Conventional wisdom, as it pertains to making a jump, sucks.
Cathy Heller is a woman many of you probably have never heard of. Except if you watch TV, probably have listened to her music, without knowing you’ve heard it. Because Cathy jumped into music, poked around, tried and failed, didn’t become Beyonce, and yet, years later has created a meaningful (and very successful) career in the biz: making music for commercials.
Cathy’s my guest on the podcast this week, and my favorite part of the conversation is when she described her jump toward music - that she figured she had to be Beyonce, or else she’d have to leave LA.
Last week I went home to Santa Barbara, to the neighborhood gym that my family joined when we moved to town as a kid. I was starting 7th grade and in that gym, discovered the only major squash court facility within about 75 miles of our home. It was right down the street from our house and shortly after we moved there, I spent just about every waking moment on those courts, with those players
On this week's podcast, I shared a question from our community that came from Brian in LA. He asked us:
"...I was curious if you knew people who wanted to jump but had no clue what to jump into or where to start."
Boy do I know a lot of these people - in fact I think, at some point or another, each of us has been in this spot. No one is born with a clear vision for a jump to make. Instead, jumps come from some blend of our backgrounds, life experiences, chance encounters, and creative curiosity. They come when we least expect them, and sometimes from the smallest of activities: wandering walks, meandering coffee chats, aimless doodles.