Fighting the Good FightCongratulations on your silver book award!


If your heart is hurting, in any way, for any reason, read this book. Grief, mental health, loneliness, sadness, emptiness, unhappiness with career or life choices (or both), addiction, recovery, and everything in-between. Families, friends, and loved ones that know this pain, know this: I share in this pain with you, I fight this fight with you.

For those in recovery and those that continue to battle hardships, the world can be a very unforgiving place. I see it differently, and after reading this book, I hope others will as well. As I see it, nobody’s path to success is perfectly linear, not one single person. We all have bad days.

Unfortunately, though, mental wellness is held to a different standard. When an individual that is active in their struggle has a bad day, they are judged for it, rather than forgiven for it. When I do my program work, I let people know that it’s okay to have a bad day. They happen, to all of us. So, let’s accept the bad days as part of the process.

“Bad days are going to happen. Our goal is to not have two bad days in a row. Accept the bad day, forgive yourself for it, and get right back to fighting the good fight.”

Together, I’m hopeful that we can make conversations centered on mental health, grief, addiction, and life hardships socially acceptable. These hardships are far-reaching and they know no color of skin, they know no political party, they know no religion, they know no country or nation, they know no profession, and they know no economic status. Mental health, grief, addiction, and life hardships know all of us, they have touched all of us in some way, and they are topics that are okay to talk about. Assuredly, we need to talk about them. This is where the healing begins.

This book was written for you, by me, with love in my heart for you. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be inspired; and along the way, you will find hope where hope has been lost. Keep fighting the good fight.

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Author Bio

Dr. Sean Siebert’s breadth of knowledge and experience, combined with his story-telling ability, make him a much-sought-after speaker, panelist, educator, and consultant. His messages resonate with audiences, leaving them both motivated and committed to embrace a future of endless possibilities. Currently, Siebert has authored the powerful book, Fighting The Good Fight, and the award-winning book, Conversations on Grief. Dr. Siebert’s cross-collaborative work has been funded by numerous organizations including the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Kauffman Foundation, the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, and other agencies. Additionally, Siebert serves as a contracted subject-matter-expert (SME) for the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR). His work in the industries of education; workforce development; entrepreneurship; and economic development continues to be recognized across the United States and around the world. Dr. Siebert has been honored by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) with the prestigious Friend of Education Award for his work with school districts all-across the State of Missouri. Dr. Siebert was the national recipient of the National Association of Development Organizations Innovation Award, for his work that helps communities, and individuals, to combat the mental health and opioid epidemics. Siebert has also been honored as the Entrepreneur of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Faculty Member of the Year, and he was the recipient of the Exclamation Award for Excellence. Siebert’s work has been recognized on numerous occasions by the Missouri Department of Economic Development as he was a featured keynote speaker at the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2023.

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