Our 429th Dad in the Limelight is Charlie Seymour Jr.. I want to thank Charlie for being a part of this series. It has been great getting connected with him and now sharing him with all of you.
Little did I know at age 11, when a Dupont scientist (whose job was to invent VHS tape) taught me video directing at our local theater, that I’d grow up to use my producing skills to help people profit through online marketing and video. Now I’m a husband, dad, and granddad. I know in my heart how powerful video is (I’m often called the Video-Crazed MBA Marketer). Oh, sure – I have an MBA from Wharton and an award-winning sales and marketing record, but it’s this early learning that sets me apart.
Not long after losing my father, I started a website, LessonsFromMyGrandson.com, so that my grandson would never grow up not knowing who I was. He won’t remember my Dad, but he’ll remember me: we will live forever on the Internet, and video is the best way to do it.
And in my own little world, I guess my 15 minutes of fame come from a best-selling book, years directing theater (in a theater where 5 generations of my family have acted and directed), my activities at church, and through the many videos I create for my own work and for clients’ success.
And I thought nothing could top that until… until my grandson was born. I promised my younger daughter (his mother) that no one would take her place in my heart, and that’s still true: but 29-month old grandson, Beckett, sure has carved out a HUGE part of my life and my love. I never had a son, so perhaps part of my love is because I now have a boy to share things with. And his 7-month old sister is making her way deep into my life and heart too.
3) What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?
4) What advice would you give to other fathers?
5) How have you come to balance parenthood and outside life?
6) What have you learned from the fathers that you have interacted with?
7) What else would you share regarding your experiences as a father thus far?
8) What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a parent?
If you have any questions for Charlie, please leave a comment here and I will make sure that he gets them so that he may be able to respond!