20 responses

  1. David Damron
    January 27, 2011

    This really has me thinking….

    I need to be creating more stories. I am most entertaining and interesting to others when I am telling of a random story like deciding to drive to Vegas and 10 min later doing it.

    Thanks for bringing a reality to the surface sir.

    David Damron
    LifeExcursion

  2. Joel
    January 27, 2011

    Living something worth writing about. That’s the biggest challenge I give myself. I have 1 life, 1 story to tell. It’s gonna be a freakin’ good story.

    p.s. Make 7. UP YOURS

    • Sean
      January 27, 2011

      haha thanks that Joel. I wanted to work that into the post somehow, and just couldnt quite get there haha, glad you could do it for me :)

      @David I think most people are the most interesting when telling good stories. It just makes life more fun and worthwhile.

  3. Justin Hamlin
    January 27, 2011

    So, all of that, and no picture of the watch?

    I would have even settled for a non-HDR photo of the watch.

    I do love the point you hit on in the article about mastering the craft. For so many people, that is “a job.” But a craft is so much more than that. A craft is a job you love to do. Photography was a great example. Does not matter what you are taking pictures of, if you know how to frame a photo, compose a photo, edit a photo and deliver a photo, you can shoot anything successfully.

    Sounds like you had a hell of a time down here in LA. Time for more of your stories, whaddya say?

  4. Dan
    January 27, 2011

    I really like this Shogle jam. I LOVE master the craft not the form. Officially added to the rolodex of things I say.

  5. Tom Meitner
    January 27, 2011

    I click on this, thinking it’s going to be a tongue-in-cheek look at the 7UP commercials, and you literally had lessons learned from Orlando Jones. That’s awesome!

    It also goes to show that, even guys like that who have the public perception of being goofballs, people work hard to master their craft and get where they are (and sustain it!).

  6. Andrew
    January 27, 2011

    So many lessons in those commercials. Timeless: “We goin’ global with this, baby.”

  7. wilson usman
    January 28, 2011

    unbelievable life lessons and story in your life as well. Not a lot of people can say they meet a celebrity, which in a way is cool

    I love stories, and every human being does so as well I think. I remember my grandpa back in colombia use to tell me all these stories about his childhood and times when he was a chauffeur for rich execs in colombia, I would love it.

    I would go to my grandparent’s house every weekend just for them stories it was awesome.

    Seems like nothing teaches more than stories and experiences, because you can sorta relate to them, sometimes.

  8. Quinn
    January 28, 2011

    I love this anecdote from your travels, Sean!

    The last point really resonates with me right now. I’m on a journey to reclaim my life every day and every moment after losing any sense of what I wanted. I’ve been relecting on the story of my past 2 years, and I haven’t been happy with it. But now, I’m becoming the creative director of my life and writing my new story every day. It’s so powerful to look at your life that way; the way we look at a fiction piece and see themes, motifs, tones, and characters. Looking at your life as a story puts you in a place of creativity and control. But control in the sense that now you have the ultimate freedom to write whatever story you want.

    Thanks for sharing this!!

    ~Quinn

  9. Mark Powers
    January 31, 2011

    Wow, what an incredible story, Sean. And, more importantly, what an incredible way to learn those lessons! Here’s to, as Joel said, living lives worth writing about . . .

  10. Kevin J.
    July 7, 2011

    This story means a lot to me. I am working on reaching many of my goals, and these are great lessons to help me on my journey.

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