Posted by | December 06, 2010 | 75 Comments
Jacob founded Sensophy in 2010 after the existential shit-show of leaving his job in search of his purpose. Since then, he’s coached and mentored hundreds of people on how to live with more happiness and success.

That’s right. This actually happened. Tim Ferriss’ philosophy took me to a Jets game with Gary Vaynerchuk. This page will tell you all you never needed to know about how it happened. Each summary below links to a fully documented description.

Gary Vee tweets Jacob Sokol

Gary Vee tweets Jacob Sokol

The Philosophy

Why It’s Realistic To Be Unrealistic

Tim Ferris says 99% of people are convinced that they can’t achieve extraordinary things in life. That makes gigantic goals surprisingly accessible for the 1% who think they can. When you dare to dream big, it’s like taking a spiritual syringe and giving yourself a strong shot of enthusiasm laced with adrenaline, right in your forehead!

The Challenge

I’ve Been Challenged to Find Gary Vee… I Accept!

A certain Sensophizer was super inspired by the idea. So much so, that he “challenged” me to embody it and take Gary Vee to a Jets game before he owns the team. I intentionally misplaced my mind and decided to accept.

The Realization

Crap. What Did I Get Myself Into?!

I had a confession. When I accepted this half-courageous, half-crack-headed challenge, I had no freaking idea how big of a deal Gary Vaynerchuk really was. If nothing else comes from this, at least I know I’m the living embodiment of my values and demonstrating what I stand \for. Talk is cheap but walk is steep.

The Heart

My Method for Spilling Guts to Gary Vaynerchuk!

Before it was time to take it to the tweets, I dived to the drawing boards to devise a game-plan. Gary happens to be one fine piece of meat. Unfortunately for him, I’m a vegetarian. Building the body of my email to him will be fun because I’m basing it on our similarities.

The Patience

Overcoming The Post Honeymoon Hump

Although the purpose of this challenge is to exemplify to the world that you can follow your heart and live your dream, I don’t want to mislead people and pretend everything’s all shih-tzus and smiley faces. Is sitting next to sir Gary Vaynerchuk at a Jets game really worth me letting my life enter a state of organized confusion?

The Verdict

I’m Going To A Jets Game With Gary Vaynerchuk!!!

A world of words couldn’t possibly describe the deep physiological reaction I felt after reading Gary’s reply to me. I spent the next 30 minutes in celebration doing 90 on the highway screaming sounds I haven’t made since I was a sophomore in high school. I forgot how creative I can be sometimes.

The Lessons

7 Gutsy Guidelines To Grabbing Your Heart’s Holdings

I composed a memoir mentioning my most valuable lessons learned while following my heart on the hero’s journey. When I decide to take Tim Ferriss to a tango dance, this will be my guide for doing so.

The Game

Jets Game Day: Huddles and Shugs

Welcome to one of the biggest days of my life. Not just because I’m hanging out with a handsome hunk like Gary Vee, but mainly because I willed it to be that way. I took an outrageous idea and turned it into my life.

Here’s Where You Come In…

I took on this challenge to demonstrate to the world that achieving your dreams is possible. If the world doesn’t know about what went on here then they won’t be inspired by it!

It would mean the world to me if you could share this story with someone: your grandma, your shrink, or preferably, your favorite social network. You can do so below.

If you have any questions about this or just wanna chat, let’s make that happen!

- Jacob

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  • @ericlaforest

    Dude you put others to task, including myself, with this! It's awesome to see that when you truly put your mind to something you CAN make it happen. No matter how far fetched it seems in the beginning.

    You are someone doing shit and it's refreshing and I take the challenge to keep up with ya bro!


    P.S. I got hard nippled excitement for your new look on top with the Sen-sophy and about Jacob header, did you rock that yourself?

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Hahaha… bro, THANK YOU! I'm ecstatic that i've got a new running partner to pass the ball with. I'm really touched that this inspired you to show up more fully.

      Keep being Eric and you're bound to be successful.

      PS: I can't wait to hear more about your hard nipples. Thanx. @gvldesigner did it for me. Great price if your interested.

  • Diggy

    Hey Jacob,
    This is totally sweet man! Congrats on doing this!

    I really love your blog design, formatting and the style of your posts! Your blog is gonna be huge someday soon:) and I'm getting to know you in the early stages. hehe.

    Peace out homie

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Diggy my dude. Really appreciate the kind words homeboy! Thanx so much. I'm looking fwd to continuing to link. Chat soon…

  • Electra

    Woo hoo Jacob!

    It has been fun to watch this unfold from the get-go. Huge props!!!! What a great example of what a person can achieve taking one baby step after another~ amazing and seemingly impossible things can happen!
    Can't wait to see Gary bust out that green sweatshirt you made him. Now I'm even MORE impressed with him, because he's taken "walk the talk" to an entirely different level….and so have YOU! So you've got me thinkin', how can I push MY edges today?

    You Rock,

    • Jacob_Sokol

      E-BOOOGALOO! You are SO money. Thanx for the never ending incredible support you supplied me with. You are WONDER-WOMAN. No doubt about that!

  • Hector Cuevas

    Hey Jacob..
    I'm digging what you got going on here. This is a really inspiring post bro – thanks for sharing it with me.

