The Power of Goal Setting
Through magic and comedy, Scott takes you on a journey through the ways that he obtained his career goals. He realized very early on that your job is what you do, it is not who you are. He realized that he wanted to sculpt his life around his work, not allow his work to dictate how he would live his life. There is a tremendous power in willing things to happen... demanding more for yourself that you'd ever dreamed. Scott's life is a perfect example. When he was 7 years old he saw a magic special live from Las Vegas. He vividly remembers the bright swirling neon lights and the name of Doug Henning in big bold letters on the marquis of Caesars Palace. He thought to himself, "My name will be up in lights on that sign!" Through his formative years studying the psychology and the art of magic he made this his ultimate goal. It was a completely unrealistic goal for a young person to even dare to dream but Scott knew that he wanted to shoot for more than he thought he could obtain. All thru high school and college, he never wavered from this inspiration. He sought out mentors, teachers and friends that would help him to achieve his goal. It was during this time, that Scott met his future wife, Jenny, who joined the show and brought with her a new and fresh perspective that would help them take their magic to the next level. Scott vowed from this time on that he would not be afraid of collaboration and not keep his ideas to himself but to join forces with people that he trusted to create a fantastic final product. Straight out of college, he sought out the contact information for an agent who booked in Las Vegas. He reached deep down inside, saw that final goal and picked up the phone. The meeting was a success and Scott found himself thrust into those bright lights of Las Vegas with a one month long trial contract. Now instead of watching those entertainers on television he was now their equal, competing with them in the job market. These were people he has looked up to all of his formative years and now he was their completion. Scott was like a fish out of water. His shows were not what he dreamed they'd be and he had to struggle to keep up with the competition. He felt that maybe he had aimed too high. It only took a moment to remember that promise to himself that he had made years ago, "My name will be up in lights on that sign!" He realized that this was his one shot and that he was there for a reason. He had to grab and pull himself up by his bootstraps and rise to the occasion. Even though he was in over his head he had to sink or swim, stay afloat, keep it together, loose fear and jump right in. He realized that the emotion of fear was the flip side of the emotion of excitement. By looking at fear as excitement this energized his tenacity and resolve to polish the act into a Vegas ready product. Over the next few weeks, with hard work and complete dedication, audience response swelled into standing ovations. This complete turnaround changed that first one month long contract into a seven year long engagement and a prominent place on the marquee of Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip!