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BTR E147 Interview with Jake Heilbrunn

Body Talk Radio

I am super excited for my interview with Jake Heilbrunn! During college, Jake developed a chronic skin condition and fell into a deep depression. He took a leap of faith and dropped out of college and went on a soul searching trip throughout Central America. Jake wrote a book called “Off the Beaten Trail” which chronicles his adventures and the invaluable life lessons he learned along the way. You can purchase his book on this link.


6 Apr 2021

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Jake Heilbrunn on How to Heal Anxiety with Purpose

Inspired Evolution

In this week’s episode, Amrit interviews Jake Heilbrunn, an international TEDx speaker, best-selling author, host of Curious with Jake Heilbrunn Podcast and Head of Partnerships at Conscious Counsel.Purpose consists of the central motivating aims of your life. It is the reason why you get up in the morning. Purpose can guide your life decisions, influence behavior, shape goals, offer a sense of direction, and create meaning. Purpose can heal. Purpose can heal anxiety and so much more.Jake and Amrit talk about Jake’s anxiety healing journey, his path towards self-discovery and purpose, and his greatest lessons learned along the way.At the age of seventeen, Jake started university and began to break out with hives, rashes all over his body and soon after with anxiety. He was on a path of pressure, a path based on expectations of others, a path where he certainly was not happy and was causing more pain than good.Jake wanted to change. He wanted to pursue his dreams. He felt the urge to experience another way of life, a journey of self-discovery. At the age of 18, he took courage and made the hard decision to leave college. He bought a one way ticket to Guatemala where he spent months backpacking through Central America all alone, without a phone and three words of spanish.He wanted to know who he was, what he was capable of and needed to pave his own trail. He listened to his inner voice following his intuition, trusting his instincts that things were going to work out.Jake’s body was telling him something, something in him wasn’t aligned. Taking this new path, not only helped him recover from the rash, but also helped him figure out who he was, unrevealing all the opportunities that have led his life to where he is today. He also discovered the importance of having courage and following it and how important it is to trust yourself. Furthermore, Amrit and Jake dive deep into a raw conversation about Jake getting this lesson twice but in a different way.A couple of years later, Jake’s life was knocked over. He was hit by Lyme disease. For almost ten months in severe pain and suffering, he had to be in bed. This impacted his entrepreneurial life, having to bow out from the company he co-created from 0 to $2.5M in revenue in just 2 years, his personal and his love life as well. Jake felt completely shut down and all alone.Listening to people who have been through the same chronic disease, surfing the ocean, and being in flow with the waves and every single moment, have helped Jake on his healing journey. This extremely challenging disease helped him discover his hypesensitive energy and learn how to be hyper aligned with saying no and letting go. Jake affirms that the journey towards recovery was about learning to listen. He strongly believes his journey here on earth is intuition and that the universe talks to us in many different ways. It appears with a whisper but if you don't pay attention every time it will appear with more and more force.In this chapter of Inspired Evolution you will learn how to heal anxiety and depression through purpose, learn how to take courage to do things you believe are right by following your intuition, discover the beauty of peace by letting things go and discover that in darkness there is always hope.“I say to myself: How can I be the most aligned with the thing that sets my soul on fire? Because that is the medicine for the world!”“When you pursue something that you choose, even if it is scary, it makes problems less haunting”About Jake Heilbrunn:At the age of nineteen, Jake Heilbrunn published 'Off the Beaten Trail', a memoir that has been described as the young dude version of 'Eat Pray Love' fused with a modern-day 'Into the Wild'....but with a happy ending ;) The book became #1 on Amazon in 2 categories, has over 50 5-star reviews, and has gained the attention of multiple NYT best-selling authors, including Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup of the Soul founder, 500+ Million copies sold), The San Diego Union-Tribune, Psychology Today, and various other media outlets.He is a passionate TEDx speaker, who has spoken to 15,000+ people across 6 countries, to audiences ranging from High School assemblies, Universities like USC, corporations like REMAX and organizations like NAMI. When Jake speaks, his intention is to inspire people to replace anxiety with passion, find what makes them tick, feel at peace with their mental health journey and live purposefully.In 2017, Jake co-founded and built The Idea Collective with his business partner, Taylor Conroy. From scratch, they grew the company from 0 to $2.5M in revenue in 2 years and helped over 200 purpose-driven leaders share