Wealth Equals Creativity Plus Service. An Interview With Coach Jacob Sokol.

This life coach has a service-based mindset and personal practices to fuel his creative practices, plus shares how community nurtures abundance.
April 9, 2014

Wealth Equals Creativity Plus Service. An Interview With Coach Jacob Sokol.

Jacob Sokol is the Head Coach and Creator of Sensophy, a personal blog which he founded in 2010 that’s since evolved into a hub for purpose-driven people in their 20s and 30s who want to answer the question,

“WTF Should I Do w/ My Life?!”

Sensophy began after what Jacob calls 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. His many creative and coaching projects have included The Inner Game Immersion, Living on Purpose, WTF Should I Do With My Life, and Sensophy The Retreat, which he hosted annually in Bali.

Listen now to the former graffiti artist turned modern day philosopher.

The interview free to stream, so tune in to listen below!

Listen: Wealth = Creativity + Service

As You Listen…

  1. Are you writing for that one person who really wants or needs your help?
  2. “Community creates change.” How can you help bring people together to facilitate natural transformation?
  3. How can you astonish your audience? What can you say or do to truly impress them?

Listening Guide

02:55 – The influence of hip hop to Jacob’s early life
06:05 – To stand out in a world full of blogs be completely, unapologetically you
10:39 – Jacob shares how he developed his writing voice
15:15 – Write for someone you really want to help.
18:56 – Jacob runs to be inspired before sitting down to write.
20:00 – Jacob gets clear about what his “fundamentals” are – meditation, eating healthy, and exercising regularly.
23:25 – Do the things that honor your values even if you don’t feel like doing them.
24:13 – Feelings follow actions.
29:00 – Unless you change your relationships and your environment, whatever change you do will not last.
34:30 – “Community creates change.”
40:27 – Jacob talks about his views on money and how money reflects what we value.
43:30 – When deciding on what creative project he’ll work on, Jacob considers: (1) what actually makes money and (2) what can serve people.
44:10 – If you love doing something so much that you’re willing to dedicate the next 5-10 years of your life to knowing how to make this work, go for it. Even if you don’t make money.
45:20 – Jacob shares a great coaching exercise that he does with clients
53:35 – Wealth comes from creativity + service. So astonish your audience!


About the Author

Dave Ursillo is a professional life and career coach, multi-published author, writing teacher, and future mental health counselor. He has coached over 300 professional helpers since 2012, spoken and taught workshops on 4 continents, and turned more than two dozen writers into first-time authors. His words and work have been featured on Creative Live, Psychology Today, Forbes, INC, The Hindustan Times, and beyond.


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