Hi! I wanted to personally introduce myself to you as The Gentleman. My name is Jake, and I’m glad you found this publication.
I began The Gentleman’s Playbook in 2017 whenever I couldn’t quite find the kind of help I needed as a young man in my early 20s.
There was nothing on the internet that rang true to me, I had no real male role models to turn to for guidance, and I was out in the world figuring things out on my own.
At the time, I was a heavy smoker, addicted to alcohol, overweight, and depressed. My life was heading downhill, quickly. I needed a change and I needed it fast.
My course of action was aggressive and dramatic. I changed almost every aspect of my life over the next few years, and to this day I’m still making those changes.
Every day, I’m still learning and improving myself, but I wanted to create a place for men to come to when they need guidance, mentorship, and purpose. That’s when The Gentleman’s Playbook started.