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'We Over Me': How Mason Sawyer Persevered in the Face of Unspeakable Tragedy. Sawyer suffered the tragic loss of multiple family members in a car crash. But he found solace in selflessness.

By Jeff Fenster

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In the face of tragedy, some individuals crumble under the weight of grief and despair, while others find the strength to rise above their circumstances and inspire others. Mason Sawyer's journey of resilience and perseverance is a shining example of the latter. In a recent episode of The Jeff Fenster Show, he recounts his harrowing experience and shares the lessons he learned along the way.

Overcoming tragedy

Mason's life was forever changed in July 2021 when a car accident claimed the lives of his wife, two children, brother, and nephew, leaving only his son, Blue, alive. Overwhelmed with grief and guilt, Mason was unsure of how to navigate the immense pain he was feeling. It was during this dark period that he sought the help of a therapist, who introduced him to the mantra of "we over me."

This simple yet profound phrase became the guiding principle in Mason's journey towards healing. By shifting his focus from his pain to the needs of others, he discovered a newfound strength within himself. Drawing inspiration from the message of Jesus, Mason realized that helping others could provide solace and purpose amid his own suffering.

The power of selflessness

One of the key insights Mason gained from his journey is the transformative power of selflessness. By shifting the spotlight away from his demons and focusing on helping others, he found a sense of purpose and fulfillment. This act of service not only helped him heal but also allowed him to make a positive impact on the lives of those around him.

Mason's story is a testament to the philosophy of stoicism, which teaches that most things in life are indifferent. While tragedy may strike unexpectedly, our response to these events truly matters. Mason's resilience and perseverance in the face of unimaginable loss exemplify the stoic mindset of accepting what cannot be changed and finding strength in the face of adversity.

In sharing his message of resilience, perseverance, and love, Mason serves as an inspiration to all who face adversity. His journey reminds us that we possess the strength within us to overcome even the most challenging circumstances. By following Mason's podcast and Instagram account, we can learn more about his story and mission, and perhaps find the inspiration we need to navigate our own trials and tribulations.

About The Jeff Fenster Show

Serial entrepreneur Jeff Fenster embarks on an extraordinary journey every week, delving into the stories of exceptional individuals who have defied the norms and blazed their own trails to achieve extraordinary success.

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Jeff Fenster

Founder, Everbowl

Jeff Fenster is an award winning entrepreneur, best selling author, podcast host and expert in relationship capital.

His entrepreneurial success is vast - ranging from a quick serve restaurant chain, payroll and HR company, digital marketing agency and a construction company. But no matter what venture Jeff pursues, he lives by the principle of putting people first.

He was named a Empact100 Showcase Top 100 Entrepreneur in 2013, 2019's Top 40 Executive Under 40 by the San Diego Business Journal, and a Top Entrepreneur to Watch for 2020 by Thrive Global.

Jeff’s acclaimed podcast, The Jeff Fenster Show, features successful entrepreneurs, celebrities and athletes sharing their insights and stories of success. Today, Jeff speaks around the country on entrepreneurial mindset, authentic networking and vertical integration.

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