Entrepreneur Turned Comedian Dishes 3 Top Tips For Career-Switching During COVID

Entrepreneur Turned Comedian Dishes 3 Top Tips For Career-Switching During COVID
geralt / Pixabay

Maya just left a six-figure job to follow her passion for comedy full-time during the pandemic.  

Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF

Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues

Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more

Maya May was previously a career entrepreneur and channel partner with over a decade of experience in project management as well as product and operations development. Ms. May is no stranger to adversity, and she knows the value of going against the current and doubling down on your dreams.  While the story nationally has been focused on the negative impact the pandemic is having on the comedy scene, Maya is performing a virtual comedy tour from her living room.  A fixture at comedy festivals and college campuses across the country, she is well acquainted with the challenges faced by young people and recent graduates in today’s job market.

This Value Fund Generated Significant Alpha In 2021

InvestGrizzlyRock Value Partners was up 34.54% net for 2021. The fund marked 10 years since its inception with a 198% net return, resulting in an annual return of 11.5%. GrizzlyRock enjoyed 14.8% long alpha against the S&P 500 and 26.9% against the Russell 2000. Q4 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The fund's short Read More

Tips For Career Switching

Necessity is the mother of invention, and Maya is an advocate of positive thinking and the ability to adapt in times of crisis.  She has three top tips for career switching that need to be considered by those looking to jump ship from their current job, or for those who want to pursue deeply held lifelong interests:

  • Assess the situation:  It’s important to take stock psychologically.  What do you really want? Is it just a job change, or are you going for something specific?  You need to be clear on what you are really looking to get out of your career change.
  • Take account of the environment: The world is changing drastically in response to the pandemic.  There are two aspects to consider, one being what won’t be possible (such as traveling to a country that won’t let you in) and the other being the positive aspect--there is a completely new range of possibilities to consider as every industry adapts to the new normal.
  • Map out a strategy: Don’t just quit tomorrow.  You need to plan out resources and be timely with job transitions to keep yourself from being in a jam.  Set practical goals that can be met step by step instead of unrealistic pursuits.

Updated on

Jacob Wolinsky is the founder of ValueWalk.com, a popular value investing and hedge fund focused investment website. Jacob worked as an equity analyst first at a micro-cap focused private equity firm, followed by a stint at a smid cap focused research shop. Jacob lives with his wife and four kids in Passaic NJ. - Email: jacob(at)valuewalk.com - Twitter username: JacobWolinsky - Full Disclosure: I do not purchase any equities anymore to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest and because at times I may receive grey areas of insider information. I have a few existing holdings from years ago, but I have sold off most of the equities and now only purchase mutual funds and some ETFs. I also own a few grams of Gold and Silver
Previous article Trump’s Biggest Big Lie
Next article Why the outcome of the election may not matter for Fannie Mae

No posts to display