Welcome & Our Goal

Welcome to POWER OVER LIFE! No matter how you found us, we are grateful and excited that you are here. Our primary goal is to help you along your journey through life.

Life can be difficult; in fact, it can sometimes be downright depressing and ugly… all of us are prone to have challenges, trials, and struggles in this life. The great part, is that we were all born with the talents, abilities, and the cognitive know-how to pass life’s greatest tests. Sometimes, we just need to fine-tune those talents, abilities, and know-how so that we can have greater success!

Benjamin Franklin once said…

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”.

That is a timeless, true principle. Everything we do here will be to teach you to remember, and involve you so that you can learn.

You will see “action steps” and “quick tips” throughout the majority of our website. These are designed to help you apply what has been taught. After all, this website is all about life skills. If you have come here, honestly seeking to improve a part of your life, and you walk away without feeling like you have an idea or new tool to help you try again…then we will have failed.

We believe that by learning key life skills, and applying those skills into your life will help you have power over your life. Learning and applying these skills will help you continually grow and progress, which will naturally lead to an improved life.

As your online Life Coach, we hope that we can help create a brighter and happier future for you and your family! If we can ever do anything for you, please feel free to contact us!

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Meet the Team

Jacob Merkley 

 Founder/Writer/Business Mind

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Here is everything you need to know about me! I am an outdoor enthusiast. I love everything to do with being outside, but my favorite activities are snowboarding, boating, camping, and backpacking. I also love to read a good book, play the piano, binge watch a Netflix show, and spend time with my wife and daughter.

Career wise, I spent six years in the accounting, financial, and retirement realms before I turned my attention to creating this website. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2016. While I only took a few financial classes with my accounting degree, my finance smarts come from my dad, who taught me everything I needed to know about money when I was young boy. In fact, he had me investing my money in mutual funds before I was even 12! Through the years, I have learned other key life skills that have helped me become the man I am today.

Ryan Merkley

Editor/Graphics/Everything Creative

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Growing up I always had aspirations of being an injured NBA player (I would get paid millions of dollars to sit on the bench and not do anything). That plan was doomed from the beginning though, because instead of being born with a tall body and incredible hops I was given the body of a ping pong player (whatever that is). Coming to grips with this reality, I’ve been fulfilling my destiny tearing up local ping pong tables ever since…and if I’m not busy dominating at ping pong, you’ll find me unleashing my nerd side with some strategy board game action.

I received a Bachelors in medicinal biochemistry from ASU back in 2015 and continued on to receive my Masters in nanoscience in 2016. While scientific research remains my true passion, I realized through it all that I love creating visuals that help engage the reader and make things easier to understand. 

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