I’ll make a bold statement right off the bat: This is potentially my favorite episode yet; perhaps because he unknowingly spoke directly into deeply rooted fears I’ve held for years. Perhaps because I wrote down more notes than I have from any other episode. It’s FULL of wisdom nuggets so grab a journal!
In Episode 31, we hear from Dr. Scott Spaulding. Of the many hats he wears, veterinarian, entrepreneur, CEO, mentor… husband and father are what I admire most in him.
I’ve been friends with he and his wife Nancy’s two children, Justin and Sara, for about 6 years and since the first time I met their family, I knew they had something special.
It was as if they were four hearts all beating the same rhythm and the song created by their unique sounds was one that made you want to get out of your seat and dance.
They laughed; all the time. They joked. They played. They encouraged each other. Never did I hear a passive aggressive comment directed towards another. I didn’t feel any tension. I didn’t sense that anyone was more important than the other. There wasn’t a favorite. There wasn’t resentment. There was quite simply, a beautiful family who truly loved and supported each other.
Not only that but they welcomed me into their family as if I was a sister. So much so that I was invited on their family vacation where I got a deeper look into what makes this family a great family.
On that trip I learned you CAN do it all. You CAN have it all. You CAN be it all. But how?
How can you do it all, have it all, and be it all while becoming a veterinarian, getting married, create a family while building a veterinarian practice and founding a national group of over 30 mixed animal, equine, and companion animal practices? Not only that, how does your marriage stay strong and the bond you have with your children just as strong? How is it your family comes out of that race stronger than it was at the beginning? How do you do all that while influencing your two children in a way that instills drive, grit, kindness, morals and deep family values in each of them?
These are the questions I get answered in today’s podcast. I meant it when I said this at the beginning; this is potentially my favorite episode yet. Dr. Spaulding inspires immense amount of hope and will give you the courage to SAY YES, to set audacious goals, to believe in yourself, and will leave you in a beautiful state of gratitude and URGENCY.
To Scott: Thank you. There are so many people in my shoes who fear being able to do it all and you’ve left me, and soon many others, encouraged in our own abilities to do so. I know for certain your message was meant for me so I can’t wait to hear how others are impacted as well.
To our listeners: Come with a humble heart, ready to receive a positive, grounding message of hope and belief.
Click on the link below to listen to EP:31