Jacob’s Affirmations

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12/4 Stop Judging Your Emotions

December 4th, 2018


Be Curious. Always Seek to Understand Yourself.

Wake Up Your Why!

December 3rd, 2018


Take some time this morning to wake up every part of you needed for you to be at your best.

11/26 Gratitude Challenge

November 26th, 2018


Gratitude is a big deal. Taking the time to show gratitude daily will literally restructure the way our brain works.

Tag me in a screen shot with the message you sent on Twitter or IG @MrJacobEspi.

I'd love to see it! :)

11/23 Take A Moment to Reflect on the Positive

November 23rd, 2018


What has happened in your life this year? Think about your successes. Think about the steps forward you took. Take a moment to think only about the positive.

11/22 Happy Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2018


Have a day to place 0 focus on your goals and priorities. Let yourself breath and enjoy the moment.

11/20 The Obstacle is the Way

November 20th, 2018


What stands in the way, becomes the way. Even when times get hard, we have no choice but continue moving forward. One step in front of another. It may take longer than we want it to, but we will get there eventually.

Alexa Curtis: Loving Life, the Hustle and Radio Disney

July 2nd, 2018


Alexa Curtis: Loving Life, the Hustle and Radio Disney

This episode is a big deal! I'm so grateful Alexa Curtis made time out of her busy schedule to …

I Got The Job!..Now What?

July 2nd, 2018


This week is looking into the future and figuring out what my next move will be.

Day 82: 6 Tips to Help You Have Influence

June 26th, 2018


Day 82: How to Influence (With Action Items)

"Never mistake the power of influence" - Jim Rohn

Two Mistakes we all make!
1. Most people aren't motivated to do what we want to do
2. Anyone can be a better influencer starting …

Be Aware of Your Self-Talk!

June 25th, 2018


Start your Monday off by taking control of your self-talk! Keep moving and growing!

Forum Friday: How to Navigate Office Politics

June 22nd, 2018


Forum Friday: How to Navigate Office Politics

In this episode of Forum Friday, we break down five tactics that will help you effectively navigate …

Day 79: Define the WHY!

June 21st, 2018


I had a blast joining Mitch and Cedric for their podcast All The Way Up.
They asked me WHY I do what I do. The answer is simply to HELP people learn to take action and understand that it is okay to try, fail and make …

DJ Klyph: The Value of Serving Others and Gratitude

June 20th, 2018


DJ Klyph: The Value of Serving Others and Gratitude

DJ Klyph has been giving hip-hop artists in the NW a platform to share their talents for the last 10 years. The Welcome to the Neighborhood Radio Show is a staple …

Grayson Boucher: 3 Lessons We Can From The Professor

June 19th, 2018


Interview with the Professor! This is a BIG Deal!

We talk about Professor's introduction into streetball, the first Spiderman basketball video and How he dominates social media.

Huge thanks to Grayson for making the time …

Sebo Walker: Turning Pro, Moving On and Loving the Process

June 18th, 2018


Sebo Walker: Skateboarding, Moving On and Falling in Love with the Process

Big shout out to Sebo Walker for taking the time to talk with me for Jacob's Affirmations. There are a ton of great insights in this episode …

Forum Friday: I Deal With Self Doubt Every Single Day

June 15th, 2018


My favorite episode of the week! Forum Friday. Thank you, Tam and my dad (@AuthorDavidEspi) for the questions.

Today we discuss dealing with self-doubt, staying motivated and how a "Judgemental" environment will …

Interview With The Best Dad Ever! Happy Father's Day!

June 14th, 2018


I really do love my dad a lot. He went through a ton to be able to provide an amazing life for his family.

His story is proof that positive decisions go a long way! The ripple effects are real!

Keep moving forward you …

Alex Elsberry -- The Power of Looking Into the Future

June 13th, 2018


Huge thanks to Alex Elsberry of Elevate Training (@ElevateMyTraining) for stopping by for our FIRST interview on Jacob's Affirmations.

I'm excited to share this one with you guys.

Alex drops a ton of gems on the reality …

Day 72: How Macklemore Built His Fan Base

June 12th, 2018


Macklemore's rise to fame was a GRIND! He made amazing things happen with his partner Ryan Lewis and manager Zach Quillen.

We can learn a ton from his grind making a name for himself in the music industry.

1. Find …

Day 71: Fail Fast, Fail Forward

June 11th, 2018


Never feel like it is TOO LATE to make a change. Once you have identified something isn't working, make a change!

