I left a job because I thought I was underpaid.
I was 26 – and dumb.
The job I left provided me a chef-cooked lunch every day (carry out on Fridays), creative freedom, education/skill enhancement opportunities and training, hiring power, a large office and incredible flexibility.
These benefits, my dear young friends, are priceless.
Trust me when I say “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side”, and even if it may look like it is – the water bill is higher.
Life and your career shouldn’t always be about money.
Jacob Brown’s journey from the rigorous NFL fields to international stages is nothing short of inspiring. Today, as a seasoned entrepreneur, riveting speaker, and acclaimed writer, he stands as a testament to the power of resilience. Beyond his athletic achievements, Jacob co-founded Varlo—a premier brand specializing in cycling and triathlon apparel.
A three-time TEDx speaker, Jacob was distinguished as one of the ’40 Under 40′ in 2015. His insights and stories have graced the pages of Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and Good Morning America. Notable institutions and brand—including Intel, Meta, UPS, Stellantis, University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, and Central Michigan University—have been captivated by his talks.