how it all started
My name is Zach, and I am the founder of Make Yesterday Jealous.
In 2019, I found myself in a rut. I was living in Philadelphia, PA, hundreds of miles away from family and close friends, and working a corporate job that did not entertain my mind, challenge my assumptions or live up to my aspirations. Angst, stress and worry about the future consumed me. Over time, I came to the realization that I had let my focus shift away from the dreams and expectations I had long ago set for myself. What ever happened to my passions driving my actions? When and where did I lose that drive?
I decided I needed to make a change. I started trying to live more in the present, telling myself, "Today is going to be a better day than yesterday." This slowly transformed into telling myself that I was going to "Make yesterday jealous."
This phrase helped reignite my motivation, positive energy and everyday vision - seeing opportunities for growth in my life and then, eventually, seizing them.
Turns out, I noticed a difference. I was more active, experimental, creative and alive. I started incorporating MYJ into conversations with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, and they all raved that these words made them feel empowered and energized to conquer their day. That's when I knew this was bigger than just a personal mantra. These words have meaning and can make an impact on others. Hey, maybe it can even help pull someone out of a rut like it did for me.
MYJ isn't just a motto or mantra to me anymore. It's a worldview - one that anyone can adopt and share.
This is my passion, my dream. It's my present and my future, and it can be yours, too. This is MYJ!
what it's all about
MYJ is a sustainable and mindful lifestyle brand that truly aims to empower you to make each and every day better than the previous.
It is a mantra to help you recognize where you've been, where you are, and where you want to go. MYJ has helped me for the better, and I am stoked to share this with the world to help create positive growth and change.
Through our commitment to offering sustainably sourced products and packaging, we hope to positively impact people and our planet.
meet our partners
Every Make Yesterday Jealous purchase allows us to invest in our nonprofit partners.