Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings Is When You Dive Into Who You Are & Align Your Circumstances. When You Do There Is Joy – Jaclyn Steele
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We coming LIVE from Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings Radio! IF FULFILLING LIFE’S YEARNINGS HIT ME UP ON TWITTER @BlakeSoulet, and let me know! Send the positive vibes. We only about that FLY TALK and today’s guest brought it 100. Her name is Jaclyn Steele. She’s a musician and she’s about that life. You’ll find out for yourself when you hear her story.
I had been following Jaclyn on Instagram and I found her so interesting, that I reached out to her to be a special guest on the show via email. I reached out to her January 13, 2016 and she responded the same day, saying that she “would be honored” and “would love to do that!”
Once she that, it was on like popcorn. After an exchange of a few more emails, we scheduled the show for a month later.
Check out her bio below:
Jaclyn, born and raised in Iowa, started singing when she was three and remembers from an early age the desire to be a professional musician. She started performing locally at the age of six, and from that point on, knew that music was going to play a big role in her life. As a child, Jaclyn prepared for a career in music by taking vocal, piano, and guitar lessons. Every day after school she practiced singing along to various types of music to challenge her vocal range and discover what her voice was capable of doing. (She will tell you that she credits her after school practice sessions for clocking the ten thousand hours Malcolm Gladwell claims it requires to achieve expertise in any craft).
Her attention to detail and vocal control won her lead roles in local musicals, placement in talent shows, and invitations to sing the national anthem at local events. In 2012, she won Female Vocalist of the Year at the prestigious International Presentation of Performers competition in Los Angeles, CA.
After attending and graduating from Baylor University with a BA in International Studies, and a stint in New Orleans, Louisiana with Teach for America, Jaclyn decided her life long dream of a music career could wait no more. In a leap of faith, she moved to California and began a year of what she claims as “intense artist incubation” in which she, “studied the art of song writing [under the tutelage of Michael Capella], performance, character development, and the music industry.”
Intuitively, she knew if she wanted to make it in the entertainment industry, it would require more than raw talent, but also business savvy, and thick skin.
Jaclyn absolutely loves to perform and entertain, but she also strives to go a step further — connect with her audience. Every show is an opportunity to convey the power of music and its ability to take humanity through a wide range of emotions. With each song she sings, Jaclyn takes on the persona of the character within, hoping to tug on her audiences’ heart strings, but also to make them laugh, dance, and feel internal joy. Her humility combined with her sassy zest for life make for quite an entertainer — one that takes everything about her craft seriously except herself.
In sum, Jaclyn would offer her favorite quote of all time spoken by Mother Teresa, “I can do no great things, only small things with great love.” And that is exactly what Jaclyn wants to do — touch the lives of those around her through her great love of both music and humanity.
Her Favorite Topics To Talk About are:
- Being a Light in the World
- Being authentically you and reaching your full potential (aka dream catching)
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- Jaclyn is great! She’s one of the real ones
- We hit it off very well
- She grew up in a conservative family
- In corporate America, she felt like she was dying inside
- Music is her life. She’s a student of the game
- The Journey of a Musician
- The idea of safety is a fallacy
- Traditional employment is not as safe as people think it is
- The Should & Must Issue
- REBEL SOCIETY
- That she puts in work
- She’s not passionate about a ton of things
- Doubt is experienced by everyone – it’s a Human Emotion
- Playing Always Involves Work
- Crazy Amazing Things Happen When You Pursue Your Dreams
- Trains herself to live a life of No Expectations… Desired Feelings Instead – Be Authentic, Have Fun
- Jaclyn’s call to action: Dive in to who you are! Get curious. Check it out. Journal your feelings
- Jaclyn’s definition of Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings: When dive into who you are & align your circumstances, there is joy. There is Becoming
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Another great episode that will get you up to speed is FLY episode 020: FLY Millennials Making History. On this episode, I share that I am expanding the show to include conversations with Millennials that are Fulfilling their Life’s Yearnings. These Millennials are writing the script of their lives to whatever they want it be, and are taking action on their dreams to make them a reality.
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