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Lift With Scott: Awareness

The memoirs of an athlete, strength coach and fiancee who became a quadriplegic in an instant and his incredible recovery back to training, life and work. - - Awareness   I’ve never liked the fact that it’s common and accepted to not know what you’ve got until it’s gone. This was never the case with me and I worked tirelessly and consistently to optimize every facet of my life. My life with Angie, my mental and emotional wellbeing, my physical health and regular interactions with my friends. Obviously I’m not and was no where near perfect, but I really took the time to appreciate the...

Change Your Talk

“Your self-talk is the channel of behavior change” - Gino Norris   After baseball, and after spending a few years in the depths of some dark, lowly lit gyms, I decided to take up cycling. I had a relatively good ability for suffering, and suffering seemed to suit cycling well. I wore suffering like a badge of honour, and in only a few years, found myself only a half-wheel behind some of Australia’s best riders. In fact, before I realised just how good I was, or rather, how good they were, I even beat a few of them. I remember winning my...

What is Motivation?

What is motivation? Motivation goes past our primitive desires to secure food, safety and shelter. For the majority of us, when we think of motivation, we think of the force that influences our behaviours to move toward, or away from, a desirable (or undesirable) reality. As athletes, your motivation gets you up early, and your lack of it hits the snooze button. In business, your motivation gets you in front of the people you want to help, and your lack of it creates excuses for why you’re not doing it. As a student, your motivation puts in the extra hours of...

Lift With Scott: Redefining Strength

The memoirs of an athlete, strength coach and fiancee who became a quadriplegic in an instant and his incredible recovery back to training, life and work. - - The Beginning: Day 1, 2 & 3   Ok. Well. It has been a big two days. On Friday, I broke my neck and spent all day Saturday on life support. I don’t really remember coming off life support, but I do remember a tube coming out of my throat. My memories are a little sketchy of the time following this. My first real memories are of Angie calming me down as I was extremely agitated on...