Hi! I'm Jakob.


However you made it to this website, I'm glad you're here.

I created this website as an outlet to put my thoughts into words, but there's not really a general theme.  I'm a 23-year-old basketball guru with an entrepreneurial mind. I'm also brand new to the "real world" and I'm figuring it out one day at a time. The articles on this website will relate to one or more of those things.

I write about life.

Like my site tagline says, I'm an average dude.  What does that mean? It's simple: I love social media - probably more than I should.  Netflix? You bet.  HBO and Amazon Prime, too.  I'm a homeowner, but I still haven't gotten through the paper-plate phase. I also work a 9-5 that consistently questions my sanity and forces me to believe there's something more.

I write about sports.

Currently, I write about the Memphis Grizzlies NBA franchise for the BealeStreetBears.com, a FanSided website. Most of my sports-related content will be there. Thanks to that opportunity, I realized that I had a lot more to say than I was currently saying. If a mix of sports, pop culture and recent events interest you, you've come to the right site!

I write about what I learn.

One of the biggest changes I've undergone as an adult is that I love to read.  In high-school, you couldn't have paid me to read.  In college, I avoided it (and studying in general) like the plague. Now, you can find me reading a book in my recliner at 6:30 in the morning, desperate to learn as much as I can about anything and everything.  Knowledge is power. Knowledge translates into success.

I'll be writing about things I learn from the books I read.  Whether it's a review of an entire book or a 250-word post about a quote that hit me hard, I'm going to share as much as I can with you.

I write to get better.

One characteristic sets me apart from most people my age:  I want to be great. I'm no professional writer.  I'm no multi-million dollar entrepreneur. But I want to be.  I also want to be a great person and do good in as many ways as I can.  And I want that for you, too.  My goal for this website is to share experiences that mold me mentally and physically. Hopefully they can influence you, too.

So, if you like a good mix of humor, pop culture and the twenty-something struggle... you're in the right place!

I also tweet too much.

But you won't regret following me! @jakobeliason.

If you would like to say hello, I try to respond to everyone! If you enjoyed a post, would like me to answer a certain question or anything in between, shoot me an email and I'll do my best to respond!

Stay Hungry,