The word passion stems from the Latin verb patere, meaning to suffer—an amusing origin for a word largely associated with the very antithesis of suffering. Passion and suffering have a tumultuous relationship. Why?
Jessica: This mission of The Passion Co. is to inspire and enable a world where everyone is doing what they love and following their passions. My personal mission is to grow and to become a compassionate leader who is healing others and empowering others. I don’t see Passion Co. as me; I think Passion Co. is myself having that level of compassion and presence so that I can empower people around me to spread that message.
Anchor & Leap: It sounds like if you were to talk about your overall goal for impact personally and with The Passion Co. they would be similar?
Jessica: There is definitely a focused overall impact of what I am creating, but there is definitely also my personal impact, which is that I want to be a compassionate leader. Learning the true sense of leadership, I think, is something to work on over a lifetime. And that part of it is also learning how to give unconditional love to people.
Anchor & Leap: Were there specific people or experiences that inspired the path that you took?