Tune into the JOMO(cast) to join mindful tech leaders embracing the joy of missing out to thrive in a rapidly changing world, with host Christina Crook.
31: The Joy of Making It, with Jen Duffin
Jen Duffin’s nom commercial is the imagination-stirring Nova Mercury, derived from her youngest daughter of the same name whose birth precipitated the maternity leave during which Jen launched her entrepreneurial venture. Creating a home business was the perfect pivot for Duffin, whose fibromyalgia made a traditional 9-to-5 job unsustainable.
Today, Nova Mercury is thriving, due in large part to Duffin’s social media positioning- with over 90,000 Instagram followers and over 3500 sales and a People’s Choice Award on Etsy, the digital marketplace is central to her success. On the JOMO(cast), Jen discusses her entrepreneurial journey and the careful blending of creativity, business, and family she learned along the way.
30: Digital Essentialism, with Greg McKeown
The author of the globally best-selling “Essentialism” and the upcoming “Effortless” joins the JOMO(cast) to proudly announce that JOMO and the philosophy of essentialism are natural companions. He’s spoken at multinational brands, top-tier universities, and organizations around the world to share the simple, powerful message that individuals, teams, and societies function at their absolute best when they make the conscious and mindful decision every day to make room only for what matters most.
He believes you can not only design an essential life, you can do it with ease and joy, too.
29: The Joy of Living Fearless, with Ony Anukem
"I always try and say to myself ‘Don't’ let your anxiety and your fears of rejection and people not liking your work stop you from doing something."
Growing up as the first of four daughters — gender equality and leadership came naturally to British-import Ony Anukem. By day, she is the Advocacy Manager at the International Confederation of Midwives — but she also wears another hat as the Show Host of the Twenty5 Podcast, a bi-weekly interview podcast that she started to guide young women through their mid-twenties. In this episode, we break down the power of mentorship and what mutually supportive relationships look like.
28: The Joy of Being an Attention Activist, with Jay Vidyarthi
Jay Vidyarthi was one of the creators of Muse, a headband utilizing biofeedback to guide and train meditation that introduced thousands of beginners to an accessible world of mindfulness practice. He’s also had a hand in the development and strategic launch of more than a dozen other apps and event platforms connecting consumers around the world to mindfulness technologies and communities. As an important companion to this impressive CV, though, Jay is also on the board of America Offline, a nonprofit organization of tech leaders working hard to expand the presence of offline social, educational, and vocational experiences, especially for American children, and continues to develop and advise the Healthy Minds Program, the University of Madison-Wisconsin’s world-renowned research institute exploring the mind-body connection to lifelong health and well-being.
Jay views all the accomplishments of the many projects he’s brought to life- as well as the harm and suffering that continues to arise out of our collective struggle to relate with technology in a healthy way- as design challenges. In this episode, Jay shares how the lens of design can be used to find balance, mindfulness, and joy in how we choose to consume our tech.
27: How to be Indistractable, with Nir Eyal
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Nir previously taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Nir co-founded and sold two tech companies since 2003 and was dubbed by The M.I.T. Technology Review as, "The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology."
26: The Joy of Creating Congregations, with Jillian Richardson
Jillian Richardson created The Joy List when she moved to New York City to connect herself to the events and gatherings around the city that would give her the best chance to forge meaningful human connections and “find her people.” Since then, she’s made it her business to create “facilitated human connection”- intentional gatherings carefully curated and designed to foster friendship.