TAP 138 - Jake Heilbrunn on Why College Causes Anxiety


In this episode I speak to Jake Heilbrunn how he dropped out of college at 18 due to anxiety and pressure.  The expectations made him feel out of place and led to some physical stress.  He then decided to go backpacking in central america. 


Jake's site:  http://www.jakeheilbrunn.com/

Jake's book: https://www.amazon.com/Off-Beaten-Trail-Soul-Searching-Journey/dp/0997761202/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1473947184&sr=8-4&keywords=off+the+beaten+trail

In this particular episode you will learn:

- How Jake broke out in rashes when he started college

- What made Jake quit college and go backpacking at the age of 18

- Why Jake decided to travel without a cell phone

- How a conversation with a career councillor allowed Jake the permission to go

She asked him 2 questions:

"If you left school to go traveling what's the worst that could happen"

"What's the best thing that could happen if you go"