, Renee and Jenna discuss the importance of taking action, being imperfect, and investing in mentorships and events for personal growth. They also talk about Jenna’s journey, her background in sports, and how her podcast and annual event, Next Level, have impacted her life and the lives of her clients. Tune in to gain insights on how to tap into your potential and create a new reality by embracing discomfort and taking messy action.

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:

  • How embracing discomfort and taking action lead to success
  • How failure leads to growth
  • Taking your life to the next level through accountability

Episode Highlights:

[12:37] How Embracing Discomfort and Taking Action Lead to Success

Success is not about being perfect or having all the answers. It’s about taking that first step, even if it feels uncomfortable. Too often, people get stuck in over-analysis paralysis and think they need to have everything figured out before they can move forward. But the truth is, the ones who make it and live out their dreams are the ones who allow themselves to be imperfect and embrace discomfort. They don’t let fear hold them back from taking action. It’s not about checking boxes or having credentials, it’s about learning and growing along the way. So take that first action and see where it takes you. That’s how you move the needle and make an impact.

To live out your dreams and achieve big things, it’s important to focus on the present moment and take action. Don’t wait for things to be perfect before you start. Instead, embrace learning, growth, and pivoting as you move forward. Failure is a natural part of the process, so don’t let it hold you back. Instead, learn from your mistakes and keep pushing forward. By taking action now and staying persistent, you can turn your dreams into reality and accomplish great things.

[14:33] How Failure Leads to Growth

The challenges we face in life are where we have the most opportunity for growth. Unfortunately, many people choose to stay within their comfort zone because they fear failure and the unknown. But I don’t believe in failure as a concept. Instead, I see it as an opportunity to learn, grow, and evolve. It’s important to try new things and take risks, even if it means facing the possibility of failure. In sports, for example, if you’re a forward in soccer and you never try to take on the defender, will you ever score a goal? No, probably not. The defender might steal the ball from you eight out of ten times, but those two times you get past them, you can score the game-winning goal. So don’t be afraid to take risks and learn from both your successes and failures. That’s how you grow and improve as a person.

[35:22] Taking Your Life to the Next Level

If you’re serious about taking your life to the next level, it’s important to have accountability and a supportive community around you. Find a one-on-one mentor or people who understand your vision and potential, and who will help you move forward. These individuals should see beyond your current circumstances and recognize who you can become. Look for people with whom you can have deeper conversations and form meaningful relationships. By surrounding yourself with the right people, you’ll increase your chances of success and fulfillment in life.

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