065: How To Choose Gratitude When Life Seems Unfair w/ The 3Ft Giant Sean Stephenson

065: How To Choose Gratitude When Life Seems Unfair w/ The 3Ft Giant Sean Stephenson

When Sean Stephenson was born, doctors predicted he would not survive more than 24 hours because of a rare bone disorder that stunted his growth and caused his bones to be extremely fragile. 

Sean is now 38, he broke more than 200 bones in his lifetime, and needs to take special care of his health but he's inspiringly grateful.

Despite the challenges he faced, he has reached millions of people around the world including Sir Richard Branson, President Clinton, and his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Sean has appeared on everything from The Oprah Show to online videos with hundreds of millions of views. The Biography Channel did an hour feature on his life called Three Foot Giant.

His message has been heard at live events in over 16 countries and 48 states in the past 23 years. Sean’s latest book, Get Off Your But, has swept the US and been released in almost a dozen languages around the world.

As a board certified therapist, Sean uses humor and compassion to develop a fun environment where individuals open their hearts and minds for lasting empowerment to occur.

I was so nervous before going LIVE because I really admire him and his work, but he was such a loving and comforting presence. 

This man has such a big heart and when you listen to the episode you can feel the emotional depth, his love for people and his wisdom in the words he's saying. 

What me and Sean Stephenson talked about:


  • How gratitude should preceede our work and amazing results, not only come after
  • Comparing in a healthy way so that we grow and we enjoy gratitude
  • Sean Stephenson's 3 Part Formula he recommends to apply when it's hard to be grateful
  • Why it's important to feel gratitude even before huge things happen in life
  • The reason why Sean doesn't watch the news and why he encourages you to do the same

From the interview

Whatever happens to you, was the best that happened to you. - @TheSeantourage

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You can't be in a place of dissapointment and gratitude at the same time. - @TheSeantourage

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Actionable tips to be GRATEFUL consistenly

  • Choose an environment that supports gratitude and grateful thinking
  • Journaling - write 3 pages a day
  • Create an activity out of gratitude, make it social, involve your friends

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064: Our Life As The Canvas For A Masterpiece – Robert Clancy

064: Our Life As The Canvas For A Masterpiece – Robert Clancy


Robert Clancy is a gifted technology entrepreneur, #1 bestselling international author, spiritual teacher, and inspirational speaker from New York. At age nineteen, Robert had a divine spiritual experience that greatly altered his life. In 2012 he started Robert Clancy – Guide to the Soul Facebook fan page where he shares his divinely inspired thoughts, where he is followed by over half-million people worldwide.

Robert is also a regular contributor on Los Angeles KABC Radio's Late Night Health Radio show. Through his passion for exceptional design & innovative technology, he co-founded Spiral Design Studio more than 25 years ago to lead an award-winning creative team in the evolution of major corporate brands, marketing & web development. 

Robert is a husband, father and 5th degree master black belt martial arts instructor. He is also a dedicated volunteer who completely embodies the spirit of service—selfless commitments to helping others make a positive difference in the world.

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063: From Criticism To Empathy, Compassion And Appreciation – Leslie Turnbull

063: From Criticism To Empathy, Compassion And Appreciation – Leslie Turnbull

Leslie Turnbull is a Harvard-educated anthropologist with over 20 years' experience as a development officer and consultant. She cares for three children, two dogs, and one husband. 

Leslie skeptically tried practicing gratitude and it completely changed her life. 

Her article about this, that has appeared in THE WEEK was shared more than 36,000 times. You can read it here.

In our interview we talked about another experience of hers that got her to turn criticism into appreciation. 

We also talked about how we can train our brain for positivity, the anthropological view on gratitude and compassion, how she uses art to deepen her appreciation of life and much much more.

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062: Gratitude As The Greatest Life Skill To Transform Our Life – Scott Wilhite

062: Gratitude As The Greatest Life Skill To Transform Our Life – Scott Wilhite


Scott Wilhite is a filmmaker, social entrepreneur & author of The 7 Core Skills of Everyday Happiness: Scientifically Proven Skills for a Happier, More Meaningful Life.

Scott is an award-winning commercial filmmaker who found that success without lasting happiness isn’t true success at all. Upon learning that happiness is a skill (he’s a recovering grump-a-holic), his life was transformed. Now he uses all of his creative talents and abilities to teach people how to wake up and become more alive by actively, deliberately upskilling their happiness.

He is the founder of nCOURAGE and the creator of the Feed Your Happy app and he thinks that:
 "Gratitude is the single greatest skill anyone can have to transform their life."

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061: Complainingless As A Practice That Cultivates Gratitude – Nimo

061: Complainingless As A Practice That Cultivates Gratitude – Nimo

Nimo Patel went from an Ivy League education to Wall Street, to fame and fortune as a MTV Rap star but didn't find fulfillment in his worldy success.

For the past 7 and half years Nimo has been serving and working with the underprivileged communities in the Gandhi Ashram in India.

Most recently Nimo has reconnected to his roots of music and is offering this gift of love, peace and oneness through his songs: an offering he calls "Empty Hands Music".

Nimo chose the title 'Empty Hands', because of the profound wisdom we all can gain when we understand this deeper truth: that we arrive on this planet empty handed and we will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?

I mentioned Nimo in a few episodes, he has some amazing uplifting songs, one of them called: Gratitude, with more 1,000,000 views on Youtube.

You can get all of the songs for FREE from his website. 


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