You are never too old or in too …

Forum Friday: How to Own Every Moment and Develop Your Career

June 8th, 2018


Forum Friday is always my favorite episode! Thanks for keeping the questions coming.

Today we talk about how the importance of developing your self, owning your career and making the most of every situation.

Send your …

Day 69: Be You! Be Great! Featuring Kes

June 7th, 2018


Really excited for this episode. I take turns with Kes (@Kes on Instagram) and discuss the value of BEING YOU! Be self-aware and use the things that make you unique to improve your life and help the people around you.

Day 68: Make a One Minute Commitment!

June 6th, 2018


Today we talk about irreducible minimums. This is a concept that will help you continue to make progress, even on the most hectic days.

Every great city starts with a break. If we want to get better, we need to …

Day 67: The Hare & the Tortoise, Dedication Beats Talent

June 5th, 2018


The story is familiar. The hotshot, super talented new employee gets off to a screaming start only to see his ego get the best of him.

The story of the Hare & the Tortoise is a classic that discusses why …

Day 66: Leadership Lessons From The Emperor's New Clothes

June 4th, 2018


The Emperor's New Clothes is a classic short story.

For this episode, I focus specifically on lessons we can learn within the realm of leadership.

Please let me know how this episode helped you become a better leader.

Forum Friday: My Best Episode Yet!

June 1st, 2018


I'm excited about this episode. I continue to find my voice and am getting comfortable speaking my truth! Being authentic is the name of the game.

Day 64: Self-Awareness, Don't Leave Home Without It

May 31st, 2018


Self-Awareness gives us a clear perception of personality, thoughts, emotions, motivation, and beliefs.

It provides you the ability to recognize yourself as an individual. That is a big deal! We are not the people …

Day 63: The Secrets to Positivity and Fulfillment

May 30th, 2018


Positivity is my thing. People often ask me how I seem so positive all the time.

Here is the secret: It is all about perspective.

Two things you need to know:
1. Learn to love the things you already have.
2. Immediately …

Day 62: Cross Out Your Excuses and Define Your Why

May 29th, 2018


An Instagram Live session discussing simple steps necessary to help you reach goals!

1. Cross Out Your Excuses
2. Define Your Why
3. Accept that Things Will Be Hard
4. Use SMART Goals
5. Create Renewal Cycles
6. Get HELP!

If …

Day 61: My First Instagram Live Episode

May 28th, 2018


This was a fun one! Thanks to everyone who was there to watch me struggle through the first couple of drafts. I'm looking forward to being online with you guys answering questions, every night at 10 PM.

Today we talked …

Forum Friday: How to Define ”Rich” and Build A Winning Culture

May 25th, 2018


Big Edition of Forum Friday! These remain my favorite episodes of each week.

Today we talk about a few different philosophies of how to get rich as well as an outside the box approach for entrepreneurs preparing for …

Day 59: Positivity Isn't The Goal, Self-Awareness Is

May 24th, 2018


The goal isn't to be a certain way or feel a certain way. The goal is to understand what we are feeling and how we are. After we are self-aware, we can take steps and learn how we can help the people around us.

Emotional …

Day 58: Learn How to Persuade Like a Ted Talk

May 23rd, 2018


The art of persuasion is important for anyone who speaks publicly as part of their job, this is especially good advice for young leaders.

Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo is an amazing resource on teaching how to talk …

Day 57: Guest Bobbbaaaay and Why Picking A Focus Matters

May 22nd, 2018


Shout out Bobbbaaaay of Purpose in the Youth for making a special guest appearance on today's show.

Pick on thing to focus on at a time. It is the …

Day 56: The Talk I Needed to Have With Myself

May 21st, 2018


Four Words to Summarize this Episode: If Not Now? When?

It's so EASY to put things on the back burner and tell ourselves we will get to it later. These things are usually the hardest things to do, and also the things …

Forum Friday: Give a Voice to Those Who Need It

May 18th, 2018


I had an amazing week! I started off being Baptized on Sunday at Outward Church in Salem. I'm super blessed, humble and grateful for the …

Day 54: Wasting Today Is Wasting the Last Day of Your Life

May 17th, 2018


We don't get a second chance to make a first impression, and we don't get a second chance to relive a day.

Make the most out of every moment. Make the most out of every opportunity.

When we make this our habit, we win.

Day 53: You Can Grow! You Can Get Better!

