At just 21 years old, Jake has spoken live to over 11,000 people in multiple countries, published a best-selling book, been interviewed on over 50 podcast/radio interviews, and has been featured in top media outlets including Psychology Today and The San Diego Union-Tribune. After an unfulfilling semester in college, Jake took a bold leap of faith to pursue his dream.
After hopping on a one-way flight to Guatemala, he spent four months backpacking through Central America and exploring different ways of life. He discovered there are infinite ways to live and that people can create their own destinies through self-reflection and by taking action.
Jake is living proof that when we listen to our inner voice and commit to our vision, anything is possible. He regularly speaks at Universities and corporations, sharing his story and topics on mental health and finding purpose.
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My extraordinary adventure began with one simple question: What if the biggest risk is not taking any risk at all?
You see, my life was calling me out of the ordinary, but the “leap” was scary. At the age of 18, I was dealing with anxiety and depression...and I dropped out of my first year of college and spent the next 4 months solo backpacking through Central America.Think “Into The Wild”… but with a happy ending.
Off the Beaten Trail: A Young Man's Soul-Searching Journey Through Central America
by Jake Heilbrunn
Off the Beaten Trail is a coming-of-age story that illuminates what is possible if we dare to follow our hearts and heed our intuition. This captivating memoir will not only entertain and inspire, but also motivate you to pursue the life that calls out to you. With raw honesty and compelling insight, Heilbrunn explores what happens when we take a leap of faith in pursuit of our dreams.
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