their messages with the world, landing talks at TED, TEDx, Fortune 500 companies, Universities and features in Goalcast, Forbes, ABC & Entrepreneur. They helped speakers clarify their message, land their stage, deliver their message and spread it online to elevate their mission and purposeOvernight, on October 17th, 2019, Jakes’s life turned upside-down. Lyme Disease hit him like a train. Bedridden in extreme pain, and unable to work, he stepped down from the company and parted ways with his business partner, no longer fit to work. The next 10 months were the hardest and darkest of his life. He produced a film, 'Waves of Healing,' on his story going through Lyme Disease and the healing power of the ocean and surfing. While he is still on this healing journey and has a long way to go, he is happy to have made tremendous progress and is at least functional again.Jake is the host of the podcast "Curious with Jake Heilbrunn" where he interviews fascinating entrepreneurs, authors, healers, musicians and pro athletes. He loves diving deep with people who inspire him, learning their triumphs, dark moments, failures, successes, lessons and the juicy stuff that can’t be seen on social media.Tune In: Welcome Jake Heilbrunn to the Inspired Evolution!: (00:00:00)Where replacing anxiety with purpose came from:(02:00)“The dark can lead you to your own hero’s journey”Stress symptoms notifying non-alignment:(06:10)“Looking back I understand my body was saying something was wrong”Challenging bits pointing to the right direction:(08:37)“Know when to say no and let go”About recalibrating a mindset: changing paths to deal with anxiety and then getting knocked with Lyme disease:(15:57)“The inability to relax opened me up to what the lyme presented”Intuition as a gift brought from healing journey:(22:13)“Intuition guides you to your highest invest and joy”The process of labelling Jake’s anxiety:(24:43)“Take time and make space to uncover layers on top of you that are not you”What called Jake in going to Guatemala:(29:09) “Experience something drastically different to figure out who you are”Taking the courage to follow intuition:(32:17)“Take the courage to do what you believe is right”About pivotal moments:(37:26)“The unknown for whatever reason is so much harder to choose”About the challenges worth to take a different path:(39:20)“Pursuing things that you choose, even if scary, makes problems less haunting”The importance of service to others and how it helps Jake:(43:01)“Don't ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and do that”Jake Heilbrunn’s book and film:“Off the Beaten Trail: A Young Man’s Soul-Searching Journey Through Central America” book by Jake Heilbrunn: https://amz.run/4Ox2 - “a book that every young man should read. It will inspire you and it will empower you to follow your heart and live the life of your dreams” - Jack Canfield. Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul® and The Success Principles“Waves of Healing” movie by Jake Heilbrunn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp7EZpB6YZw - Healing Lyme Disease through the power of the ocean and surfingMentioned resources:Conscious Counsel: https://consciouscounsel.ca/ The Idea Collective: https://thepurposecollective.clickfunnels.com/optin32871680 TED program and TEDx: https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization “When the body says no: The cost of hidden stress” book by Gabor Mate: https://amz.run/4Oip  - Mentioned in timestamp (06:10)Steven Kotler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Kotler - Mentioned in timestamp (08:37) - Someone who went through the same experience as Jake and talks about how surfing and flow states healed him - An inspiration for Jake when struck by the diseaseJake Heilbrunn’s TEDx talk on How to replace anxiety with purpose on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crUusAyzPxo Jordan Younger, The Balanced Blonde: https://www.thebalancedblonde.com/about/ - Blogger mentioned in timestamp (22:13)Quote: “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” by Tich Nhat Hank - Mentioned in timestamp (37:26)“Art of impossible: A peak performance primer” book by Steven Kotler:  https://amz.run/4OyJ - Mentioned in timestamp (39:20) - A conversation around decisions taken by autonomy and intrinsic motivation “Big Magic: Creative living beyond fear” book by Elizabeth Gilbert: https://amz.run/4On8 - Mentioned in timestamp (43:01) - Connect with Jake Heilbrunn:Website: https://www.jakeheilbrunn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jake.heilbrunn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jakeheilbrunn/ Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQGJ5QXyG50w0YThtA3zjjQPodcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/curious-with-jake-heilbrunn/id1479197026 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakeheilbrunn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jake_heilbrunn Join the Inspired Evolution Community:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InspiredEvolution/    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/InspiredEvo/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/InspiredEvolution/Website: https://inspiredevolution.com/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/inspiredevolution. 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21 Mar 2021

