Grab your big ass glass of wine or steaming mug of tea and curl up to binge my very best articles on living a fulfilling life; letting your 80-yo future self be your guide!

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Future self work is my jam. It’s my go-to for myself when I’m working through hard shit and it’s where I start each of my clients by creating a super detailed vision of their wisest, coolest, badassest 80-yo selves. Why? Because it helps us make better choices and take action NOW instead of wallowing around […]

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The only way one can live a life full of fulfillment and deep contentment is to fully love oneself. ✨ The good, the bad, and the downright ugly. Warts and all. ✨ Even when you’ve been the asshole. ✨ Especially when you’ve acted out of integrity. And this is what scares people away from doing […]

The most powerful exercise I’ve ever done – the one that makes my transformational changes stick year after year – that’s fun and full of possibilities and hope – that I’ve centered my coaching around…is how to create your future self. Your Future Self Has the Answers Today You Needs Creating a vision of your […]

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I certainly had this fear when at 45, with most likely over half my life behind me, I had decades under my belt feeling resentful, unfulfilled, bored, and on top of it all – ungrateful because my life was actually pretty fucking great (from the outside). Can we say “miserable cow” lol? I remember very […]

Are You Worried About Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman - Coaching with Jen Vertanen

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One of the tools I use often in both my coaching and my day job (software development project manager) is the concept of reverse engineering. The technical definition is the reproduction of another manufacturer’s product following detailed examination of its construction or composition but I like to think of it as deconstructing what you want […]

A daring older woman jumping into water with the words Start With the End in Mind to Become Your Future Self with Jen Vertanen

My 80-year-old self. My north star. My wisest mentor.  I’ve worked hard to create a loving and productive relationship with her. She never leads me astray. She’s never unkind to me. She always guides me in the right direction. She is warm and loving and hilarious and feisty and loves to dance and sing and […]

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A pair of older woman's hands clasped - she's wearing a green gingham dress with the words the wisdom of your future self

Does 80-yo you still love PSLs and getting into all sorts of fun trouble? I bet she does!

What advice does your 80-yo future self have for you?

She is NOT messing around when it comes to her life's fulfillment + contentment. She holds the answers to questions like "Is this all there is?", "Is it ok to want more?", and "What's it all for?".

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