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Jennifer Barley | The KickStart Coach
St. Petersburg, FL
The KickStart Coach | Get Inspired. Get in the Game.
Interests: personal development, reading, teaching, exercise, coaching, weight watchers, ipec, quirky random thoughts
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You know you are marrying your perfect energetic match when a conversation goes like this... me: what song should we walk down the aisle to? Kar: Crazy Train seems really appropriate. me: OMG! That would be THE best. Let me work on something... Kar: yes, dear me: I think a little Ignition (R. Kelly) would be great...that is the song... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Jennifer Barley
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at the end of the week, I will be getting married. Years ago, if any one would have said to me "guess what, you will be marrying your perfect energetic match, someone that brings you joy, love, fun, laughter. She'll have detached involvement with your quirks and habits. She is a Jersey Girl. You will end up loving golf, opening... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Jennifer Barley
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My list of things that excite me is a mile long. Reading books, kayaking, riding my bike, playing golf, spending time with my girl, writing my blog, traveling, live music, art festivals, meditating, getting organized, planning my upcoming wedding, creating business programs, attending seminars, taking classes, hanging with family, coaching, playing the piano, walking, watching Under the Gunn, and the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Jennifer Barley
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The Beatles sang about it. Rumi wrote about it. Air Supply was all out of it. Love is one of the two things everyone wants in life. We already have such an abundance of love -- to give, to feel, to share. But so often we shield, protect, and hide our love from others. We do that out of fear.... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Jennifer Barley
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When I was 2 - 1/2 years old, my mom was shocked to see that my dad had encouraged me to climb up the ladder of the high dive at the pool, walk the length of the diving board and jump off to meet my dad who was treading water down below waiting for me. I loved it and wanted... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Jennifer Barley
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A genuine orginial. Find your voice. Make a difference. Don't forget where you came from, and never lose sight of where you are going. Believe in your gifts, cherish them and explore their possibilities. BE BRAVE & WILD AT HEART. Make mistakes & don't be afraid to ask questions. Embrace all the things that make you unique. Practice kindness &... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Jennifer Barley
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What? Go out there and screw up? Is that really the advice of the day? You bet your 'yes, you can handle anything' ass that IS the advice of the day. If you don't put yourself out there and be ok with screwing up -- you will never go and do anything 100%. Fear will hold you back. In order... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at Jennifer Barley
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I often hear how people do not like transition. There is a fear of the unknown. There is the disappointment that something did not work out. There is the having to let go. There is the uncertainty of how it will all come together. The beautiful thing about transition is that when you are transitioning from one thing to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Jennifer Barley
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I get a massage every Monday. It is my special treat to myself to help me take care of me, to relax, to honor my body and to thank my muscles for what they do for me. Today my appointment was at 12:45. Right before it was time to leave, due to a variety of factors, I did not have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at Jennifer Barley
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I don't feel like I have caught my breath. I am not fully inhaling. I am not fully exhaling. My breathing feels a bit choppy, short, sporadic and not centered. I am in my head a lot. I have been on a bit of a 'whirlwind' lately. Go-go-go. Now don't get me wrong, I love my little go-getter self. However... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2012 at Jennifer Barley
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So often we put labels on who we are --- I am a daughter, a sister, a teacher, a community member, a democrat, a volunteer etc. As soon as we follow 'I am...' with a word -- we are not allowing our whole being to shine through. Those words...daughter, teacher etc. are descriptors of various roles we play in this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Jennifer Barley
"Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your “here and now” intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally." ~Eckhart Tolle~ this is a repost from July 27, 2012. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at Jennifer Barley
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It has been a full fall and it is all flying by way too fast. Since September 9th I have been on the road for 34 days -- doing the iPEC World Tour -- bouncing around between San Antonio, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta and Tampa. I announced my partnership with Ed Abel of the Skillpreneur Business Growth Center and we have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Jennifer Barley
The September Coaches KickStart Club was filled with tips and strategies to get powerful testimonials from your clients. Here is the free audio file in case you missed the call or you want to hear it again. Download KickStart Your Testimonial - Audio File To download to your computer --... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2012 at Coaches KickStart Club
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Ever since I was 16 years old I had visions of me living in Florida, being a radio DJ and riding around town on my scooter. It is interesting how each of those pieces of the vision have happened although not all at the same time. I went to college and majored in broadcasting and was a summer intern announcer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Jennifer Barley
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Life doesn't always turn out the way that we think it will. Often we hold tightly to a vision that was created so long ago of what we thought our life would be like....and when life doesn't turn out that way, we can't let go of the old vision. We spend a lot energy living with regret, with disappointment, with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at Jennifer Barley
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into the future. Tick-tock-tick. It is hard to believe how fast time flies. In just a blink of an eye, it is Monday, August 20, 2012. How did it all happen so fast? Where does the time go? Habits can easily enter our lives or disappear from our lives. We may have had the best routine going and then all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at Jennifer Barley
The August call was packed full of Q & A! You wanted to ask and I wanted to tell.... Download this free audio file to hear an action packed hour about all things coaching. Download KickStart Club - Ask The Coach To download to your computer -- PC: left click... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at Coaches KickStart Club
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is always in the present moment. I have a set of Louise Hay's Power Thought Cards and on rare occasion I pull a random card to read the message. This 64- card series is filled with affirmations to help you connect with your inner strengths. The card I pulled today was about being in the present moment. The back of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at Jennifer Barley
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One of my favorite quotes of all time is: "It is better to follow the voice inside and be at war with the whole world then to follow the ways of the world and be at war with your deepest self." ---- Michael Pastore Don't you just love, love, love that one? But how often do we go against who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at Jennifer Barley
"Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your “here and now” intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally." ~Eckhart Tolle~ Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at Jennifer Barley
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and gives you the opportunity to decide if that's who you want to be. Ok, take that in. Read it again. One more time. That's right -- we have the power to decide who we want to be. And we have the power to change our mind. It is about creating, re-creating and re-creating some more. It just takes a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at Jennifer Barley
It is important to be able to develop trust and intimacy with your clients. Building the client relationship and having a strong in-the-moment presence is essential. Be sure to listen to this month's Coaches KickStart Club call to hear tips, ideas and suggestions from fellow coaches on how to do... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2012 at Coaches KickStart Club