*Oh my . . .now I'm referring to projects as children. You know you're hopelessly addicted to blogging when . . .
Our aim was to create something fun, interesting and useful, in a style that harkens back to the Choose Your Own Adventure books many of us loved as kids. The Roadmap to Life After College covers six major life areas: Home, Money, Career, Health, Social Life and Fun, with tips and statistics sprinkled throughout. A little virtual easter egg: If you look closely, you'll notice that my dog Patches (may she rest in peace) is in the picture frame at the top :)
If you're looking to take the roadmap even further, I encourage you to sign-up for my latest greatest Design Your Life course (inspired by the infographic) -- six weeks to help you "stop spinning and start LIVING" in all the areas above. The best part? If you enroll, you get a friend in free. Accountability is sexy, baby!
Whether you are nearing graduation, a few years out, or know someone approaching this major transition, we hope you enjoy the digital adventure on the Mint Blog!
That's not it...
You can also purchase this infographic (reconfigured slightly) as a 18x24 poster, which I'm really stoked about. First official JBE merchandise outside of the book! I may be biased, but I think it would make a great gift for any soon-to-be-grads you know :)
I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments here or on the Mint blog, and please share this with anyone and everyone who you think could benefit!
Make Sh*t Happen Doors are Open!
Thanks to the awesomeness that is AnyMeeting (h/t Sean Ogle), I was able to record today's free Make Sh*t Happen Crash Course. View the recording* and set your biggest goals on fire for 2012! In a good way, of course :)
*If you can't see the video and PPT, here's the work-around from AnyMeeting: "Start playing the recordings in question and right click the area where the content is supposed to be playing. Press "Settings" on the small menu that appears and now a Adobe Flash Player Settings prompt window should pop up. Uncheck the "Enable hardware acceleration" box and close the prompt window. Refresh your browser a couple times and that should resolve the issue." Sorry for the hassle!
The full course is now open for enrollment, and I'm already in love with the early enrollees. It sold out in less than 24 hours last time, so make sure you get a jump on it if you know you're interested.
Here's what one of the participants, rockstar David Geier, had to say about his experience:
“I really knew very little about this course before I signed up. Someone I know tweeted Jenny’s blog post about leaving Google to pursue her dreams, and that post struck a chord with me. I realized that I have had dreams of new pursuits that were just that – dreams. But something about that post made me want to give the MSH course a shot. And I was shocked how great this course was for me, because everything about it is not at all like me (or my past me).
I remember very specifically how nervous I was typing my big goal into the response section, knowing that the other members of the course would soon read it. I had to open a bottle of really expensive wine I had been saving for a special occasion as I typed it. I hit enter with some fear, honestly. But then I read the other responses and I couldn’t get over how amazing everyone’s dreams and projects were. I felt like we were all starting an amazing journey.
Every step along the way – creating our support network, writing our vision statements, creating accountability, discussing our progress with other course members – made the journey more and more tangible. While I still have a long way to go to complete my goals, I am so much more confident that I can do it and that it will happen that it almost feels inevitable.
I can’t say enough how much Jenny and her course have helped me!”—David G.
Cheers — to geeking out on infographics and to big goal swagger in 2012!