Episode 148: Jason Wachob – CEO of MindBodyGreen – How To Build A Life: Not A Resume

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Episode 148: Jason Wachob – CEO of MindBodyGreen: How To Build A Life, Not A Resume

JASON WACHOB is the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen, the leading independent media brand dedicated to wellness. His site (mindbodygreen.com) receives 10 million unique page views per month! He has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Vogue. Jason has a BA in history from Columbia University, where he played varsity basketball for four years. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, and loves German Shepherds, Chuck Taylors, and guacamole.

Episode 148: Jason Wachob – CEO of MindBodyGreen: How To Build A Life, Not A Resume

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“You Don’t Want To Spend Your Life Climbing A Ladder That you Realize Is The Wrong Ladder When You Get To The Top”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Being around passionate people who have a palpable energy will help you sustain excellence
  • “If you’re not progressing, you’re dead.”
  • mindbodygreen is dedicated to helping you live your best life
  • 4,400 contributors write for mbg
  • How does Jason respond to people who are critical of his work and view it with skepticism? — “Go to mindbodygreen.com and look around, tell me what you think”
  • How playing basketball at Columbia helped him as a leader
  • How 9/11 impacted him and why it made him think about his career
  • At age 25, he made $800,000/year — but he hated it
  • Why Jason felt he was going backwards and like he was a loser
  • Flew 150,000 domestic miles — And he’s 6’7
  • How yoga healed his back issues (he was previously told he needed surgery)
  • For the first 2 and a half years of mbg, he made no money
  • In 2012 he chose to raise capital
  • “Your problems don’t go away… They change.”
  • “Raising capital can be the quickest way to kill your business.”
  • Build a Life, Not A Resume — We all know people who like to check off certain career boxes.  Don’t do that.
  • As an entrepreneur, you have to be extremely comfortable with ambiguity — You go to bed at night not knowing if your business will succeed
  • You can’t work for 2 and a half years making no money unless you are extremely passionate about it…
  • A learning leader has to evolve – Progress, Progress, Progress

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From mindbodygreen.com

JASON WACHOB is the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen, the leading independent media brand dedicated to wellness. His site (mindbodygreen.com) receives 10 million unique page views per month! He has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Vogue. Jason has a BA in history from Columbia University, where he played varsity basketball for four years. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, and loves German Shepherds, Chuck Taylors, and guacamole.

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