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Life is short. How do you know you're living it to its full potential? When do you stay put? And when do you change things up? When to Jump is dedicated to exploring the fundamental question we all think about: When do you chase your dreams? Hosted by Mike Lewis, who left his comfortable job in finance to become a professional squash player, and featuring inspiring conversations with all sorts of "jumpers"--from entrepreneurs and athletes to artists and side hustlers.

Life is short. How do you know you're living it to its full potential? When do you stay put? And when do you change things up? When to Jump is dedicated to exploring the fundamental question we all think about: When do you chase your dreams? Hosted by Mike Lewis, who left his comfortable job in finance to become a professional squash player, and featuring inspiring conversations with all sorts of "jumpers"--from entrepreneurs and athletes to artists and side hustlers.
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Life is short. How do you know you're living it to its full potential? When do you stay put? And when do you change things up? When to Jump is dedicated to exploring the fundamental question we all think about: When do you chase your dreams? Hosted by Mike Lewis, who left his comfortable job in finance to become a professional squash player, and featuring inspiring conversations with all sorts of "jumpers"--from entrepreneurs and athletes to artists and side hustlers.

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Episodes

From improv to podcasting w/ Chris Stemp & John Rojas

5/22/2018
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The Smart People Podcast features interesting conversations with, you guessed it, smart people from all walks of life. But the origin for the show comes in one of the host's decision to leave his job and do improv comedy. In conversation with Mike Lewis, Chris Stemp and John Rojas explain what led them to leave their careers and start the podcast, and how others can learn from their jump. Visit When To Jump. Buy the When To Jump book here. Listen to the Smart People Podcast. --- This...

Duration:00:31:14

Rob Walker: The NY Times' Workologist

5/15/2018
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Since 2013, Rob Walker has been dispensing advice about jobs and careers as the New York Times' resident Workologist. In an age when more people than ever are looking to make a jump, how have his questions changed? Read Rob Walker's Workologist column in the New York Times. Visit When To Jump. Buy the When To Jump book here. --- This week's episode is sponsored by Design Crowd (designcrowd.com/JUMP) and Soundview Executive Book Summaries (summary.com/JUMP).

Duration:00:25:22

How Khe Hy embraced mortality

5/8/2018
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For Khe Hy, making a career jump went hand-in-hand with coming to terms with his own mortality. In conversation with Mike Lewis, the former finance guru discusses how he moved his family to Bali on a whim, and how blogging saved his sanity. For more information on Khe Hy, visit his blog (http://rad.family), subscribe to his newsletter (http://radreads.email), and check out his podcast (bit.ly/1radpodcast). For more information on When To Jump, visit the website. Buy the When To Jump...

Duration:00:33:23

Small Business Week special

5/1/2018
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To celebrate Small Business Week, hear three stories of people who left something comfortable to strike out on their own and start their own small business. Featuring interviews with Urban Putt CEO Steve Fox, Wildcat Echo cofounder Elizabeth Hague, and Roark Gyms cofounder Nate Chambers. This week's episode is sponsored by Weebly (weebly.com/JUMP) and Design Crowd (DesignCrowd.com/JUMP). For more information: Urban Putt Roark Gyms Wildcat Echo

Duration:00:42:17

Jason Dunford: Kenya's Olympic flagbearer

4/24/2018
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Jason Dunford competed at the top level of his sport, and was honored to carry his country's flag at the 2012 Olympics. Now, the swimmer is making a jump he hopes will help business in his home country. This week's episode is sponsored by Soundview (summary.com/jump), Weebly (weebly.com/jump), and FlavaNaturals.

Duration:00:22:57

Cathy Heller's four ways to do what you love

4/17/2018
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Cathy Heller moved to Los Angeles intending to make a living performing music. She made it happen, but it required a jump into unfamiliar territory to do so. This week's episode is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free, Design Crowd (DesignCrowd.com/JUMP) and Soundview (summary.com/jump).

Duration:00:34:13

Turning playtime into a jump: Tinkergarten's Brian & Meghan Fitzgerald

4/10/2018
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Of all the obstacles to making a jump, having a family or others relying on you for income and support can be the biggest one for many. This week, Mike Lewis talks to a husband and wife team that started their company after their first daughter was born, and haven't looked back since. This week's episode is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free and Soundview (summary.com/jump).

Duration:00:30:29

Adam Braun's life-changing pencil

4/3/2018
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Inspiration for pursuing one's purpose can come all sorts of ways. Often, as with MissionU CEO Adam Braun, that inspiration can take the form of a small, seemingly insignificant object. This week's episode is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free (sodeliciousdairyfree.com/jump), Weebly (weebly.com/jump) and Design Crowd (DesignCrowd.com/JUMP)

Duration:00:33:47

Fan fiction to best sellers: Christina Lauren

3/27/2018
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So much of making a jump is learning to run your own race, and ignore what others might be doing. Few know that better than Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, who together have forged a successful career as romance writers under the shared pen name Christina Lauren. This week's episode is sponsored by Pluto Pillow (plutopillow.com, code whentojump) and Soundview (summary.com/jump).

