About Jacob Martin

In one or two sentences, who is Jacob Martin?

“The struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”

Personality and Strengths

In a nutshell, ENFJ’s love to help other people. This is why they are well known for being supportive, friendly, considerate, organized, energetic, empathetic, and driven by a deep sense of altruism.
Counselor pattern embrace others with their warmth, empathy, and understanding. They are long term relationship builders. They are good listeners, and effective at problem solving.
1. Futuristic
People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.

2. Restorative
People who are especially talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.

3. Individualization
People who are especially talented in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively.

4. Strategic
People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.

5. Competition
People who are especially talented in the Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests.
  • President – CYP (Columbus Young Professionals)
  • Columbus North Alumni Board
  • Chamber of Commerce Ambassador
  • Leadership Bartholomew County Graduate
  • Civic Lab – Stakeholder Engagement Training Graduate
  • BNI Mid-Day Money Makers

His Story

Jacob has a unique story, but you’ll have to be the one to bring it up if you want to hear the details. “It’s not that I don’t want people to know about my journey. I’ve always felt somewhat embarrassed when people compliment me, so I tend to avoid it!”

Jacob’s journey in the financial services industry is best summed up by his incredible weight loss story.

Weight was a continual issue growing up for Jacob. During his high school years, he ballooned to 407lbs. While attending Purdue he managed to shave 40 lbs. off, but never could break through the 360 ceiling.

At no point though, did he believe his weight loss dream wouldn’t come true. “Even as a kid, I can remember having thoughts of what I would do once I lost weight. Places I would go, sports I would play, and the hobbies I would explore. It never seemed too out of reach, even at my peak weight.” “While I can’t claim I’ve had the strongest self-esteem, I’ll take the world on if you put my back against my wall.”

Which brings us to April 2016. Jacob, with the support of his now wife Laura, started down a path of weight management through behavior modification. Over the next 20 weeks, Jacob would lose 107lbs.

He’s kept the weight off, ran 2 half marathons, and will run a marathon in October 2018.

He attributes his long-term success to 2 key tactics. “I kept the ideas and people most important to me at the center of my mission and I did the little things they told me to every single day.”

That’s the same mentality he brings to his clients.

“I want my clients to see I know what it’s like to be fearful of the future. To feel like you have little control over where the day-to-day is taking you. When you add in a planner who takes the time to learn what you want out of life, and in turn finds solutions to help fit your specific story, we may find lifelong success in holding to a few simple, yet important, tactics.”
“I want my clients feeling my energy and excitement for their dreams. I’m like the mom who takes a million pictures of their child for the first day of each school year. I’ll love on you to the point of embarrassment.”

Jacob graduated in 2013 from Purdue University with a B.S. in Management. He lives in Columbus with his wife, Laura, 2-year-old son, Bo and their Newfoundland, Tonks, named after the Harry Potter character. He regularly serves on boards in the community and loves coaching youth football.

Jacob Martin is a registered representative of and offers securities & investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC, Member SIPC (www.SIPC.org). Supervisory office 900 East 96th Street, Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240 Phone (317)469-9999. WestPoint Financial Group is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC or its affiliated companies.