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!
Shouts out to…Meg from Cohasset, Massachusetts never saw herself as a risk taker, or as she would put it, a girl who colors outside the lines. It wasn’t until her last job when she began to question who she really was. After returning to her previous job from maternity leave she grew more and more frustrated with the corporate culture and knew she had to make a jump. With not much in her savings and no plan, Meg put in her notice and prepared for uncertainty. Even though she didn’t know what her dreams were at that moment, she knew that her life and happiness was more valuable than the work she was doing. Two days later she incorporated her own company, One For Women, that empowers and connects women by offering products from women-owned businesses. One For Women donates a portion of all proceeds back to non-profit organizations that support women in business as well. Shouts out to Meg for following her passion and supporting her fellow women in business! Do you have a story to share? We want to hear it!
On the podcast…Today’s podcast episode is a blast from the past for Mike Lewis. Chris Olsen, a Cincinnati native, ex-professional squash player, Yale University graduate, and avid investor shares a similar story to our founder’s and therefore one we are thrilled to share with this community. Chris talks about the twists and turns of his personal and professional life, beginning with dropping out of Yale University for a semester to pursue playing squash professionally. After returning to school, graduating, and earning his stripes at his first job he chose to make a risky jump and focus on helping to create a thriving economic community in the Midwest. Tune in now!
In the news…Creativity isn't just the domain of artists. You can make it happen in a cubicle or a conference room. With these seven principles from Forbes, you can create a culture of innovation during your 9-5 (Forbes). Stop obsessing over every little thing on your resume and start focusing on your strengths. Instead of worrying about the correct font choice, create a conversation with potential employers that clearly conveys why your background and skill set makes you the perfect candidate for the job (Forbes).
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