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.
Shouts out to…
Meghan from Canada for chasing her dream of becoming a lawyer at age 30. After three years of hustling in law school, Meghan graduated near the top of her class, was offered (and turned down) a position at a large Manhattan firm, took a clerkship, followed by a litigator job at a prestigious firm in Vancouver, BC. Turns out the profession wasn’t quite what she was looking for. Enter the massive jump from lawyer to entrepreneur and life coach. Although still mid-jump, we’re happy to hear that Meghan has found her true calling and passion.
Another shout out to Crystal from New Hampshire who took her first step towards her jump by realizing her desire to serve went beyond the military. As a combat veteran diagnosed with PTSD she’s no stranger to the stresses of life. Last year she launched a podcast called PTSD: People, Trauma, and Stress Discussed: an unfiltered truth with Heather Jackman. Crystal is proud to be able to show people that they need not be defined by their stress and instead should feel empowered to move forward. An admirable jump and one that we’re proud to share.
Do you have a jump to share? We want to hear it!
On the podcast…
At 43, Marjorie Gubelmann went from CEO to successful music DJ after a friend asked her to DJ his birthday party. "My whole life has changed", states the now-49-year-old who goes by stage name Mad Marj. Her passion for music started when she became a radio DJ her freshman year in college hosting her own show called “Mad Marj”, hence the stage name. Since that first experience Marjorie’s life played out much as one would expect; traveling, trying out several career paths, parenthood, etc. It wasn’t until a friend approached 25 years later that she took that second leap of faith into the music world. Tune in to Marjorie’s episode now.
In the news…
Most people on the hunt for a new job are prepped to answer questions about their greatest strengths and where they see themselves in five years. But former Netflix HR exec Greg Silva revealed an unusual interview question he likes to ask to see if applicants can think like a proactive entrepreneur (CBNC).
Isolation while working alone is one of the top three challenges of self-employment. Forbes shares four ways to avoid the entrepreneurial loneliness by putting in place simple structures that self-employed individuals can use to support themselves and avoid these challenges (Forbes).
The When to Jump Team