About Adrian Jessen

Adrian Jessen has worked as a Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist for over 14 years. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Life Coaching from Liberty University. Her passion is helping women reach their goals! That’s right – Adrian’s passion is YOU! Her desire is that you would realize that your goals of physical, spiritual, and mental health are so much more achievable than you ever dreamed. Adrian is a monthly contributor to DoAhead Woman but you can receive weekly inspiration from Adrian by visiting her at www.adrianjessen.com.

When Dealing With It Makes It Worse

Spring has finally arrived!

To me, that’s pretty doggone exciting. Spring and fall are my absolute favorite times of year.

Somehow the transition from the cold dark of winter to the warm, bright green of spring makes me a lot happier. I get too comfortable “just dealing with” the doldrums of winter and seem not to get a whole lot accomplished.

But, SPRING HAS ARRIVED! [Read more…]

What Is the Secret to Self Discipline?

Are you ready for some things in your life to be better?

When I was in high school, I injured my ankle pretty badly playing soccer. Back then we didn’t have an awesome athletic trainer on staff, so I did what any red-blooded teenager did in those days – I kept playing on it. [Read more…]

How To Get (and STAY) Motivated

Let me ask you one simple question – what is your motivation?

What I mean is – what drives you to do the things you do? When you make a decision, a choice, or take action – what moves you?

Maybe you have some areas in your life that you aren’t exactly happy with and feel like you need to make some changes. Why have you? Or better yet – why haven’t you?

We all have various reasons for doing what we do. But, in the grand scheme of things, there are really only 2 major motivators ——– [Read more…]

The Two Most Important Things to Remember When Setting Goals


I was just scrolling through Twitter, as I often do, and came across a short video clip from Pastor Steven Furtick that really made me think.

It made me ask myself a question I think most of us could benefit from asking –

How do my expectations measure up to my abilities? [Read more…]

Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

You’ve been asked that question before, right? It’s a favorite of college admissions boards, scholarship essays, and job interviews.

Of course, my favorite answer was always, “In a mirror,” but no one else ever seemed to find that quite as humorous and I did.

Really, though…where do you see yourself in 5 years? [Read more…]

How to Get Better at Just About Anything


Have you ever learned a new skill and noticed it took for-bloomin’-ever to get good at it?

Maybe you just had a junior high basketball flashback! B.E.E.F. anyone? (Maybe that was just me). Or perhaps you remember learning to play piano or guitar. Or, it may have seemed it took you longer than most to get that squat form just right at the gym.

Whatever skill came roaring into your mind, the point is that learning something new always takes time. And it’s quite scientific. [Read more…]