Jordan Goodman is the type of person who makes you want to learn more, do more and be more. His energy, experiences and drive have the power to shift how we approach our lives and work, inspiring us to recommit ourselves to a growth mindset.
Jordan's recent feature in En Root, What Makes Us Feel Alive, will make you want to know more about him. We are pleased to share more with you here, in our Q+A with Jordan below!
This month's theme is all about impact through growth. Tell us about how you define growth, and how you stay committed to a growth mindset through your work.
Growth is synonymous with life. I'm committed to locating stagnation and complacency. Even if I choose to extend myself some grace if immediate change feels overwhelming, I at least prefer to make this choice with awareness. I practice various mindfulness techniques, rely on social support, and engage in creative practices to cultivate and maintain a growth mindset.
At OutGrowth, we are committed to providing others with the tools for true growth. What do you think we as individuals can do to begin our growth journey today?
I believe self awareness + self acceptance = self love. Inside game, first.
Tell us about your most significant professional moment to date.
I convinced one of the world's premier pro wrestling companies to create a full-time leadership position for me in which I led their branding and communications. In nearly two years, I accomplished my personal and professional goals and left on my own terms after producing a sold-out Madison Square Garden pay-per-view event.
How did this experience change the course of your life, your career or your outlook?
It was further proof that if I'm willing to accept what truly makes me feel alive while effectively communicating how my skills can fulfill a market need, I can get paid for experiences that are even beyond my wildest dreams.
If you could go back in time and give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Trust in what gives you energy.
What is your favorite quote or song lyric?
“A genius is the one most like himself." ― Thelonious Monk
At OutGrowth, we believe in preparing the next generation of leaders. Based on your experience to date, what are the top three career competencies that you believe are essential in 2022?
1. Ability to lead self and others
2. Communication skills rooted in self-esteem and empathy
3. Emotional Intelligence
What's next? What are your next steps toward growth in 2022?
Continuing to expand my one-on-one Beatwell Professional Coaching client base and returning to conferences and the workplace to facilitate Beatwell programs for wellness, culture-building, and professional development outcomes.
Jordan Goodman, LCPC believes life improves when we become more in-rhythm with ourselves and our work.
Here’s how you can connect with him:
Professional Coaching: www.BeatwellCoaching.com
Drum-Based Wellness and Community-Building Sessions: www.Beatwell.org
Podcasts: “Chocolate Croissants” and POST Wrestling’s “The Wellness Policy”