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Waves of Healing ft. Jake Heilbrunn

The Sound of Hope

Jake Heilbrunn (@jakeheilbrunn) joins Jami as he shares his insightful journey with Lyme disease. He walks us through how he got diagnosed and how its impacted its entrepreneurial lifestyle. Jake talks about the stigma that surround men and chronic illness and speaks about his path to recovery.


20 Sep 2020

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Replacing Anxiety with Purpose- Jake Heilbrunn

The Free Time Podcast

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with author, motivational speaker, and co-founder of The Idea Collective, Jake Heilbrunn. Jake is the author of an Amazon best-seller, Off the Beaten Trail, and has hit the TEDx Talks stage as a speaker, but before reaching all of these achievements, Jake had to pave his way through a rocky and bumpy road. Struggling from anxiety and depression, Jake took a leap of faith and sought out his true purpose.Let’s dive right in and listen to Jake’s story of how you can replace anxiety with purpose.Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 – 09:54] Opening SegmentI talk briefly about self-empowerment, mental health, and personal fulfillmentI'm offering a 15 minute free Zoom call with me. Use this link if you are interested https://calendly.com/karlsona32GI introduce and welcome guest, Jake Heilbrunn, to the showJake talks about his background and how his journey beganStruggled with anxiety and depressionDropped out of college[09:55 – 23:14] Unfolding the PossibilitiesJake talks about the question that ultimately led him to drop outWhat is the best thing that could happen?Empowering yourself by writing or voicing out your fears and visionsJake shares some of the fears he hadThe fear of shaming his familyOpening yourself up to the possibilitiesJake talks about his time in Guatemala Jake shares his journey through writing a bookWhy do you think we struggle with being real?Sharing things that people could relate to[23:15 – 39:17] Replacing Anxiety with PurposeJake walks us through what stage in life he currently is inDiagnosed with Lyme diseaseFaced anxiety and depressionFinding ways to get his mind off thingsBelieving things are happening to take you to the direction you’re supposed to be inIf you are facing hardships in your life and finding it hard to keep moving forward, here’s a story from Jake to help encourage you!Jake gives powerful words of wisdom for you and people dealing with anxietyJake talks about the book, The Big LeapJake shows us his view on speaking out to the universe, both good and bad.[39:18 - ] The FREE TIME FIVE SegmentConnect with Jake online through the following platformsSee below for linksWhat’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?SurfingIf potential were a physical destination on the map, what would be more fun: the journey to potential or arriving at potential?The journey is the gameFavorite podcast episode you’ve done on your show that people should check out?The interview with Reyanne Mustafa. Check out this episode!What’s one empowering quote you would like to leave the audience today? “If not this, if not the life that I thought was perfect and high, then there’s got to be something greater.”Where will you be in the next 6 to 9 months? I hope to be continuing to express myself and working with a company that aligns with my values and helping push my mission forward.Final words from me Tweetable Quotes:“I think there’s a beauty of being naive and the beauty of just having a vision that pulls you. Because I think if anyone in any endeavor ... knew all the things that go into starting something they probably wouldn’t start.” – Jake Heilbrunn  “I’m a believer that if we don’t constantly choose a reason for why it’s happening, then life is just living, and we have to consciously choose the future we wanted and create meaning out of life.” – Jake HeilbrunnResources mentioned in the episode:Curious with Jake Heilbrunn PodcastOff the Beaten Trail by Jake HeilbrunnTim FerrissThe Big Leap by Gay Hendricks You can connect with Jake on LinkedIn and Instagram. Visit his YouTube channel to check out his content and listen to his podcast, Curious with Jake Heilbrunn. To know more about Jake, you can visit his website https://www.jakeheilbrunn.com/.Don’t forget to book your FREE 15 minutes of zoom call with me using this link https://calendly.com/karlsona32I’d love to connect with you.LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.


