naked cowboyThat’s me. Not the naked cowboy, the other dude. I bet you didn’t know we were homeboys. Between me and you, he’s not as tough as I look.

So, Sensophy just saw a MAJOR spike in traffic and despite me screwing up the math in the newsletter, the fact remains: we had over 16,000 page views last week from about 4,500 different people!

Our community is expanding and some amazing new peeps are joining in on the sensophizing. Now may be a good time to share some personal information about myself. Here are 14 monumental moments of 2010 accompanied by the lessons i learned from them.

I Saw A Shrink

and I felt like punching him in the face.

Oddly enough, I’m not an angry or violent guy. But who doesn’t break eye contact with you for 30 seconds without saying something?

I went to talk to him because I was figuring out why I was 24 years old, smelled terrific, and had never been in a healthy long-term relationship. I also felt it would be good to discuss some screwed up stuff that happened in my childhood — Iwas ready to conquer my demons.

I learned that facing your fears head-on takes the power away from them. Once I spoke about the “secret stuff” that tormented me, the tables turned and I was able to befriend the damn bastards.

I saw a shrink.
I Fell In Love

with an amazing woman who rocked my world.

She opened me up emotionally where I had been shut down for a long part of my life. She taught me how to laugh from the gut and smile to my ears.

I learned more about myself from her then I ever could have from the best personal development books in the world. We cooked, traveled, laughed, learned, slept, loved, and cried with each other. After being together for a year, we broke up last week.

I learned that love is motherly. She can make you feel like the most precious person in the world but she can also punish you when you step outta line. Overall, no one compares to Mom.

I Fell In Love

I Left My Job

and didn’t know what to do next.

So I went to Hawaii for a while. It didn’t happen overnight. I saved money for 6 months plus sold my car and my motorcycle. I canceled my cable TV plus house phone, and then learned how to cook. In the most stereotypical sense, I embrace my Judaism financially.

I opened my life up to the unknown — the place where all magical ideas come from — the place most people are scared shitless of. By doing so, I created the most extraordinary year of my life, ever.

I learned people won’t always understand what you’re doing. Shit, even you won’t always understand what you’re doing. But follow your gut and trust the path with a heart.

I Left My Job

I Declared Independence

from everyone I was unconsciously trying to please.

For my entire life, on some level, I was looking for validation from my family and friends. That had to stop. I had “hard” conversations with a lot of people and told them I was no longer living my life looking for their acceptance.

I learned that sometimes the people closest to you are the ones who will hold you back the most. I learned the power of addressing people with a good heart and letting them know when stuff isn’t working for you. I learned that, with time, the relationships that are meant to be great will be great.

I Declared Independence

I Walked On Clouds

and made witty jokes about it the entire time.

It was during a 12 mile hike through Haleakala in Hawaii.

We had about 6 hours to get to the point where we could see the sunset, but one Greek lady in her 50s wasn’t keeping up with the schedule. I decided to stay behind to support her while she bitched and moaned so that everyone else could move forward to catch the sunset.

I learned that sometimes it’s more special to make someone else’s day than it is to make your own.

I Walked On Clouds

I Ate Space Cake

and tripped my face off in Amsterdam.

WOW, that place is straight flavor.

I had the best journaling session of my life and made sense of dreams that were previously too elusive to elaborate on. I concluded that I wanted to get paid to go to school. Down the road, I see Sensophy as a way to earn a living while learning what I’m most passionate about and sharing it in service to the world.

I learned that even if you love to be in control of your state, when the variables add up accordingly, it’s okay to get out of your comfort zone.

I Ate Space Cake

I Became a Vegetarian

and started bear hugging trees, baby.

Well, kinda. I decided that my energy was equally as important to me as my happiness. By cutting out meat, I was able to increase my energy, eliminate my mood swings, and drop 10lbs.

I learned that when you make a commitment to something, you should make it non-negotiable. As Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, says: “99% is a bitch. 100% is a breeze.”

I Became a Vegetarian

I Had Visions of the Holocaust

when I visited the Terezín concentration camp outside of Czech.

My mind couldn’t do anything with the data that the tour guide told us, so my intellect evaporated. My emotions went elsewhere.

