Last Monday evening, we joined the team at lululemon Regent St and Mike Lewis, new author and founder of When To Jump, for an insightful panel discussion with Neat co-founder, Lee and A Black and White Story founder, Anoopreet.
A Little About Mike:
Mike began collecting stories, with the common thread that all the people he talked to left something comfortable to pursue a passion. From ex-bankers, to journalist and electricians, “people from all walks of life who left the safe inertia of their own circumstances to try and do what they really wanted to be doing”.
It became clear that this was interesting stuff that Mike was compelled to share. So he founded When To Jump, a community of people, amazing stories and ideas from those who have jumped into an unknown.
With lululemon’s new #18in18 initiative, a simple but powerful framework to start you off on your goal setting journey, last week's discussion was very insightful, drawing on the different experiences and jumps taken by Mike, Lee & Anopreet.
Here’s some of our top take-away messages from the night:
- Sometimes the process and journey of making a change actually becomes the most enjoyable part – making something for yourself.
- Taking a jump isn’t all about a huge overnight change, it’s about taking small, manageable steps that get you that little bit closer to achieving your goals.
- Know what your vision is and be flexible about your methods.
- Someone will always come up with 100 reasons why you shouldn’t do something to every 1 reason why you should.
- A jump doesn’t have to be about taking a complete 180 in life or quitting your corporate job – it can just be making small changes that make you happier or allow you to pursue your passions as hobbies.
- It’s always nice to be nice.
- Having a support network around you is key and don’t be afraid to ask for help from them. Your friends and family are often your biggest fans and you can’t do everything on your own.
- No matter what big breaks or successes you get, it never gets easier or allows you to feel like you can sit back and relax. You’re always chan
For more from Mike and the When To Jump community, check out his website, order his book, and follow him on social.