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Jaime Cohen  Communication Coach & Consultant Personal Branding & @LinkedIn video I help you use #TheRightWords to share powerful stories💪 📍Denver🔜Chicago

Wishing has never worked for me. Dreaming or willing something into existence has been a practice of mine since I was a kid. ⁣⁣
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Wishing and dreaming are two very different things. ⁣⁣

👤A wish is a hope that something may happen. ⁣⁣
🗣A dream is a plan that is being prepped for action!⁣⁣
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After years of hard work, some of my dreams have come true. Now, I’m ready to take them to the next level 💪⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
What better a place to level up those dreams than #Dreamtopia?! March 14 - 15, Dreamtopia is being hosted by @cathy.heller of and I would LOVE to win a ticket from @spiritairlines to be there.⁣⁣
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This fall I had the opportunity to attend a recording of @DontKeepYourDayJob and was inspired. The insight Cathy has when it comes creating your dream career is powerful. @reenawilliamwatts and I even recorded an episode of #JaimeAndReensOnTheScene which got tens of thousands of views on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram!⁣⁣
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Creating video content is a passion of mine & I can only imagine the magic I’d be able to capture with so many incredible entrepreneurs in one room!⁣⁣
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#SpiritAirlines #DontKeepYourDayJob #BigDreams

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Congratulations @marcomchantel! Please contact @inkandvolt to receive your planner!!!
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Winner picked by random selection software.
🎉Giveaway🎉: details at the bottom of this post!
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I’m all about taking calculated risks. This makes me a hybrid planner/action taker.
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“Playing it by ear” IS NOT my thing. A couple of years ago I decided my basic planner wasn’t cutting it. So, I spent 6 months finding a planner that fit all of my needs:
📖Weekly spread
📕Hard cover with book binding 🖊Space for notes
✔️Priority list
👜Fit inside my bag
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#InkandVolt has been the perfect fit for the past couple of years. Big thanks to founder (who is an engineering director and total BA btw), @katemats for creating such a perfect planning, journaling, note taking combo 💪
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As a post Valentine’s Day special I want to share my love for the @inkandvolt planner. I’m partnering with them to give one to you!
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🎉🎉HOW TO ENTER🎉🎉
1️⃣ Like this photo
2️⃣ Follow me & @inkandvolt
3️⃣ Tag your Valentines & Galentines
1 tag = 1 entry
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Giveaway closes Feb 19 at 9:00 PM PST. Winner will be announced Feb 22 and must respond within 48 hours. Giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram.
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By entering, entrants confirm that they are at least 18 years of age and are within the continental United States. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
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Thank you to my planner-spread model/Valentine, @ben_schrier 💜💜

Our happiness lies in our ability to express ourselves as we are. Why waste time trying to be someone or something you’re not?
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The you, you are is the best version of you. Whether that be the way you speak, the way you dress, or the way you do business. It’s all okay.
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All that said, sometimes things don’t seem to go right. Know this, you have all the right stuff, but sometimes you’re just not using #TheRightWords.
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They’re not so hard to find, but if you need a guide I’m always here to show you the way 💪. Shoot me a DM and let’s get started.

Wiped out from spending a great first day in NYC. I’ve been up since 3:30AM! So ready for bed but wired from all of the excitement!
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Can you relate? What do you do to wind down?
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If you’re in the city tomorrow, be sure to come see me and a bunch of other amazing entrepreneurs at the WeWork at Grand Central at 6pm for #entrepreneurbusinesslive!
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P.s. my @danielwellington promo expires soon! Use code JAIMBALAYA for 15% off your purchase!
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A picture is worth 1000 words and y’all know how important words are to me.
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2018 was tough, but incredible. It was a year of change and discomfort, but also so many wins. One being having @nicoleastonphoto select this shot and a couple others for her Best of 2018! She is my incredible.
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It has taken so much time to get to where I am. And with all that I’ve accomplished, there is still a long way to go.
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Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. day and my friend @notaudreyboyle and I were discussing time and resistance to change.
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MLK changed the fabric of society for all Americans. He preached equality and inclusiveness, something people of his time weren’t ready for.
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Today MLK is an American hero, BUT 50 years ago his disapproval rate was 75%!
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Doing great work and making life altering change is not easy. Many people will not understand and will not support you in the beginning. But don’t let that stop you from making waves. You could be the spark that changes the world forever, so long as you stay focussed and persevere!

Swipe to see the video of the big chop!
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Change can be scary when it is thrust upon us. When we make the decision to change ourselves, that fear turns into power.
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Hair is something that people fee very connected to. For a long time my long, curly hair was something I felt defined me. So, when I was 20 I decided to cut it all off.
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I hated it at first. But, eventually I grew to really like it.
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Since then, I’ve cut it off every few years and donated it to #pantenebeautifullengths. They create wigs for women going through chemo, free of charge.
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Two years ago I donated 18” and last year 14”!
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Big change seems scary before it happens, but once it’s happen it can become thrilling!
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Which changes have you made lately?