What I did get was a primal, instinctual, sensation-like, vibration-type tingling in my bones. It was my soul’s reaction to the horror. I felt it physically. A silent understanding that I could not understand. An acceptance of not being able to accept it.

I learned that I am the most blessed person alive and I will not allow myself to live a “regular life.” I need to self actualize and be all I can be — that’s not an option.

I Had Visions of the Holocaust

I Mastered My Mind

by meditating every day.

I realized if I really wanted to love my outer-world, I needed to first master my inner-world. I started waking up with the sun and meditating for 30 minutes every morning.

I can now place my mind wherever I want him to be, and for the most part, the dude actually stays there. Amazing stuff. Just two years ago that super sloppy drunk monkey was swinging wild into poisonous territory.

I learned that I am not my thoughts, but I can control them. I learned that before I can create what I want in life, I have to be able to clearly visualize it in my mind. With time, meditation is a way to do that.

I Mastered My Mind

I Did The Impossible

and went to a Jets game with Gary Vaynerchuk.

This was as far-fetched to me as going to the moon, which, as my friend Eliot Burdett says, is not all that unrealistic as it will become commonplace in my lifetime.

I needed to walk my talk, because Sensophy would straight suck if all we did was intellectualize here. Actually practicing what I was “preaching” took the experience from 2D to 3D. I knew there was a heart in that path and I felt it would inspire others to live their dreams.

I learned that when you “REALLY REALLY REALLY” want something, the universe conspires to help you obtain it. I learned that we can do truly amazing things with our lives — once we break past old patterns of thought.

I Did The Impossible

I Found My Purpose

by following my heart.

I asked myself a lot of quality questions that I was uncomfortable answering and they made me think about what I want my life to look like in 50 years.

I learned that in order to do good work, you must love what you do. And when you love what you do and figure out how to do it in service to the world — magic happens.

I Found My Purpose

I Chilled With Dahlia

and played peek-a-boo.

My niece is an amazing soul who radiates with joy and innocence. Emerson says infancy conforms to no one — now I get it.

I learned that in order to communicate with some people, you’ve gotta get outta your comfort zone. I love the lil’ lady but she wouldn’t dig me if I didn’t do obnoxiously obscene stuff.

I Chilled With Dahlia

I Philosophized

and realized that I’ve always been a philosopher at heart.

I remember when I was 14 years old, I had a chat with my pops and asked him what I was. Like, “Look at my hand dad, what the hell is this, how do I even know this is real?” He dropped some Descartes on me: “I think, therefore I exist”

This year though, I found Philosophers’ Notes and spent a couple hundred hours learning to study and embody the wisdom in them. I participated in the Optimal Living 101 “embodiment calls” and became good friends with some great people.

I learned, and I learned, and I learned, and I lived.

I Philosophized

I Sensophized

and so we are.

2010 was the most exciting year of my life. I stepped into the roll of conscious creator and rocked out hardbody. I decided I was going to choose what my life would look like — not just accept a sub-par norm that most of society conforms to.

I learned that life is what you make it and I refuse to let someone else make my choices for me. I am ecstatic thinking about what 2011 holds and am confident that amazingness will continue to emerge.

I Sensophized

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  • as someone who continues to be inspired by your path as i follow mine (currently from kauai), let me drop some hawaiian lingo on ya: EPIC, bro.

    definitely resonate with much of what you said, especially the space cake section. and cool thought about not *allowing* yourself to live a "regular" life. what do you say to others who think a regular life is the cat's pajamas?

    was there a particular lesson that was difficult for "old Jacob" to accept?

    and i gotta ask – where was the purple beach shot taken?

    • Yeah boyah! Thanx for the early morning chuckle. Side not: I'm still rocking out to John's "Like A Virgin" – can't wait to hear his rendition! Worth the $300 bucks alone.

      WTF is the cat's pajamas!?!? hahaha… I think there's a fine line with what we're doing over here because i don't wanna' preach to anyone that "this way" is the "right way" (because it's not for everyone) – i'm just sharing what's working for me.

      Out of all of the above, the one that was hardest was probably "declaring independence." As far as the lesson, for me it really continues to come back to being willing to crack the comfort zone.

      That purple shot was in Kailua at sunrise with my super ninja DSLR skillz! Cheeeeea!

  • Aike

    <3 it! Love your raw honesty, your strong soul! Thanks for sharing all this. You definitely ARE an inspiration to me!!!

    • Hahaha -=) Thanx Aike!! It sounds like our souls are speaking to each other. Stoked to spread some inspiration your way! Yap soon…..

  • Patrick

    I like that you're not selling anything (yet). Loving the posts mate, keep it up!

    • LOL – me too Patrick. It's about impact and inspiration foremost. One day i will earn a living through this but right now i'm blessed enough to be able to focus strictly on the primary intentions.

      Thrilled that you're chillin' with us here!! -=)

  • 2010 sounds like it has been an epic year for you. This sentence particularly resonated with me:

    "I stepped into the roll of conscious creator and rocked out hardbody. I decided i was going to choose what my life would look like – not just accept a sub-par norm that most of society conforms to."

    Dude I am in that same place right now. Thanks for sharing your monumental moments for this year. You are one to watch; I have subscribed to your blog. Cheers!

    • AMAZING MAN! It's a really stunning place to be in – congratulations on the journey!

      I love that the line you quoted above spoke to you. That was the essence of it all.

      BTW, your blog looks "butters"… Stoked to see how we can connect in the future too. Chat soon dude…

  • Great post Jacob! It takes balls to lay out it like that man… very cool.

    Awesome work on the photos, too, they really make your home here at Sensophy come alive

    • Appreciate it dude. Really glad you got something outta' it… Looking fwd to more linking too. Chat soon homeboyah!! -=)

  • LissyLou0507

    Wow. This is one of the most amazing posts that I have ever read. Usually I read a little bit at a time, digest it and come back for more. But, this just flowed, it was perfect. You're really continually becoming to be an amazing inspiration to me and I know millions of others will feel you too. Plus, I loved the finding your purpose by following your heart :D!!!!!!!

    • Hahaha – thanx Alissa!! It was all a dream -=) – BTW, i just saw inception last night, have you seen it?!

      Stoked that you were inspired by this. Thanx for sharing!

      • LissyLou0507

        I actually bought that movie before I even saw it :D plus I love Leo so I knew I would like it. It was really cool about all of the "layers" but I don't think people need drugs to get into somebody elses mind… they just need their permission! I also loved at how close it came to how lucid dreams are and how they start to break down. Mine just get fuzzy though, it would be cool if things started to crumble like that or flip like a book. One thing I didn't agree with was the engineering part, that is our inner self. There is no way we could possibly control everything in a lucid dream, we would be to busy with all the details to even understand what our dreams mean. :)

        • LissyLou0507

          I used to ask questions like yours too when I was younger. Like if everything that our parents and teachers were telling us were facts were always set in stone and if they could ever change, and if we would ever know more than we did now.

          Another question I used to ask, is you might think I am weird, but when I'm outside I see the wind move, like clear particles in the sky.. I always wondered if there was something there that others just couldn't see. Maybe I was witnessing energy moving through the wind.

          But, thats what I love about life… I guess you start out a skeptical and you never get all of your questions, answered. I guess that gives meaning to life too, growing our world and the possibilities.

          Sorry to hear about your love, I was with my ex for 7 years before we grew apart. People change, I wouldn't give up any minute of the time we had together because everything is meant for a reason. People come into our life and people leave for the perfect reason even if we can't understand it in the present moment.

          With Love,

          Alissa

          • Gotcha' – thanks.

            I feel on you those questions – they still come up these days but now i don't look for an answer so much – i just enjoyed observing them. And you're right – you know what i dig so much about life – that we really don't know "anything" about it. Chat soon -=)

        • Yeah it was bugged out – there were a couple of parts that i didn't fully agree w but i'm sure a lot of it flew over my head too. I think the rewatch will be just as fun. -=)

  • I would love to read some posts by you on Meditation. It is something I would like to get into but I find it too boring. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. Z

  • Maxine

    Wow, what an amazing year you've had Jacob. So wonderful to share your journey with you.
    Have an awesome Xmas and New Year, can't wait to see what 2011 brings for you.
    Maxine

    • Likewise Maxine -=) Thanx so much for the wonderful words. Looking fwd to 2011!!

  • Jayne

    …forget *baby steps*….Jacob is taking huge giant leaps into internet stardom!____You've done it again honey with an AMAZING post this week. I'm loving being a witness to your growth and success – super excited for you xoxo

    • hahaha – thanx homegirl -=) Stoked to be jamming out with you throughout the journey. You've been sensophizing for like 5 months now – you're a veteran lol. Appreciate ya big time! and will i be seeing you in June??

      • Jayne

        Maybe earlier than June!! Working on a plan right now!!!

        • Now THAT is mastermind call material. Lookin' fwd to brewing this…

  • Kathy

    Jacob,my friend, you are one remarkable piece of work! I just love your honesty and openess,and your willingness to lay it all out there!! It invites people in who may be struggling with similar concerns and gives them a place to bolster their own courage…not an insignificant thing in itself! I truly delight in watching you grow and share whatever is happening in your life…thank you for that. You know I’m in your corner! I hope you’re also journaling your experiences, as I can see a book in your future if you decide to go in that direction one day…happy holidays!

    • Kathy, my friend! Haha, you know i appreciate you in my corner and i'll be stopping by periodically for some water. I am journaling indeed and 2011 does sound like a good year to put out a book -=) Thanx so much for hangin' – chat soon!

  • Powerful stuff once again Jacob… On the right track for certain. I finally declared my independence, followed my flow this year, and made a huge move by leaving my "great corporate job". It took deep soul searching… And inspiration from people like Brian Johnson and You didn't hurt either. I am loving the process!! In the words of ol' bobby you gotta love the life you live and live the life you love! Keep it coming bruhhhhh!

    • YEEEEEEEAAAAAH BOYAH!! Congrats dude, what an accomplishment -=) This calls for a celebration – get the Marley crankin' and the tea brewing. See you soon!

  • As long as you keep giving back and making it about others, you really can't fail. Still so glad I found your site man. A year from now we can say "remember when…?" when Gary V is workin for you…. hahahahahahahaha

    Respect!

    • LMAO dude. hahaha… Love the mindset yo. Straight flavor!

  • What can I say? Your path HAS a heart. In fact it is ALL HEART. Jacob, you are raw, real, kick-ass, and vulnerable all at the same time with a dash of ghettotastic positivity. It has been fun to mastermind with you and can't wait to see what we both consciously create in 2011 and beyond. Like Jayne said, this has been very inspiring to be on the front row watching you continue to take it up a notch in true "CANI-kaizen" style.

    • I don't feel the package would really work without the dash of ghettotastic positivity. Thanx for articulating that homeslice -=) and i gotta' say, it takes it to know it. Let the growth "games" continue to evolve… ;)

  • Hey Jason,
    first of all…HOLY SHIT!!! congratulations on the major EXPLOSION of interest in your blog…I get it and it looks like a lot of others do too. REALLY REALLY REALLY FABULOUS!
    next…your personal story….so beautiful!…there is nothing that compares with honesty that comes from the heart…this is from the HEART, AND IT MOVES ME.
    last…Thanks for sharing your journey and keeping it real, it is the such a gesture of respect, honor and trust to "your tribe". You lead by example.

    love and light!

    • Jacob, Hey Jacob… haha ;)

      I know you get it Kathy, cuz you ARE it. I mean, we relate to what we have in us on some level and i see so much similarity in you and your mindset.

      I'm reflecting on this moving you, and wow – just know that it wouldn't move you if you didn't let it. YOU rock!

      Looking fwd to continuing to bring big cheesy dorked-out smiles to each other (and the world) =D

  • Hey Jacob damn it took me forever to check this out and what great, deep, personal stuff you put down here!

    I dig how you’re so young and you have this frame of mind already “I learned that sometimes the people closest to you are the ones that will hold you back the most.” Sometimes they love you to death… or the death of you ever breaking free…

    Man epic shit, really dude. Love the pics as well…

    Happy Festivus!

    Your friend,

    Eric

    • No diggity E. Good lookin' on the linkin' dude. Appreciate rollin' witchu' and am excited to see how we can really make major impact. Stay loose, think big, and act "crazy" – more to come!

  • That. THAT was a post. Fantastic summary of a year. The heart, the soul, the want, the pain. Then there is the…THE present moment. The knowing that we create stories in our head and it is best if we just sit around a campfire and talk about them with other humans.

    Keep rocking it.

    • Hahaha dude. I dig it! Thanx for being so receptive to my inner-most. I'm stoked our souls saw each other through this. Boulders yo!

  • gunja

    Wow! thats an awful lotta inspiring honesty!
    As the year's coming to an end I've been doing a lot of reflecting and journaling too….gives me goosebumps as I see how I have changed over the year! … Really Big thanks to PN, OL101 and of course, constant inspiration from U guys! :-D

  • ryanrenf

    What uuuup Jacob,

    Awesome post ma' man, Thnaks for sharing. What an awesome year. Meeting Gary Vee, that mustve been something else.

    Mastering the mind, That is something I really want to work on in 2011. I will have to seriously look into meditation and give it a shot.

    bLAZE yOUR tRAIL

    • 4sho dude! It has mos def been one hell of a year for me – how about yourself?

      It wasn't so much just meeting gary vee – more so it was deciding i was going to, and then doing it.

      As for the meditation – i use a product called http://www.blissitations.com – you can get a sample for free on the site.

      Chat soon my dude – hell yeah hallelujah holla' back baby!

  • gem77

    awesome……just awesome!! :-)

  • Yay, Jacob! What a transformative year! I'm so happy that you exist in this world and are being your Self!

    "I opened my life up to the unknown – the place where all magical ideas come from – the place most people are scared shitless of. By doing so, I created the most extraordinary year of my life, ever."
    mmm… the magical unknown :) always seems like going into the crazy scary stuff has the greatest payoff. to drop a little more Campbell, I can't help but be reminded of – "The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." :D

    "I learned people won’t always understand what you’re doing. Shit, even you won’t always understand what you’re doing. But follow your gut and trust the path with a heart."
    Thank you for this. Yes, so true that quite often people won't understand what you're doing when you're daring to aim for a life of joy and bliss and fulfillment that most people are too afraid to let themselves dream of. I feel like there's a tide shifting though, and more and more people are stepping into "crazy" and "unrealistic" standards for their lives and not compromising their soul's path and their heart's desires. As more of us dare to speak up, I think we're going to redefine "crazy" and "unrealistic". ;-)

    • Hahaha… how cool is this: "I'm so happy that you exist in this world and are being your Self! " – well i echo those juicy words right back to ya'!

      Love the Campbell and love this too: "not compromising their soul's path and their heart's desires"…

      Looking fwd to continuing to redefine "nut-job" and "lost their mind" with you – thanx for the chat!

  • gb1509

    hey…Thanks :-)
    The blog's going thru a hell lotta changes….like I am shifting to wordpress to start with…customising, n so on…
    really excited! and apprehenive! and lots of emotions!…lets see what happens…

  • mom

    Hey kid – its your momma here. You are amazing, every day, every minute – you inspire me in all that you do. You must know that I am your number one fan. So step back everyone while I praise this young man for his bravery, thoughtfulness and insight. It is a privilege to know and love Jacob as I do. mom

    • Yo yo ma … you crack me up. Thanx for the support in all of my wildly nerve wrecking endeavors – it means more than you know. Merry Xmas ;)

  • Terri

    Haha, I love that your mom posted on your blog. That's so awesome that she takes an active interest in what you do. My friend, and your first commenter, Nathan Agin, posted a link to your 12/13 blog on his FB and I'm so glad he did. Thank you for sharing your journey with the world. And the photos are so expressive and lovely.

    Side note: I'm pleasantly, but seriously, surprised at how many of the same firsts I did this year too: went to Hawaii, then quit my job and traveled around Europe which included Amsterdam, Berlin, and a concentration camp (Dachau); I fell in love (with a castle near Munich) and did the impossible–stayed vegan (as best I could) in Europe. Though, I'm still working on mastering my mind.

    I wish you all the best and am rooting for you!

    • Well in true nathan-ness fashion, allow me to say AWESOME Terri! -=) It seems like there's something so fundamentally rudimentary about the shifts and turns we took this year. Empowering stuff… Thanx so much for reaching out!

