Ask for Support, Not Permission
8 days ago the book launched, over 3 years ago I left my desk to play squash, and 2 years before that I started thinking about taking a jump that would change my life.
In a different parallel somewhere else in the same universe, Laura McKowen was living a life different than mine - a single mom a few years older than me - yet going through similar motions, wondering how to act on a dream that seemed both crazy and maybe doable.
Laura reached out to me after hearing my interview with Rob Bell in March of 2016. It was the day after she gave notice to her job, and set forth on her passion for writing.
She told me this lesson that helped her jump: about how she decided to ask for support, and no longer for permission.
Last night we went live together, in a packed house in Boston, and a familiar narrative surfaced - one that has shown up across each of our first five sold out events so far. From the Bay Area to lower Manhattan, and now here in Boston, the conversation keeps coming back to what it means to jump.
And of the many memories that I'll treasure from this first week across the country, I will always remember that when it comes to this answer, Laura was right: jumps happen when you look for support, and not permission.
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