Jeremy Jensen is an entrepreneur, community builder, speaker, and mountain athlete - passionate about helping people lead authentic and intentional lives, rich with experiences that make them thrive, not merely survive.
He is the creator of the Adventurepreneur Playbook Podcast, where he shares the stories of big-name and up-and-coming entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and outside the box thinkers - who have built their passions for adventure, travel, and the outdoors into successful startups, lifestyles, or personal brands.
Jeremy is the co-founder of Outwild, an event and resource hub that brings together outdoor and adventure-minded individuals to share ideas, optimize their lifestyles, create businesses, build meaningful connections, and play hard outside. The next in-person retreat will be held in SoCal in November 2018.
Jeremy is also the founder of Revive, a startup that redefines the way we work by designing remote co-working experiences for those looking to trade-in their routine 9-5 jobs for a more meaningful and adventurous lifestyle. Revive makes it easy for anyone to explore, live, work, and play while travelling internationally in three-month, and 12-month itineraries.
His main priorities are to always be growing, helping other people, building and maintaining meaningful relationships, experiencing new things, and looking for that next adrenaline rush.
Jeremy holds an MBA from the American University and a BA in Spanish from the University of Utah.
A little deeper dive into my story....
You know that cliché phrase, “all who wander are not lost?” Well, during my 20’s I was lost, and I wandered - aimlessly for 10+ years, vagabonding and traveling all over the world. I had a great time.... I wouldn't trade it for anything, but at the end of the day I felt like there was something more inside of me, some potential left untapped.
When I finally decided I needed to “do something with my life,” I ultimately caved in to society’s expectations. I borrowed a bunch of money from Uncle Sam for an expensive graduate degree, got married, and worked for corporate America in a job I hated. The rationale was, I'll make a bunch of money then figure out what I really want to do later on.
It didn't take me long to realize something about it all was fundamentally unfulfilling. I knew there had to be more to life than cubicles, boring work, and shitty bosses, but I didn’t know how to make a change for myself. So, I did what any good conflicted person would do, I went into a state of inaction and depression.
After reaching a point where I despised myself for never making any real progress, I eventually realized I had to figure out what was getting in my way. After countless hours of reading, researching, and reflecting - it dawned on me what the problem was. I was scared. Even worse, I was in denial that I was scared.
Once I was able to admit it and accept it, I forced myself to visualize all of my worst fears. The fear of judgment, inadequacy, and failure. interestingly enough, the moment I came to terms with my fears, was the moment I realized my true potential. That’s when a fire started to burn hot in my belly, I gained clarity on my vision, and I started taking massive action.
Now, I’m forging a new path, determined not only to help myself, but also others - by empowering people to lead intentional and courageous lives, rich with authentic experiences that make them feel alive.
There's a catch though... it's much easier said than done.
You see, in my opinion the biggest culprit is that too many people live reactively, rather than proactively. They play defense not offense. They take care of everything else besides what's arguably most important - designing and living the life you want.
I’m on a journey to solve this problem, by helping myself and others be more proactive and bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be.
And now here I am, in the present moment finally living exactly how I want. Honestly though, I have no idea what's going to happen. I may "fail" and I may embarrass myself. But frankly, I don't give a shit because at least I took the risk, at least I'm trying, and most importantly... I feel more alive than I ever have in my life and that feels pretty damn good.
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