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The Remarkable Leap

The Remarkable Leap

By Juliette Lin
Each week, we interview guests on how they took a remarkable leap either in their personal life or in their career. We dive into the fears and anxieties they felt and how they were able to overcome them in order to pursue a brighter version of themselves.

We only get one life to live. Make it remarkable,

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Ep 10: Going on a Healing Journey to Costa Rica and Central America to Learn from Indigenous Women and Discover Her Purpose with Dr. Cassandra Wilder

The Remarkable Leap

Ep 16: Arigato Grande “7 Meats” Star Jenny Ly on Going out of her Comfort Zone to Record and Produce a Music Video Parody
After jokingly posting about wanting to make a parody to Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings”, Jenny Ly found herself amidst 20+ other creatives that all came together to produce the viral hit music video parody “7 meats”. She talks about her first time recording in a music studio and performing on a real set and how this experience brought her back to her love for music and developing new projects. 7 RINGS KBBQ PARODY: Connect with Arigato Grande: Connect with Jenny:
May 19, 2020
Ep 15: Quitting Entertainment Law and Moving to Mexico to Build a Spiritual Practice with Talsi Neustadt
Growing up, Talsi had always been connected to her spirituality. But it wasn’t until she had worked in entertainment law and ventured into the corporate world that she realized she needed to get back to her roots. After receiving an affirmation from the universe, Talsi decided to move to Mexico to stay with her best friend and build her spiritual practice to heal others through tarot and spiritual coaching. Connect with Talsi! Talsi on IG:
May 12, 2020
Ep 14: Ditching the Conventional Path to Become an Artist of Life with Lavendaire Founder Aileen Xu
After graduating from USC with a business major, Aileen decided to pursue an unconventional path through music and YouTube. Though she was uncertain what the future held, she knew that she wanted to build a life that she loved and create a positive impact on other people. Several years and countless hours of hard work later, Aileen successfully built her Lavendaire brand to an audience of over 1,000,000 on YouTube and proudly fosters a community of LaviLove individuals who all support one another on their self-love and self-development journey. Full show notes with time stamps here: Connect with Aileen! Aileen's YouTube | Aileen's Instagram | Aileen’s TikTok: Aileen's Website | Artist of Life Workbook | Daily Planner | The Lavendaire Lifestyle Podcast |
May 5, 2020
Ep 13: Leaving the Corporate World to Start a Punch Needle Movement with PunchNeedleWorld Founder Micah Clasper-Torch
At 11 years old, Micah Clasper-Torch started her first entrepreneurial endeavor selling jewelry in shops around her hometown. Her passion for art and design grew as she pursued a degree in fashion & apparel design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and took on various roles within the fashion world. Most recently, she left a corporate job in business development to continue developing herself as an artist and build Punch Needle World, an online community and educational resource dedicated to promoting and elevating the art and craft of Punch Needle Rug Hooking. Connect with Micah! PunchNeedle.World on IG: PunchNeedle.World  Website: Micah on IG:
April 28, 2020
Ep 12: Declining Her Dream Law School Acceptance to Help Women Find Their Courage with InHerShoes Founder Judith Martinez
Judith Martinez spent her entire life studying hard to get into law school. But when she received her coveted acceptance to her dream school, she was hit with a feeling of overwhelming doubt. She realized that she had no real passion for law and declined her acceptance without telling anyone. That fall, she was faced with the daunting task of revealing the truth to everyone, including her friends and family. In this episode, Judith shares about how she was able to embrace those conversations with compassion and courage, and embark on her own journey towards self-discovery and building her non-profit, InHerShoes. Connect with Judith: InHerShoes: Judith's IG: InHerShoes IG:
April 21, 2020
