Jacquelyn Umof is a former LA Laker Girl turned yogi. Now Action Jacquelyn is one of the biggest yoga influencers online. Known for her stunning poses, positive messaging and beautiful photography, Jacquelyn engages her fans through her “Get Stretchy” program. Jacquelyn is a trained ballerina, is on a mission to share her love of dance and movement with her huge Instagram audience, her subscribers on YouTube and on her wildly popular interactive blog.
Her fans love her 1-week challenges, daily motivations and infinite tools for mental and physical strength, growth, and improvement. Jacquelyn is a classically trained ballerina from a very young age, and has danced professionally for LINES Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Inland Pacific Ballet, and went on to be a Laker Girl for the Los Angeles Lakers. She has worked with major brands including Roxy, Victoria’s Secret, Power Bar, Pop Flex, Target, Bath and Body Works, and Alo Yoga.
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Here are a few key secrets we talked about in this episode:
- Michelle introduces Jacquelyn.
- Jacquelyn shares how she taught popular Pilates/yoga and Barre fitness classes at a local gym.
- One day, Jacquelyn was removed from the schedule. She found out later that someone else wanted her class times and was bad-mouthing her teaching techniques to others.
- She had always desired to reach a larger community, especially online. When she was removed from the schedule like she was nothing, it led to a time of questioning and wondering if this was her purpose.
- Jacquelyn surrounded herself with people who were “in her corner,” lifting her up.
- She followed her gut: she knew that what she was doing was right, which fed her drive and purpose as she continued to teach after that event occurred.
- “If I’m not getting haters, I’m not being impactful enough – [having haters] means I’ve taken a stand for something.” ~ Jacquelyn Umof
- “Criticism has more to do with the giver’s bad mood, and their life and what’s going on with them; it has nothing to do with me. I was just in the wrong place, wrong time. I get to let that go, and release that and have compassion on them. It takes a lot of practice though.” ~ Jacquelyn Umof
- It takes a certain resilience when you’re constantly putting yourself out there. Jacquelyn has to detach from the reactions and results. “Every day is trial and error; seeing if something is going to work or not.” ~ Jacquelyn Umof
- Having a huge sense of gratitude and letting that sink in and constantly practicing that gratitude every single day helps with learning detachment from the end results; surrendering to what will happen and trusting your vision will bring you to where you are supposed to be.
- When you hear NO, that can be a sign that the person or job is not right for you.
- Let yourself have fun and enjoy the work.
- Getting paid what you’re worth gets less scary the more you do it.
- Be willing to walk away if people say NO to what you have to offer.
- You don’t have to quit your day job for a hustle; allow yourself to be able to create without the pressure of having to make money RIGHT NOW – this allows creativity, love, and passion to flow.
- When you start to own your value and what you’re worth, you can flip the script and say NO.
- Jacquelyn explains why she will never post something that she doesn’t 100% believe in.
- Surrendering to your belief and your vision allows you to know that when you say NO, something more is coming your way.
- Jacquelyn shares what she would tell her younger self.
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