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Presented at Universities, Athletic Departments, and Businesses. Jakob engages the crowd in: perspective, leadership, team culture, adversity, communication, overcoming the odds, and lifestyle design. 


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Cheap Healthy Foods

So, this isn't really a "secret" anymore, but there are far too many folks who I run into that LOVE LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, but have NEVER HEARD this (seriously? you're missing out on $ and health), so I decided to write a quick blog about it. When people tell me...

Defining Areté (arete) | greek: ἀρετή

Defining areté: how can we define something with such dense meaning?

Flying with feet

Our synergy is obvious, if only we’d see our roles, and choose to work together. To fly, we need feet.

Many Worlds

Each in their own world, like so many others, these men might find a consistent joy.

Can you be both an Extrovert and an Introvert?

Imagine taking every social construct we know to be true, and duplicating it with a  digital reality. Each platform like a new dimension. We can be whomever we choose to be, and not one world needs to have likened carry over. 

Tony Robbins 5 Simple Steps to Take Control of Your Life and Thrive

Whether it’s to level-up and improve your already successful design or if you desperately need to make some changes, Tony outlines some of the necessary steps. They’re harder to implement than they look, but the first step is knowing what you have to do.

E-Sports Superstar ‘Ninja’ being featured on ESPN says a lot about our Culture.

The best players of these games are treated like celebrities. Many of the most notable ones are making well into the millions of dollars on endorsement deals and tournament prizes.

“More than 360 million people watched a livestream of a 2017 “League of Legends” eSports competition.”

A Call to Leaders — please read this.

To be an effective leader, we have little choice in this.

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Consider the man who masters perspective, reason, and the ability to communicate. He has no limits.

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I may, like any decent person, have a different or often better perspective today than I did yesterday. If that is reflected in my writing, then it’s worth considering that I am of the growth mindset.

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Toilet Paper Teachings

Never are we more resourceful than when the toilet paper is running out. We get by cleaning our bum with 2-3 (sometimes thin) squares-per-wipe. It's impressive, really. Yet, time and time again, we overuse TP when it's in abundance -- a new roll -- without considering...

Never in Routine

It’s a blueprint to follow, but not a set of commandments. If we feel like we’re eternally damned for not following routine (which is common), then no routine is going to work in our favor anyway. It has to be firm enough, but also adaptable and flexible, because our lives demand that. Too rigid, and a routine can be harmful. 


My houseplants taught me a valuable lesson. What's the key to being a successful houseplant-parent? Is persistence the key to successfully raising houseplants? That sounds busy. Nobody has enough persistence in their tank after work, family, and other life passions to...

Band Geeks

Did you beg your parents to let you join the band? No? I didn't either. Others may have, but to my knowledge, taking intense musical lessons was not highly sought after by my elementary and middle school peers. It's peculiar to me that so few children are envious of...

Shelve It

Is it worth it to sit down for a second time and follow up on a stray idea? Maybe.

On every idea? Absolutely not.

How do we know when to chase and when to stop?

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