Today is Bill Soroka's birthday! I'm going to try really hard not to get all sappy about this, but no lie... it'll be tough. You may or may not be aware that several weeks ago Bill suffered a Pulmonary Embolism and came very close to dying. After a week-long stay in ICU, he is recovering at his home in Washington, but it'll be a good while before he's back to himself.
It scared the bejesus out of me when I found out what had happened. Not because Bill and I work together, but because he is also my friend. The idea of him not wishing me "good morning, sunshine," or enjoying our daily belly laughs made me incredibly sad.
When we first met in Dallas several years ago we discovered that we both firmly believed building authentic relationships was the key to a successful business. I instantly liked him, which (if you ever have met Bill) you know isn't difficult. He helped me promote Signing Agent Marketing when I first launched in July, 2019. And, he trusted me enough to bring me into his inner circle of experts when we launched Notary Business Builder in January 2022. Along the way, we've shared so many ideas I can't even keep up with them (no joke, most of them are listed on a huge poster board in my office so I don't forget) and too many laughs to count. When I get down, he's there to remind me what I'm made of or help me see the forest through the trees. When I'm mad, he level sets my expectations and calms me down. He has watched me grow-up in this notary world and been a much-cherished guiding light for me all along the way.
On your birthday (and every day) Bill, I hope you know how important you are to me and so many others. I'm infinitely grateful that you are still here to inspire and teach us all the importance of relationships by being authentically you. Cheers to 45!
Sending you love and light on your special day,