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Expected to die at birth, Sean Stephenson has faced an army of reasons to give up and countless opportunities to embrace pity. He suffered more than 200 bone fractures by age eighteen, reached a height of only three feet, and is permanently confined to a wheelchair. Despite his challenges, he took a stand for a quality of life that has inspired millions of people around the world, including Tony Robbins and President Clinton.
At the tender age of nine, Stephenson found the purpose to his life after suffering a fracture to his left femur from a simple activity that wouldn’t have even bruised the average child. His mother then asked a life-altering question, “Sean, is this going to be a gift or a burden?” Her question set Stephenson free, and the answer fueled a quest to show the world that we choose whether every moment is a gift or a burden.
Stephenson has had more life adventures than most people who are twice his age. Spending time in the political sector, he worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Congressman William O. Lipinski and in the White House alongside President Clinton. He has also testified in front of the United States Senate on two separate occasions. After realizing that he could change the world in ways besides politics, Stephenson branched off and developed a thriving professional speaking business addressing schools, companies, associations, prisons, hospitals and public seminar events.
Stephenson graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where he received High Honors in the College of Liberal & Arts and Sciences. He received his psychotherapy degrees from American Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he is currently completing his Doctorate in Clinical Hypnosis. As a board-certified psychotherapist, Stephenson runs a private practice out of Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.
Over the past decade, Sean Stephenson has traveled to over forty-seven states and six countries, where he has found that individuals are notorious for making excuses. "I would work harder, ‘BUT’ it won’t make a difference." Sean addresses the excuses as well as the "BUTS" that fuel the insecurities behind them. "I would love myself, ‘BUT’ I am not pretty enough, wealthy enough, popular enough, etc." Sean has created a movement committed to educating people how to get off their ‘BUTS’ and STAND in life.
Stephenson has recently written his fourth book, “Get Off Your ‘But’: How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself” (Wiley, May 2009), which is a hands-on guide for overcoming the forces of negativity and self-sabotage. The book offers an inspiring program for surviving difficult time, eliminating excuses, ending insecurities and standing up for happiness and success in life.
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