We had the good fortune of connecting with Jen Conley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jen, what role has risk played in your life or career?
It’s funny. Risk taking has been coming up for me a lot recently. I keep seeing it. Embrace the fear of risk. Our fear of something new, and the whole imposter syndrome that we struggle with, is our own psyche trying to protect us. As long as we embrace that, accept it for what it is, we can move forward. No risk = no reward, right?
I am learning to embrace that fear as my own mind trying to protect me.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I have wanted to help others, & our world as we know it as long as I can remember. For so long, I was stuck in how to go about it. I took jobs to get by in my younger years. Took psychology in college. If you ask me why I didn’t pursue it then, I could not give you a good answer. I guess the answer is, I wasn’t ready. I do not believe there are mistakes in life. Only goals, & reflection. The messy middle is there to teach us.
I went on to study Hypnosis in pursuit of my dreams of a therapy related practice. At that time, the internet did not exist as it does today, so once I graduated, I became stagnant on what to do next.
Massage Therapy became my next career choice to help people, & there I grew exponentially. I learned some other modalities along with it. I began to study NLP, & started my interest in life coaching. Massage was something I was naturally good at.
Enter, Husband, & the mom life. This was my other dream, & is where my focus turned. I went to work to build my parents’ business because they allowed me a flexible schedule. My 14 years in the business world has prepared me to venture out on my own.
It is my turn. No more imposter syndrome. I have overcome my blocks, & I want to help others do the same.
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.
My favorite areas to visit are 7th street, & Clearfork. On 7th street, you can find some of the best restaurants in Fort Worth.
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?
Growing up, my mom was a big influence on my interest in personal growth. We loved watching Oprah together. She was a big Wayne Dyer fan, & would quote him often.
I knew my whole life that I wanted to be involved in something bigger than myself, & my mom was instrumental in that.
She was always honest with me, & she trusted me to make my own decisions.
I am now a part of an amazing group of women. In Pretty Little Life Coaching, we are on a mission to raise up as many women as we can reach, including each other. We have weekly meetings with each other, & events that we host. I feel so fulfilled to finally be doing what I love.