I'm Jake. I'm 20 years old, and I'm fascinated by the wonders of the world, what makes people tick, and how we can live remarkable lives. I write about everything from self-improvement and navigating through uncertainty to the human condition and living a purpose-driven life. My mission is to inspire and empower you to live a life of excitement and fulfillment through heeding your intuition, uncovering your aspirations, and discovering what makes you come alive.
I write about personal development, with the belief that striving to become the best version of ourselves is essential for our growth and fulfillment. I write about life, death and meaning, with the conviction that acknowledging the fragility of life and the inevitability of death can help us achieve a conscientious, purpose-driven life. I write about travel, nonconformity and pursuing unconventional strategies and endeavors, with the hunch that by following our curiosity and taking calculated risks, we discover what makes us tick.
Media Bio (a brief diversion into 3rd person…)
At just 20 years old, Jake has spoken live to over 11,000 people, published an Amazon best-selling book, been interviewed on over 50+ podcast/radio interviews, and has been featured in top media outlets including Psychology Today, TEDx, and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Developing a chronic skin condition and severe anxiety his first semester of college, Jake realized the life he was living didn't align with his dreams. Facing uncertainty, he took a bold leap of faith to pursue his dream of travel. At 18, Jake hopped on a one-way flight to Guatemala with just a backpack and no phone. He spent 4 months solo backpacking through Central America, volunteering and exploring different ways of life. He discovered there are infinite ways to live and that people can create their own destinies through self-reflection and then taking action.
Jake regularly speaks to High Schools, Colleges, and other organizations, sharing his story and messages on Finding Purpose, Mental Health, and Purposeful Travel. Jake's story is living proof that when we listen to our inner voice and commit to our vision, anything is possible.