May 16th, 2018


Developing a Growth Mindset is the start of every journey.

When we believe we can get better, we approach every moment differently.

Follow me on …

Day 52: They Asked Us to Fight On Stage

May 15th, 2018


I was in the middle of an already awkward performance when people in the audience started asking us to fight on stage. I'm still grateful to have …

Day 51: I Don't Know What I'm Doing

May 14th, 2018


I have no idea what I'm doing, and that is exciting for me!

Focusing on how far I still have to go is fuel for my fire. Being insecure about a new challenge is also part of the process of getting better.

Don't let it …

Day 50: Forum Friday, Creating Change and Managing Emotions

May 11th, 2018


Episode #50! This is a big deal for me. Thanks for everyone tuning in and offering words of encouragement.

Shout out @SLMhoopsproject for helping me come up with a name for my Friday Episodes. Forum Fridays are here to …

Day 49: Every Step is a BIG Deal!

May 10th, 2018


First of all, I'm celebrating today because I had someone reach out to me on Twitter and let them know they subscribed. If you get a chance, go …

Jacob's Affirmations Promo

May 10th, 2018


You want to start your day with purpose, use your strengths, and take meaningful action. I'll help you get there. Listen, subscribe and share with …

Day 48: Your Goals Are Your Guide

May 9th, 2018


Envisioning your success is most important when things are down and you feel like giving up.

In today's episode, we give you a few tactics that will help you keep moving forward.

Enjoy and keep going!

Day 47: Begin With The End in Mind

May 8th, 2018


The second of Stephen Covey's seven habits of highly effective people, beginning with the end in mind will allow you to visualize yourself succeeding and then create a plan that will allow you to bring it to life.

Things …

Day 46: People Remember How You Make Them Feel

May 7th, 2018


“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

This is the focus of the week. Focusing on how I am making people …

Day 45: Building a Winning Culture

May 4th, 2018


Our second Question and Answer Friday!

A few things about this episode:

- I need a new name for my Friday episodes. Help?
- Creating A Winning Culture …

Day 44: Ego is the Enemy!

May 3rd, 2018


Getting to reference Gary Vaynerchuck and Ryan Holiday in the same five-minute podcast is exciting for me.

Today we become aware of how intensely our …

Day 43: Who Do We Make Time For?

May 2nd, 2018


Today's episode is inspired by a tweet from The Rza.

"Meditate on this:
Dedicate your time to chase after the things that make your eyes light up, genuine friendships that aren’t complicated, trying new things that scare …

Day 42: Self-Awareness, Motivation and Value

May 1st, 2018


How well do you understand what motivates you and the value you bring to the people around you?

Today we break the concept of self-awareness into two segments, motivation and value.

Motivation is an internal look at …

Day 41: What Do You Tell Yourself About Yourself?

April 30th, 2018


The conversations you have with yourself about yourself is extremely important. Make it a priority to be aware of this conversation and learn how to …

Day 40: Q&A Session 1/Balancing Ambition and Patience

April 27th, 2018


Our first Q&A Session!

Had to give the first question to my dad who has been my #1 supporter my entire life. (Be sure to check him out on Twitter @AuthorDavidEspi!)

In this session we discuss balancing ambition with …

Day 39: Keep Optimism in Your Inner Circle

April 26th, 2018


Just like our body is impacted by our food selection, our brain is impacted by the environment we select.

Be sure to keep positive people in your circle. You will need to rely on them when things get challenging, …

Day 38: Choose Your Words Wisely

April 25th, 2018


Our words will paint our future. It is so important we are intentional about our vocabulary when speaking about ourselves and the people around us.

Day 37: All Action Starts With Belief

April 24th, 2018


Really excited to feature music from one of my favorite artists on this episode. Be sure to check him out on Twitter and Instagram, @IAmTragicHero.

Today we discuss how our brains will work to prove us right, regardless …

Day 36: How to Cure Excusitis

April 23rd, 2018


The first step to acting big is THINKING BIG.

This week we explore different concepts from the book The Magic of Thinking BIG. Since it is Monday, let's start by getting rid of all the excuses we in our way.

If your …

Day 35: Leading is Believing

April 20th, 2018


Intro music by ThatKidCry. Follow him on Instagram @ThatKidCry.

Today's episode of the additional layer of Growth Mindset for leaders, believing in …

Day 34: Believe in Yourself and Take Action

April 20th, 2018


Huge thanks to Bedoya on the track! Great message and vibe.

