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First Jumpf for Joy! Photo Project Newsletter - Welcome!

Jump for Joy! Photo Project
Showcasing the beauty of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world

Jump for Joy! Photo Project

Showcasing the beauty of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world

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"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." - Henry David Thoreau

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MURAL UPDATE:

I've been prepping posters for the mural over the past week and am about 3/4 of the way through. Hoping to start applying posters to the wall by the end of this week or beginning of next week :) A LOT of work and loving every minute of it!!

Some Pics and News from the week:


FAQ: When will Jump For Joy Photo mural be finished? photo by Katy Mackenzie


Interview about Jump for Joy Photo Mural by Ricky Shetty for Daddy Blogger TV


I will continue posting through the week on how things are moving along.. check for updates: www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com and twitter: @jumpforjoyphoto 
 
A special Thank You:

To Lee Beile - the pasting Queen, The Murality interns: Nadia, Nina, Victoria and Tom who stopped in to help paste together posters. Matt and Suzana at
VANPrint (West End) for going above and beyond... so helpful and kind! Lisa J. (whom I've never met) for picking up adhesive for me in Blaine! And of course to Amalia, Paula and Michael for being continuously amazing <3

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And now the fabulous featured jumper of the week: 

KENNY HUANGLike Jump for Joy! Featuring Kenny Huang on Facebook


 
KENNY HUANG ... 

From/lives: I grew up in Taiwan, Calgary and Port Coquitlam. I'm now living in Richmond.
Work: I'm the co-founder and CEO of
BlueBat Games.
 
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
A: 
When I saw the project on KickStarter, I thought, "what a fantastic project". It's something that captures the joyful side of people. Even if it's only a very small moment in time, all these people in the air look genuinely happy.


Q. Jumping photo experience?
A: 
It was a lot of fun! I don't spend enough time appreciating the beauty of the city in my go go go lifestyle.

Just walking around, looking and exploring places to jump gave that little bit of time to pause and appreciate.


Q: Inspiration in life?
A: 
When I was starting out in my career, it was about success in the financial sense and climbing the social ladder. When we started our company, it was about survival, garnering respect and hopefully achieve some financial success. The last couple of years though, I realized that the company was no longer about me, it's about the team and the people that have helped us and had faith in us. That was when we started to really rock it, when my motives were no longer self centred. Our team is now what inspires me.


Q: Greatest passion?
A: 
I am volunteering as a mentor for the Futurepreneur (formerly CYBF). I am very excited about this as I see it as a way I can pay it forward by sharing everything I've learned as well as motivating young entrepreneurs. My passion is seeing people succeed. Whether this is with someone on my own team or someone outside with the drive, it is absolutely exhilarating to see someone step up and go after their dream. And it is even more exciting when I get to have a small role in helping them achieve this.

Q: Driving force?
A: 
Have you ever envisioned yourself on your deathbed thinking about the things you regret in life? 

My biggest fear is that I haven't realized my potential because I was too scared to try. When we started BlueBat, we literally started it from scratch. No capital, no connections, no team, just two scared shitless ex-programmers with absolutely no idea on how to run a business. Our driving force at that beginning was to pursue success in spite of that fear. To defy that fear. My driving force nowadays is to make some sort of contribution in a meaningful way, something that is outside of myself.


Q: Philosophy?
A: 
That fear is the only thing that ever truly stops us from going for what we really want in life.

Q: Anything in the world?
A: I'd love to go into space some day. Haha. Actually, I'm pretty much doing what I love now. 4 years ago, entrepreneurship was just something I thought I'd give it a try. I didn't realize how hard it would be, but I wouldn't trade that journey for anything. I've grown so much as a person because of it.

What I realize now is that the most satisfying thing in the world is to be able to contribute. For me personally, it's that I get to shape, build a team, provide jobs and contribute back a little bit to the Vancouver community.


Q. Working on?
A: 
The "project" I'm working on is our business. We don't normally think of business as art, but in my opinion, running a business is very much an art form. A business is always fluid. There are so many decisions/choices we make day to day that affect future outcomes in ways that we sometimes cannot foresee. It's also exciting because there is always a little bit of luck and serendipity at play.


Q: Mini bio, interesting facts about you or something special you want to share.
A:
I used to be terrified of public speaking. When I say terrified, I mean petrified to the point of knees shaking, voice cracking, out of body experience type of horror. I knew that if I didn't over come this fear, our company couldn't win. Not only that, I couldn't lead the team effectively, nor could I lead myself.

Ironically, a big part of my role now is to present and speak at conferences. What's interesting though is that I'm still scared shitless every time I step on stage. But I've learned that I don't need to be fearless.

I can be afraid, but do it anyways.

This realization brought out my true self that was no longer controlled by fear. My true self can go, and be, and achieve despite feeling fear. When I was no longer controlled by the fear of rejection nor the fear of judgement, my mindset just naturally switched from a sense of entitlement to gratitude. And I feel like I'm one of the luckiest persons alive! :)


GET CONNECTED WITH KENNY:

Twitter: @GameStudioCEO
Instagram: 
FB page: www.facebook.com/BlueBatGames
Other links: BlueBat Games
 

Photos of KENNY were taken in Vancouver, BC Canada. Like Jump for Joy! Featuring Kenny Huang on Facebook

 
 
JOY!  WHAT MAKES YOU JUMP FOR JOY?

It is such a pleasure hearing from you! Please, stop by and post your own jumping photo on 
facebook or say hello on twitter :)

Have a great week, with lots of fun and filled with joy!
Much love, Eyoälha



Selfie jumping photo by Eyoalha in Berlin, Germany.
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