Ep 11: Taking a Gap Year to Focus on Mental Health, Work at NASA & Adobe, Travel to Europe & Asia, and Build A Non-Profit with Princeton Student and Founder of Letters to Strangers Diana Chao
By her sophomore year in high school, Diana Chao had already decided that she needed to take a gap year after graduating in order to focus on her mental health. After getting into Princeton University, she deferred for a year and took time off to work at NASA & Adobe while building her non-profit, Letters to Strangers and managing her family business. After overworking herself for several 100-hour weeks, Diana realized that her chaotic schedule was only worsening her mental and physical health and decided to travel to Rome in order to take some time off and slow down. Through her experiences traveling, she was able to gain a new perspective on life and return to the US with a more mindful approach to life. Connect with Diana! Letters to Strangers Website: Letters to Strangers Instagram: Diana's Instagram:
April 14, 2020
Ep 10: Going on a Healing Journey to Costa Rica and Central America to Learn from Indigenous Women and Discover Her Purpose with Dr. Cassandra Wilder
After leaving an abusive relationship and taking a trip to Costa Rica, Cassandra Wilder realized that she had to pursue a calling that would take her beyond her job in law enforcement. So she put in her two weeks notice, sold all her belongings, and set about a 4 month journey through Central America to learn more about herself and the world of nutrition, and naturopathic medicine. When she returned to the US, she decided to pursue a doctorate degree and start her own practice. Connect with Cassandra: Cassandra's Website: The Goddess Ceremony Podcast and Retreats: Cassandra's Instagram:
April 7, 2020
Ep 09: Becoming a Full-Time Freelance Illustrator to Publish a Debut Graphic Novel Memoir with Deb Lee
Just two years after graduating college, Deb Lee has already built up her illustration portfolio to a point where she is able to be a freelance illustrator full-time. She’s illustrated for NPR and Lyft, done UX Design for LinkedIn, and is currently working on her graphic novel memoir "In Limbo" about the intersection of Korean-American diaspora and mental health. Connect with Deb: Deb's Instagram: Deb's Twitter: Deb's Website:
March 31, 2020
Ep 08: Openly Speaking Up About Her Muslim American Experience to Bridge Interfaith Communities with Radio Host Freeni Raza
When a faith leader reached out and asked if any Muslims would like to visit a Christian Church and answer questions they had on the Muslim Faith, Freeni Raza knew she had to say yes, simply because no one else was doing it. She walked into the church in the Deep South of Texas, where they have open carry laws, with her two kids and broke the ice by letting people know they could ask any questions they want and she would not get offended. This was the start of Freeni's journey in opening up and publicly speaking about her faith in an attempt to bridge communities. She has since hosted her own radio show and started her own podcast, Musings of Modern Muslims, to talk more in depth about taboo topics. Connect with Freeni: Freeni's Instagram: Musings of Modern Muslims Podcast:
March 24, 2020
Ep 07: Moving to Los Angeles to Become a Freelance Photographer while Traveling the World And Mentoring Young Artists with Mike Fox
After a life-altering photography gig in Greece, Mike Fox decided that it was time to pack his bags and move to Los Angeles from his small mid-western town in order to chase his photography dreams. While he ran into many complications at first, including issues with the DMV and getting his gear stolen, he remained steadfast in his pursuit of his dream job and is now an internationally published lifestyle photographer, a magazine founder, as well as a mentor to other young photographers. Connect with Mike: Mike's Instagram: Photography Website: Magazine Website:
March 17, 2020
Ep 06: Quitting a Prestigious 6-Figure Job to Start a Non-Profit with Founder and CEO of Jubilee Media Jason Y. Lee