Today we discuss a cycle we all live in as our belief in our potential influences our …

Day 33: Stay Humble. Keep Moving.

April 18th, 2018


Today's music is provided by Serge Severe. Make sure to follow him on Instagram @Serge_Severe.

The secret to success is making the most of what you …

Day 32: Growth vs Fixed Mindset. What is the difference?

April 18th, 2018


Thanks, Matty for the music. Make sure you follow him on Twitter @Matty503.

On today's episode, we explore the difference between having a Growth and …

Day 31: Growth Mindset--Step Up To The Challenge!

April 16th, 2018


Realize you are nowhere near your potential! Use every opportunity and challenge you face as an opportunity to grow.

You can do this!

Thank you Matty …

Day 30: The Scroll Marked X

April 13th, 2018


The most important scroll of all, I will pray for guidance.

Praise God for the blessings of each day and ask Him for strength, courage and humility.

Day 29: The Scroll Marked IX

April 13th, 2018


I will act now!

Conquering fear with action is easier when we begin the day telling ourselves we are going to do so.

Listen daily for motivation. Start your day with positive self-talk.


Day 28: The Scroll Marked VIII

April 13th, 2018


Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.

Have a plan and take action! We can increase our value everyday if we are intentional about how we spend …

Day 27: The Scroll Marked VII

April 10th, 2018


I will laugh at the world.

Scroll VII from Og Mandino's The Greatest Salesman in the world.

New podcast on Anchor. Listen daily for motivation.

For more …

Day 26: The Scroll Marked VI

April 9th, 2018


Today I will be master of my emotions.

We visit The Scroll Marked IV from Og Mandino's book, The Greatest Salesman in the World. We must master our …

Day 25: The Scroll Marked V

April 6th, 2018


New Podcast on Anchor! Listen daily for motivation.

Today we discuss The Scroll Marked V from Og Mandino's book The Greatest Salesman in the world.

"I …

Day 24: The Scroll Marked IV

April 6th, 2018


New Podcast on Anchor. Listen daily for inspiration.

Today we read scroll IV from Og Mandino's book The Greatest Salesman in the World.


Day 23: The Scroll Marked III

April 4th, 2018


I will persist until I succeed!

You can keep going. You will succeed because you keep going!


Day 22: The Scroll Marked II

April 3rd, 2018


I will greet this day with love in my heart.

Make this the filter you use to view the world. You will benefit from it.

Instagram and Twitter: @MrJacobEspi

Day 21: The Scroll Marked I

April 2nd, 2018


Today I begin a new life.

Every day is an opportunity to shed bad habits and pick up new healthy ones. Every day is an opportunity to be great. Every day is an opportunity to decide to take action.


Day 20: Jacob's Affirmations Reboot

April 1st, 2018


I'm excited to continue this journey. Join me each day for a new episode built around inspiring impactful action.

Throughout the next two weeks, I'll …

Day 19: The Scroll Marked VI

March 23rd, 2018


Today I will be master of my emotions

Day 18: The Scroll Marked V

March 22nd, 2018


I will live this day as if it is my last.

Day 17: The Scroll Marked IV

March 22nd, 2018


I am nature’s greatest miracle

Day 15: The Scroll Marked II

March 13th, 2018


I will greet this day with love in my heart.

Day 13: Guidance

March 11th, 2018


I will pray for guidance.

Day 12: Laugh

March 7th, 2018


I will laugh at the world.

Day 11: Emotions

March 6th, 2018


Today I Will Master My Emotions

Day 10: I Will Live This Day As If It Is My Last

March 5th, 2018


The Scroll Marked V: I Will Live This Day As If It Is My Last

Day 9: Miracle

March 3rd, 2018


I am nature’s greatest miracle.

Day 8: Persistence

March 1st, 2018


I will persist until I succeed.

Day 7: Defining Priorities

February 28th, 2018


Today is all about taking time to ensure important things aren't being missed and I continue focusing on the things getting me results.

Day 6: Work Hard. Follow Through.

February 27th, 2018


Standing out from the crowd can be as simple as working hard and following through on commitments.

Day 5: The Problem With Groupthink

February 26th, 2018


Let your values define your decisions, don’t be swayed by the mob.

Day 4: Lift As You Climb

February 25th, 2018


Leadership is about getting better so we can help the people around us get better.

Day 3: God’s Gifts

February 24th, 2018


We are given the ability to grow because it is our responsibility to grow everyday.

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