Hello! My name is Jayme Hall and I am the newest member of the Key Instincts Team! My primary role is Business Development and I am so excited to be working with this amazing group of talented and diverse individuals! 

I want to start by sharing a story about a little girl who changed my perspective on life. Six months ago my partner Daxon and I were in the elevator in our building heading out for a walk. In the elevator there was a little girl, probably about 3 or 4, on a small tricycle going out for a ride with her mom.  She was so excited about the bell on her bike she could hardly contain herself. She went to ring the bell, and it broke… You are probably thinking that the rest of our short elevator ride was filled with crying and screaming, but no, the little girl shocked the hell out of me,  looked up at her mom and said, “oh no… it’s broken.  that’s ok, that’s ok” and went on with her merry way, happy as a clam to be outside riding her bike. I am not going to lie, I think about this every day and saying “it’s broken, that’s ok” is part of our everyday vernacular in our house. When something is going wrong, someone messes up, or something is not working, we take a page from this 3 year old and say, “it’s ok” and figure out a way to make it work and move on. This girl taught me so much about perspective. I have compared everything that is going on in my life to this little girl and her bike bell and my outlook on life is so much more positive because of it. Thanks little girl, I hope you grow up to be Prime Minister.

With January 2022 behind us I feel now is a great time to check in on your 2022 resolution. How are we doing? I can tell you that both of the resolutions that I set forward for 2022 are not happening for me right now, and that’s okay! What is a resolution anyway? A quick google will tell you that is a firm decision to do or not to do something. For me the word has always been associated with the new year, but contrary to popular belief a resolution can happen at any moment.  You should never tear yourself down for failing at a resolution, if we never fail we never grow. I like doing two resolutions every year, one that is for health and/or mindset growth and the other that’s more so for fun. My two resolutions this year were “do yoga once a week” (my hip flexors are not what they used to be) and go for drinks more haha. I did not make a resolution to get hammered every weekend. It was more or less just a fun way of saying that I wanted to be more social and when I was invited out for a beer after work or maybe dinner with friends I would try and put myself in a better mindset to say “yes”. I hate to admit, but I have not done one yoga class yet this year and our new bestie aunty Omicron has put a bit of a damper on having more “drinks” with friends; and you know what.. that’s ok! I can start doing yoga anytime and I have a positive feeling that we are almost on the other side of the C word. I need to do a little self reflection on why I have not done yoga, and sometimes asking yourself those questions are more powerful than the action of actually completing the resolution. I feel as humans we don’t love talking about ourselves, being vulnerable or just sitting in our own thoughts. My roommate got a 2021 year reflection book as a Christmas present this year, and I saw her struggling to answer some of the questions. I remember thinking, how is it so hard to answer questions about yourself? easy right, here were some of the questions she was having a hard time with:


– What mistakes are you still holding on to from this past year?

– How did you take care of yourself this year?

– What character trait did you develop most over the past year?

– Am I holding on to something I need to let go of? 


Sooo, not the easiest questions to ask yourself and honestly a little uncomfortable. It’s important to ask yourself the hard questions, not to be hard on yourself but to identify where you’re struggling or where you went wrong and the help you need to improve. There is no shame in admitting you need a little help to be the best, no great leader did or does it alone. I have no shame in admitting that in order for me to complete my yoga goal I need help, I need someone to keep me accountable, it took some self evaluation and to get to that realization, but hey, I got there! 

Key Instincts has an amazing self assessment tool to help you reflect on your business, leadership skills and quality of life to see where some of those gaps are. Do yourself a favor and take five minutes and fill it out. The first step in fixing something is identifying you have a problem in the first place. Out of all of the talented leaders I have learned from and all the amazing businesses I have had the pleasure of working alongside, the great ones have been able to admit when they need help identifying their problems and when they need help or accountability fixing them. 


Complete the assessment HERE!

If you have a hard time answering any of the questions, remember. “that’s ok” 

Happy self evaluating 😉 

Jayme Hall