Jacki Carr on redefining balance (and making room for failure)

“My definition of balance has failure in it.”

Jacki Carr

Welcome to season 2 of the Slow Home Podcast!

This week I sit down with goals coach, co-founder of Rock Your Bliss and incredible public speaker/human, Jacki Carr.

As you might remember, I did some heart/head work with Jacki last year before embarking on the Slow book tour and I loved experiencing the joy with which she helps people uncover their values and place them at the centre of their lives. The work Jacki and I did had an enormous impact on my time on the road, both in terms of how confident I felt living so far out of my comfort zone for months at a time, as well as how I was able to share my story and worldview with hundreds of people.

So, given the fact that we can’t seem to escape the ever-present ‘New Year, New Me’ vibes of this time of year, and that I knew Jacki would have some things to say about goals, resolutions and making shift happen in our lives, I thought there’d be no better way to kick off our new episodes for 2019.

In this conversation Jacki and I focus on:

  • resolutions and creating change
  • defining and committing to goals
  • uncovering our personal values
  • what balance actually looks like
  • developing a community of like-minded people
  • how to use social media as a tool for connection rather than a crutch

Questions featured in this episode:

  1. How do you help people define their values?
  2. How do you encourage people to keep re-centering on their values even when life keeps getting in the way?
  3. Have you intentionally developed a crew of people in your corner to support you in living with your values?
  4. What are your thoughts on balance?
  5. Do you look for ease in situations, or always look for expansion?
  6. When did developing in-person communities become important to you?
  7. Do you have any tools you use to help social media be a way to connect rather than a crutch?


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2 Responses to Jacki Carr on redefining balance (and making room for failure)

  1. Yikes… this was only the second podcast I have listened to from “Slow Your Home” and it might be my last. I was looking for a real applicable discussion on balance but this conversation seemed manic and full of cliches.

    I ask a genuine question… How do you find balance when what used to balance you has changed forever? As someone who was born and raised in Colorado, I used to find solace in the mountains, in the quiet reflection of nature, in the silence. Now the population boom in Colorado has created crowded trails full of people who disrespect that silence. It gives me anxiety to think that someone is leading loud discussions in groups of 30+ people up to hike. I realize that everything in life changes, but how does one replace something like that?

  2. Wow, see I find almost the complete opposite to Sarah. This podcast with Jacki Carr ignited something in me that I was having trouble wrapping my head around.
    It was full of process, advice and I found myself listening to it over again to write down the useful tools to get clear on my values.
    Within a few hours, I got all the way to them! Clear and written specifically for me! It gave way to the work I know I needed to do, but just wanted sure how to go about connecting into it.
    Loved this session with Brooke. One of my all time favorites
    And so happy to have Jacki Carr on my radar.
    Her energy is infectious!