KIND words from BADASS clients
“What can I tell you about Scott Jackson?
Scott and I are in the same industry. Our initial interactions were online and they weren’t all particularly friendly. I assumed we pretty much fundamentally disagreed on just about everything.
I met him in person almost two years ago at a convention in Dallas. Something I discovered we do have in common is that we both have no fear. I made sure to march right up to him, shake his hand, and look him in the eye to personally introduce myself.
Little did I know, my life would never be the same.
I’m not really sure what drew me to him. He is clearly a very intelligent man. He has the confidence of a lion. So, we started speaking on a pretty regular basis, if even only on social media (and debating politics…like a lot). He would give me great advice here and there about the industry and my business. I really grew to respect and admire him, especially of hearing the story of just how he came to be the Scott Jackson he is today. (Not my story to tell, but I can say it’s pretty incredible.)
Fast forward to August of 2017. I lost everything I owned in Hurricane Harvey. My marriage was falling apart due to the stress. I spiraled into a deep depression which included a lot of self-pity, over eating, and black out drinking for some very ineffective self-medication.
Something I can imagine Scott has said to me time and time again is that, “Opportunity never knocks at an opportune time.”
In the midst of all the chaos that had ensued in my life, a very real opportunity to grow my business and put my stamp on this industry, quite suddenly, fell into my lap.
With no experience in acquisitions and mergers, but the fierce desire to light the fire inside me again, I called Scott to ask for his help.
Now I won’t get into all the details (unless you ask of course), but he literally dropped everything in his busy schedule, flew me and my husband out to Arizona from Texas, hosted us at his home, and hand walked me through the steps it would take to get me to where I wanted to be.
He didn’t stop there.
He agreed to coach me through my acquisition and through my personal issues. He became my therapist, my mentor, and one of the best friends I’ve had in my life.
Just around a year and a half later, I have nothing but respect and admiration for the man. I’ve had a lot of love and support in my life but he gave me something more.
Thanks to him, I have become one of the most well-known and respected businesswoman in my industry. He taught me how to be a leader and not just a boss. I have built a team that that is more effective, efficient, and compatible than I have had in the 10 years our business has been open. My turnover has all but ceased. He has taught me how to have a more respected and valued social media presence. He has taught me how to handle stressful situations in a calm and effective manner. He has improved the way I communicate with people in general. He has coached me on how to be a better, more receptive and understanding wife. He has comforted me when I thought I was failing as a mother because my son struggles in school and with ADHD. Scott has engrained emotional intelligence into my brain and my heart which has improved all aspects of my life.
He really taught me the value of giving versus receiving. He made me understand the philosophy of “Wherever You Go There You Are”. He taught me how to take negative situations and gain strength from them, and how to grow from them. He showed me that even when you have to start over, starting over may be the best thing that ever happened to you because you can learn from your mistakes, and build an even bigger empire on their graves.
I can tell you that thanks to Scott Jackson, I am a different person than I was two years ago, and people notice. For all the right reasons.
I am more positive. I am more logical. I am so much more confident. I have lost 30 pounds and counting. I am killing it at my business. I read more than I watch TV. I write down my goals and knock them out. I force myself to not cheat myself by overindulging in my vices. I have better time management skills. I handle stress better than I did (admittedly this is a work in progress, but I still learn from him every single day.)
He inspires me every day to be a better person, even when his advice is a little hard to hear.
So, what can I tell you about Scott Jackson?
I am grateful I met him and that he is in my life. I honestly do not know where I would be today without him. While I’m still a work in progress, there would be no progress if it was not for him.”