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June 30, 2020 53 min

Sean Rodgers

Episode Introduction

Our society has forever seen crying or expressing grief to be a sign of weakness. And men are expected to not cry or let out their feelings even if everything around them is falling. Why does it have to be that way? Why do we not see that men have emotions too?

Join me on this episode of Redefining Grief as I welcome Sean Rodgers, who’s a dear friend of mine and also a successful entrepreneur.? He owns Response- Marketing and Mailing, a print fulfillment and direct mail advertising company where he helps clients grow their business, and has been passionate about helping others since 2008.

It seems Sean has always had activism and leadership in his blood. Back in school, his best friend was called stupid and dumb one day by his then teacher. Hurt and furious at this, he went on the break and asked everyone in the class not to attend the classes that day. Surprisingly, all 75-100 students did not enter the class! The school authorities called his mother and she prayed he should not land into trouble for his leader-like or activist nature. He found it very difficult since then to get the real him outside.

After school, he had to face the death of his grandfather who was one of the most important people in his life. He taught Sean how to be a man and was his support system. His demise made him all the more rebellious and he reached a point where he resented everything. He resented everyone, even his mother. He was adept at proving to be someone he is not, to everybody around him.?

All this ended up with him going to jail in Oklahoma City. Despite the fact that he had never been in any trouble, never had a record, never did anything wrong, this happened. And they gave him 90 years for drug possession. How then did he get out if it? How did God bestow his grace upon him? Tune in to the episode today to learn the entire story of revival.

Sean surrendered himself to God entirely. He says, if you are not going be what you’re destined to, you're blocking everything that God wants you to do. “You're missing your purpose. You're missing your calling.”?

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About Our Guest?

Sean Rodgers is a charismatic entrepreneur who is passionate about serving others since 2008. He owns Response- Marketing and Mailing, a print fulfillment and direct mail advertising company where he helps clients grow their business. As a business owner, he realized there is some freedom that comes with being a business owner. He volunteers and helps fatherhood projects by mentoring young men at the juvenile detention center. He helped young men's fathers facing life sentences acknowledge and accept their role and responsibilities in their children's lives. In addition to leading men, Sean, also with his wife, mentors premarital and newlywed couples to help them build the foundation of their marriage. They are in the process of launching Steadfast Love with the Rogers, a semi annual retreat for couples married less than five years. Sean has also been featured in a documentary called Real Men Don't.

Episode Quotes

  • “At the end of the day, if you don't decide to deal with your heartbreak and your emotions, it will deal with you. Period.” - Herdyne [15:46]
  • “It is like I never shed a tear to release. Crying is releasing sometimes. I never released.” - Sean [20:34]
  • “When I start releasing the tears when I start to cry, I start coming out of some things I started realizing, you are just not crying for your mama, you're crying because of your grandpa, you’re crying for past hurt, you’re crying for what happened in your life, how you got stagnated.“- Sean [22:42]
  • “Find somebody that you trust and you love that you can just listen. Learn how to cry.” - Sean [39:52]
  • “I needed to rest in him. I needed to settle down again in him.” - Sean [44:29]
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    Redefining Grief Pearls of Wisdom, P.O.W., Questions

  • What have you learned about yourself since redefining your grief journey? [46:55]
  • ???????????I'm dynamic and not scared. What God has informed me no more, I have done that.

  • If today was your last day on earth, and you were granted five words or less? What would it be? [47:59]
  • Love. Love yourself. Get we get lost in that love for yourself. Because it's easier to love somebody else.

  • During your hard times, what's that one song that just gets you through? [49:34]
  • Kirk Franklin and pastor TD Jakes- 911.

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    Episode Time-Stamps

  • [02:40] – About Mr. Sean Rodgers
  • [07:25] – Know Sean’s truth
  • [18:21] – How Sean felt when his grandfather passed away
  • [25:11] – What did it look like pulling himself out of the fire?
  • [42:20] – How he got to restoration
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    Reference Links

  • YouTube link to Sean’s favorite song:?
  • Kirk Franklin and pastor TD Jakes- 911.

    Connect with Sean

  • Website: https://responsemm.com/
  • Instagram: ?https://www.instagram.com/r.steadfastlove/
  • This episode is brought to you by our supportive, informative, and complimentary Grief Crusader Community. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GriefCrusader

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  • To check out all our past episodes: http://herdynemercier.com/#podcast?
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