An interview with Jordan Mardis Life Coach



What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome in your life?

Finding forgiveness.


Remember the wonderful times you enjoyed with your mother when you were a child? Me too…


Once every few months I got to go out to a special dinner with my mom, without my two brothers, all by myself. Man, did I feel special! She was the best at making me feel loved, consoling me after losing the championship game of an all-star baseball tournament, or congratulating me after winning, earning a spot in the next tournament.


All that, and more, came rushing back when I received a call no son or daughter expects. It was my father on the other end of the line, and he was crying. Everything stopped, the phone fell from my hand.


She was gone. She was 49 years young.


Starting over after losing her seemed impossible. How do I forgive the man who took her life? How do I support my father or lead my brothers while grieving as a son? I don’t want to do this, why is this happening to me!?


Life wasn’t supposed to turn out this way… but it did. And it’s perfect.


Your response to life determines everything, and once in a while, things don’t work out as you expect. Once in a while, they go horribly wrong, tearing the heart out of your chest. Tragedies and triumphs will all fade, and you’re left to live with the aftermath, be it the loss of a loved one or landing your dream job, both of which can send life in an unexpected direction.


I found my way back to create a life I want – including my dream job and the love of my life – and so can you. Even when there seems to be no path other than laying down your king, conceding checkmate, there are options.



What are your three top tips to overcome the obstacle?

  1. Forgive, no matter what. Nothing is worth holding a grudge, essentially leasing your mind (for free) to those who have wronged you. Forgive first, forgive everyone. Especially, forgive yourself.


  1. Gratitude, always. You’ll get what you think about, so do the right thing and have gratitude for the opportunity. Cheating works, but not for long.


  1. Love wins.