27 Jul 2020

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Ep. 190: Jake Heilbrunn – Finding Fulfillment Through The Road Less Traveled

Chasing Dreams with Aimee J.

Sometimes chasing your dream requires you to walk away from the path you thought was laid out before you and make a leap and take a risk. If you allow others to tell you what’s right for your life, then chances are that you’ll encounter anxiety. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re talking to someone who has learned how to find peace and purpose in life.Jake Heilbrunn is a TEDx speaker and bestselling author of Off the Beaten Trail, endorsed by multiple NYT bestsellers. He has spoken across the US and internationally to 12,000+ people about replacing anxiety with purpose and creating a career you love. He is the co-founder of The Idea Collective, which helps thought leaders get their message out through speaking engagements and TEDx talks.Conquering anxietyWhen do you experience anxiety? When Jake went to college at age 18, he broke out with hives and rashes due to severe anxiety. Doctors couldn’t help, and he became depressed and questioned everything about his life. Jake left school with a backpack and flew to Guatemala, where he taught English and lived in the jungle for several months. When he learned mindfulness, meditation, peace, and purpose, he experienced a 180-degree shift. He soon learned that many young people are battling anxiety, so Jake felt the calling to help others through his speaking opportunities and writing his book.TWEET: Anxiety was debilitating, so once I found out what helped mine, I knew I could help others with the same thing. #chasingdreamsSocial mediaHow much time do you spend on social media each day? Statistics show that American teenagers spend an average of 4 hours daily on social media! It’s the place where dangerous comparisons are made, and each one of us can play a part in changing the narrative. Social media can be used for good, but we all fall into the trap of viewing others’ lives as “perfect,” because of the selective glimpses we get. We have to remember that we see what people want us to see, and much of it isn’t real. We can see the same post as thousands of people, but we may have a different perception. Jake explains how our brains can be changed because of the influence of social media.TWEET: Social media plays a huge role in the lives of American teenagers, and it is changing their brains. #chasingdreamsTaking a leapHow do you know which path to follow? Jake didn’t know what career path he would follow after college, but he saw someone’s Instagram post about a meaningful trip to Mexico, and he decided to pay $1000 for a trip. Jake says the trip “called out to me.” As if the universe reinforced his decision, he won $1000 in an unrelated book marketing contest the next day. On his trip to Guatemala, he met the person who later became his business partner. Sometime later, they started The Idea Collective to help people develop TEDx talks. Their company has grown to a team of 13 people.TWEET: Knowing you’re not alone means everything. #chasingdreamsOUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE:[1:03] What’s happened since Jake’s last appearance[2:58] Jake’s journey to mental health[5:23] How Jake’s perception has changed[10:53] Positivity that can be negative[12:56] What influences you the most[16:05] Jake’s company and his role[24:31] Following a gut instinct[28:56] A place of positivityRESOURCES MENTIONED:Jake is previously featured on Episode 63Jake on FacebookJake on InstagramJake on LinkedInJake’s WebsiteJake’s TEDx--How to Replace Anxiety with PurposeJake’s Jack Canfield InterviewJake’s Behind-the-Scenes interviewTWEETS YOU CAN USE:TWEET: I felt a calling to help others come through anxiety and find their purpose. #chasingdreamsTWEET: Not knowing what you want to do is OK. #chasingdreamsTWEET: One of our core values is radical transparency. #chasingdreamshttps://youtu.be/XqCN4yPWcms


1 May 2019

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Pure Curiosity: Jake Heilbrunn on Transforming Anxiety into Passion

