Want to Make a Big Life Change? Learn the Four Phases of the Jump Curve from Mike Lewis, Episode 139

Are you thinking about making a big change in your life? Maybe you want to shift careers, or perhaps relocate to a different part of the world. Whatever that change looks like for you, today’s guest, Mike Lewis, shares these four phases of what he calls, “the jump curve,” that people go through as they pursue change.

Mike is a member of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs, where he focuses on impact investing and helps lead global climate partnerships. Earlier in his career, Mike was a venture and growth equity investor at Bain Capital Ventures and was the founder of When to Jump, a media and reskilling platform and community for working professionals globally. He is the author of “When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want”, published worldwide by Macmillan and Hachette in 2018 and distributed in over fifty countries in six languages following its release.

Mike is the founder of a 501(c)3 urban squash enrichment organization that mentors at-risk youth in his hometown. He formerly ranked 112th as a professional squash player in the world. Mike received his MBA from The Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, where he studied Government and Environmental Studies.

Change comes with some risks and uncertainties. But if you’re looking to press reset in your life, hopefully, the wisdom that Mike will share today will motivate you and give you the courage to finally make that jump. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How to think about a big change you want to make i.e. make a jump
  • Transferable skills and experiences you can take with you during jumps
  • The courage to share an important message and overcome imposter syndrome
  • A shared desire to be fulfilled
  • What is the jump curve? The 4 phases of making a jump
  • How to begin thinking about your own jump and staying energized

Share this episode with a friend who would like to jump into a new sector, career, or even relocate to a different part of the world. 

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From Media Executives to The Big Life Experiment, Cathy and Joe Lurie Share Their Passion for Helping People Reset and Create the Life They Want, Episode 91  

Laura Carney Didn’t Find Her Life Purpose – Instead, It Found Her!, Episode 99 

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Melissa Llarena is an author, imagination coach, consultant, speaker, and contributor to ForbesWomen articles that have garnered 4 million + views. She is also the host of Unimaginable Wellness, the podcast for entrepreneurs, founders, and creators who are also moms. Featured guests include GaryVee and Beth Comstock. Melissa holds a psychology degree from New York University, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and a Transformational Coaching Academy certificate. She is training to become a meditation practitioner. Melissa lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three sons. Visit www.fertileideas.com.

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