Episode 140: Jake Heilbrunn is the author of Off the Beaten Trail, an inspiring memoir about his journey leaving college and solo backpacking through Central America at 18 with no phone or knowledge of Spanish. An emerging leader of his generation, he has reached thousands of people through his blog posts, inspirational videos, and motivational talks at high schools. Jake has been featured in Psychology Today, Thought Catalog, The San Diego Union Tribune, and various other sites. He is dedicated to empowering people to live a life of purpose through listening to their inner voice, heeding their intuition and then taking action.

Show notes:

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  • Jake had an awesome childhood and high school career
  • He was hesitant in going to college but pushed his hesitations aside and enrolled anyways
  • He started to question the “why” in every aspect of his life
  • Why he was considering leaving school and traveling
  • “The biggest risk we take is not taking a risk at all.”
  • How he had tried leaving school twice
  • Why he feels confident in the path he has taken
  • How to encourage someone older to pursue their dreams
  • How to handle roadblocks in pursuing your dreams
  • How to make money while travelling
  • Why he made the conscious decision to leave his phone when he traveled
  • How his perspective in life became completely different
  • The three main things Jake learned about himself from traveling

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