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Hi I'm Jacob

I'm a nationally known speaker, author, and dancer. I live on the thrill of audacious dreams. And I'm a mormon.

About Me

Behold, me: 18 years old, with the unfettered zeal of a stoic revolutionary. Also remarkably good at making terrible puns and turning required essays into enjoyable experiences...okay, at least one person thinks I'm funny. :) I'm a student at BYU, majoring in Entrepreneurship. I've spent the last two years creating a mentoring and leadership movement among the world of youth, focused on choice and personal responsibility, finding purpose, and making a difference in the world, no matter your age. I've published two books, and spoken to thousands of people. Speaking, mentoring, and leading teams are my top passions, but I also love to dance (ballroom and cabaret especially), run, drink smoothies, and do spontaneous handstands.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a mormon isn't one of the bullet points on my list of what makes me successful. It's the reason the list exists at all. My experience shows time and time again that God can make more out of a person's life than they ever can on their own. Everything I have given up to be a member of the church, and to do God's will for me, has been replaced with something far, far greater. I choose God and His church because of all I have ever discovered, I have found nothing more powerful, purposeful, or pure.

How I live my faith

I live my faith, first and foremost, by seeking deep connection with God. Everything about the Church is intended to bring us closer to Jesus Christ, and through Him, to become like our Father in Heaven. I pray all the time, and I choose to act on the inspired guidance that I am given, no matter how uncomfortable it requires me to get. I go to church every week, and study the scriptures every daily. I have the privilege to serve members of my neighborhood along with other young men. I will shortly depart for Russia, where I will spend two years serving the people there full time, on my own dime, as part of the Church's missionary program.