13.0 Why It Works: Chris Jean-Charles on Blind Leaps

by Joseph Kwon in


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Do you ever find yourself wishing you could be a bit bolder? Have you ever crept right up to the edge of a big change, stared into the abyss and promptly leapt backwards? Do your ever wonder why you take some risks, but avoid others like the plague?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Chris Jean-Charles, former Marine and now entrepreneur, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Blind Leaps work. We explore the risks worth taking, the role of ruin in success, and a tried and true military technique to overcome fear.

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Chris Jean-Charles

Chris Jean-Charles is no stranger to the concept of reinventing one’s self to achieve happiness. After over a decade as a US Marine, Chris spent some time working for one of the world’s top management consulting firms before pursuing his entrepreneurial dreams. An expert in risk management and capital preservation, Chris is in the process of launching his own Proprietary Trading Firm.

Having taken a circuitous route in following his dreams, Chris discovered that much like buying and selling the capital markets, chasing one's passion often involves taking calculated risks. This means understanding your unique edge and stacking the odds in your favor.

Chris is a firm believer in “giving back” and provides mentoring to transitioning veterans and inner city youth. When he’s not working, Chris finds joy in traveling the world with his family.

Contact Chris: www.linkedin.com/in/chrisjean-charles

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CLIPS

MiB The Best of The Best.... With Honours! Scene

Rush (Ending Scene Part 1) "You kill the sport"

Jerry Maguire - Who's Coming With Me? (1996) HD

Eat Pray Love (2010) - Ruin is a Gift Scene

Regular People Get Tricked Into Olympic High Diving

MUSIC

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.