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I’m honored to have Jessie Jarvis on the podcast today!
Jessie is someone I have followed on social media and admired for a very long time, so I was very excited to have a conversation with her on my show. Jessie grew up on her family’s ranch, and while she originally thought she wanted to leave the ranch life behind, she quickly realized she missed the people, and what the ranching lifestyle embodied. She now ranches alongside her husband on her family’s operation with their kids. For Jessie, getting to raise her children on the ranch feels extraordinarily rewarding. Jessie has a true passion for both the ag and western industries, which led her to create her company, Of The West, a job platform built specifically to connect hundreds of employers and job seekers in these industries.
We talk all about some of the key communication challenges that arise (not only in the ag and western spaces, but everywhere in our society), choosing to show up and BE the actual change you want to see in the world, why a strong work ethic, communication skills, and other soft skills matter more than you think, and more. Jessie and I both know firsthand the power that comes from consistently investing in yourself – whether that’s coaching, education, or even listening to podcasts regularly (we both have our own shows after all)!
With everything always happening at rapid speeds and our society telling us to constantly ‘go go go’, sometimes the BEST thing to do is take a pause…and get smooth. Jessie really is leading by example, and making a huge impact in the ag and western industries; I know you’ll love hearing all of the incredible knowledge she has to share in this episode!
Jessie Jarvis is a wife, mother, third-generation rancher, and Founder of Of The West. Jessie was born and raised on her family’s cattle ranch in Southern Idaho, which at an early age, instilled in her the importance of a strong work ethic, and a deep appreciation for the American West. In addition to her lifelong involvement raising cattle, Jessie has had over a decade’s worth of experience in print and digital media, both writing for and producing various agriculture and western fashion publications, as well as freelancing in ag and western communications. Jessie’s passion for ag + western industries is unmatched, and is what led her to create Of The West, a job platform built specifically for the two industries. Since its launch in 2021, Of The West has helped connect hundreds of employers and job seekers, partnered with cornerstone organizations in the industry, and is leading the charge in cultivating the future of the agriculture + western industries.
In this episode, Leading by Example with Jessie Jarvis, we cover:
- Jessie’s story of growing up in ranching + her passion for both agriculture and western industries, which led her to create her company, Of The West
- Some of the major communication challenges we face in our world today when working closely (and simply interacting) with others
- Understanding both sides of the common phrase ‘this is the way we’ve always done it’ in the ag and western spaces
- Choosing to actually BE more of the change that you want in the world
- The variety of resources Of The West offers employers, employees, and contractors
- Why having a good work ethic, communication habits, and other valuable soft skills go a lot farther than you think
- The benefits that come from consistently investing in yourself with education, skills, knowledge, etc.
- The importance of self-awareness (and actually implementing it) + taking a ‘pause’ before trying a different approach with what you’re doing
Resources & Links:
- Of The West Directory
- Good Movement Trainings
- Learn more about T’s coaching, group trainings, and self-guided learning
- Shop FFB
- Good Movement music by: Aaron Espe
- Podcast produced by: Jill Carr Podcasting
Connect with Jessie:
- Follow on Instagram @ofthewest.co and @mrsjjarv
- Follow on Facebook
- Connect on LinkedIn
- Check out her website
- Listen to her podcast: Leaders Of The West
Connect with Terryn:
- Follow on Instagram @terryn.drieling
- Check out my website
- Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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More about the Good Movement Draws Good Movement podcast:
In stockmanship (the art and science of handling cattle in a safe, effective, low-stress manner), we have this phrase . . . good movement draws good movement.
It’s this thing that happens when we ask a small group of cattle, maybe a cow, or a pair to move out in a certain direction and their movement draws the whole herd into moving in the same direction.
Good movement happens when we approach the cattle with a positive attitude, read and really listen to what they’re telling us, and communicate accordingly.
We don’t approach the aware, flighty cattle the same as we do the tame, docile cattle. We adjust ourselves, our energy, and approach, and communicate with each differently.
These adjustments help us effectively draw good movement from each, which then draws good movement from the herd. But it starts with us.
The same is true for humans. Good movement starts with us.
Welcome to Good Movement Draws Good Movement, the podcast where farmers, ranchers, and rural folks can grow relationally through awareness, understanding, and effective communication.
Hey, it’s me – T. I’m your host, and I, along with my guests, will be covering topics related to drawing good movement – things like self and social awareness, brain science, positive psychology, extending grace, and so much more.
We’ll share tools that can help you understand why you are the way you are, why others are the way they are, and how you can use that to step out of self-told lies with grace and compassion to draw good movement in conversations, relationships, and life in rural America.
Tune in every Tuesday and make sure to hit subscribe so you never miss an episode! Let’s go draw good movement!