Highlights of This Episode:
- Why Jake dropped out of college to backpack the world
- The epiphany he had after a rock-climbing fall in Indonesia
- Why knowing why you’re doing it is the most important part of any endeavor
- How he funded his self-published book after publishers turned it down
- The two most common deathbed regrets
- How history, intention, luck, and tenacity intersect
- Why Jake believes that when we keep taking steps, incredible things happen
- What he did with his first royalty check from Amazon
- What Jake’s definition of success is
“Most people don’t get what they want because they don’t ask for it.” –Jake Ducey (Click to share – thanks!)
About Jake Ducey:
In 2013, 19-year-old independent author Jake Ducey self-published his first book, Into The Wind: My Six-Month Journey Wandering the World for Life’s Purpose, about quitting college basketball to backpack the world. It became an instant bestseller, landing him on TEDx with the subject “Living It vs. Learning It.” His autobiographical quest to find himself without a map led him to become the youngest published motivational author with Penguin/Random House. In January 2015, Ducey’s second book, The Purpose Principles, with a foreword by Jack Canfield, creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, was released.
In 2015, Jake will embark on a series of book tours, including appearing in 52 cities across the U.S. and Canada as part of the Vans Warped Tour 2015, the largest and longest-running music festival tour in North America. On the Vans Warped Tour, Ducey will serve as an MC and guest speaker to assist the 500,000 13- to 24-year-old attendees and 1,000 touring members in teaming up with nonprofits, finding purpose, and building community.
What many people love most about Jake’s story is what he considers his greatest accomplishment: that he has used the money he’s made to help build an orphanage in Guatemala. Jake travels the world, inspiring individuals and organizational leaders to draw more meaning into their lives and work and to help other young people make their world more purposeful.
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Into the Wind
- The Purpose Principles
- Jack Canfield
- Chicken Soup for the Soul
- The Vans Warped Tour
- The Success Principles
- Bronnie Ware
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Start With Why, Simon Sinek
- First Things First, Stephen Covey
- History, Luck, and Intention
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