Raj Jana: Why Your “Why” Is The Most Important Question Of Your Life
By David Newell
Raj Jana is the founder of JavaPresse, a lifestyle brand that transforms ordinary coffee rituals into extraordinary daily experiences. He’s been mentored by some of the world’s most inspiring leaders and hosts the weekly show, Stay Grounded, to help listeners achieve more happiness in daily life. His story is a fascinating and familiar one: Raj Jana, was like millions of other graduates. Fresh out of college with a large student debt and even bigger ambitions, Raj was itching to climb the corporate ladder and make a name for himself. So he worked his tail off and clocked up long hours in a constant race to the next promotion – because that’s how you feel happy, successful, and accomplished, right? Then overnight, his outlook changed. Out of the blue, Raj’s mentor died – just three months short of retirement. Jerry had been living for that moment – dreaming of his post-work life where he could devote himself to his woodturning passion. But that opportunity never came for Jerry, and this was a big wake-up call for Raj. With one life to live, Raj knew he couldn’t afford to push off things he loved to a future that wasn’t guaranteed. So he embraced a ‘now or never’ attitude and jumped. He chose to spend more time doing work that spoke to his soul – so he started JavaPresse to make an impact and spread a message he believed in. A couple of years and 100,000+ customers later and the business is a multi-million dollar success and the home of a new coffee revolution that puts ritual, presence, and gratitude, at the heart of coffee and life enjoyment. Now moving into speaking, teaching, and podcasting, you can catch him every week on the Stay Grounded podcast.