JD received his MBA with a marketing focus from Florida Southern College and has been working in marketing for over five years. He has worked with over 100 companies in dozens of different verticals where he realized that he could use his knowledge of business strategy to help individuals reach their maximum potential in their personal lives. His company, Conquer Today, teaches people how to improve their willpower & confidence, take care of themselves, and stay productive.
What is your business? Conquer Today is an online learning platform to teach mind, body, and life skills to young adults through powerful guides and courses, teaching them to be zen, be strong, and be free.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? I’ve always been inspired by people trying to change the world while making a living.
Short term goals? Our 3.0 project will include gaming features such as leveling up and unlocking material that focus more on mental health services, which are desperately needed.
Hardest thing about starting your business? Balancing work and personal life. As an entrepreneur, you tend to work 24/7 and become over-invested in your results, but when you’re truly passionate about something, you will do whatever it takes.
Business wins? Some testimonies of our “conquerors” include people getting out of bed after a year of anxiety, graduating college, and staying clean and sober. We’ve also reached over 1,000 active users!
Favorite things to do in Lakeland? Biking around the lakes, eating downtown, and hanging out at Catapult.
What would you like to see in Lakeland? Colleges and universities connecting with local businesses. I’m excited to see more opportunities for these young professionals to engage in the community.
How has Catapult helped you? At first, Catapult provided me with the exact resources I needed, like an after-hours workspace, high-speed internet, and gallons of coffee. Over time, it’s turned into a network of friendships that will last forever.
Secret Sauce? Take care of your mental, physical, and lifestyle health. Stay disciplined. Be really good to people. Everything else tends to fall into place.