Whether leaving a business you built from the ground up or leaving a career after decades of hard work and long hours we are here to tell you it's okay. Take the time you need to focus on sleep, family, travel and living your life outside of the 9 to 5. Spending some much needed time away can work wonders for your health and creativity. Don't let the pressure of today's "go go go" mentality keep you from the rest of your life.
You probably entered the working world bright-eyed and ready to make a difference. But after a couple of years, you realize that your current job isn’t what you expected it to be, and you have grown tired of it. At this point, you and many other professionals will find themselves thinking of shifting careers. For example, CEO Meg Wheeler grew frustrated with corporate life and started One For Women, a business that aims to empower women by promoting women-owned businesses. She was the type of person who sought mentorship, advancement and challenging work – three things corporate life did not give her at that time. So she made a decision to change her career. Switching vocations is a growing trend, with a study by the University of Phoenix finding that more than half of professionals and working adults are interested in a career change.
Whether you’re planning for a jump or planning for retirement, setting yourself up financially is arguably going to be your greatest ally. Do you have a financial cushion? Are you working on reaching out to investors? Set aside some time this week to make a financial plan and get the ball rolling on your next jump!
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!
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