"Scott has the HEART OF A POET and the SOUL OF A WARRIOR. A natural born ARTIST, ENTERTAINER, and LEADER with LOTS of energy, a STRONG POINT OF VIEW, and WORDS OF WISDOM AND HUMOR that will EXPAND YOUR MIND and CHANGE YOUR LIFE."
I Had A Dream, But THEY Just Didn't Get Me...
I always wanted to be an artist and entertainer.
I've been playing piano since I was 5, (music is in my soul), I was getting paid professionally as a photographer at 10, and was always the comedian in the room helping people laugh and lighten up.
But when it was time to go into "the real world," I was told that "you can't make any money doing that", you have to find something "real" or you'll never be successful.
No one EVER asked me what makes ME happy or what I love to do.
I KNOW this is a much too common theme that runs across EVERY culture.
I wanted to go to music and film school but I didn't think I could, or believe in myself or have the confidence, so I ended up listening to the unfulfilled adults around me, got a finance degree and became a very successful stock options trader.
I made a million dollars VERY quickly at the age of 28, and sure, I got the "American Dream," but it took its toll on me and almost killed me.
I was miserable, had big red shiners under my eyes that looked like I was constantly being beat up, (which I was on the inside because I was ignoring my soul's calling), and I was angry, irritable, and unhappy.
One day I heard a CLEAR voice in my head as I was standing on the trading floor that said, "You don't belong here anymore," and I literally walked out.
Everyone thought I was crazy to leave, and part of me did too.
Who walks away from a successful career with a guarantee of being a multi-millionaire?
I spent YEARS struggling, feeling afraid, ashamed, not worthy, not good enough or talented enough, because I wouldn't listen to my heart, and I kept trying to go back to the "money game."
During that time, I lost it ALL several times...it's been some of the most painful experiences of my life, and ALSO some of the most profound, beautiful, learning experiences and epic awakening that a human can receive.
Sometimes you have to be brought to your knees and stripped naked to the core in order to find your TRUE SELF.
And after WAY too much time hiding from my dream, myself, and the world, (and playing small), I decided to take the leap!
I am committed to doing what I LOVE...
Creating, writing, making music, spoken word poetry, telling stories, doing comedy, and performing all over the world and on the internets, doing what I LOVE, while ALSO empowering others like YOU to live YOUR TRUTH and HIGHEST EXPRESSION so YOU can do what YOU LOVE and were BORN to CREATE on this planet.
This is WHY I do what I do, and for that little kid in the picture next to this which is me at 5 years old at the piano, because I KNOW the pain of ignoring your heart and soul calling, and it is the ONLY way to live a happy, joyful, purposeful, and fulfilling life without regrets.
Let's make HAPPINESS our NEW CURRENCY.
I BELIEVE in YOU.