Episode 78: Moving Forward by Looking Back with Jordan Hazrati

Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn

At Loveworks, we believe that one of the ways that you can become one of the best versions of yourself is to focus on personal growth. We love curating things like books, music, organizations, blogs or resources that have encouraged your personal growth. 

Today, we are going to share a video recommendation to add purpose to your screen-time.

Tending Clouds documentary – award winning release in the spring from AIM (Agape International Ministries) telling the story of fighting to end human trafficking. They estimate that 40.3 million people are estimated to be living in modern day slavery worldwide. Get to witness remarkable stories of bravery and transformation. 

The Spring – The charity: water story: on YT: 20 min doc sharing the story of Scott Harrison and how Charity: Water got started. They changed the game with innovation to the way their charity runs, the way they get people involved, but also in the way they were creating water wells to be more sustainable to be more long-lasting. 

Jordan Hazrati: MSc Student in Human Factors Specialist and Student Pilot

Jordan is 26 years old and currently resides in Windsor, just West of London, England. Despite falling in love with everything ‘aviation’ from the age of 4 when she took her first flight it took until she reached the age of 21 to begin her journey into aviation. Upon finishing her schooling, she entered the performing arts industry and despite enjoying this, she couldn’t shake the thought and feeling that she was destined to be in the skies.

She landed a position with a short haul leisure airline and after working out how to manage full time University studies around a full-time flying roster she began her training as an inflight crew member. But it wasn’t until she was given a trial lesson in a Cessna 152 from her parents that she gained a whole new perspective on the world, a knowledge that she was exactly where she was supposed to be. Shortly after she completed her training she was given the opportunity to work for a legacy long-haul carrier, providing even more opportunities to expand her experience.

Unfortunately this is when COVID-19 began to wreak havoc on not only on her career, but the entire world. By March 2020 Jordan was laid off along with thousands of her colleagues. After facing lockdown with the rest of the world Jordan had a decision to make. If she couldn’t work for an airline, she could spend the money she’d saved to finally get her pilot’s license. It was a risk but she decided to take it anyway and began flying again in October 2020.

Today, Jordan is a full time master of Science student studying as a Human Factors Specialist, and student pilot.Notes

Jordan’s Advice –

Don’t worry about having it all figured out right this second. You don’t need to know everything. There may be others around you who know what they plan do to, that doesn’t have to be you. Grasp every single opportunity that comes your way; even if it doesn’t fit your original plan. You have no idea who you may meet or what you may experience. You only get one chance to live it so live every single moment. Embrace the highs and expect the lows. Know they will pass, things will get better. Don’t settle, work hard, and keep dreaming!

You can find Jordan on FacebookLinkedInTwitter, Instagram. Check out her blog HERE!

Key Takeaways

  • You have the ability to shoot for the moon
  • Know what you want to and deserve
  • Be confident in your dreams

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