Following your interests to unpack a world of opportunities



JR Hammond

Following your interests to unpack a world of opportunities


In this episode I chat with JR about the importance of following your interests and curiousity and how that opens up a world of opportunities.


Growing up, he was always fascinated by language and globalism. Upon arriving in Toronto for university, JR knew he had to expand his education to the global stage. That led him to travelling, studying and working abroad as he fulfilled his global itch while learning about financial systems and its role in society. While in China, JR experienced the adverse impact of pollution on the environment, and at that moment, he committed to tackling the global environment problem for future generations.


Many people ask - Where do I find my purpose? For JR, it is at the intersection of three things: (1) a real market problem; (2) things he is deeply passionate about; (3) his skills that create value.


One theme that was consistent throughout the episode was his desire to seek and optimize for learning; whether it is self-discovery, finance, hydrocarbons, globalism, or culture.


How do you incorporate learning and discovery into your life? Share below!

Episode Highlights

  • [04:45] Creating a personal mission statement

  • [06:20] Finding his "thing"

  • [10:20] The art of flexibility

  • [12:45] Why learning matters

  • [14:55] Starting with just an interest

  • [16:35] Finding your moonshot

  • [19:40] Taking a global approach

  • [21:25] Designing your "life pie"



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