We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordan Pendleton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jordan, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I personally view risk as a requirement in order to grow and continue evolving as a human and professional! However, risk-taking isn’t always what we first think about. We often think about pushing ourselves harder, going bigger, and taking leaps of faith. In certain seasons, that is exactly what we must do. And in other seasons, it feels like more of a risk to slow down, rest, and recalibrate. In my history, the times that I’ve listened to that internal nudge and knowing, taken the risk in front of me, and gotten out of my comfort zone, it has always paid off! Risk is rarely logical and almost always more emotionally challenging than anything because you are required to go into the unknown and build faith and confidence beyond your own understanding.
What should our readers know about your business?
Have you ever felt like you were just going through the motions of life? Perhaps even succeeding by all standards – but something still felt like it was “missing” from your life? That perhaps there was more to life that you were experiencing? I certainly have, and that’s where a lot of my journey began to take hold and what has led me to the business that I am in today and why I am so passionate about it. 5 years ago, I was dedicated to growing my financial planning business. I had been in the business for about 3 years, and had hit a lot of milestones in the business early on. I was working hard, dedicated, and focused. Built my way up to a solid paycheck for a 25-year-old and seemed like “I had it all”. From the outsider’s perspective, that was… On the inside, I was crumbling. My health was deteriorating and had developed severe scalp psoriasis – which I believe from the amount of stress and high expectations I was putting on myself to perform and excel. I was not prioritizing my relationships and was growing emotionally distant from my family, boyfriend (now husband), and we were fighting often. I was exhausted, burned out, and disconnected from why I was even doing what I was doing. I went through a coaching program with RevenueTribe as a customer – and woke up to the realization that I was living my life by the world’s ambiguous definition of success and not my own. That I had a deep-seated belief that I needed to be someone I wasn’t in order to be successful, loved, and accepted. So, I went on an adventure to find my real and true self. To discover what it was that I actually wanted out of life and what really mattered to me. I have been reunited with my purpose and passion for life again! And realized that I am here to help others do exactly the same thing! Now, I work as a Mindset Coach with RevenueTribe to help people to rediscover their truest selves and uncover the hidden (and false) belief systems and identities that they are operating out of so that they can realign their lives with what ACTUALLY matters to them in life. And ultimately make the impact they were created for! It’s been incredibly challenging… but also equally as rewarding. There is NOTHING better than knowing that you like yourself, you love who you are becoming, and that you were put here for a reason! We all have a purpose that deeply matters in this world. It’s just our job to peel back the layers and have the courage to live into that!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If we had the whole week, I’d do my best to give the full Colorado and Denver experience! One or two of the days would for sure be spent in the mountains. Grabbing coffee at Tomari’s off of 285 and then followed by some hiking in the foothills (Deer Creek Canyon or around Morrison) or if it was winter, heading to Vail for a ski/snowboarding day! Another day would be checking out a workout class at Compass Fitness followed by coffee and a chocolate croissant at Aviano in Cherry Creek. Maybe walk around and check out the stores! Go for a walk at Wash Park. Dinner at Machete in Cherry Creek… Anything with fun active adventures, being outside on a patio, and good coffee and pastries paired with deep, authentic conversations… that’s my jam! And probably my friends’ as well 🙂
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’m so grateful for the guidance, support, and mentorship that I’ve been given along my journey! It sounds cliché, but I wouldn’t be where I am without my family. My parents and brother, first and foremost, for always supporting my crazy, illogical passion and being the best lifelong cheerleaders that I could ever ask for. My husband, Zach, for providing me so much stability and support – financially, emotionally, and beyond. He’s continued to believe in me and my dreams even when I wanted to give up! I’ve had many coaches and mentors that I’m also so thankful for. Nora A’Bell and Christine Hernandez (and our whole team) at RevenueTribe have been guiding lights and a solid support structure on my path that I could not do without. It takes a village to raise a baby and a business – my community is one of the things I am most proud of and grateful for!