5 Minute Interview: Sean Platt
Alvin: Who are you, what do you do, and what do you enjoy most about it?
Sean: My name is Sean Platt. I’m a husband and father first, but a writer by trade. What I love most about writing is that there are no limits fenced around possibility and no boundaries on my ambition. Especially considering I work online, I can create my life from anywhere and write the best possible future for myself and my family a word at a time.
Alvin: Pick any man in the world as your role model who would it be and why?
Sean: My grandfather passed away two years back, but he was always an amazing role model and one of the most influential people in my life. His tenderness toward my grandmother when I was a child taught me by example how to love my own wife decades later. The way he always looked at life with humor and humility seeped into my soul deep enough to define me.
Alvin: What do you wish to accomplish 1 year from today?
Sean: No wish about it. I’ve spent the last two years building the framework for this one. One year from today I will have created enough creative assets to provide enough passive income so that I will only have to work on those projects I really want to work on, and surround myself with the people I most want to work with.
Alvin: What has been your greatest experience so far as a dad?
Sean: Watching my children grow and learn. It’s amazing to me to see that no matter how much they may evolve from day to day and year to year, they are still so close to the core of who they were when they were still crawling.
Alvin: What has been your largest step to manhood?
Sean: Getting married, definitely. Actually meeting my wife, as I counted us married years before we actually were. But it was our union that made me see life was more about me and prepared me to be a dad, which is the ultimate manhood.
Alvin: What has been the best advice you received about being a man?
Sean: To look life in the eye and hit it without flinching and that mistakes are just part of getting better. Life isn’t about being unafraid, it’s about stepping through the fear to the Nirvana waiting on the other side. It’s also about living to the fullest and being happy with what you have. If the grass always looks greener on the other side, you’re probably not fertilizing your own lawn.0