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When to Jump

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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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English


Episodes

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

Mike Lewis, host of When To Jump (interviewed by his mom)

1/9/2018
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The When To Jump book is out! To celebrate its release, host Mike Lewis turns the tables and becomes the interview subject. This time, it'll be his mother, Betsy Lewis, asking the questions. Telling one's parents can often be one of the hardest parts of making a jump, and in this conversation Mike recalls what it was like to tell his family about leaving his stable career to play pro squash, and how his childhood influenced his decision. This week's episode is brought to you by RXBar...

Duration:00:32:05

Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin, hosts/creators of Just Between Us

1/2/2018
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Being funny can be stressful, but then again, so can taking a jump. both are things that come naturally to Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin, who left Buzzfeed to start their own highly-successful YouTube channel called Just Between Us. In a freewheeling, at times irreverent conversation, the duo take host Mike Lewis through the stages of their jump and how they managed to become such good friends in the first place. Learn more about the When to Jump book: http://bit.ly/WTJBook

Duration:00:32:12

John Donahoe, CEO of ServiceNow

12/26/2017
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Not every jump is dramatic — sometimes, it's a matter of taking a series of smaller leaps to get you to where you want to go. John Donahoe has been the CEO of Bain & Company, eBay, and now, the cloud company ServiceNow, but he's never been afraid to re-pot. This week's episode is brought to you by Platejoy (Platejoy.com, offer code WHENTOJUMP) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (JHSPH.edu/feelgood)

Duration:00:34:56

Tim Hade, sustainable energy entrepreneur

12/19/2017
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Assessing the risk of making a jump can sometimes be the most harrowing part of the decision-making process. Just ask Tim Hade, who went from the U.S. Air Force to starting a clean energy company of his own, after no small amount of wrestling with the decision. This week's episode is brought to you by Platejoy (Platejoy.com, offer code WHENTOJUMP) and Hello Fresh (hellofresh.com, offer code WHENTOJUMP30)

Duration:00:43:51

Danni Pomplun, yoga instructor

12/12/2017
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Sometimes, making a jump is a matter of comfort. But other times, it's a matter of necessity. Danni Pomplun faced numerous trials and tribulations in his life before stumbling upon yoga almost by accident. His experience in the discipline led him to make a jump that would have been unthinkable to him just a couple years prior. This week's episode is brought to you by Grasshopper (grasshopper.com/whentojump), Storyworth (storyworth.com/jump) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public...

Duration:00:38:35

Eric Wu, Designer/CEO of Public Space

12/5/2017
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Sometimes making a jump isn’t one big action, but instead a series of smaller steps. For Eric Wu, that was the path that led him from investment banking, to startup advising, to finally starting his own clothing label that showcases his unique sense of style. This episode is brought to you by Grasshopper (grasshopper.com/whentojump), and Memory Rescue (memoryrescuebook.com) Learn more about the When to Jump book: http://bit.ly/WTJBook

Duration:00:34:00

Brenda Berkman, New York City's first woman firefighter

11/28/2017
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Brenda Berkman abandoned her law career just as it was getting started to take one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet: A firefighter. Berman's jump wasn't just risky, though: It was also historic. New York City's first woman firefighter talks about her fight to be allowed in the fire department, the struggles she faced once there, and how she has continued to take jumps throughout her life. This episode is brought to you by Grasshopper (grasshopper.com/whentojump), and Memory Rescue...

Duration:00:41:21

Olakunle Oladehin, Executive Director of Everybody Dance Now!

11/21/2017
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Sometimes, making a jump requires pursuing two totally different paths at once. That's what Olakunle Oladehin did, balancing medical school and an intense interest in hip hop dance. Eventually, Oladehin was able to make peace with the expectations of his immigrant family, and make a career jump that combined his passions. This episode is brought to you by Be Frugal (BeFrugal.com/jump), Hello Fresh and Memory Rescue (memoryrescuebook.com).

Duration:00:35:51

Brian Kelly, The Points Guy

11/14/2017
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For thousands upon thousands of people, The Points Guy has been a go-to resource for maximizing their credit card rewards. But the Points Guy himself isn't a professional credit card salesman, and started his eponymous blog on a whim while working in HR at a bank. On this episode, Mike Lewis talks with Brian Kelly about how he found his way in the world of credit card rewards, and what it took to jump from a safe career to a burgeoning business. This episode is brought to you by Memory...

Duration:00:32:28

Manoush Zomorodi, host of Note To Self

11/7/2017
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Jumps require a lot of work, time, and planning. But sometimes, the first step to making a jump can be to do nothing at all. This week, Mike Lewis talks with Manoush Zomorodi, the host of WNYC's Note To Self, about the powerful and positive effect of being bored. Learn more about the When to Jump book: http://bit.ly/WTJBook

Duration:00:41:07

Arianna Huffington, Founder/CEO of Thrive Global

10/31/2017
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Arianna Huffington became a household name thanks to her groundbreaking internet publication. So it was surprising when she decided to jump from her namesake, the Huffington Post, to focus on, of all things, sleep. In this week's episode, Mike Lewis talks to Huffington about why she left the company she built, and what she's done to combat sexism in the workplace as a board member at Uber.

Duration:00:27:01

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

10/24/2017
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Sheryl Sandberg jumped from the federal government to the burgeoning tech industry. Along the way, she's inspired countless women and minorities to fight for greater representation at the highest levels of the government and corporate America. In the first episode of When To Jump, Sandberg discusses her move from the government to tech, and why and when she made the jump. This week's episode is brought to you by TopResume (topresume.com/jump) and Hello Fresh.

Duration:00:31:44

Introducing When To Jump

10/3/2017
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Mike Lewis took a big risk: he quit his comfortable desk job in corporate America to play the professional squash tour. When to Jump features authentic conversations with people who chase their dreams, whatever they may be.

Duration:00:02:22