The end of the year has a way of bringing many feelings; fear and excitement for what’s to come, celebration and regret for what’s behind us. It can be easy this time of year to worry about what you didn’t do in the months before or about what you’ll have the courage to do in the months to follow. This is normal, but try not to go there because it’s never too late to take the first step toward something you desire. Change—and progress—can happen at any moment as you’ll see from our podcast guest this week and the stories we’ve assembled. Focus on the excitement, not the calendar dates, and just keep following your jump.
Shouts out to…
Shouts out to Liam in Denver for making the jump from private equity associate to bringing meditation to schools and corporations. An admirable jump and one that has fueled not only his passion but his writing as well. Another shout out to Thomas in San Francisco who left his job as an investment banker to create a documentary highlighting the fascinating life of his uncle Mike Plant. Congratulations on the launch Thomas! If you have an inspiring jump to share we’d love to hear it.
On the podcast…
This week’s When to Jump podcast guest is one you may recognize from one of our earliest episodes. Manoush Zomorodi is back and with a new jump, and business, to share. Stable Genius Productions is a new kind of media company on a mission to help people navigate personal and global change and Manoush is determined to tell all. She shares her fears, hopes, and dreams about quitting her previous job and starting her own company and podcast that discusses changing the course of capitalism, journalism, and women’s lives. Tune in to this week’s episode now.
In the news…
Senior citizens are replacing teenagers as fast-food workers. In a tight U.S. labor market, restaurant chains are recruiting at churches, senior centers, and AARP. (Bloomberg). Before joining the accelerator that launched Airbnb, Dropbox, and Instacart, Harj Taggar decided to leave law school by getting specific about the risks and using a simple strategy to lay it all out (BusinessInsider).
The When to Jump team
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