Kelle Jacob - Finding Joy in the Unexpected

“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.” - Steve Jobs

How do you handle the need to pivot when your plans, whether big or small, don't quite play out as expected? Do you consider yourself an advocate for something or someone... and if so, is that someone yourself? Have you reflected on which personality traits you inherited from each of your parents, and the impact they have made on your life decisions and direction?

Join host Chris Schembra in this week's episode of his podcast series, 7:47 Club Conversations, as he welcomes Kelle Jacob, former America's Top Model contestant, art world entrepreneur, and current beauty industry leader. Speaking about navigating inevitable deviations from the future she had envisioned, and encountering unexpected revelations about herself and her passions, Miss Jacob explains how her path of seemingly disassociated points has led her a present feeling of both personal growth and professional satisfaction.

"It's important to find the joy in small things... and identify the things that ground you," Miss Jacob suggests. Relying on the wise words of her Grandmother 'Mom-Mom,' a young Kelle was often reminded that life is not perfect, and that there will be disappointments and tough times to work through. The good times, however, are the balance to these challenges. "Take the bitter with the sweet," is wisdom that we can all benefit from, according to Mom-Mom.

You too are invited to join this exercise in personal reflection, and consider what influences and advice have guided your decision-making process in life. If feeling out of balance or off track, a number of recommended resources are available to you, as mentioned in this discussion.

In 2015, the 747 Club was founded by Mr. Schembra to create a conversational environment promoting Authenticity ~ Empathy ~ Vulnerability ~ Safety. In sparking dialogue between people from disparate backgrounds and experiences, with different interests and viewpoints, a sense of community is formed within this shared experience, creating real understanding and an acceptance of others. Through this podcast, a wider audience will now learn about the 7:47 Club’s incredibly important mission.

We welcome you to our conversation.