Episode 8

Taking a Leap and Bringing Others With You with Jackie Nourse

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Jackie Nourse is the host of the international hit podcast JUMP with Traveling Jackie, and she is the founder of The Budget-Minded Traveler, an award-winning blog and community designed to encourage and equip US-Americans to travel overseas. She also hosts adventure trips and retreats for her audience, leads mentorship programs for women, and blogs about adventure travel and lifestyle at TravelingJackie.com. She is a four-time study abroad alum, a linguist (with five languages and counting), and a serial expat. Her work has been featured by Self, Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

 

LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS

  • Nearly everything in your life has come from a decision you have made
  • People largely underestimate their own resourcefulness
  • Life is what you make it. Do you even know what you want?
  • As you grow, be aware that your passions and work may need to expand as well
  • Invite people to join you in a common mission

 

QUESTIONS TO INSPIRE US TO ACTION

  • What is some lesson, saying, or experience that continues to influence your leadership to this day? Do what's right, not what's easy
  • Use three descriptors to finish this sentence: “A leader is…” 1. Willing to serve 2. Sees a need and meets it 3. Believes in what they're doing.
  • What is a question that leaders should be asking either themselves or others? "Am I worth following?"
  • What book would you recommend to leaders? Essentialism by Greg McKeown and Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
  • If you could get every listener to start doing something THIS week to help them be a better leader, what would it be? Don't be wishy-washy in your decisions. Make a decision and stand behind it.
  • As a general life principle, is it better to ask “why?” or “why not?” Both of them! We have to be asking it means you're not just taking everything at face value. Ask all the questions!

Final word: Make sure you are being authentic and are standing behind your actions and beliefs, even when you're standing alone.

 

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Music credits:

  • DJ Quads | Cruise Around | Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/akadjquads/cruisearound
  • DJ Quads | Smile | https://soundcloud.com/akadjquads/smile
  • DJ Quads | It Just Makes Me Happy | Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/akadjquads/itjustmakesmehappy

 

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About your host

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Josh Friedeman

Josh wants to help you LIVE and LEAD well.

From interviewing leaders and other experts who help leaders, to coaching leaders and entrepreneurs, to staying on the front lines of leadership research through his PhD work in organizational leadership, Josh likes to live and breathe all things leadership.

Sure, there's more to life than leadership - until, that is, you start seeing life AS leadership (*Freeze frame, roll credits*).