The New Year ushers in new possibilities, new perspectives, and the chance to change the aspects of your life that are no longer making you happy. If that means breaking unhealthy habits, making more time for yourself, or jumping into a new career then we’re here to tell you to go for it! Make the next few weeks, the next few months, and the next year be the time in which you start fighting for the life you want.
Tis the season to be thankful for friends, family and our health and wellbeing. We at When to Jump would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of those who have participated in our journey of becoming the When to Jump community that you see today. So this holiday season we ask you to count your blessings and continue to work towards the one thing that drives your passion. Cheers!
Life is short. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Everything happens for a reason. All of these clichés are true, but until you’re able to experience them their magnitude may never be fully grasped. Each story that we have for you today shines a light on these clichés and will hopefully inspire you to live your life to the fullest each and every day.
The end of the year has a way of bringing many feelings; fear and excitement for what’s to come, celebration and regret for what’s behind us. It can be easy this time of year to worry about what you didn’t do in the months before or about what you’ll have the courage to do in the months to follow. This is normal, but try not to go there because it’s never too late to take the first step toward something you desire. Change—and progress—can happen at any moment as you’ll see from our podcast guest this week and the stories we’ve assembled. Focus on the excitement, not the calendar dates, and just keep following your jump.
by Liam McClintock
Shortly after I turned 24, my finance career came to an early end. Exactly one year after starting as a private equity associate in Boston, I made the decision to move to Denver and pursue a more risky route in the mental health space, bringing meditation to corporations and schools. I believe one of the reasons WTJ is so effective is that it gives social validity to a decision that goes against cultural norms. Conventional wisdom, the topic I’ve written about here, prevents many individuals from pursuing their dreams and aspirations.
When the paycheck is no longer enough, and the little voice in your head just won’t quit, we are here. Welcome to our crew of jumpers, dreamers, and individuals determined to live their lives well. A cushy job and playing it safe isn’t what we’re striving towards. We’re looking for leaps and bounds, and the souls that refuse to settle.
Ever wonder what it would be like to completely reinvent your life? Start from the bottom and block by block create something new. Guess what, no one is stopping you. Your goal in life should be to wake up and choose YOU every single day. If you find yourself putting off a much-needed change then take a minute to ask yourself this: are you doing this for you or for someone or something else?
Financial stability, the dream job title, the big office. Do these sound familiar? Maybe they are the boxes you’ve been working towards checking off your whole life. Maybe now that you’ve checked them off you still find yourself wanting more. If so, maybe it’s time to make a change.
Do you feel it? It’s one of the most common states to be in when you’re facing a new jump or working to keep one moving forward. It’s easy to look at the many steps before you (or the endless to do list) and not know where to begin. We get it, and we thought we’d help you tackle it head on, starting with a podcast guest who knows a thing or two about getting things done and the relaunch of our online course. One move at a time is all it takes, so start by reading this and email us your favorite tip for overcoming the overwhelm.
Things to know…
Our online Jump Fundamentals course is officially open! Jump Fundamentals combines the three core pillars of the When to Jump mission—connection, education, and inspiration—to carry you through this self-guided, go at your own pace, and at your own time, experience. You'll have all the core material needed to get started on your jump. Sign up today.
It’s here!! We are thrilled to share our first ever online, self-guided learning course. It’s called Jump Fundamentals and is designed as an introductory overview for any jumper at any phase of the jump journey. It’s built off of the successful pilot courses we led this past spring, but this time you can go at your own pace, at your own time: modules are based on the four phases of the Jump Curve framework that cover everything from the beginning (Listen to the Little Voice) to the end (Don’t Look Back) and everything in between.
Weekly reflection questions, homework assignments, and materials to read, watch and listen to—as well as guest lectures and words of wisdom from jumpers across the When to Jump community sprinkled across every step of the course. For now, the course is offered at $49, and will go up to $99 after we launch. Check it out now and get going on your jump!