      And BTW, my mom is always a BIG hit – I love that lady!!

  • ddamron44

    That was a lot of fun to read.

    Now that 2010 has been so kick ass. How are you going to make 2011 100 times better? That is what I am interested in hearing about.

    David Damron

    • Cool dude – glad you got something outta' it… As for 2011, you'll just have to wait and see -=) Chat soon…

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  • Karn

    Hayyy I just clicked on your site and reading about Steve Jobs speech and wanna know whos the owner of the blog and read your stories….now I wanna read all the rest ^__^ thank you for keep posting these inspiring articles…..loving it !!

    • Hahaha… Oh the pleasure is all mine Karn -=) Thanx for stopping by and sharing your experience! Chat soon…

  • Dude I love your site, they way you write is fantastic. You just have a way of connecting on such a personal level that works. We have very different styles, but I that works for me because I learn and grow the most from those who are different. Keep doing what you're doing. -Dave

    • haha bro – thanx!! I dig what ur saying and think that's an awesome mindset to have. I also really appreciate you articulating what it was about this that spoke to you. Chat soon yo…

  • Keith Stalb

    this site is boring!

  • Monika

    Dude, you rock!!!! Sorry for the breakin' up thing though. She's beautiful :)

    • Hahaha – thanx Monika!

      She mos def is – outside and in…

      Chat in 2011 homegirl. -=)

  • Laura

    What an incredible post… I had some similar experiences in 2010 and it made me smile to read your highlights. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanx so much Laura! Thrilled to connect with like-minded peeps -=) Chat soon!

  • Any time I get a little low and need a good burst of steam, this is one of the postings I return to to fire the jets back up! Thanks, Jacob!!!

    • I'm having an emotional response to your comment. It's really touching. I know, i'm cheese balling it up over here. Anyway – Thank you!

  • I remember the Haleakala 3 day hiking/camping trip was one of my BEST memories of childhood! Glad you got to see it as well!

    • 4sho yo!! That place rocked my world… but you did it for 3 days?!?! WOW. Got pics?

    • .

  • natalializon

    i need to start meditating too…

  • wow…I began my journey about 6 years ago. Coming out of a life wrapped in anger and resentment…but knowing that was NOT the life I was supposed to lead.
    I WISH I would have started much much sooner…but I guess this is a better late than never sort of scenario. I am glad I began, when I believe, was the right time for me.
    You have had an amazing year…So have I. I have made choices that at one time would have seemed impossible…I made them without support or encouragement, I made them and came out on top.
    You have an amazing story…I am so honored to have found your site. You inspire me to put in a little more…and remind me that I am on the right path.
    Keep up the fantastic work…and I cannot wait to see what we both have to show for 2011!

    • Congratz on the continuous consciousness… Keep on creating that life you want Dawn! Thrilled that Sensophy speaks to you -=)

  • Welcome, Jake. You made it! Now, at the tender age of 24 you may move forward in peace and joy. living in each moment as it unfolds. You discovered that which you had all along. Peace and Love!

  • All I can say is YOU ROCK, you are an absolutley amazing SOUL and the power of your TRUTH is touching. Keep living and keep sharin the journey because you are inspiration.

    Thank you my friend.

  • This is incredible Jacob. You bring happiness to my life – just by reading about yours. You can tell you love life, from your words and beautiful photos. Love the pic of your great desk there at the end. That's fantastic. I hope to be a little better this week; because of you.

    Thanks,
    Christian

    • Awesome dude. Stoked that it spoke so loudly to you! Also, my apologies for just seeing your comment now – it got held up in the spam filter.

  • Wow! Great post :) Have also recently started meditating and have wanted to start "waking up with the sun and meditate every morning." So, it's great to hear that someone else is on that path with me!

    And loved your whole piece "Visions of the Holocaust"…"What i did get was a primal, instinctual, sensation-like, vibration-type, tingling in my bones. It was my soul’s reaction to the horror. I felt it physically. A silent understanding that i could not understand. An acceptance of not being able to accept it. I learned that i am the most blessed person alive and i will not allow myself to live a “regular life.” I need to self actualize and be all i can be – that’s not an option."

