On Oct 21, 2011, my friend Josh Shipp will debut his new TV show — JUMP SHIPP on Halogen TV. Josh says: It’s about people leaving their dead end job and pursing their dream job.
Check out this 1 minute trailer: Jump Shipp Promo
I had an opportunity to ask Josh a few questions about his upcoming show.
Q&A with Josh Shipp, host of Halogen’s JUMP SHIPP by Dan Miller
DAN: It seems we all have unusual experiences in our growing up years. And those typically help shape the direction of our lives. I grew up a farm and quickly decided I wanted to do something other than milk cows and throw hay bales. What were your early years like and how did that help you choose your career path?
And growing up in the foster care system, I was bullied, suicidal, rebellious, and although I didn’t realize it at the time, I was completely lost.
Until I met the Weidenmaier’s.
And things started to change, because they saw something good in me I couldn’t see in myself.
They not only said they said they wouldn’t give up on me; they backed it up with their actions – every time.
The difference was amazing.
Consequently, I really believe EVERY kid is just one caring adult away from being a success story.
So growing up with this background led me into exploring the field of behavioral change.
And one thing that led me too, I believe, is that the things that hurt you the most are the same things that can help you the most, and that you can eventually use to help others.
So after I worked through my issues, I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to helping others work through their mental barriers and live the lives they want.
I’m fascinated by the psychological barriers that explain the difference between what we SAY (“Of course I want to pursue my dream job!”) and what we DO (“I’ll do it later…I’m not qualified…etc…”)
DAN: So your message to young people is to break the mold, be decisive, do something innovative. Does everyone really have the potential to do that – to “Jump Shipp?”
Ask someone what their dream job is and they’ll tell you in a heartbeat.
Ask them why they’re not doing it and you’ll usually get a long awkward silence followed by a load of excuses.
So defining the right thing isn’t difficult for most people.
It’s deciding to take action that’s difficult.
Most folks freeze right up in the taking action category.
But action is THE ONLY thing that leads to results and, just as importantly, to more information.
It’s the only way you’ll know if you’re capable of achieving what you want, and if you’re not ready, of finding out the areas you need to work on.
Only action will let you know if it is the right move, everything else is speculation and assumption.
And we know what Grandma said about assumptions 🙂
DAN: What are the essential first things a person should do if they know they need a change?
JOSH: The key to changing is to break what needs to be done down into baby steps.
If it’s going to take 10 steps to get there, you don’t want to start off thinking about step 10, or even steps 8 or 9.
It may be fun fantasizing about the opening party, but fantasizing about your opening isn’t going to make it happen.
You have to start with step 1.
And you want to start with step 1 for a couple of reasons.
First, step 1 is rarely overwhelming and scary – you can almost certainly complete step 1.
Second, when you execute step 1, it gives you confidence, and that builds the momentum you need to take you onto steps 2 and 3.
And so on.
DAN: Tell us about your new TV show – Jump Shipp. What kind of shows can we expect to see and how can we access it?
JOSH: Jump Shipp debuts on the Halogen network October 21st at 9PM ET.
You can check your local listings here (link: http://halogentv.com/shows/jumpshipp/)
Each week I work with someone who has a dream job in their head, but is stuck in a dead end job.
So I give them a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into what their new life could be and at the end I ask them to make a really big decision.
To Jump Shipp and pursue their dream job.
Or go back to their old life.
Here’s a 1 minute preview: http://youtu.be/G1Pnamu89WM
DAN: What is your goal with the Jump Shipp show?
JOSH: My goal is for someone at home to watch an everyday average person strategically plan a course of action for a new life and pursue their dream and think:
“MAN! If that guy can do it, so can I…it’s not rocket science”
Then I hope they turn off the TV and go make it happen.
DAN: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
JOSH: One of my big passions right now is finding, coaching and training the next generation of speakers and authors through Youth Speaker University.
I’m passionate about mentoring a group of difference makers that will make a huge impact in people’s lives through their own expertise and stories.
So in 5 years I’d like to be seeing the positive changes they’ve made and be enjoying their contribution…
Be sure to catch Josh on October 21st on Jump Shipp
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