No matter how well someone “seems” like they’re doing, you never see the full picture.
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We’re all trying to look our best and do our best, but then when we’re alone we wonder if we’re good enough.
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We are.
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I am so proud of where I am today. I am in a completely different place than I was this time last year. BUT there are still days when I ask myself “Am I making the right choices? Am I on the right path?” I know that I am. And, so are you. The path changes and so does the terrain, but where we are now is where we’re supposed to be!
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A friend told me today, “You should look in the mirror everyday and tell yourself there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be 100% confident. You have everything you need to succeed!”
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We are the voice inside our own head and each of us is a gift. Let’s revel in that!
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If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping check out @danielwellington. They are offering 10% off gift sets and you can use my code JAIMBALAYA for an additional 15% off. PLUS, there’s free gift wrapping! #ad #dwforeveryone #danielwellington

I’m always inspired by people who are “put together”. I do my best to keep it together, but I need help now and then. Especially when I’m traveling. That perfectly laid out backpack flat lay never happens for me haha.
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BUT thanks to @shoppierrelacroix this is my very first trip where I haven’t lost anything.
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It’s important to remember that Instagram gives us a curated version of everyone’s life.
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No one’s hair is perfect
No one can comfortably walk in 6 inch heels all day
No one’s backpack is perfectly organized at all times
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If you every feel like you can’t keep it together, remember we’re all doing the best we can and that’s good enough.
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I’ve partnered with #shoppierrelacroix for an awesome giveaway!
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You can WIN a Pierre LaCroix toiletry bag! It’s 100% cruelty-free leather 💪
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How to enter:

1. Follow @shoppierrelacroix to qualify INSTANTLY
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2. Visit the link in their bio to gain more giveaway entries!
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The giveaway closes November 30th, when THREE winners will be chosen! Good luck!
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The years are short though the days are long.
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I’ve often felt like I was running out of time, which made me think, “Am I making the most of the time I have?” Living life in the present rather than 10 steps ahead is the life I’m living now. I’m thankful to be able to spend the holiday season surrounded by the people that I love.
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I’ve partnered with @danielwellington to give you something extra sweet to celebrate.
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Use my code JAIMBALAYA for 15% off on top of the 49% discount they’re already offering for Black Friday! #ad

It would be okay
To say you’ve had enough
To say no to that extra project
To give up the grind
To go back to sleep
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But what would happen if you
Held on a little longer
Said yes to that project
Pushed the grind a little further
Didn’t press snooze
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Two years ago I decided I wanted a life where I chose my path. I wanted to live in Colorado and be able to travel to see my in-laws in La Jolla whenever I wanted.
Because of my OG Instagram tribe and my new LinkedIn crew, I was able to make that dream a reality. Thank you all for your likes, comments, and most of all your support!
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I’ll be in La Jolla till December 1st, with a brief stint in LA over Thanksgiving weekend.
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Planning a San Diego meet up to the week after Thanksgiving! DM me for details 💪😍

Let’s get super real here. WE ALL HAVE OUR INSECURITIES. If we don’t point them out, truly, no one notices. That said, pointing them out can help to confirm that those things aren’t half as bad as we think.
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I am insecure about my skin. Because of the birth control I take to treat health issues, I developed melasma (spots on my face). I didn’t know this could happen so check with your doctor before taking any birth control!!
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Truthfully, I put on concealer for this photo, even though I was going to wash it off.
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Now, I am very careful about what I put on my skin. The better I treat my skin the better I feel! I try to use natural products that use fewer harsh chemicals and are environmentally conscious.
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@naturabrasil.us was named in the top 20 most sustainable brands IN THE WORLD and is Brazil’s #1 beauty brand.
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The foaming cleanser and hydra-nourish moisturizer have become part of my daily cleansing and moisturizing routine. Both are super light and feel nice on my skin.
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I don’t have to worry about buildup or peeling during the day and that makes me happy!
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How do you take care of your skin?
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After all of these years, I’m finally home 💜.
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Happiness can be found in the little things. In Colorado, I find these things everywhere.
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This time last year I was absolutely miserable. I hated my job, couldn’t stand the cold, and was fed up with my surroundings.
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Things are different now.
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On Monday, my husband and I arrived in Denver after a 3-day road trip across the US.
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I feel happy pretty regularly, own a business (where I help people communicate more effectively and get what they want), love my clients, live in a place I adore, and see the sun shine EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
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I’m still rewiring and adapting to the slower pace here, but I love it. The people here are kind and I find so much joy in the kindness of strangers.
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Just the other day I was at the grocery and was on my phone in the car for a while. The woman parked next to me (having seen me in her way in) thought I was having car trouble and asked if I needed help. 💜💜💜
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This is Colorado. This is the way people are here.
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And so, my heart is drenched in love and my skin is parched 😂😂😂. It’s so dry here, but it beats the humidity!
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Thank you @SoapAndGlory & @ultabeauty for keeping my skin soft and hydrated!
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