about.me Jake Ducey

One Millennial’s Unconventional Path to Becoming A Published Author

Jake Ducey will be the first to tell you that he’s anything but conventional. The 23-year-old author of Into the Wind and The Purpose Principles didn’t take what many would consider the traditional path after high school.

As a student-athlete at California Lutheran University, Jake was going through the motions and found that he was struggling to find meaning in everything that he was doing. When he realized that his college life style of playing basketball, partying, and studying business was taking a toll on his happiness, he decided to leave school.

Upon leaving behind his college life, Jake embarked on a 6-month journey that took him to places like Guatemala, Australia, Thailand, and more. During this time, he found his calling of motivating millennials just like him. Today, he works to help young people find meaning in their lives.

We interviewed Jake to learn more about his story, his journey and how he went from college dropout to a published author with a passion.

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The Artistic Journey of Elaine Wong

Born in Alor Setar, a small town in northern Malaysia, Elaine Wong grew up with a passion for technology and drawing. “If you were to ask my primary school friends, they would all tell you that my schoolbooks were always full of doodles and sketches.”

Her artworks were featured on classroom bulletin boards and she was once asked to design the school mural. But it was her childhood ambition to work with computers that led to her finding a job in the IT industry and soon she found herself in hospitality systems, going to hotels or hotel headquarters to assess and implement computer systems as well as provide training and support for them.

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SarahRidgway

Introducing Stats: Take A Dive Into Your Activity

Today we’re excited to present our new Statistics Page, a beautiful representation of how people interact with your page. Now, you can to take a closer look at your activity, and learn more about your page views, compliments, shares, and collections. Here is a look into the new features:

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Mohamed Tazy

Translators, Actors and Entrepreneurs: Staff Picks

Every week our team adds new Staff Picks whose pages and stories fascinate and inspire us. Below are our top four favorites from this week. We hope you enjoy seeing their pages and learning more about them. And don’t forget to leave them some compliments if you do!

In our header photo we have Mohamed Tazy of Egypt. A biomedical engineering student, Mohamed is also interested in men’s fashion and business. He loves early mornings and tech.

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Kristy Best ABC2

From Actress to Director with Kristy Best

Bouncing from a production office to a casting room to a recording booth to an acting class, all in one day, Kristy Best‘s days can most accurately described as hectic. But she wouldn’t have it any other way. As an actress, director and teacher, this crazy sort of lifestyle is not new to this Australian.

It started when she was a child. Always dancing around the house, her mother decided to enroll her in dance classes. Shy while offstage, Kristy soon found herself enrolled in drama classes as well. The combination paved the way to performances in musicals and as part of a talent show group at events, festivals and entertainment venues. Then there were TV commercials for Pringles and the shy girl began to come out of her shell and fall in love with performing. 

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3 Ways Travel Enhances Your Personal Brand

Whether you’re traveling in a new city or taking a few months off to explore the world, travel is an exciting way to open your eyes, develop new connections and build your story.

For nomads and new explorers alike, here are three ways that travel can help you enhance your personal brand.

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Jason Toff

Using about.me for Discovery

While about.me is a great tool to make a beautiful page that showcases who you are, it was also created to discover new people and make connections. And you just never know who you’re going to find! Not sure how to start using about.me to discover others? Try searching for your school (high school, university, graduate school) or interests. I discovered Jason Toff‘s page (in our header photo) because of my affinity for bubble tea.

As you search, don’t be afraid to follow your whims. Click on other people’s interests, swap your different search terms, get lost among amazing pages.  Exploration and serendipity lead me to find Ľubica Stančíková‘s page which immediately stood out because of her stunning photo.

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