Since August 2013, Jessica Soroky has chronicled her transformational journey on this blog with courage, transparency, and vulnerability. Now she invites us to her new outlet. I’ll let you know when Jessica’s new blog is available. Until then, Thank you Jessica.
“To deny your own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.” – Mouse, Matrix
I have never been good at denying my impulses. I trust my gut to the point I will jump into big decisions without much second guessing. This may sound reckless to some but every impulse I have indulged so far has led me to a better place.
I had been introduced to The Leadership Gift in late 2012 and after attending Christopher’s workshop in the early days of summer 2013 I was ready to take the red pill and never look back. Just like that – I couldn’t deny the little voice in my head demanding to see what was in the rabbit hole.
“This blog is my journey through 365 days submersed in The Leadership Gift”. – The line that ended my very first blog written in August of 2013.
I had no idea when I wrote that sentence the kind of journey I was about to take. I was oblivious to how amazing breakthroughs would feel or how even more extraordinary it is to be free, powerful, and at choice.
I never imagined the amount of dedication, drive, and passion it would require of me to be a practitioner and then coach. I didn’t believe when I first started that it would heal so many scars, wipe away programming that was holding me back, and leave only strength.
I can’t begin to describe the emotions that come when thinking about how many people have been on this journey with me. So many people reading from the beginning, the amazing comments of both encouragement and connection. I know I sit on this side of the computer, expressing my deepest thoughts to my trusty laptop and you sit on your side. It is important that you all know by simply reading my words you have made me so aware that I am not alone in this. Hopefully, you know you are not alone either.
I am trying to hold back tears as I think of this amazing journey so far. I can’t proclaim it any more clearly than – this material is truly life changing.
I was a 19-year-old intern who believed my life was going to be staring at the cube for 30-40 years living in obligation and never fully happy. I took the concepts of intention, 100% responsibility and living free, powerful and at choice and COMPLETELY changed my life.
I AM FULFILLED. Everyday. I am happy.
Thanks to The Leadership Gift, Christopher, Bill, and so many more.
I set my original intention of being fully submersed in this community all those blogs ago because I wanted to grow. I wanted to challenge myself and to see what I was capable of when I removed all the limitations I had created in my head. Through that growth, I have learned that one must always continue to push themselves. I have learned the signs that indicate I am getting too comfortable or not challenging myself anymore. When that happens I set new intentions to find another way to push myself again and again.
Today I write extremely difficult and equally as exciting words.
I am moving my blog to my own blog site where I will continue to capture my journey while exploring how deep the rabbit hole goes on personal choice and our abilities to be limitless.
I will never say that this is my last blog with Christopher as I hope to always sprinkle in a guest blog here and there. But it is important at this point in my journey to spread my wings and stand on my own.
It is odd to be so excited and so scared at the same time. I am convinced my true purpose in life is to create opportunities for other people to have the awakening that I did. I am also convinced that I would have never found that purpose if it weren’t for this community and the material we all practice.
I want to use what I have learned, the tools and techniques I have picked up and the ones I have created for myself to hand red pills out wherever I can.
By far the largest breakthrough I have had is that this whole journey is only successful when the person truly wants it. It can’t be forced. So if I can create opportunity after opportunity to grab that red pill and jump into the rabbit hole – then as soon as someone is ready and willing, they will.
I honestly have no idea what that is going to look like but right now I am so excited to explore the possibilities.
To all those reading this and in the midst of their own journey – stick with it! When it gets hard, remember that pain you may feel is just you pushing yourself to grow. Equally as important when you succeed, when you win – Celebrate the hell out of it!
I refuse to say goodbye to this community I will be eternally grateful for and always a part of. So instead I will say – I will see you soon!
Jessica Soroky, CSM
Jessica is a Certified Scrum Master with over three years of practice in agile delivery and seven years of team leadership. She is also the youngest accredited Coach in The Leadership Gift™ Program and its growing worldwide community of leaders and coaches. After five years of nonprofit development through Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids, Jessica continues her leadership journey in state government, not-for-profit, and private sector leadership.