Scott Harris– Millionaire Mentor & Ultimate Coach

Episode #12 Scott Harris Scott Harris – Millionaire Mentor & Ultimate Coach


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ScottharrisFor more than 20 years Scott Harris has been coaching, mentoring & speaking to individuals, businesses & large audiences to help them create great success; financially, physically & emotionally. Scott has dedicated his entire adult life to growth, change, and inspiration. Having worked with many of the World’s most influential forces such as Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard, Deepak Chopra, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, Sir Richard Branson, Nick Vujicic, Lord Alan Sugar & more,

On todays show:

Scott Harris talks about how he’s gone from leaving home at aged 15 to working with the worlds most influential people, and the habits and rituals you can deploy to achieve your highest values

Scott also covers

  • How he was ready to take an opportunity when it came because he was prepared
  • That personal development is PERSONAL, it’s not called ‘Honey, you need to do this’ development.
  • If you can do something, YOU should.
  • Why coaching and mentoring is invaluable to achieve the results and feelings you want in life
  • The importance of living your values to create a happy life
  • How to use your values to live a happy and fulfilled life
  • The Habits and Rituals that have led Scott and his clients to success
  • How to become ‘Free to play’ and the importance of being present and getting out of your head
  • The classic books that are a must read.

 

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Resources Mentioned in this show:


http://www.scottharris.com.au

 

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Transcription

 

If just one question could immediately transform the quality of your life or the results of your business, would you want to know what that question was? Life and business strategist, Kevin Bees, interviews success masters to discover their life-changing questions. Welcome to the Life-changing questions podcast.

 

KEVIN:
So, today I would love to introduce you to Scott Harris. Welcome Scott!

 

SCOTT:
Thank you very much, Kevin. I appreciate it. Thanks for having me.

 

KEVIN:
So excited to have you on the show, Scott. And particularly given the impressive array of people that you work with, I just shared with in the introduction there. I’d love to hear a little bit about your background. Maybe you can share for the listeners today, how did you arrive it being on the stage with such people and doing the kinda work that you do? We’d love to know a little bit about your background.

 

SCOTT:
You’d say it was a perfect storm or a destiny or fate or accident. You know,, I had a very normal trouble and by that I mean I had 3 dads before I was 12. I had been to 8 schools before I was in my first year high school. And I lived in a bad 18 different houses before I was that age. By 15, I was very well bounced; I had a chip on both shoulders and what my life had given me or hadn’t given me or shouldn’t given me or should have given me. And so I left home and when you are {0:01:11] at 15, way back in the mid 1980s, that’s because I’m old, you’ve got to work, go to work. And so, I had to go and get a job in a grocery store and pay rent and get an apartment and I kinda put my head down when I was taught by a very well-meaning man that the way to get ahead in life was to work really hard. And so I worked really hard, so by the time I was 25, I had already been working really, really hard; I’m talking 60, 70, 80 hours a week for 10 years. And on the back of that, I’d had what some people would call some success. I lived in a big house; there was one house off the beach, and I drove a Mercedes and I was running a business and my life looked like it was good. And I stumbled across the thing called personal development and I stumbled across it by accident and my mom had gone to a seminar and I thought she’d joined some crazy cult. And so I went to go the same seminar to save her from the cult that she’d joined and that cause started a period of [0:02:02] life from sort of my late 20’s to early 30’s where I kind of immersed myself in personal development and I went to every single event on the planet, like I possibly go to. It’s the spiritual stuff, financial stuff, personal development stuff, leadership stuff, [0:02:14] seminars, yoga seminars, I mean everything. And then one day I was at a Tony Robbins seminar as a volunteer, as a helper and [0:02:23] guy who is the mentor, be running the show had had a bad curry the night before in Singapore and he had vomited on his shirt just he was about to kick the show off and he needed to go back to his hotel and get changed and the lady running the event came up to me and said, “Hi, we need about an hour of content to be covered before the main guy gets back. Can you jump on and start the show. And I was like, what are you talking about? I’m here to cheers and handouts and run microphone. I mean, I love the contents, I’m using the content, I live the content, but I’m not the speaker, I’m here to help.” And anyways so I jumped on stage and did an hour of content till the other guy came back in a fresh shirt and that was kind of the start, really speaking on stage. That’s kind of how I got my first opportunity. And I was able to grab with both hands and then within less than, gosh, 2-3 months of that, I was doing, you know, 2000 people on stage with Tony Robbins in the Bahamas and from that I kind of snowballed into [0:03:17] opportunity. That’s kind of how I got my first gig on stage.