    Moved me to tears… so true! Thanks ; )

    • Jill!!! Thank you so much for honoring that. One of my favorite things initially surrounding Sensophy was finding out that other people were also on a path of self discovery. It's great to be reminded of that. Appreciate your honest expression of emotion. Hugs. -=)

  • Jacob, you are Inspirational. I'm taking a break from performing in the NYC subways and found you while looking for inspirations. My favorite quote that best describes my world is from Thorton Wilder who wrote the play Our Town "you got to live life to love life and love life to life live." Thanks for making me smile.
    Best to you and your path,
    Cathy aka NYCSubwayGirl

  • Awesomeness! Man Jacob, your realness is contagious mate! I am so where you were in this post right now in my life. It's like I took off a pair of tunnel visioned glasses that were given to me, and swapped em out with my own version of "seeing the world how I should see it" type shades. And man, the way that I was looking at the world was clearly nothing compared to the way that it actually is. I was missing out on some heavy "stuff"! (Not the word of choice, but definitely gets the point across) :) Bottom line, I get it. The lessons you've learned are incredible and it's awesome you've learned them when you did. I'm most excited that I was introduced to you by some equally incredible bloggers, because your story is one that I wouldn't want to miss. Cheers mate! :)

  • Sara

    Absolutely Lovely. ;)

  • Patricia

    Had to chuckle when reading about your hike in Hawaii with the Greek lady. Complaining is a state of being for Greeks – I am Greek therefore I bitch, lol! Its as elemental as breathing for us. On the positive side, we can laugh just as easily. Great site!

    • LOLOL! :)

      Thanx for the warm words and keep in touch!!

  • Wow! I love your lessons and how you so easily put them into words. Thanks so much for sharing, this is exactly what I needed to read. All the best :)

    • Hey Tracy!! My pleasure.

      Checked out your site as well, sa-weeeeeeet!!

      Keep in touch and let me know how i can help collectively create our ideal lives in 2012! :)

  • Steve

    Dude your blog just inspired the crap out of me! I too am 24, and I too currently work in NYC in a job that I am less than thrilled about. about. I've been thinking about quitting for a long time now, but I guess that the fear of the unknown is what's stopping me at this moment. Would you mind sharing how you overcame that? I think I will also focus on saving some money and give myself a timeframe for accomplishing this goal. Still, I can't help but think "what will I do when the money runs out"?

    • Hey dude. Thrilled to hear Sensophy speaks to you! :)

      That scary "unknown" place is where your dreams actualize. Make friends with it. :)

      As for some of your questions, take a look at the 150+ posts for some answers. And let me know else i can help: [email protected]

      Looking fwd to connecting, Steve!

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  • Dawn Broadwell

    Thank you Jacob for speaking your truth. Of all that exists in this life, our truth is what will ultimately set us free. Finding it isn’t easy and the road may be long (as in l o n g), but the journey to it is amazing….the growth that you feel, the transformation that you experience, just epic. Not easy, but worth it. Thanks again for sharing. May we all find happiness, peace and fulfillment in this life. Be well.

    • My pleasure, Dawn! Thanx for leaving some love! :)

  • Jacob, you are a very cool guy…love the post and what your website is all about. We have so much in common that as I read your post I felt like it was written about me and what its happening in my life at the moment. Wish all the success that you seek, maybe one day we can work on something together.
    Keep making it happen!

  • Helene

    This is so awesome, thank you for sharing and being an inspiration! Wow, there are actually people going through somewhat the same thing as I am…best of luck to you!

  • Tom

    Loved this! I'm super excited for the "WTF.. Should I do with my life?" conference next week. Keep moving onward & upward my friend :)

  • Faith McKenzie

    I love stories! Especially true ones.Thank you for sharing yours. It was very thoughtful, bold, and real. You are truly inspiring because you are simply being…You. I love to see people thrive, grow, and then share all that they have learned. Glad to have learned about you through Scott Dinsmore and from the I Kinda Wanna Be A Coach Conference.

  • 12 Things Happy People Do Differently
    By Jacob Sokol of Sensophy

    Can I repost this as long as I have your name as the writer?