    I gotta agree with Diggy, I see your blog going places man. Keep it up – I just shared your post on Twitter & FB

    talk soon

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Hec, dude. Thank you so much man… I'm getting full body chills and teary eyed right now. What an emotional roller-coaster.

      I really appreciate the share man and i'm not sleeping on you dude. Keep crushing it, showing up fully as you've been doing. Great things with big hearts ahead.

      Chat soon dude!

  • Sean

    Hell of a story man, keep it up and can't wait to see what other unrealistic things come from you after this story!!

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Most def dude. Neither can i! Chat soon…

  • Natasha

    "You bring the music of your mind to elevate human kind, you have touched my soul, you're so divine, You;re so sublime, you got so much soul to put it plain and simple.. You are wonderful" -India Arie

    • Jacob_Sokol

      OMG. i had no idea who India Arie was no less that she made a hit song about me! Thank you.

  • Jayne

    Fantastic format Jacob….really easy to read and super inspiring! This would be a great format for goal-setting!

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Haha, i like where your minds at Jayne. Gonna' get back to you about the next unrealistic thing. It's been on my mind. Also, wondering whats up with you (and your future!)… Chat Wednesday!

  • Annabel Candy

    Brilliant inspiration and what a story with so many stories woven into it. Love the gutsy email you send GV. How could he refuse your passion, bravado and energy. Looks like two like minds:)

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Haha… So cool Annabel, you just brought a huge cheese smile to my grill piece! =D

      Gary is one hell of a fella' – there's something so refreshing about ferociously following your heart with faith – especially in service to the world.

      Thanx for the share and care and i look fwd to some more future chatting -=)

  • David Berger

    That's awesome. A really entertaining and inspiring read. Looking forward to further posts from you.

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Thanx dude. Looking fwd to creating further posts for you! Chat soon -=)

  • Milt

    Cracking story, Thanks for sharing.

    Actually my first time here, so I am looking forward to having a digg through your site.

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Dopeness dude! If you wanna' chat, make sure you hit me up – even if it's just for some mental ping-pong! Later Milt!

  • Lynne

    Inspiration Jacob – you got it, you are it. Bless you. x

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Thanx Lynne! But i didn't sneeze! ;) Smiles.

  • Arsene Hodali

    As I said in the email. You’re moving fast. Keep it up.

    Read the whole “adventure”. Awesome that you kept pushing even after everything pointed to a no. Lead by example is what I say, and you’re doing just that.

    • Jacob_Sokol

      MAN! Just read your email and i still have chills going through my body bro, seconds later. AMAZING. Honored to be engaging with you and i appreciate the heart felt interaction. It speaks louder than words (even your detailed ones!)

  • nathanagin

    what an exciting journey. love it and how you chronicled it. educational, entertaining, and inspiring – you hit the trifecta! watch out world. sensophy is here to stay.

    • Jacob_Sokol

      you're telling me! lol@trifecta: educational, entertaining, and inspiring… for me too dude, for me too! chat later yo.

  • Brian

    YAYUH!! Love it, dood!! :)

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Hahaha – thanx BIG B!


    The new format is really fabulous….super clear and it draws you in like a magnet! It really works!
    Congratulations on the explosion of energy coming your way!!!! Fasten your seat belt………. this is just the beginning : )

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Thanx Kathy! Excited to see how we actualize our visions with virtue! Chat soon -=)

  • Mark

    Just got around to reading this. Very inspirational Jacob. Keep making things happen!

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Thanx dude. Lookin' fwd to keeping it juicy ;)

  • @garyvee

    U did a really good job ;)

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Thanx bro… not too bad urself ;)

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  • Tom Meitner

    It shocks me that a guy can even pull this off. What an awesome and inspiring story! Too bad the Packers aren't playing the Jets again this year, or I'd book it and mail Gary a ticket!

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Haha Tom.. That was EXACTLY the point… glad you let it get to you! -=) Chat soon…

  • @jbledsoejr

    That is just ridiculously awesome! great story!

    • Jacob_Sokol

      LOL dude. Thrilled you found it! Yap soon yo…

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  • Bernice Wood

    This is awesome! I just read something concerning achieving New Years resolutions. 1. Make a decsion 2. Make it happen. And man, you did!


    8 week Journey to Balance

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Haha… thanx so much — glad you dugg it!! -=)

      Chat soon!

  • Alyx

    What's crackin Jacob,

    Man I listened to you tell this story on BlogcastFm and I was like damn, that's what it's all about. Making things happen. This really hit home with me and I'm glad to come across you. I'm going to be following you for two reasons. First because you seem hella cool and down to earth. Second I think we have some similarities.

    Thanks big time.

    • Jacob_Sokol

      Hahaha… thanx dude… thrilled you got something outta' it – really!! Looking fwd to continuing to link moving fwd. Chat soon yo!

  • Matthew

    Very impressed what an awesome stretch goal and thanks for sharing how you did it.

    • Jacob_Sokol

      My pleasure yo!! -=)

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  • lori

    Hey Jacob,
    I like this: " Talk is cheap but walk is steep. I like your blog. I'm folllllllllllllllllllllllowing you!

    • Jacob_Sokol

      It likes you too -=)….. Happy to have you on board!

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  • Radu

    Is my dream to come to US just for a Jets game.

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