Duration:00:27:58

Introducing Safe For Work

3/26/2018
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When to Jump shares a clip from a new podcast we think you'll like called Safe for Work. Check it out at https://wondery.com/shows/safe-for-work/

Duration:00:12:06

Y Combinator president Sam Altman

3/20/2018
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Startup incubator Y Combinator has helped tons of people make jumps, so its president Daniel Altman is uniquely positioned to know what goes into one. It turns out, his advice for making a big change in your career comes down to something very simple. This week's episode is sponsored by Grasshopper (grasshopper.com/whentojump), Design Crowd (DesignCrowd.com/JUMP) and Soundview (summary.com/jump).

Duration:00:23:39

From feeding microorganisms to building shoes w/ Joey Zwillinger (Allbirds co-founder)

3/13/2018
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Joey Zwillinger wasn't especially interested in shoes growing up, but his passion for sustainability led him to co-found Allbirds, a rapidly-growing footwear company. In conversation, Zwillinger preaches the virtues of patience in making a jump, among other lessons. This week's episode is sponsored by Grasshopper (grasshopper.com/whentojump) and Design Crowd (DesignCrowd.com/JUMP).

Duration:00:28:57

Sheryl Sandberg asks the questions (Live at the Palo Alto JCC)

3/6/2018
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Sheryl Sandberg shares the story of how her immigrant family led her to write the forward for the When To Jump book, and host Mike Lewis takes questions from the audience at the first event on the When To Jump book tour. Production help for this week's episode by Andrew Stelzer. This week's episode is sponsored by Grasshopper (grasshopper.com/whentojump) and RXBar (RXBAR.com/jump). Also check out the new podcast But That's Another Story, available wherever you get your podcasts.

Duration:00:34:26

Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer

2/27/2018
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The popularity of Shake Shack hamburgers can be traced to an altogether different sort of culinary experience: Founder Danny Meyer's time as a tour guide for Italy's best trattorias. Learn how Meyer turned his love of Italian food into one of America's most popular burger chains.

Duration:00:29:45

Joe Gebbia and Airbnb's origin story

2/20/2018
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Sometimes, jumps can fail. And sometimes, you have to fail a lot before you hit success. Few know that better than Joe Gebbia, a designer and cofounder of Airbnb. Mike Lewis talks to Joe about how he grew up, and what motivated him to disrupt an industry, almost by accident. This episode is brought to you by Grasshopper and Pluto Pillow.

Duration:00:32:54

David Rusenko & Chris Fanini: Making your jump easier

2/13/2018
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This week's episode isn't so much about making a jump, but helping others make jumps of their own. David Rusenko and Chris Fanini are the co-founders of Weebly, a service that allows for easy building of a web site -- often one of the first things any jumper needs before going into business for themselves. In a wide-ranging conversation with host Mike Lewis, Rusenko and Fanini detail how Weebly came about, how the platform grew, and how they connect with their own community of...

Duration:00:28:00

Live at Harpoon Brewery

2/6/2018
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On this special live episode at Harpoon Brewery in Boston, Mike Lewis answers questions about his own jump, and how Corey Griffin helped him pursue his dream before his untimely passing four years ago. He is joined by two "jumpers" writes about in his book: Harpoon cofounder Dan Kenary, and blogger Laura McKowen. Learn more: When To Jump The Corey C. Griffin Foundation Harpoon Brewery Laura McKowen

Duration:00:41:32

Vanessa K. DeLuca: from retail to journalism

1/30/2018
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Most jumps are made to help one's self. But sometimes, jumps can be made to serve others. Essence editor-in-chief Vanessa K. De Luca's jump fits in the latter category, as she took a pay cut to leave her job in retail to start from the bottom run in the world of fashion journalism. This episode is brought to you by Grasshopper (grasshopper.com/whentojump) Learn more about the When to Jump book

Duration:00:26:17

Rob Bell: from megachurch pastor to spiritual maverick

1/22/2018
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Taking a jump can be taxing. Judging from the state of his voice after a jam-packed week of book tour, host Mike Lewis knows that well. But so does Rob Bell, who left the megachurch he founded to start a more well-rounded career that fit himself, his family, and his own unique sense of spirituality.

Duration:00:35:21

McKel Hill, creator of Nutrition Stripped

1/16/2018
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It's easy to forget that you may not even need to leave your current line of work in order to make a jump. Take it from McKel Hill, who studied to be a dietician but jumped to turn her passion into something different and more suited to what she wanted to accomplish. This week's episode is brought to you by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (JHSPH.edu/feelgood) Learn more about the When to Jump book: http://bit.ly/WTJBook

Duration:00:33:35

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