Dec. 30, 2019

#12 The beautiful journey of captain Gérard le Sueur, “Dad at Sea”

#12 The beautiful journey of captain Gérard le Sueur, “Dad at Sea”

Gérard le Sueur is a very dear friend of mine, he has two sons (8 and 10), and he is an amazing Dad.

Gérard is a traditional healer (“Sangoma”), business consultant, coach, surfer, entrepreneur, sailor and of course passionate Dad. Together with his family has been sailing around the world for the last 14 months with his wife and their two boys.

In our session Gérard opens up on his own transformation from being a business consultant travelling alone and being away from the family most of the time to now spending pretty much 24/7 with his family. We also talk about their travels as a family and the surrounding challenges, schooling, particularly in the perspective of travelling with kids and leadership in family.

Gérard shares some pretty awesome insights on what we can learn from our kids and we talk about the issue with society suggesting you always have to strive for happiness all the time. We also talk about money, happiness and the value of time. Towards the end Gérard shares some mind-blowing thoughts on the different maps us and our children operate on in this world and how we perceive our self-decided identities as the reality.

The most powerful takeaways for me as a dad where:

  1. Happiness is not relative to ownership but comes out of relationship.
  2. Money comes at an opportunity cost in the form of time for most of us.
  3. Happiness is a result, joyfulness is a state.
  4. Don’t get stuck in a belief just because it’s written down somewhere.

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Links from this episode:

  1. Gérard on LinkedIn
  2. 3S Functional & Personal Training in the South of Cape Town

Philipp Hartmann (host): 

  1. Philipp Hartmann
  2. Philipp Hartmann on LinkedIn

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