SQUEE!!! Life After College goes infographic…and gets poster-ized!

Roadmap to Life After College - Infographic Preview

Click to head over to Mint and see the infographic in full!

Today is a VERY exciting day . . . I’m proud to introduce the newest member of the Life After College family!*

*Oh my . . .now I’m referring to projects as children. You know you’re hopelessly addicted to blogging when . . . 

In collaboration with Mint and Quicken, we’ve released an infographic today called “Your Roadmap to Life After College — an eye-candy CliffsNotes version of my book!

Our aim was to create something fun, interesting and useful, in a style that harkens back to the Choose Your Own Adventure books many of us loved as kids. The Roadmap to Life After College covers six major life areas: Home, Money, Career, Health, Social Life and Fun, with tips and statistics sprinkled throughout. A little virtual easter egg: If you look closely, you’ll notice that my dog Patches (may she rest in peace) is in the picture frame at the top :)

If you’re looking to take the roadmap even further, I encourage you to sign-up for my latest greatest Design Your Life course (inspired by the infographic) — six weeks to help you “stop spinning and start LIVING” in all the areas above. The best part? If you enroll, you get a friend in free. Accountability is sexy, baby! 

Whether you are nearing graduation, a few years out, or know someone approaching this major transition, we hope you enjoy the digital adventure on the Mint Blog!

That’s not it…

You can also purchase this infographic (reconfigured slightly) as a 18×24 poster, which I’m really stoked about. First official JBE merchandise outside of the book! I may be biased, but I think it would make a great gift for any soon-to-be-grads you know :)

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments here or on the Mint blog, and please share this with anyone and everyone who you think could benefit!


Make Sh*t Happen Doors are Open!

Thanks to the awesomeness that is AnyMeeting (h/t Sean Ogle), I was able to record today’s free Make Sh*t Happen Crash CourseView the recording* and set your biggest goals on fire for 2012! In a good way, of course :)

*If you can’t see the video and PPT, here’s the work-around from AnyMeeting: “Start playing the recordings in question and right click the area where the content is supposed to be playing. Press “Settings” on the small menu that appears and now a Adobe Flash Player Settings prompt window should pop up. Uncheck the “Enable hardware acceleration” box and close the prompt window. Refresh your browser a couple times and that should resolve the issue.” Sorry for the hassle! 

The full course is now open for enrollment, and I’m already in love with the early enrollees. It sold out in less than 24 hours last time, so make sure you get a jump on it if you know you’re interested.

Here’s what one of the participants, rockstar David Geier, had to say about his experience:

“I really knew very little about this course before I signed up. Someone I know tweeted Jenny’s blog post about leaving Google to pursue her dreams, and that post struck a chord with me. I realized that I have had dreams of new pursuits that were just that – dreams. But something about that post made me want to give the MSH course a shot. And I was shocked how great this course was for me, because everything about it is not at all like me (or my past me).

I remember very specifically how nervous I was typing my big goal into the response section, knowing that the other members of the course would soon read it. I had to open a bottle of really expensive wine I had been saving for a special occasion as I typed it. I hit enter with some fear, honestly. But then I read the other responses and I couldn’t get over how amazing everyone’s dreams and projects were. I felt like we were all starting an amazing journey.

Every step along the way – creating our support network, writing our vision statements, creating accountability, discussing our progress with other course members – made the journey more and more tangible. While I still have a long way to go to complete my goals, I am so much more confident that I can do it and that it will happen that it almost feels inevitable.

I can’t say enough how much Jenny and her course have helped me!”

—David G.

Cheers — to geeking out on infographics and to big goal swagger in 2012!

  • http://lamiki.com/ Laura Kimball

    Ahh! Love, love, love the infographic!

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      Thanks Laura!!

  • Cliff

    Congrats! It’s a great graphic!

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      Thanks Cliffbusters!! So glad you like it :D

  • http://languagemusings.com/ Tristan

    Hey Jenny,
    Have been passively following along since I saw you in Sean O’s Location Rebel program… just wanted to say this Infographic is awesome (and no doubt a great representation of all the helpful stuff in your book).  Great to see and well done.  Hoorah! =)

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      Hi Tristan! Thanks so much for reaching out to say hello — it’s great to virtually meet you! Sean’s an awesome guy — very cool that you did his Location Rebel program :)

  • Eleni Zoe

    Congratulations Jenny! That’s a great Infographic! I wish I could turn back time when I graduated, almost ten years ago (Eek!) and have had this to follow. It would have saved me a bunch of wrong turns. Good job!

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      Aw, thanks so much Eleni! I’m loving all of your blog posts and updates too — just brilliant :)

  • http://www.myhonestanswer.com/ my honest answer

    Good luck with the course – I’m sure all your hard work will pay off!

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it :)

  • http://twitter.com/bettyjeanbell Betty Jean Bell

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is SO awesome, Jenny!  So happy for you!  Weeeeeeeeee!!!!

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      WEEEEEE!!! Thanks BJB!!!! So excited that I get to see you in Austin again in a few short months :D

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  • http://www.secondfloorliving.net/ Alyssa VandeLeest

    What a big day Jenny! Congrats on reopening the course, the mint collaboration, and a successful crash course, which I participated in yesterday. It got me so fired up about my plans to start my own business.

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      Thanks so much Alyssa!! And thanks for listening in to the webinar — I’m so glad that it gave you an extra boost for starting your own business…you go girl!

  • http://careersoutthere.com/about/ MarcLuber

    Wow, so cool!  This is great Jenny.  Congrats.

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      Thanks Marc!! Just re-watched your video review of my book the other day — it was so wonderful of you to do that, and I’m sure super helpful for prospective readers! You’re the best :)

  • http://www.wealth-steps.com Luis@wealth-steps.com

    That is one slick graphic!
    Would it be possible for me to share with my website readers or does it have some super patent/copyright protection on it? With due credit of course…

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      Absolutely — please do! I believe they’re posting an embed code on the Mint blog today — share away! :)

  • Raghav Saboo

    Just wanted to say that I attended the Make Sh*T Happen intro webinar live and it was really good. Sounds like an awesome course, but with final year at uni, can’t join the course yet as I know I won’t have enough time to truly make use of such a course. However I hope it’s another successful batch!

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      Thanks for attending Raghav!! I really appreciate it, and completely understand needing to focus on your studies. Congrats on entering the home stretch!

  • Jlguy07

    Laura…Do you have children you’ve taken sh!t from who “know it all”? Have you ever built a multimillion dollar company and been told by your daughter in college you don’t know how economics worked? Have you ever built and accumulated your whole life with the goal to teach and give your children the foundation to walk into life and fend for them,selves?

    Good. Now you know why they can team up with their peers and get the hell out of your house and let them live the life they have told you they wanted all their lives without a Thank You or Bite me.! Baby, your 85%  moving home is horse hockey… at least in the South. Their destiny is their own.

    Enabling them NEVER helps and my azz is tired and I have no intentions of having someone sleep in  past 7:30 telling me they are adults. In other words, I didn’t take you on a permanent basis and if you didn’t listen to my advice that got me to where I’m at….too f’ing bad. Hit the road Jack/Jill, and don’t you look back no more, no more……


  • http://www.BuildAThrivingPractice.com/ Rodger

    Love the infographic! Where did you get it done?

    Also, thanks for recommending AnyMetting.com. I’ve been looking for a good webinar service and this looks very promising!

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