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Episode 153- Jess Sims on Why You Need to Stretch Beyond Your Comfort Zone

October 13, 2022 • Inspiration & Motivation
Jess Sims

Jess Sims is a top Peloton instructor and the newest member of ESPN’s College Game Day. Widely known for her work as a fitness instructor, Jess left a career in education to pursue her passion. After teaching at studios in New York City, she became a global sensation when she joined Peloton in 2018 as a Tread instructor, teaching classes to over 7 million subscribers worldwide. On this episode, we talk about changing careers, going for opportunities, and stepping into new situations with confidence.

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Show Notes

  • The impact that athletics has made on her life (1:45)
  • How her experience in education strengthened her leadership skills (2:47)
  • Confidence comes from experience, so sometimes you have to fake it until you make it (5:20)
  • Diversify your career experiences (7:48)
  • Why she took the role with Peloton to broaden her impact (12:58)
  • No job is perfect but find a way to bring your values to your work (14:03)
  • Motivation is BS; focus on habits instead (16:09)
  • Ask yourself: “What do I need in this moment?” (19:06)
  • Tips for prioritizing wellness in your life (21:22)
  • How curiosity sparks drive (23:35)
  • How she landed a role on College Game Day (27:23)
  • Her new partnership with Jordan Brand (31:09)
  • The guiding principles she uses to navigate her career (32:30)
  • Own your energy and who you give it to (34:33)
  • What are you most proud of in your growth journey? (37:09)


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