Expert on Vision, Mindset, and Pure Grit
Scott Burrows has lived the hero’s journey. Growing up as an all-star athlete, Burrows played college football at FSU and was a top-ranked kickboxing champion whose last fight was broadcast by ESPN. During the height of his athletic career though, Burrows survived a horrific car crash, suffering a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Despite his grim diagnosis, he refused to be sidelined and, using the principles of vision, mindset, grit, found himself competing again.
After graduating from college, Burrows’ first career was as a financial advisor in the insurance and financial industry, specializing in life and disability insurance and retirement, estate, and wealth planning. In his fifth year, he qualified for the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the premiere association of financial professionals, which is a 100% commission-driven sales production award that fewer than 8% of his peers qualify for annually from more than 500 companies in 70 countries.
At the pinnacle of that career, Burrows experienced another setback, a second automobile accident. New injuries forced him to re-evaluate, re-invent, and, once again, re-ignite his life by practicing and executing what he preaches. That’s when Burrows decided he would make the tough decision to leave an industry he had so much passion for to pursue his speaking career.
Today, as a motivational speaker and bestselling author of Vision Mindset Grit!, Burrows delivers presentations around the globe, sharing his compelling story of tragedy and triumph. He has delivered his story in 45 states and across the world including Australia, Spain, India, Thailand, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Canada.