Who Are You Talking To?

It’s always interesting to learn from others. I really find it fascinating to learn from people who it is that inspires them; who guides them?; who supports them? No one has the same list of people they talk to when they need advice or guidance and many of us have multiple people we might turn to depending on the situation we are facing. We might have work mentors, family support systems, financial consultants, health coaches, therapists and counselors, spiritual advisers and more.

We all have mentors, teachers, friends or loved ones who really help us become better. Sometimes all of those “titles” could be rolled into one person.

One year ago today, I published one of my most popular blog posts ever. I base this on the number of times it was read, not on whether people agreed with the message, “liked” it or tweeted it out on Twitter. I will say, of the 340+ posts I have ever written, it is easily one of my most heartfelt and proudest posts because it was about a mentor, teacher, friend and loved one who just happened to be my Dad.

If you never had a chance to read this post from last February 17th, 11 Years of Lessons from Sean’s Dad, you might want to start there. It’s one that I find myself going back to and reading often, just to remind me of the incredible things that my Dad meant to me and those who knew him.

I couldn’t really consider going in there each year and adding a new lesson because I think I covered most of the bases last year. I did however, feel that there was a thought or idea that I have learned from 12 years of visiting my father that I wanted to share because it might be something you have done as well. I just felt it might be better said than written.

Who are You Talking To?

(If you don’t see the video below, click here)

 
 

Have an awesome day building relationships, solving problems and having fun.

 

PS – Wanna know what my most visited blog post ever is? It’s this one here

 

 

7 Responses to Who Are You Talking To?
  1. Rick Lemmons
    February 17, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    Sean, thanks for the heartfelt message. I was lucky to have had my Dad in my life for 49 years and 11 months yet I still miss him. He had two sayings that I still use today. “If you think you can or can’t, you’re right” and “A poor worker blames his tools”.

    • Sean
      February 17, 2012 | 9:07 pm

      Thanks Rick. I am sure that your Dad was a pretty cool guy. Just like his son.

  2. Rebekah Radice (@RebekahRadice)
    February 18, 2012 | 3:43 am

    Wonderful message Sean and obvious how much you believe in every word you said. I am extremely fortunate to still have my father around even though our relationship was a bit tumultuous up until a few years ago. I am grateful for the opportunity to “reconnect” and appreciate every moment with him. My grandfather played an instrumental role in my life and I cry every time I visit his grave. Thank you for sharing such an personal moment.

    • Sean
      February 20, 2012 | 12:30 am

      Thanks for the reply Rebekah. I’m sure your parents are very proud of you

  3. Cheri
    February 19, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    Nice message Sean. I have read you lessons you learned from you father and loved it. Keep up the great work and thanks for being a great leader.

    • Sean
      February 20, 2012 | 12:31 am

      Thanks for checking in Cheri. I’m sure you would have liked my Dad a lot

  4. Robin Gilbert
    February 21, 2012 | 7:41 pm

    Sean,
    Thanks for sharing about your father. It brought tears to my eyes. You can tell you loved him very much & still miss him. I did’nt have what you had. I just wanted to say Thank You for being a great leader.
    You have inspired me.
    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams