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Achieving Success

2015-0101 Successful New Year

If you want to be more successful this year than you have been in the past, follow the advice in the video. It does not matter what you are trying to achieve . . . watch the video. Lose weight, gain muscle, find a job, improve balance, start walking, build endurance, write a book, maintain a journal, socialize . . . watch the video.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

4 Responses to “Achieving Success”

  • Cheryl Rudi says:

    So I was sitting on the couch eating my lunch of PB&J sandwich plus chips when I stumbled upon this post. Setting goals is super important. Writing them down and sharing them with others are small steps that can motivate you towards success. My goal is to complete the Mental Health Worker certificate program at Orange Coast Community college. I consider it a long term goal because I am only taking one class per semester- more than that and I get overwhelmed. The video is very motivating–and NOW I am going for a 4 mile walk!

    • Scott says:

      Cheryl, although I believe setting goals is extremely important, I also believe creating plausible task and setting a realistic schedule are necessary components of every goal. Of course, a goal is nothing more than a dream until action is take to accomplish the tasks that will lead to a goal.

      Your goal of taking one class per semester sound like a great strategy to accomplish the big goal.

  • Sandy Durham says:

    to be the best at all that I do, despite my disability.


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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.