 

KEVIN:
[0:03:19]. Thank goodness for dirty curries!

 

SCOTT:
It’s not a glamour story and the lesson for me is, we’ve all heard the saying, it’s a silly saying but luck is waiting, your preparedness makes opportunity. The reality is, is that there are other people in the room that they asked to jump on stage and do some content and they [0:03:39] the fourth person they asked and not the first. And I only got 5 minutes and they were awful. And they were awful because they were not living the content, didn’t know the content, didn’t have a visual experience, the physically applying the content they had been learning in their lives. So, they couldn’t fake it. Instead I was the fourth person they had asked, maybe the fifth. So, I was not their first choice, but because I always reminded myself the personal development was about me learning stuff to apply in my life, getting on stage and talking about that was pretty easy because it was kind of like, Well, here’s what I learned and here’s how I’m using it and here’s how it worked, which is all pretty simple stuff!”

 

KEVIN:
And I love the point that you made [0:04:11], you lived it, you knew it, you applied it and I think you’re already making the point that is personal development, you really got that as a personal thing in your body, you knew that you could share that with people because you actually had the experiences all the time.

 

SCOTT:
Well, the thing is that a lot of this people get confused, Kevin, and I think the space of seminars and books and CDs and tapes and so on, they think it’s called fast development or “Honey, you really need to go to this seminar development [0:04:34] it’s really called as personal development.” To me it’s called personal development, am I learning, am I using, am I growing. I mean, I think it’s pretty simple, but I think a lot of people forget that.

 

KEVIN:
Yes, correct distinction. I guess we could probably be guilty of that because may be at times we’ve been guilty of that and I hear certainly from you Scott, a lot of passion, a lot of energy. Where does your passion come from to be in this industry and to serve people in this personal development space?

 

SCOTT:
Such a great question! Where does the passion come from? I guess it’s come like that same from the matrix where [0:05:07] was offered the red pillow, the blue pillow. It’s kind of like once you have taken the red pillow, there’s kind of no going back. It’s kind of like once you know what’s behind the curtain and once you know what’s possible and once you know what life could be like and should be like and can be like, this colour [0:05:22] alternative, then I have had the alternative, I had a very successful life for 10 years. You know, from 15 to 25-26 resolved where other people would have judged me by success; successful business, successful health, successful car, yadi yada yada, but it was an unconscious lifestyle. I guess the passion comes from knowing how most people are living and then also having now had a glimpse of the taste and experience of what actually is possible, a conscious life and an awake life. It’s kind of like there is no other alternative and then I also I have a gabbling mantra for me that’s this those who can, should and that’s an important sentence; those who can, should. So if you have an ability to teach and share, then you should teach and share. If you have an ability to sing and dance, then you should sing and dance. If you have an ability to be a great mom or great dad or great uncle, then you should. Any of the gifts you have been given, they are called gifts, they are called talents, I mean they are gifts. If you can, you should and so I really feel, I don’t want to say obligated because that would seem like a heavy word, but I really feel like that’s my song to sing, is to be able to help other people wake up. I am not a very smart guy, I want to be very clear in that. Not the smartest guy you are going to meet. I went to that first ever personal development seminar Kevin, I had to go to other 4 times over a 4-year period before I was like, “Ah, I am starting to get this stuff” and in between, my life didn’t change at all for those 4 years. I am now in the stage of my life where I am 47 years old, I feel like what else is there? If you’re not going to be excited and passionate about your life, then gosh, I don’t know what else there is.

 

KEVIN:
Clearly a very modest guy, at least I would certainly suggest that. And given that you’ve build this vast array of knowledge and you can’t help share that with people, so you are sharing it with people, what is some of the things you are working on now, I know this, I have seen you [0:06:55] for some big events coming up, but what else are you spending your time on to work with people?

 

SCOTT:
You know, the thing I’m most excited about right now for me, perhaps professionally, is a program I have called Ultimate Coach, where we are training, what I think are going to be the world’s best coaches. I see coaching and mentoring specifically being the next phase in the personal development industry. We had the phase 30 years ago, it was sales and marketing. We have the phase 25 years ago, around the 80’s where it was about [0:07:21] and getting pumped up and getting motivated. With the phase 15 years ago, where it was much more about empowerment and life balance and Deepak and [0:07:28] and the Celestine prophecy. We’ve had the phase the last 7 or 8 years since the post GFC crash where the personal development industry has been about making money, how to make a million dollars in 5 minutes doing nothing, which is a silly concept, but it’s a concept that sold well in the 7 or 8 years around the world. I think that the next phase is going to be around coaching and mentoring. People want results and so I am looking to create the world’s best coaches, so the ultimate coach and training coaches are getting people engaged and enrolled in coaching. I think it’s clearly important. I tell people all the time, I’m a coach not because I like to coach. I’m a coach because I think coaching is really important and that’s a significant difference. I know how valuable and invaluable coaching has been in my life and mentoring has been in my life and I know that human beings function better, work better, produce better, create better, and then as a consequence feel better when they’re being individually and personally coached and mentored. Everybody knows the story of it. If you are gonna go for workout at 5:30 tomorrow morning, if you go on your own then there’s very easy simple thing [0:08:29] you not to go, too cold, too dark, too late, too wet, too scary, too whatever, but if you’re meeting somebody at an appropriate time and at an appointment time and there you’ve paid for them to meet you, then there is a significantly high chance, not only you’re gonna turn up, but you’re actually gonna have a good work out. That’s just the reality of life. So coaching and coach training is kind of the space where it should be tried [0:08:51] you know, we still love to speak on stage. I just spoke last week with Tony Robbins in front of a thousand people [0:08:58] coming up for Richard Branson and about 7000 people. I just was at a meeting today with a company called Infusionsoft, one of the world’s largest internet marketing companies in the world and [0:09:08] when you come on to speak to four and a half thousand people there have been in Phoenix in a couple of months’ time, so I still love to teach and speak on stage, but long term really looking through the vehicle of an ultimate coach to train a stack of really, really classic coaches and then get lots of people to be coached by them.

 

KEVIN:
Very exciting project and how long will you be running that project? [0:09:29] how many people have you had the opportunity to give the ultimate coach experience to?

 

SCOTT:
We have had 45 people to the program already. So it’s to be a very intimate hands-on. This is not a program that works [0:09:39] two thousands of people. We are putting 15 people through a program at a time; it takes 6 months to put them through the program. We’ve already got numerous coaches making 6-figure incomes, but we really proud about one lady, who is a single mom in [0:09:50], if you know where that is, great; if you don’t, it’s a very, very tiny town in Australia and she is already making a 6-figure income in less than 12 months, but the other coaches that have been able to [0:10:00] significant multiple hundreds of [0:10:02] thousands of dollars jobs. Corporate jobs that are now corporate consultants/coaches having replaced their income with coaching and mentoring. So yeah, we’ve been doing it for 9 months now with 45 through the program. We have now got more than 100 clients that are being coached and we expect to have up to 500 clients being coached by the end of this calendar year.

 

KEVIN:
Super exciting and what a difference that’s gonna make having fast skill set in even more people. I recognize, Scott, that one of the key tools that a coach has at his disposal is the ability to ask a great question and I know one great question can really shift things for people. So I would love to know, what is one of the questions that you’ve asked in your life that’s had even biggest positive impact on you or on the clients that you serve?

 

SCOTT:
When I read the question on the [0:10:48] great question, but there is no one answer, but if there was one answer I appreciate the nature of the format, for me it would be very simple. Am I living my values? Am I living my values? People have to say ____ value health, love, family, God, success, adventure, freedom, whatever I value [0:11:02] when I have no attachment, will people value at all. It’s not my job to coach someone their value, but my first questions to coaches always are, “Great, tell me your value” and I always have the same answer – health, love, God, family, success, adventure, freedom, whatever [0:11:15]. I say, “Great! Are you living your values? Are you speeding your time, your money, and your energy on the five things that you say you are the core things you value? If the answer is yes, you don’t need me. But if the answer is no, then you need me or somebody else because I can tell you the way to have a happy life is to be in congruence with whatever you say are the 5 or 6 things that you value most. So that’s kind of the question I’d probably put. There is the banner line for me personally and I know that has impacted in my life many, many times that question, “Am I living my values? “ Because then I build up a whole [0:11:47] because if the answer is no, then the question is why not? Are these the wrong values, do you want to change your values. If I’m say these are my values, but they are really not my values, and then if I am saying they are not really my values, then what do my values really need to be? Which is another great question, what do my values need to be as opposed to what are my values? If the answer is yes, they are my values, well then the question is, why aren’t you living them? More than that I put up a whole another segue of conversation about what am I believing about, realities or imaginary things that are preventing me from actually living the things that I’ve said are the most important things to me.

 

KEVIN:
Very powerful question and in this journey I’ve not had anyone else share this question. I am very intrigued to dig a little deeper with you on this one. So when is the appropriate time for someone to be asking himself this question? Is it a question that they need to ask every single day or may be when they get a sort of feeling come up?

 

SCOTT:
Every day. [0:12:34] here’s the size to happiness. You got resources allocated to you every day and your resources are time, you get 24 hours. You don’t really get 24 hours, you get 18 [0:12:41]; you don’t really get 18, because you have to share and shave and go to the bathroom ___; if you got kids or a job, you don’t really even get that many also. Most people have about 5 hours daily [0:12:50] but you got more things to do within that 5 ___ 5 hours you can actually do. Every day you got a certain amount of energy you wake up with and you can impact your energy by eating healthily and working out. You can impact your energy by doing bad things like, you know, caffeine or red bull or worse things drugs whatever, but on any given day, we’ve all got a certain amount of energy. On any given day, you got a certain amount of financial resources that [0:13:12] give more money and make more money or borrow money, but on a given day, today, I can go and purchase these many properties, I could spend this much money or I have this much access to cash or credit. Also to get more demands on my money then [0:13:35] access to it right now. If I am going to make decisions every day that where to spend my time, my energy, my money and unless you have got a filtering process, called your values, then what most people would do, Kevin, is they just respond to urgency or worse, they don’t respond to urgency, they respond to whatever shiny and sparkly in front of them and there’s a whole multi, multi, multi, multi, multi trillion dollar industry or whatever the number is after trillion of people that wanna distract you with shiny, sparkly things that will knock you off track.

 

KEVIN:
There is no shortage of shiny and sparkly things and they come in all different shapes and varieties. I can certainly recognise that and I am guessing the people listening can as well. [0:14:04] someone asking himself a question on the call right now and they’re asking, “Am I living my values?” and they come up with the answer, “No, I am not.” What should they do about it? How can they shift that? How can they change that?

 

SCOTT:
Then the next question that will be asked is, “Why not?” And then I’ll go straight to “Are these actually really my values or by the values I think that I’m supposed to have because I think it’s appropriate to write family, health, love, and God.” My value is something else and if they’re about something else, part of owning your self is saying it, you know what, actually they’re not my values, actually these are my values. So it’s all about really getting clarity on what you actually really are gonna decide, are gonna be the things that represent who you are. Those core values that you say or you want to stand for. Now if I say yes, no, no, no, these really are my values; no, no, I really do love health, love, family, and God or again I’m doing my analogy [0:14:49] on what people’s values are. We got to ask why not? What’s preventing you from doing that and [0:14:56] preventing them is, I believe for a story reminds it, even it’s by belief real, that we need to dismantle and create a new story for, now again also these physical realities of life, some of these people have dug such a big hole financially or dug such a big hole in their heath or dug such a big hole in their relationship, so there are some physical realities to life. [0:15:15] to lose or relationships to rebuild, but with coaching and planning and scheduling and then following through and so on, they’re always things that are fixable, there’s nothing that’s not fixable. But the starting point is, are these my values, if they are not, [0:15:26] and if they are then what is it that I am currently believing that’s preventing me from actually living these values and [0:15:32] anything’s that real will [0:15:33] imagined even though the imagined stuff will actually feel real.

 

KEVIN:
Yes, of course. And I guess your belief system, it does [0:15:40]. I guess same as your children believe in Father Christmas, you know, that’s completely real for them.

 

SCOTT:
So, biggest problem, with that belief is that we believe in them.

 

KEVIN:
Absolutely! So that’s a really powerful question, so am I living my values and if not, then we really need to understand why and work around our belief, our stories and our mindsets to help shift that and Scott, for you in order to have achieved the things that you’ve achieved, I heard [0:16:05] day you worked very hard, certainly 60/70/80 hours in the week in the beginning of your career and I know you’ve got some more effective methods that you are using, you apply now. I’d love to know what are some of the habits and rituals that you use that has really helped you achieve the things that you’ve achieved.

 

SCOTT:
Professionally, I can tell you if you ask anybody who’s ever been to an event that I’m at, and I’m talking whether I’m a customer, whether I’m a volunteer, whether I’m a helper, whether I’m the teacher on stage, whatever [0:16:36] I’m the most proficient note taker you will ever meet. You know, even just the other day I was on stage interviewing Jay Abraham, the world’s number one expert on marketing and sales for more than 40 years now and I had the privilege to interview [0:16:48] Jay were friends and [0:16:49] on stage because that’s how he likes to do his sessions now and he was saying so much great stuff, I had to grab a pen and paper; I started taking notes as I’m interviewing him on stage [0:16:59] my next question, but I was taking notes of what he was saying. So you got to take notes. Your brain cannot remember everything that comes in [0:17:06] it can’t and whether it’s because I’m 47 or I’m not real bright, I don’t know what it is, but you got to take notes, that’s how you synthesize, how you clarify, it’s how you crystallize, so you tell your brain what are the bits that are most important to you, so I would say professionally, take your notes. I don’t necessarily mean taking notes word for word [0:17:23] of what the guy said, I don’t mean writing down word for word what the PowerPoint slide says. You can get that stuff online, you can download it, you [0:17:29] a copy. I mean taking notes of what’s relevant to you and as the person speaking or it’s the book you’re reading or it’s the CD you are listening to, what [0:17:38] to you and what is relevant to you and then what needs to be action from that. You know, I’m always writing 2 or 3 lists of notes [0:17:44] content notes, well that’s really called content ____ stuff I have to go and do based on that chapter I just read or CD I just listened to or that piece of content I just read on stage, but I’d sacrificially [0:17:55] desk right now behind me in my library there are literally more than 40 manuals, journals just loaded up with the notes after notes. I am taking notes all the time of things that I’m learning and then [0:18:07] them and crystallizing them and clarify them into what does it mean to me and how can I use them. So professionally, I tell that’s one of my core habits, being massively prepared. You got to be massively prepared because anyway you can be free to play and free to play means onstage and be free. Free to play means in a coaching session and be present. Free to play means to be ready to do a sales opportunity, really be ready to do a sales opportunity as you copy in your head, but [0:18:30] cannot be in your head ____ done your homework and your homework means [0:18:34] do you know your slides, do you know your content, do you know your outcome, do you know your stories, do you know your content, do you know your coaching tools and skills, do you know where you want to take this client or this audience or this person or [0:18:44]. If you do, if you know it all because you’ve done your work, then you can get it out of your head. If you don’t know it then you are in your head and if you are in your head, it won’t work because you can’t serve anybody, coach anybody, sell anybody, engage anybody, enrol anybody, or friend anybody if you are in your head. It just doesn’t work.

 

KEVIN:
Ha! So make sure you are free to play by being massively prepared, make it get out of your head, make sure you take a lot of notes. I love the distinction on the note taking scope between one is about this is the content, I have heard and two is these are the things [0:19:13] gonna do, this is the action I’m gonna take [0:19:16] the back of this call, this event, this meeting.

 

SCOTT:
Yeah! The 2 key questions I ask as a coach, I make multiples of millions of dollars every year from coaching and I still work very simply from home with a couple of staff members [0:19:27] my house right now because I’ve got my 2 small children [0:19:30] during the day, and we do it by design, but one of the 2 key questions I ask over time is, “What did I just learn?” when I finish a chapter, finish a CD, finish a seminar, finish [0:19:39] ask yourself “What did I just learn?” The key power of that question given is “What did I just learn?” is specifically useable to me. [0:19:47] learning 3 steps ____ if it just means you got one more bit of a ____ in your head! What if I just learn that is specifically useable to me, most importantly this is the [0:19:57] of the million dollar question, “How can I use that right now?” That’s the ___ that if you can’t use it right now, it’s either useless information or I’m not [0:20:06] the results for. But ____ what I learn is useful and how can I use it right now? One tool, one skill, one [0:20:14] framing something, ____ reframing something, what did I learn? How can I use it?

 

KEVIN:
I love it and I love the [0:20:21] how can I use that right now? Not next week, not 2 weeks, not in a month’s time, right now.

 

SCOTT:
Yeah! Because [0:20:27] young man, but trust me, when you get to your 40’s it goes very, very quickly and there is no next week.

 

KEVIN:
Great distinction! And Scott, in terms of identity and belief, I know, certainly your mentioned your experiences for many different seminars and one of the seminars would be Tony Robbins [0:20:41]. He tells us that one of the strongest forces in the human personality is to remain consistent with how we define ourselves, so if you have to describe yourself in 5 words, what 5 words would you chose?

 

SCOTT:
That question I applied a little bit. I asked my wife to describe me and she used 5 words that were inappropriate [0:20:59] very, very overly generous or overly sexual, which is a good thing I guess. You know, I’d like to be known as congruent and I’d like to be known as kind and I’d like to known as genuine and I’d like to known as being warm and engaging and [0:21:16] the key words I really think about are really kind of the roles that I play in terms of, if you ask me what I do, who am I, I’d say, “Well, I’m a husband first.” That’s the most important role that I’ve to play, be on question, everything else pales in significance to that, the journey of loving somebody for [0:21:36] years and building a life with them is so far above and beyond more significant than any else that any else that we could ever do [0:21:42] ridiculous conversation. So that’s kind of my first and primary role, to love and adore and take care of my wife. And beyond that, it would be the role of being a father. I’m trying to be somebody who, 15 or 20 years or hopefully more that my children can respect and admire and connect with and learn from and grow with and have fun with. You know, my wife and I joke often their job is not to mess them up too much [0:22:06] so that secondary role of being a great father easily by far the second most important role I have and beyond that, my third role really is to be a role model and example to through teaching, coaching, speaking, mentoring, writing; to be a role model for some other folks, which means for me nothing more than sharing the things that I’ve been able to learn through good fortune and good opportunity and a little bit of hard work, without the folks so that they might equally have a sweet and nice and happy and fulfilling life as I’ve been blessed to have. Certainly the things that I get to share that are not mine, that I’ve learnt from books and seminars and coaching and teaching and mentoring, I feel obligated and fully committed to sharing to other people because there’s lots of people who need waking up. But it’s not an answer to your five words, that’s kind of [0:22:47] for me.

 

KEVIN:
Fantastic insight and going back to your question, “Am I living my values?” we can really hear that coming through in your answer to that question and of course, having your roles as husband number one, no wonder your wife says such great things about you.

 

SCOTT:
[0:23:01] customer service, she is my number one customer.

 

KEVIN:
You want to create a raving fan out of her for sure! And in one of the interviews that we have done on this podcast is with the world’s number one bucket list expert. What I am really interested in, Scott, what are some of the things that you’ll be most excited to tick off your bucket list or what is the one thing that you still want to see or do that you haven’t yet?

 

SCOTT:
Look, my wife and I like experiences. We are really doing joy experiences more than things per se, so once [0:23:29] when I’m coaching them, you know, once you have bought a nice house, a nice car, a nice boat and some nice watches and some nice stuff, [0:23:34] something else that you can buy, so we love to do experiences. Some of the things I’ve ticked off my bucket list have been spectacular. You know, I have the privilege, in the last 3 or 4 years, to buy both my mother and Corina’s mother, my wife’s mother, both of them, my mother-in-law is widowed, my mother is divorced, we have been able to buy them their dream houses and so my wife and I take immense pride and delight and a little bit of giddiness to be honest about the fact that we’ve been able to buy 2 very different homes, one of them a big farm in the middle of the Queensland that’s got 50 acres of land [0:17:38] self-composting and self-supporting and self-sustaining property for my mother and the other is beautifully 4 bedroom home with the pool and all the fancy trimmings in the suburbs for Corina’s mum, so we take great delight that we’ve been able to do those two things for both of us make us smile every day, that our 70-year-old mums are both finally living in houses that we selected they deserve to be living in, so that was some pretty cool things for us. That’s it I’m a guy and I like boating, so we’re on a big boat _____ it could be bigger and we love to boat, we love to share our boat with other people and go and do kind of crazy stuff. In fact on Monday, which is a couple of days away from now, we’re going to be boating for 3 days around Sidney Harbour and anchoring at Manly and anchoring at Darling Harbours, some cool stuff. So, we like to do experiences, we like to travel. Things that we’re looking to do in the future, gosh, that list is a long list Kevin. We have certainly financial goals. We’ve massive contribution goals. We’ve massive experience goals for travelling and doing things and we still have some physical goals about the next house, the next car, next boat. I still think physical goals are fun goals to achieve, so that list is a long, long list.

 

KEVIN:
Incredible and what an amazing thing to be able to have done to purchase dream houses for both your parents. Incredible and anyone listening, you [0:25:20] if you are on Sidney harbour on Monday then Scott’s got a big boat, he will more than happy for you to [0:25:24].

 

SCOTT:
Its gonna be some fun, that’s for sure. We do like to do that. And in the coaching I do with my millionaire mentoring program, I talk a lot about [0:25:31] psychology and I think that the physical goals, house, car, boat, watch, shirt, stuff, you know, things while in some areas personal and wealth goals are underplayed and some are overplayed. Some say that it is good to have physical and material goals and some say, “Oh, it’s bad to have material goals.” [0:25:48] material goals are good first place to start, to get some stuff, nice house, nice car, nice boat, nice stuff, but then the coolest thing about having nice stuff is sharing it. There’s no point having a boat unless you can put lot’s of people on. There’s no point in having a big house that’s got 7 or 8 bedrooms unless you got family and friends to come and stay at Easter and Christmas and weddings and what not. There’s no point in having a huge bit dining room table in your house unless you got lots of family to come around your house and sit around and eat. That’s the point of having nice stuff. It’s to share with people you really love. So where I still am a big one for having physical goals, but there are also things that once you’ve got a certain amount of physical satiation then you need get the next level of goals, which ideally is taking care of your immediate family, whatever that is, family, friends, cousins, brothers, and so forth and then ideally the third level of contribution would be you know, really serving the broader community and that is gonna be the village you live in, the church you go to, the [0:26:35] you are in love with, the kids in Africa that you desire to serve, I don’t care what is, but serving that third layer, that third level of a broader community, that I think we could all go and do.

 

KEVIN:
Thank you! What a fantastic insight that is! And Scott, in terms of reading, if you had just one book you could recommend to our listeners and I know that are some big askers, I know the book shelf that you have behind you [0:26:55] forty journals, I know you got thousands of books, I know that, but if there were just one that could make a difference to someone listening to the call today, which one book would you recommend they read?

 

SCOTT:
I thought about this and I got 2 answers if I can. My first answer is, all the classics. And I think people [0:27:11] neglect the classics. If you are into [0:27:13] there are some classics, you know, “Think and Grow Rich”, “The Richest Man in Babylon”, [0:17:38] getting rich and so forth. If you are in to personal developments, then there are some classics [0:27:22] Dale Carnegie “How to Win Friends and Influence people” there are some classics. If you are into spirituality or metaphysics, there are some classics, “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran, read the classics. That’s imperative. I think it’s easy to get caught up in this month’s hot topic or hot book, but I think we can forget [0:27:39] I even think in the English, I like English, the English language and so I still read Dickens and I still read Shakespeare, I mean Shakespeare has had more impact on the English language than any person that’s ever lived ever. So to not understand some Shakespeare would be silly, to not understand some Dickens would be silly, to not understand the New Testament would be silly. I am not a Christian, but to not understand the New Testament would be silly. It’s had a huge impact on the English language, so read the classics.

 

KEVIN:
I love it! Great answer. Reading the classics and you certainly mentioned 6/7/8 different books and I know that they are really highly valuable. [0:28:10] details of those upon the website for anyone listening if he wanted to go and checkout which those books are and you can grab yourself a copy and go for those.

 

SCOTT:
I think [0:28:20] sometimes the right book has to speak to you through right time, so, there have been several books [0:28:25] I didn’t get them, but then when I read them the 2nd or 3rd time rounds I was like, “Wow, I really get this book now!” And that’s been true for some novels that I have read, that’s been true for some personal development books I’ve read, that’s been true for some health books, so I think sometimes it’s about making sure you’re reading the right book at the right time, not just reading because it’s the next appropriate thing to read or reading it because someone told you it’s the next top book. It’s kind of like making sure you’re reading the book that’s appropriate for you right now.

 

KEVIN:
Yes, fantastic! Scott, I can’t thank you enough for all the time and the energy that you spent with us on the call today and I look forward to sharing this with the audience.

 

SCOTT:
You’re welcome, my friend. Thank you very much and thanks for [0:28:59] and if there’s any way we can serve your listeners in any way, shape or form, please come, find me. It’s not hard to find me in the 21st century through facebook and websites and so on. Always happy to serve people that one will live out more awakened and more conscious and more value driven life in whatever form that is to them [0:29:15] learnt something’s down the years that can help people do that so, I appreciate and appreciate the work that you’re doing. Thank you, Kevin.

 

KEVIN:
So, where should people come to find out more about you, Scott? Is there a website that they can go to?

 

SCOTT:
Sure! The easiest place to go to is just scottharris.com.au or just a facebook, it’s Scott Harris – Live Deliberately and at either of those two places they can connect with me personally like where I’m not a big corporation with 100 staff, we’ve kept our [0:29:36] business manageable and intimate deliberately and on purpose because of our children. So yes scottharris.com.au or Scott Harris -Live Deliberately on facebook, that’s kind of the easiest places to start.

 

KEVIN:
So, ladies and gentleman live deliberately and thank you very much, Mr. Scott Harris.

 

SCOTT:
Thanks, Kevin, appreciate it!

 

Thanks so much for listening to the life-changing questions podcast with your host, Kevin bees. We’ll catch you next time.

 

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