This week we talk to Jake Ducey about our purpose
When Jake Ducey decided to quit and leave behind a college basketball scholarship and business school at 19, he had no idea that he would slowly become a leading voice for his generation. It was only three years ago that Jake sat in Economics 101, totally discontent with the state of his life, the direction his generation was heading, and the poverty of the world. After nearly dying in a car accident while drunk, he decided to take the last of his savings, drop out of school and travel the world.
It wasn’t until Jake fell off a cliff in Indonesia and his life was saved by locals, that he realized all he was looking for was within him. As a result, he came back and wrote a book about his journey—Into the Wind: My Six-Month Journey Wandering the World for Life’s Purpose—which made the Amazon best-selling list, received acclaim from Jack Canfield and is now being turned into a film script for a major motion picture. He even built an orphanage in Guatemala with part of the proceeds from his book.
If you ask Jake today if he ever thought any of this was possible, he would’ve laughed—but now at 22, he has already written another book, The Purpose Principles: How to Draw More Meaning Into Your Life.
In This Interview Jake and I Discuss…
- The One You Feed parable.
- Looking for validation from the outside world.
- How connection is at the heart of many of the good things in life.
- The 15 common characteristics of successful people.
- How purpose is the best form of activism.
- All great movements start small and grow.
- How we are never too young or too old to make a difference.
- Facing our fears.
- How we can find most of our happiness and fulfillment in the small things.
- Writing his first book at 19.
- How it’s not about the skill you have, its about the will you have.
- Meeting Jack Canfield.
- When someone says No, you say Next.
- How most results come from consistency.
- The Proficiency Threshold.
- The Rule of Five.
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I really enjoyed this episode and found it very interesting and inspirational. I am in awe at the insight and fortitude he has at such a young age.
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