We all had that dream job as a kid: to be a firefighter, a doctor, the first female President. But at some point along the way, jobs fell into categories, skill sets became the main focus of job descriptions and for some, we lost sight of our passions. Your passion doesn’t have to remain bottled up or given the designation of a hobby. If you want it enough, your passion can become your paycheck. So start today. Begin by writing down your passions and how you believe they can grow into a career. The outcome may surprise you and your inner child will be ever so grateful
Shouts out to…Cory Lobkovich in California made his first jump 7 years ago when he quit his job as a fry-cook to assist a wedding photographer in Orlando. Although he didn't make any money that year he felt a spark inside him ignite. He’s jumped a few times since then: dropping out of college to tour with a metal band, quitting a job that he wasn’t passionate about to head off and explore California, then eventually returning to school.
When he was offered his dream job with Canon in Southern California, he turned it down to stay in school and the regret of that decision stayed him. That year Cory learned a valuable lesson: that his happiness has nothing to do with his salary.
After he stopped feeling sorry for himself Cory reapplied to Canon and was offered a job in Virginia. He jumped at the chance but after only a year the pull of California had him selling his belongings and heading back to the West Coast. Luckily, this story has a happy ending. Cory ended up getting that job with Canon in California after all and 2 years later, he’s preparing to leave his previous dream job to create a brand of his own, The Lens Guru. “I just wanted to thank you for my new found identity. I am a jumper.” Thank you for sharing your journey with us Cory, we’re proud to welcome you to the community.
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On the podcast…Greg Rose, shares his interpretation of risk taking and how he approached the decisions and jumps he’s made thus far in his life and what passions lead him to take those jumps. With a combination of skills under his belt and a drive to pursue a career in a new industry, Greg talks about the steps he took professionally to set himself up in a way that let him be lucky without compromising the very human side of finding a job that he felt he would be happy at. Tune in to his very relatable conversation with Mike and follow along with his jump journey from the corporate world, to travel, and now to the world of education where he plans to create the building blocks of one day making a positive and more accessible impact in the hospitality industry.
In the news…There’s good early retirement and bad early retirement. If you’re forced into early retirement here’s how to make the best of a bad situation (MarketWatch). You may have to reapply for your job one day — here’s how to keep it: shift your mindset (MarketWatch).
The When to Jump Team