Whether you are looking for some bonus cash or building a self-made empire, a side hustle can be the creative and empowering outlet you’re looking for. Start with what you have, use what you know, and create something you are passionate about. Take it from our community of jumpers, entrepreneurs and side hustlers, the first podcast won’t be great, the first sale may be your mom, the first employee may be your best friend. Own it and work up to greatness.
This week we’re talking bullsh*t. We want you to take a look at your life and decide what should stay and what should go. Thanks to the inspiration from our friend and this week’s When to Jump Podcast guest, Mark Manson, we are challenging ourselves and this community to take a step back and possibly take a leap. This is your reminder that you truly have only one life and you can do anything with it
Whether you live to work or work to live we are here to tell you that you can have both. While the typical work week is 40 hours it is easy to see why many people begin to feel as though everything else outside of their 9 to 5 ends up taking a back seat to their jobs. The trick here is to create a career—and a life—that doesn't feel like work. What about spending 40 hours a week helping people start their own businesses, or teaching a classroom full of children sign language, or creating travel guides for families? Jobs that begin as a passion or hobby and bloom into a profession can help to make work feel less like working and more like living.
Do you feel as though you are in full command of your life? Can you feel the weight of your decisions propelling you forward towards success or are you waiting for success to come to you? The power of agency is a big theme in our discussions this week and it's one we'd like you to embrace. By taking control of the path ahead, especially in a world that feels overwhelming at times, you are taking stock of your life and molding it with your own two hands.
What's that saying: If you don't love something let it go? Well, that may not be the exact verbiage but you get the gist. If you don't love what you're doing from 9 to 5 five days a week then something's got to give. Try thinking back to when you started and why you started. If it was out of necessity and not passion we get it, but maybe after all these years, you deserve to be driven by what truly drives you. Food for thought.
What happens when your dream job falls short of expectations? For starters, don’t quit. Don’t give up because everything didn’t go as planned. Return to yourself and look inward for what still guides your passion. Maybe that dream job wasn’t the dream after all. Maybe your passion just needs a little bit of fuel and a dash of creativity before igniting into a career and a life you can truly picture yourself living.
What causes people to take risks? Boredom, the need for change, or simply the thrill? At When to Jump we understand that calculated (and not so calculated) risks come from the depths of our being and the need to be more. Stop saying yes to things you don’t enjoy. Stop climbing the same ladder hoping to end up somewhere new. And for goodness sake, stop being afraid to be who you want to be and do what you want to do. Every individual within this community is capable of creating a career based off of their passions. Now go chase it!
and be productive when you don’t feel like it
We all get bored at work, we have to admit it. Staying in an office nine hours a day, we’re bound to get boredom struck. The reasons behind it can be various; we’re not challenged enough, work is mundane, we don’t take enough breaks or we just lose concentration easily. It’s normal to happen once in a while, but if this ennui is becoming a never-ending state during your workday, then it might be a sign that you need to make some serious changes to your professional life. Here are 15 tips to try out and you’ll overcome boredom and get back to being productive in no time.
Feeling stuck inside a box? We get that. It can be so easy to feel the walls around you and wonder how to break through. The truth is, we come into contact with inputs and people every day that shape us in new ways that look nothing like corners and walls. You just need to embrace it. Why not start by opening a window?
We all had that dream job as a kid: to be a firefighter, a doctor, the first female President. But at some point along the way, jobs fell into categories, skill sets became the main focus of job descriptions and for some, we lost sight of our passions. Your passion doesn’t have to remain bottled up or given the designation of a hobby. If you want it enough, your passion can become your paycheck. So start today. Begin by writing down your passions and how you believe they can grow into a career. The outcome may surprise you and your inner child will be ever so grateful