EP28: Steph Jagger On Skiing Around the World And Following Joy
I am currently reading an incredible book called Unbound, which is a memoir about a badass woman skiing around the world and experiencing her own heroines journey!
Since starting the book, I knew I wanted to have her on the show and I am so excited to introduce you to Steph Jagger. On the show, we talk about her skiing trip, why a masculine and feminine balance totally depends on you and how to live a gutsy life!
You are going to love this episode, Steph is very funny and her life story is truly spectacular!
Steph Jagger had always been a force of nature. Dissatisfied with the passive, limited roles she saw for women growing up, she emulated the men in her life—chasing success, climbing the corporate ladder, ticking the boxes, playing by the rules of a masculine ideal. She was accomplished. She was living "The Dream." But it wasn't her dream.
Then the universe caught her attention with a sign: Raise Restraining Device. Steph had seen this ski lift sign on countless occasions in the past, but the familiar words suddenly became a personal call to shake off the life she had built in a search for something different, something more.
Steph soon decided to walk away from the success and security she had worked long and hard to obtain. She quit her job, took a second mortgage on her house, sold everything except her ski equipment and her laptop, and bought a bundle of plane tickets. For the next year, she followed winter across North and South America, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand—and up and down the mountains of nine countries—on a mission to ski four million vertical feet in a year. She did that and then some and now she’s written a book about it. UNBOUND: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery came out in January 2017.
Steph currently splits her time between Southern California and British Columbia where she dreams big dreams, writes her heart out, and runs an executive & life coaching practice. She holds a CEC (certified Executive Coach) degree from Royal Roads University and she believes courageous living doesn’t happen with one toe dangling in, but that we jump in, fully submerge, and sit in the juice. Think pickle, not cucumber.
In this episode, Steph shares:
1. How she quit her job to ski around the world for 10 months,
2. About the importance of following joy versus trying to get away from pain, and
3. How to embrace fear, so that it can help you move forward!
Resources from the show:
- Unbound by Steph Jagger (book)
Connect with Steph on her website www.stephjagger.com and follow her on Instagram @stephjagger.
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