#DisruptYourself Interview With Jessica Jackley, Co-Founder of Kiva

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Chatting with Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva, social entrepreneur at large, and mom of three rowdy, tiny boys, for this interview really helped me gain insight into how she's disrupting herself. Jessica's book Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most With the Least was released in 2015.

Below are my four quick questions with @jessicajackley:

What do you wish someone would DARE you to do?

I don't feel like I need anyone to dare me to do anything!  But I'm always happy for excuses to meet people I wouldn't have otherwise. So perhaps it'd be something that involved talking to perfect strangers about something that matters to them.

What do you DREAM of doing?

In many ways I'm right in the middle of fulfilling so many of my dreams: getting Clay Water Brick out, being a mother to my wonderful boys, etc. I think I need to take some time in the next few months and dream up a new round of aspiration, but, I'm really very content right now, and feel like I'm at a bit of a pinnacle moment in my life.

What are you going to DO in the next year?

Stay present. I want to practice gratitude for what I've been given, this amazing life I have, on a daily basis. Which is a whole lot: rich relationships, work that I love and that has deep meaning to me, good health, and much else.

How did you #DisruptYourself by writing Clay Water Brick?

I put a lot of my story “out there” for the world to know. While I have nothing to hide, it still feels surprisingly vulnerable. But it feels very empowering too!
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What most struck me about Jessica's answers is that she is trying to be a harbor and a ship.

What about you?


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