Jake Melton is a Forbe’s featured keynote speaker, mindset coach, productivity and simplicity expert, author, father, and husband. He is also a Mental Health and Tourette’s Advocate.

Jake was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome as a teenager. He has experienced depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD, and was diagnosed with PTSD at one period in my life.  According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) 79% of persons diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome have also been diagnosed with at least one co-occurring mental health or neurodevelopmental condition).

Growing up, Jake thought he would never get married and have a family because of his neurological disease. He struggled focusing in school and wasn’t sure if he’d be able to succeed academically. Hise dream was to become a public speaker, but didn’t think it was possible with a challenge as outwardly-evident as his.

Today Jake is a married father of two, has a  master’s degree, and has his own business. He was able to become a public speaker despite his Tourettes. Jake believes that nothing can stop us if we don’t allow it to.


In this episodes Jake opens up about his story. He tells us what it was like growing up with Tourettes (before and after the diagnosis), the effect that early attempts at medicating Tourettes had on him, how scared he was when he told his girlfriend (now his wife) that he had Tourettes, how turning to minimalism changed his life, and how he was able to write the first draft of his book in five hours!

You can pick up a free copy of “Minimalize to Maximize Your Happiness: Cut the Crap” at https://www.jakebmelton.com/ . Jake can also be reached on

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakebmelton/

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

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