Pure Curiosity with Iris McAlpin

Jake Heilbrunn was suffering from crippling anxiety before embarking on a life-changing trip to South America. His experience during his travels connected him to his passion for helping others, and when he returned he began speaking and writing about his journey. Jake is now an extremely accomplished public speaker, best selling author and entrepreneur, helping young people all over the world find their passions and overcome their fears. About Our Guest: Jake Heilbrunn is a bestselling author, TEDx speaker, surf-loving nomad, and entrepreneur. He is the chief strategy officer of The Idea Collective, an idea incubator, talent hub and networking epicenter for thought leaders, change makers, and social influencers seeking to create the greatest human impact possible.He has spoken to over 12,000 people of all ages, sharing his story and inspiring audiences to replace anxiety with purpose and follow their intuition. Jake's work has been featured in Psychology Today, The LA Times, Thought Catalog and The San Diego Union-Tribune. He is currently helping heart-driven leaders land, deliver, and spread their TEDx talk so they can impact the world with their story and message. Buy his Book on Amazon  Visit his website Read his Psychology Today articles: Anxiety and Depression in College Student Anxiety Epidemic  Check out his Kickstarter campaign on the book/story. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mO5rct_52IU

1hr 22mins

21 Sep 2018

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PH - 123 | Jake Heilbrunn | Off The Beaten Trail

The Path Hunters Podcast with Paul Lam

Jake Heilbrunn is a bestselling author, TEDx speaker, surf-loving nomad, and entrepreneur. He has spoken to over 12,000 people of all ages, sharing his story and inspiring audiences to live with purpose and follow their intuition. Jake's work has been featured in Psychology Find out more at www.pathhunters.comFollow on www.Instagram.com/pathhunters


6 Mar 2018

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Work From Your Happy Place with Belinda Ellsworth

Jake Heilbrunn is the author of Off the Beaten Trail, an inspiring memoir about his journey leaving college and solo backpacking through Central America at 18 with no phone or knowledge of Spanish.  An emerging leader of his generation, he has reached thousands of people through his blog posts, inspirational videos, and motivational talks at high schools and colleges. Jake has been featured in Psychology Today, Thought Catalog, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and various other sites. He is dedicated to empowering people to live a life of purpose through listening to their inner voice, heeding their intuition and then taking action.


20 Mar 2017

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Coffee Break 031: Jake Heilbrunn

Write Now with Sarah Werner

Where there's a will, Jake Heilbrunn has a way! Join us for an inspiring talk about leaving it all behind and finding yourself in the process.


6 Mar 2017

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Jake Heilbrunn: Off the Beaten Trail, Solo Travel and Quitting School

Mind Body Musings

Episode 140: Jake Heilbrunn is the author of Off the Beaten Trail, an inspiring memoir about his journey leaving college and solo backpacking through Central America at 18 with no phone or knowledge of Spanish. An emerging leader of his generation, he has reached thousands of people through his blog posts, inspirational videos, and motivational talks at high schools. Jake has been featured in Psychology Today, Thought Catalog, The San Diego Union Tribune, and various other sites. He is dedicated to empowering people to live a life of purpose through listening to their inner voice, heeding their intuition and then taking action. Show notes: Gain clarity in your online business, enroll in Marie Forleo's B-school HERE Heather Waxman will join us in the Confidence Revival Retreat! Learn how to book your spot HERE Jake had an awesome childhood and high school career He was hesitant in going to college but pushed his hesitations aside and enrolled anyways He started to question the "why" in every aspect of his life Why he was considering leaving school and traveling "The biggest risk we take is not taking a risk at all." How he had tried leaving school twice Why he feels confident in the path he has taken How to encourage someone older to pursue their dreams How to handle roadblocks in pursuing your dreams How to make money while travelling Why he made the conscious decision to leave his phone when he traveled How his perspective in life became completely different The three main things Jake learned about himself from traveling Connect with Jake: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter [Tweet "The biggest risk we take is not taking a risk at all. #MBMPodcast"] {COACHING} Ready to break limiting beliefs + Take your self-worth to the next level? Apply for my 1:1 coaching HERE. {RETREAT} Want to finally step into your FEMININE energy and learn how to trust, surrender and let go? Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be “that girl” who has confidence RADIATING out of her everywhere she goes? Do you have a specific desire or goal that you so BADLY want to see come to fruition? Do you crave to wake up every morning knowing you’re not going to obsess over having the perfect body? The Confidence Revival is an intimate, all-inclusive gathering for a handful of women at a world-renown venue. Book your spot HERE.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 6mins

15 Feb 2017