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JFDI: Motivating yourself to Just F*ing Do It with Jenn Sherman from Peloton Dear FoundHer...

    • Entrepreneurship

“What’s the worst that can happen?” Jenn Sherman asked herself when she sent an email to John Foley, who was looking for people to join his new company called Peloton. She thought the last thing anyone in the youth-obsessed fitness industry would want was a 40-something mother of two. She and John hit it off instantly, and soon she became Peloton’s original  instructor. The Peloton community is equally drawn to her warm, approachable nature, and her willingness to show that she isn’t perfect. The resulting fame has its challenges, but it's far outweighed by her blessings.

Jenn never expected to have a second career. She simply fell in love with “spinning.” It combined her two competing obsessions: exercise and music. The rest was putting one foot in front of the other. She encourages anyone who feels stuck in life to JFDI (Just F***ing Do It).

Living the life of your dreams is closer than you’d ever imagine, you just have to take a chance on yourself. Join Jenn and Lindsay in conversation to hear the difference between a big connection and a big following, living a life unexpectedly in the public eye, and Jenn’s eternal love for Rob Lowe.

Quotes

• “I didn’t have to create a brand, this was the brand: very into pop culture, music, all things happening in the world, very much like a talk show kind of vibe. That’s kind of the personality that I am.” (31:03-31:24 | Jenn)

• “The one piece of Peloton that I’ve gotten used to but I am still not comfortable with is this public piece, honestly.  I’ve taken some missteps at Peloton. I’ve said the wrong thing or done the wrong thing– I’m human– and I was not prepared for the onslaught of what happens.” (34:40-35:11 | Jenn)

• “I’ve just tried to keep some things for my family and not have everything be out there, but for the most part, this Peloton journey has brought me so many blessings that I don’t even feel comfortable complaining.” (38:07-38:33 | Jenn)

• “It’s so meaningful to me to be able to show my kids that I could do this. At 40 years old, playing tennis and meeting my girlfriends for lunch just isn’t cutting it anymore. I want to do something. What am I good at? What do I love? Let me do this. Let me give it a shot.” (40:13-40:31 | Jenn)

Connect with Jenn Sherman:

Jenn Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/pelotonjenn/

Peloton Instagram | http://www.intagram.com/onepeloton

Peloton Website | https://www.onepeloton.com/

Please don't forget to rate, comment, and subscribe to Dear FoundHer on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

You can now work with Lindsay 1:1 to build the community for your personal brand or company through the same method she used to grow and scale her business. Fill out the form here and set up a FREE 30-minute consult.

You can also:

• Take Lindsay's FREE 7-Day Social Media Challenge

• 5 Tips and Tools to Set Up Your Business

• Follow Lindsay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaypinchuk

Use code FoundHer for 50% off your first month with both HiveCast and Fireside

Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm

“What’s the worst that can happen?” Jenn Sherman asked herself when she sent an email to John Foley, who was looking for people to join his new company called Peloton. She thought the last thing anyone in the youth-obsessed fitness industry would want was a 40-something mother of two. She and John hit it off instantly, and soon she became Peloton’s original  instructor. The Peloton community is equally drawn to her warm, approachable nature, and her willingness to show that she isn’t perfect. The resulting fame has its challenges, but it's far outweighed by her blessings.

Jenn never expected to have a second career. She simply fell in love with “spinning.” It combined her two competing obsessions: exercise and music. The rest was putting one foot in front of the other. She encourages anyone who feels stuck in life to JFDI (Just F***ing Do It).

Living the life of your dreams is closer than you’d ever imagine, you just have to take a chance on yourself. Join Jenn and Lindsay in conversation to hear the difference between a big connection and a big following, living a life unexpectedly in the public eye, and Jenn’s eternal love for Rob Lowe.

Quotes

• “I didn’t have to create a brand, this was the brand: very into pop culture, music, all things happening in the world, very much like a talk show kind of vibe. That’s kind of the personality that I am.” (31:03-31:24 | Jenn)

• “The one piece of Peloton that I’ve gotten used to but I am still not comfortable with is this public piece, honestly.  I’ve taken some missteps at Peloton. I’ve said the wrong thing or done the wrong thing– I’m human– and I was not prepared for the onslaught of what happens.” (34:40-35:11 | Jenn)

• “I’ve just tried to keep some things for my family and not have everything be out there, but for the most part, this Peloton journey has brought me so many blessings that I don’t even feel comfortable complaining.” (38:07-38:33 | Jenn)

• “It’s so meaningful to me to be able to show my kids that I could do this. At 40 years old, playing tennis and meeting my girlfriends for lunch just isn’t cutting it anymore. I want to do something. What am I good at? What do I love? Let me do this. Let me give it a shot.” (40:13-40:31 | Jenn)

Connect with Jenn Sherman:

Jenn Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/pelotonjenn/

Peloton Instagram | http://www.intagram.com/onepeloton

Peloton Website | https://www.onepeloton.com/

Please don't forget to rate, comment, and subscribe to Dear FoundHer on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

You can now work with Lindsay 1:1 to build the community for your personal brand or company through the same method she used to grow and scale her business. Fill out the form here and set up a FREE 30-minute consult.

You can also:

• Take Lindsay's FREE 7-Day Social Media Challenge

• 5 Tips and Tools to Set Up Your Business

• Follow Lindsay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaypinchuk

Use code FoundHer for 50% off your first month with both HiveCast and Fireside

Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm

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