People like to think that they have all the time in the world, but they don’t. One day, hours will begin to run out. And it would be the ultimate dream for someone to tell themselves that they really made the most out of it – but not in the form of money, status, nor achievements. Rather, the fulfillment would have to be anchored on wisdom, insight, and real progress in the things everyone struggles with.
Now is the perfect time to explore oneself and to understand one’s own mind and body. This is one of the many reasons why personal development should always be a priority. Even some of the most powerful and important people in the world seem to have almost no self-awareness at all.
Life is in a constant state of change, and humans are no exception. There is no other way to go about change but to embrace it, flow with it, and develop with it. This is a truth that everyone should accept, but there is more to acceptance than indifference. Acceptance means taking action, and it is that very first step toward the continuous process of self-improvement.
Venture Mentality is a lifestyle brand, an apparel company, and a podcast that advocates personal development. It was founded and managed by 18-year-old Jacob O’Connor in September of 2019. The business aims to answer the pressing question of what separates a high performer from an average joe.
With over 100 interviews with some of the most successful people in the world, including the co-founder of Netflix, Marc Randolph and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Chris Pronger, Jacob is on the trajectory to disrupt the podcasting industry.
In addition to his podcast, Jacob has also recently launched an apparel company bearing the same name, “Venture Mentality.” The clothing is comfortable and stylish. But more than its wearability and presentability, the clothing line aims to promote the mindset of always having to strive for improvement. Just like his podcast, Jacob also wants his clothing line to embody the growth mindset.
The young entrepreneur uses Venture Mentality as a platform to address the dangers of allowing oneself to remain stagnant. It is an avenue where he empowers his audience to take action. He reminds his audience that greatness is not something that’s going to be delivered by mail. It is something that has to be dug up inside the soul. In other words, one could expect to be the best version of themselves if they just simply waited around.
In today’s world, personal development and health are often viewed as optional. Jacob O’Connor wants to help people ease into the more accurate mindset that more than being options, these two things should be treated as a top priority.
True enough, self-improvement is not for the faint-hearted. It is a pursuit that entails a lot of dedication and hard work. Some people don’t even bother because they’re either afraid or just lazy. But for those who are brave enough to try, head on to Venture Mentality’s Instagram account and get inspired.