Author. Speaker. Entrepreneur. Curious Human.

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What’s Up! I’m Jake.

I’m the author of Off the Beaten Trail (a best-seller!), co-creator of The Idea Collective, and a speaker on living with purpose.





“I love the life Jake is living and I love how he’s teaching other people how to do the same.”

JACK CANFIELD, Founder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series (500+ Million copies sold)


My Story—


Struggling with a health conflict, severe anxiety and an existential crisis during my first semester of college, I dropped out to pursue a different path. I was scared, confused and uncertain about my future - but I trusted my intuition and felt that the biggest risk in life is not taking any risk at all.

From traveling the world and speaking to 15,000 people in 6 countries to publishing my first book and starting a company with my role model, mentor, & best friend, the decision to leave an unfulfilling path and pave a new one has led to creating a life’s that has exceeded my wildest dreams.

I believe we can all create a life we’re excited about, even if it’s beyond the boundaries of what society deems “normal.” I am passionate about sharing my journey because it helps me process my own thoughts to live more purposefully. If you’d like to join for the ride and read what is basically my open diary, check out my newsletter where I’ll send you an update once a week.

Praise for ‘Off the Beaten TRAIL’—

“This is a brave, beautiful book."

"Most of us experience periods of doubt and discontent at some point in our lives, and the way we respond to those seasons can chart the course for the rest of our lives. Jake made a bold choice to question everything. The lessons of his search, told here in Off the Beaten Trail, can help you when you arrive at your next set of crossroads."

— CHRIS GUILLEBEAU, NYT bestselling author of The $100 Startup and The Happiness of Pursuit