High Performance Happiness

Finding Moments, Giving More & the Art of Asking for Help with Sean Boyd

January 05, 2021 Brian Sharp Episode 12
High Performance Happiness
Finding Moments, Giving More & the Art of Asking for Help with Sean Boyd
Show Notes

What does someone do that is in the top 1% of their profession, has successfully built and sold a company (and helped many others do the same), and committed to significant philanthropic work? They ask for help. And that’s exactly what I get to talk with my good friend Sean Boyd about in this episode.

This conversation is special because this guy is special to me. I get to flip the script and pull back the curtain on someone that I’ve watched countless times make a meaningful impact in the lives and businesses of others with his expertise, advice, and empathy. We cover a wide range of ideas and strategies from mindfulness to mastery and managing stress to brainstorming. This interview is packed with useful insights and ideas that we can all relate to and benefit from. 

Some of what we cover during the interview includes: 

  • Asking yourself (and your spouse) hard questions
  • Finding moments
  • Handling anger and stress
  • Finding purpose and taking chances
  • Psychology vs. technique
  • The art of asking for help
  • Why moms are the best
  • Working through pressure situations
  • Saying no
  • Walk & Talks
  • Personal retreats 
  • Spending time alone
  • Finding fulfillment
  • Giving to be successful

Sean has over 20 years of public accounting experience specializing in small business and real estate taxation. He is one of northern California's most highly regarded and sought after CPAs with three professional designations; CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CFP (Certified Financial Planner), and CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) place him in a professional category that less than 1% of all U.S. CPAs have achieved.

He has helped hundreds of clients all across the country turn small ideas into successful and profitable businesses and legacies. 

Sean graduated from George Mason University with a dual major in finance and accounting. After working for the largest Washington DC based CPA firm, he moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1999 to be a glorified ski bum, however, his career followed him and he developed and refined his client niche between powder days. 

While in Tahoe he was the assistant mogul coach for Heavenly Valley Ski Foundation's freestyle team and has coached and developed three athletes to the U.S. Team, including current member Sho Kashima. 

Sean is married to his wife Andrea and they have two boys, Jeremy and Josh, both of whom show early signs of adrenaline addiction. Sean loves the outdoors and being with his family. You will often see them taking family walks in the evenings for what Sean calls "life's perfect time".