Dr. Sean Pastuch is the Founder and CEO of Active Life where he is on a mission to change the way Active people improve their soft tissue and joint health. Dr. Sean believes that the way to make healthcare inspiring again is to get it out of the doctor’s office and into the gym. With help from his team Dr. Sean has been able to help people remotely, from all walks of life avoid surgery and work towards elite performance through coaching and programming.
What do I do best?
My best attributes are without a doubt my vision and creative approach to problem solving. I see opportunity where other people see problems because I see a problem as an opportunity for a solution. Then I try to be creative about the way I solve complex problems to make them as simple as possible.
What makes me the best version of myself?
I’m in a transparent relationship with the worst case scenario at all times. I’m constantly thinking about what would put our company out of business so that I can do those things instead of our would be competition. If I fail at something I own it, learn from it, and move on without taking the failure personally.
What are my aspirations?
How much room do you have for a response here? In all seriousness, my aspirations are to achieve complete personal and financial freedom. To me freedom is not being alone, it’s not independence, it’s choice. I love my family and I love my friends. I aspire to have a business that is so transcendent that my family and friends can be proud to associate with me. I want to be able to enjoy the freedom to travel and to enjoy every moment without worrying about what I’m not doing that maybe I should be doing instead. And on a personal level, I’d love to be able to share those experiences with the people I love.
My Biggest Success?
My marriage. My wife is a phenomenal woman who has stood by my side through some incalculable failures. She has made me a better person and therefore a better business person. To date the greatest accomplishment of my life is remaining emotionally valuable enough for her to keep around. Emotion is a very hard thing for me. I don’t feel them often and when it comes to conversation I like to get straight to the point. My wife is the opposite, she lives off of emotion, she makes decisions based on how they will make other people feel, and she wants all of the details. I don’t think this is a male, female thing, I think this is a me and my wife thing. It’s been a lot of work to figure out how to be a great person who is worth spending time with and the work has all been worthwhile.
My Most Challenging Moment?
Leaving my clinic and my gym to pursue Active Life was by far the hardest decision I’ve made. It took me over three years to make the decision. I finally decided to take massive action and to put my trust in myself and my staff. So far so good. I miss the people I used to work with and socialize with, but I don’t miss the work I used to do.
Nothing happens to me, everything happens because of me. I’m no fool, I know I don’t have as much control as that statement may make it seem like I think I do. It just means that there is never a good time to be a victim. In bad times I like to know that I could have made better decisions that would have made for better times because that means I have more control over my opportunity for good times.
My Favorite People/Role Models?
My parents have been tremendous mentors to me both personally and in business. The list of people who have supported me and educated me is long. It starts with the people who I learned from through mistakes and ends with the people who I learned from on purpose. But this list is definitely captained by my parents who taught me from a young age that “can’t” is a word I’m never to use.
My Favorite Places/Destinations?
My favorite place is Long Beach, New York. At least right now it is. If it wasn’t I would live somewhere else. I very much enjoy the Island of Aruba and Hong Kong, but I don’t think I could live in either of those places.
My Favorite Products/Objects?
My proverbial pen. I love being able to spread my message through various media using my phone, my keyboard, or my voice. As far as answering this question straight, I love my Espresso/Cappuccino Machine. It was my first purchase after I decided to “turn pro” with this online business thing and every time I make myself a cup it’s a reminder that I made the decision to go for it.
My Current Passions?
I am passionate as can be about coaching other people reach their potential be it intellectually, in business, or physically. This is especially true for my thrill for parenting. I feel like this is the masterpiece coaching job of my career and there is nothing I take more pride in than seeing something I taught one of my daughters take shape and provide them value in one way or another. Don’t get me wrong, I also love to get paid for what I do. Maybe the thing I’m most passionate about is to never pursue anything that does not provide me with a sense of passion.