Las Vegas Spiritual Life Coach Jaclyn Costello

VIDEO: What’s Your Snake?

by Jaclyn Costello on April 27, 2013

Here it is… another old Life Coaching video starring yours truly.

Your comments are always welcomed in the comment box below the video (towards the bottom of the page), so after you’ve finished viewing, don’t be shy. There’s a prompt at the end of the video to get you going.



{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Rich April 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Great, touching, informative, personal, inspiring, YOU video. You are amazing! PS did I mention that Pee Wee’s Big Adventure was my favorite movie throughout my childhood? Major bonus points and so clever to bring it back to life coaching relevance. I’m such a sucker for the 80s. It’s like you were IN MY HEAD! 🙂


Jaclyn May 24, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Hi Rich! Thank you so much for your sweet feedback… and you are amazing, too!


Brit April 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm

My snakes in order from small to super-sized: 1) Clearing out our second closet. It’s a disaster in there! 2) Visiting my g-ma upstate. She always criticizes my nyc lifestyle so I’ve been avoiding her. 3) Hiring a second assistant. Haven’t wanted the extra expense but I’m wasting too much time on menial tasks. 4) Go to Paris! (your video inspired me to admit that this is an unfulfilled dream of mine. I’ve wanted to go my entire life but always find excuses not to get away.)


Jaclyn May 24, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Great and honest list, Brit. I hope you’re well on your way to Paris by now… 😉


Ashley Siebels April 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Jaclyn you and Shannon really inspire me. I’m going to deal with “my snake” today.


Jaclyn May 24, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Thanks, Miss Ashley. Exterminate that sucker!!


Marian April 28, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Great Video! Great Advice. I’ll think about it tomorrow.

P.S. Your hamster poem…what a laugh! Your teacher must have been “in a different place” in her life.


Jaclyn May 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Yea, my teacher was in “a different place” alright. Ha. Thanks for watching!


Matt April 28, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Knowing I need to terminate one of my employees has been the snake under my bed for the past six months. I haven’t done it yet and I think six months is too long to be living with a snake….


Jaclyn May 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Wow. That’s a slithery one. Let me know how it turns out, Matt!


Nate April 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm

yeah I have my fair share of ‘snakes’ lol as you call them. The ones that come to mind are getting back into the gym 4-5 times a week, getting out on the trail more on the weekends–climbing or hiking, and definitely forgiving my ex. that’s a big one.


Jaclyn May 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Hi Nate, those are indeed some ‘snakes’, especially the forgiveness one. Maybe starting smaller–with the gym and trail–will help build up momentum for the biggie. 🙂


Jen May 1, 2013 at 1:14 am

Abosolutely love the snake tank idea! Great advice. One project I have put off since 2011 is finishing the last two pages of my scrap book. Only TWO!! Seems fun right? For some reason it just never makes my priority list and for the past two years there has always been ‘something else’ to do!


Jaclyn May 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Is the scrap book finished yet? I hope so. There is no more ‘something else’ to do!


Andy May 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I appreciate you applying Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure to life coaching. If the whole world lived like Pee Wee (except for that one time) we would all be in a much better place.

I have so many “snakes” (mostly at work) since I am a chronic procrastinator so the Pee Wee bit hit close to home.

I would prefer not wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night, wondering whether or not some mundane work task was accomplished. Im supposed to be dreaming about food or vacations or driving fast cars, not my cubicle space, right?


Jaclyn May 24, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Hi Andy! The cold sweats sound like zero fun, especially since they’re related to ‘mundane work tasks’, as you say. Ugh. Let Pee Wee act as inspiration in helping you tackle all your previously procrastinated work-snakes, so they stay out of your bed at night! 😉


Sarah & Juan June 26, 2013 at 1:31 am

Hi, Jaclyn!

We just watched this video –love it! The cuts with PeeWee are great and the surprise ending is so funny…Let us know if you need us to run any errands to your old apartment in Chicago. Hope you do some more of these soon!


Sarah and Juan


Jaclyn November 23, 2015 at 9:35 pm

Ah, Sarah & Juan…Sorry it has taken me so long to formally respond to you in this box. Thanks for watching, and for digging my Pee Wee humor. (I just can’t shake it…!)


Samm Sikora-Pelletier November 15, 2013 at 8:47 am

Ahahaha, I love the actual tank for this – it’s a brilliant idea, especially for those of us who need tactile reminders and methods for getting things done. I’ve used the boxed approach before to help keep me on target except mine is more of a pick-me-up for when I start doubting why I’m moving towards a goal or I start to feel like it’s unattainable.

Being a mystical sort of person, the metaphor of the snake actually reminded me of the Snake in Lenormand as well as the Tower in Tarot. The former tends to point to point to problems that we’re having to face and the Tower highlights moments of upheaval where we fly or fall flat on our face unless we change how we approach things. Definitely some food for thought for a blog post. Thanks for sharing as always! 😀


Jaclyn November 15, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Thank you for the response, Samantha! And thank you for the references, too. I had to “Google-Research” Lenormand after reading about your connection…and voila…now I’ve learned something new. 🙂 I always love when that happens (which is often!)


Moni August 18, 2017 at 12:59 am

The hamster story made me cry-laugh. Now my insomnia is gone! : )


Jaclyn August 20, 2017 at 11:35 pm

Yea!! The hamster and I are happy we could help…


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