In 2020, amidst a pandemic and other troubling times, I was going through a breakup that was truly one of the hardest situations I’ve had to deal with other than losing my father, my very dearest friend, to stage 4 liver cancer, 4 years ago. I was forced to find a place to live on my own in 12 days with very little funds due to lack of preparedness, and the emotional backlash of the breakup affected me greatly. I had to max out the only credit card I owned and my credit score was over 750 at the time - something I was extremely proud of but because I has to pay for deposits and furniture, my credit score dipped tremendously. My car broke down close to this time and I had to finance a used car, putting me in more debt at the same time. A few short months later I was let go from my job where I was a top performer and I felt like I couldn’t catch a break. Uber was my only form of income and I was forced to tap into my personal motivation to get up out of bed every day to pay my bills.
I have always been a strong person in the face of adversity but while grieving the relationship and the hardships, I felt as though I was lost and uncertain of myself, a place I had experienced before and a place I never wanted to touch again. I decided that I wasn’t going to sit around and feel sorry for myself and I knew that I could find fountains of wisdom in videos and podcasts to leverage my motivation and drive. That’s when I found The Motivated Mind.
I began from the very first video and started this sort of brain dump with all of Scott’s wisdom and knowledge. At the time I was also trying to find ways to increase my income, build my credit, and create a financial future for myself, and when I read the thumbnails of his podcasts I knew this was the series for me. I listened to multiple episodes every day while driving for Uber and would many times replay episodes to reinforce the information.
Scott has helped me realize that happiness is a true choice. You have to wake up every single day and choose to be the best version of yourself that you can. I learned to take responsibility for EVERY single thing in my life and used that to help me grow. I learned that I am in control of MY life. Instead of sitting around and blaming my ex, or cancer, or lack of time to find a place to live, I switched my mind to gratitude and learned to give grace to those who hurt me or even showing grace to myself when I hurt me. It’s extremely easy to blame life and it’s shortcomings, because people who suffer do the easy thing and have a hard life - but the people that thrive do the hard thing and have an easy life. Scott taught me financial knowledge that I value dearly and my credit score has gone up over 100 points as of now. I landed a life changing job with a company that feels like family and have already been promoted twice in less than a month. I have an amazing support group and friends that I cherish. And I also have a podcast I can rely on when I need an extra push and a familiar friend.
It’s crazy that you can literally feel when you are supposed to move into the next chapter of your life. It’s important that we listen to ourselves and ask the questions we have always been afraid to ask, as well as being vulnerable and giving ourselves true, valuable feedback. I am taking control of my life and pushing myself to be amazing, because I believe I can and I will stop at nothing to reach success in personal, emotional, financial, and mental growth and development.
Scott, you are truly an inspiration and I hope to have my own podcast one day to bring people value, just as you do for me and everyone else, every week. I hear you say “I absolutely adore this” and “I freaking adore that” but you my friend, I adore you! You have a loyal listener and I have already shared your podcasts with so many people. I can thank you enough for what you do and pouring value into my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Cheers.
April 24, 2021 by Meagan McNease on Apple Podcasts