Jake draws from his experience as a competitor & entrepreneur to help others find their own competitive edge. He believes that people are more successful when they apply The Competitor Mindset to make better choices, and in turn, make bigger impacts in their organizations and their lives.
In title, Jake is a speaker, entrepreneur, podcaster, & marketer, but in reality, he's always doing much more.
At his speaking engagements, Jake draws from his experience as a competitor & entrepreneur to help others find their own competitive edge. He believes in 2 important concepts: the first is that companies are more successful when they hire employees who think like entrepreneurs. The second is that people are more successful when they apply the Key Characteristics of a Competitor to their lives & careers.
This second message is evident in his company, Compete Every Day, which is a community of true competitors. CED is known for its successful line of apparel, though Jake prefers to focus on the community first. Like other entrepreneurs, he is a founder & businessman, but unlike most, he believes his most important title is Chief Encouragement Officer.
Jake studies great competitors, and his research helped him create a process that can help people achieve their goals and experience a purpose-driven life. He references that process when he speaks.
The Better Than Yesterday podcast is for a specific audience: people who want to fight for something better, and who believe life is worth competing for.
Previously, Jake consulted for a number of organizations. His work has included social media marketing, community management, design, strategy, copywriting, email marketing, and sales. This work included multiple industries, including sports, health and fitness, retail and e-commerce, IT consulting, legal, telecommunications, and hospitality.
Jake earned an MBA in Sports and Entertainment Business from the University of Dallas, and a Bachelors degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Texas Christian University.