American speaker Sean Smith shares tips and tricks to live life with passion
Sean Smith from Los Angeles, California, learned the hard way that few people are given a second chance, and life is too short to settle for mediocrity.a�?a�?I should have been dead when a car hit me at 50 mph when I was 13 years old. But surviving that incident made me understand, at a really young age, that we only have one shot and we must not take life for granted,a��a�� begins Smith, a premier breakthrough coach and motivational speaker who is set to inspire Chennai this coming Thursday with a session called Just Jump, powered by Success Gyan.
And although he set off trying to motivate through speeches, Smith really became a life coach when he was in turn helped by one.a�?a�?At an event, I began to cry and was very conflicted about my fears and goals. But a life coach took me outside and helped me through,” Smith shares, adding that he then realised that people needed more than words to help them. Then on, after studying for a criminal justice degree and gaining a master practitioner certificate, he worked as a school teacher and as a probation officer in the Juvenile Probation department, thanks to his affinity for children.a�?a�?I have always been fascinated by kids and Ia��d like to help better their lives by changing their perception. Even getting them to refrain from drugs and alcohola��a�� Smith tells us.
At an event, I began to cry and was very conflicted about my fears and goals. But a life coach took me outside and helped me through
Purpose and priority
While he does believe that there is perhaps a higher purpose and power, he emphasises that there are some decisions that people need to take themselves to improve their own quality of life.a�?a�?We are programmed by the media to think that happiness comes from money and materialistic things. But there is never internal joy in that. Happiness is a deeper level of contentment that comes from things like a relationship,a��a�� he explains, elaborating that some people go through a life without understanding the difference between success and fulfillment. Through friends and media, Smitha��s view of India is that it is a a�?hungry countrya�� where people are on a quest to explore and learn.a�?a�?The culture here is such that the people seem to always better themselves and aim higher. Which is why, I am expecting to have a lot of fun during my visit. And although I dona��t expect anything, I hope to help in any way I cana��a�� he says, aiming to leave the audience of his seminar with a level of understanding about how they can overcome their fears and self-defeatist attitudes.a�?a�?Hopefully, I will be able to help people realise that the power to have a better life lies within oneself. I aspire to share the belief that life must be lived fear free and with inner peacea��a�� Smith signs off.
On February 27, at Sir Mutha Venkatasubbarao Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet. Tickets, from RsA�2,000 onwards, availableA�on eventjini.com
A�- Aakanksha Devi