Pleasure Pain and Purpose Part 2

February 8, 2018 by Mitch Taylor

Pleasure, Pain and Purpose Part 2 

The same is true about you in your daily life.  What do you focus on? The French mathematician Rene Descartes said “I think; therefore I am.”  If you surround yourself with positive thoughts, people and emotions you will live a positive life.  Of course the reverse is true as well.  One can be thrown TONS of obstacles in life.  My good friend Sean “Big Daddy” McKee has dealt with bouts of cancer for quite some time now…undergoing countless treatments and yet he has never given up.  Not only has he never given up…he’s maintained a work schedule that even self-proclaimed workaholics such as myself can’t even hold a candle to.  

Big Daddy is ALWAYS working…not just as a DJ…but always to put a smile on someone’s face…always making new friends and constantly remaining a positive influence and inspiration to everyone’s lives that he touches.  He is a person we would ALL do well to emulate in life.  How does he do this? I called him recently to understand the history of Big Daddy and what makes him tick.  

In 1993 Big Daddy was at a crossroads, living life with no self esteem and in a marriage with someone he loved but knew they weren’t destined to be married to.  One day he finally came to the decision that his life’s purpose is to make people smile…and in order to do that he had to be happy with himself first.  Big Daddy has gone through 5 years of chemo treatment and radiation.  His first week of chemo treatments found him in the hospital for three straight days and then in house treatment 12 hours after he was released.  Immediately thereafter he had 5 events to perform in 48 hours.  For most mortal men that feat would be IMPOSSIBLE.  Not for my good friend Big Daddy.  Sure he felt like he was on his deathbed at the start of that 5th event but when the music started and he say the beaming faces of his bride and groom he turned it on and lived for the smiles on his clients faces.  His clients didn’t have to know that with every step he took it felt like every bone in his body would break.  It’s not about him.  It’s about THEM.  We’ll be back with part 3 of this series next week. 

 

Meet Mitch Taylor: A Jeffrey Gitomer Licensed Trainer and a member of the National Speakers Association, Mitch has impacted thousands over the course of his career, through interactive workshop instruction, sales mentoring, educational podcasts & personal coaching.

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Mitch is the author of the book SALES 4 Event Pros, and has written articles for several industry publications including Promo Only, DJNews, and Mobile Beat. Mitch regularly hosts #LiveAt755, your Daily Motivational Kick Start every weekday at 7:55am on his Facebook Feed. To get yours go to Facebook.com/MitchTaylor.

Mitch is also one half of the Creating Connections team with Certified Personality Trainer Vickie Musni. Together they have written Creating Connections: 31 Days To Building Stronger & Deeper Relationships and host a weekly podcast entitled Creating Connections.

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Meet Mitch Taylor: A Jeffrey Gitomer Certified Advisor and a member of the National Speakers Association, Mitch has impacted thousands over the course of his career, through interactive workshop instruction, sales mentoring, educational podcasts & personal coaching. Mitch is the author of the book Sales 4 Event Pros, and has written articles for several industry publications including Promo Only, DJNews, and Mobile Beat. Mitch regularly hosts #LiveAt755, your Daily Motivational Kick Start every weekday at 7:55am on his Facebook Feed. To get yours go to Facebook.com/MitchTaylor. Mitch is also one half of the Creating Connections team with Certified Personality Trainer Vickie Musni. Together they have written Creating Connections: 31 Days To Building Stronger & Deeper Relationships and host a weekly podcast entitled Creating Connections.


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