This week we’re pumped to share a special, and particularly insightful guest post from our friends at Remote Year, an organization that’s all about helping folks jump without having to quit your job. They do it by taking you out of the office and around the world. We spent time speaking with their team and really like the perspective they bring to the question of when to jump. Enjoy this guest piece from Remote Year—we think it’s right on.
As promised this week we're sharing the last 2 people you’ll meet at our Jump Club member festival hosted in Boston this September 7th and 8th. Earlier this month we wrote about the first two people you’ll meet, The Legend and The Kindred Spirit. Here’s the final two people you’ll meet when jumpers and soon-to-be-jumpers of all kinds—keynotes, foodies, musicians, makers, creatives—descend on Boston in not too long:
A few days ago, Phil Helmuth won his historic 15th World Series of Poker gold bracelet. A few days after that, we aired our recent interview with Phil for the When to Jump podcast, where Phil talks about making bets in more than just cards. In a conversation from his living room, Phil takes what he learns from poker and applies it to how anyone can jump. “You are always in the right place at the right time”, Phil says on the episode.
And it turns out, he’s right. Phil is all about a growth mentality, which research has recently shown is more important than knowing exactly what your “passion” is. “Showing up is half the battle”, says Phil. “Think that you can do great things, and you will do great things.”
One of the most common cliches around is how “everything is 20/20 in hindsight”. But how can you make the right decision in real time? Is there a way to connect the dots as they drop? When you jump, you don’t always get to see the forest from the trees. Oregon Gov joined the podcast this week to talk about using all your dots to benefit your next one- helping see the forest while still in the trees.
When our Jump Club member festival heads to Boston this September 7th and 8th, it’ll mark our third Jump Club (following NYC last year and SF in 2016). Which is crazy to say out loud and even crazier to plan for, since every new Jump Club has new everything: new food vendors, live performers, keynotes—the whole programming lineup turns over and a new cast of jumpers are celebrated.
For all our readers Stateside, our team here at When to Jump hopes you all got in some good family time, grilling time, and any other time you make special for the Fourth of July holiday.
Shout outs to….
Jenny in Cypress, Texas, for just now signing the lease on her yoga studio and making her jump to starting Shaka Power Yoga! Jenny will be teaching a special yoga class for all those headed to Jump Club Boston—early bird All-Access Passes on sale now. And a second shout out to the jumpers behind Rad Business Collective in Greenville, South Carolina, who are starting up their company this week! One final shout out to Shelly in British Columbia, who said the book she’s reading to her 3 year-old about a walrus and a baseball player and is the perfect jump story, and that she’s about to jump into a self-employed procurement consultancy owner herself. Awesome, and good luck!! We love hearing about jumps in our community—feel free to share through our site or on Instagram.