Leaving his 6-figure job at the most respected consulting firm to start a non-profit with his friends is not what Jason Y. Lee ever imagined he would do with his life. But two years and several videos after uploading his first video (where he raised money towards Haiti Earthquake relief), Jason followed his calling to start a non-profit and inspire empathy and goodness through digital media. 10 years later, that non-profit evolved into what Jubilee Media is today, a successful YouTube channel with over 500 videos and nearly 5 million subscribers and 1 billion views. Jason shares more about the mission behind Jubilee Media and how he was able to navigate this uncertain time in his life in order to spread empathy for human good. Connect with Jason & Jubilee Media:  Jubilee Media on YouTube: Jubilee Media's Instagram: Jason's Instagram: Show Notes: -Jason's TedTalk: -Jason's Haiti Earthquake Fundraiser: -Bronnie Ware's 'Regrets of the Dying':
March 10, 2020
Ep 05: Taking out $100,000 in Student Loans to Receive a Master's Degree at NYU with Atten-X Start-up Founder Noah King
After spending several years in industrial design, Noah King decided to switch gears and pursue a masters degree in media innovation at New York University. With this, came the daunting task of taking out a $100,000 loan to cover the cost of tuition, which he did by himself while also working a part-time job at Pratt Institute to fuel the next stage of his career. Now as the Founder and CEO of Atten-X, Noah has found that this educational investment has propelled his career trajectory exponentially. Connect with Noah: LinkedIn: Twitter: Website:
March 3, 2020
Ep 04: Immigrating from the Netherlands to the US to Pursue The American Dream with Entrepreneur Misha Kouzeh
5 years ago, Misha Kouzeh uprooted her entire life in the Netherlands and moved to Los Angeles to pursue The American Dream. Much to the dismay of her family and her co-workers, she left a high paying job at a Fortune 500 company and a community of support in hopes of achieving greater success in the US. Originally arriving in the US as a UCLA Extension student, Misha has since become a UCLAx instructor alongside her role as a multilingual digital marketer and nutritionist, helping companies to achieve social impact. Misha reveals the zigzagging connection between your mission, networking and a solid dose of persistence to achieve a competitive advantage and become your most remarkable self.  Connect with Misha: LinkedIn: Instagram:
February 25, 2020
Ep 03: Building a 50,000+ YouTube Audience while Completing a Degree in Applied Physics with YouTuber Michelle Choi
While attending the University of California Davis and studying applied physics, Michelle Choi (aka The Seoul Search) has also been steadily growing her YouTube channel, focused around fashion and sustainability. In this episode, Michelle shares how she sees her interests in applied physics and digital marketing intertwine and how she was able to develop her mindset that science and art are not mutually exclusive. As she wraps up her final year in school, she is excited to continue to expand her YouTube channel and her digital marketing agency. Connect with Michelle on social! Instagram: YouTube: The Seoul Search:
February 18, 2020
Ep 02: Taking a Year Off from Engineering to Write Music and Tour with Singer-songwriter Jaclyn Yangyuen (JLY)
Rocket scientist by day, and musician by night, Jaclyn Yangyuen (aka JLY) decided to quit her 9-5 job in engineering and move halfway across the country to work on her music. In this episode, Jaclyn shares how heartbreak led her to take this remarkable leap and move in with her brother and his fiancée in Ohio and drive several hours each way to attend weekly songwriting sessions in Nashville, Tennessee. Within a year, she released an EP, did a celebration tour, joined an a capella group, and moved back to Los Angeles to continue her songwriting journey while working full-time in engineering. ***Content Warning*** The f word is used once and there is some talk about sex positivity towards the end! Connect with Jaclyn aka JLY and check out her music! Instagram: Facebook: YouTube: Spotify:
February 11, 2020
Ep 01: Why I Quit My Full Time Job to Take Six Months Off (aka My Remarkable Leap)
In this episode, Juliette shares how she took her own remarkable leap of faith and quit her full time job to take a few months off, without a specific plan. Music: Paradise by Ikson
February 4, 2020
The Remarkable Leap Trailer
Welcome to The Remarkable Leap! Every week, we will interview guests on how they took a remarkable leap of faith in their personal life or in their career. We hope that through these episodes, you will learn how to embrace your fears and take your own remarkable leap towards becoming a brighter version of who you wish to become.
January 30, 2020