Wow! What a weekend!
Last weekend we welcomed a sold out crowd at Jump Club Boston. And not to create FOMO, but it. was. AWESOME.
A massive thank you to so many of our global community members who descended into Boston for 48 hours packed to the brim with the best people, food and entertainment you could ask for. Imagine one big group of friends coming together over fresh food and live music, cold beers and great conversations. Imagine that, and you have Jump Club Boston.
Another big shout out to our partners: Weebly, Remote Year, Zenrez, and The Food Lens. We could not have done it without you—and we can’t wait to team up again soon.
Shout outs to….
Nivi, who made her jump into starting a side passion project podcast thanks to a fortuitous winter evening in January at a When to Jump event with Weebly, hosted at Weebly HQ. One of the reasons we love working with Weebly is that they actually have the ability to kickstart a jump in a matter of minutes - and this story from Nivi perfectly captures why:
“In December, a mere four months after I’d started my professional career, I was feeling a lack of creativity and fulfillment. I didn’t see any way that my consulting job would empower me to work towards my passion of reforming American education, and I had no idea where or how to even start. A mentor suggested starting a podcast as a side project to explore issues within the education system, but I couldn’t see how that would play out. I was a consultant, not a journalist or an entertainer.
Then, in January, I found myself at Weebly’s HQ for a When to Jump book launch event. Suddenly, here I was, listening to a panel moderated by someone who’d actually started a podcast and made a big career change. It felt like a sign. As the event was ending, the crowd was asked to be vulnerable and share their plans to jump. Without consciously intending to, I found myself telling everyone that I was going to start a podcast on education.
That same night, before I had a chance to realize that I still knew nothing about podcasting, I went home and created a Weebly website. I had no semblance of a concrete plan in mind, but I started formulating and publishing my podcast’s vision on our website. The responses I got were overwhelmingly positive. With this momentum, I recruited four amazing team members to build out our podcast, Get Schooled. Over the past nine months, I’ve learned that it’s totally alright to be lost in the beginning of a jump and not know what the future looks like—with a team and a vision, the steps start to reveal themselves. All we really had to do is start somewhere and never stop moving forward. Last week, we released our first full-length episode of Get Schooled, available on Spotify, Apple, Google, Stitcher, and more!”
Things to know…
Jump Club Boston was sold out and out of this world. If you missed it, fear not—we will be announcing Jump Club 2019 (in a brand new host city!) soon enough.
On the podcast…
Brenda Berkman, a lawyer turned firefighter who was one of the first female firefighters to join FDNY, joins the podcast to share a surreal story around guts, bravery, and doing what’s right (even—or especially—when it’s tough).
In the news…
How millennials (and everyone) can beat FOMO (Forbes). The right way to quit your job (CNN). Why mission matters in retaining young professionals (CNBC). The most livable city in America is on an island…and it’s definitely not Manhattan (CNBC). And finally, thinking of switching careers? Great idea, but read this first. (Quartz).
The When to Jump Team
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