Special Guest Expert - Scott Ferguson

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Speaker1:
Here's the big question how is it that most entrepreneurs hustle and are always busy and struggle to take just one step forward, only to fall two steps back? Their dedicated, determined and driven, but only a few finally break through and win. This show uncovers those quantum leap patterns of highly successful people, so you can simply model what they do and apply to your future success. That's the question, and the answers are right here. My name is Rita Fillette, and this is the success patterns show. And that is right, you are here at the right time, the right place, and I am super honored and excited to be here with you see of the center of NLP Brigitta, who fillette and today you are in for a treat, as I always say that, but you really are. I mean, I have. I honestly and I don't say that from ego. I just say that with a lot of pride. I have some of the greatest guests on the success pattern show. Today, I have a gentleman and I've been on his show and that's how I know him. Because when when he comes on, honestly, it's time to shine and you're going to hear why it's time to shine. He is a go giver. He is coming from a mindset, visionary, breakthrough kind of personality type and specializes in exactly that. He loves to serve.

Speaker1:
He's a servant leader. You're going to hear more of him. He will level not just himself up, but you. Just by being there, you will be leveled up by osmosis. He is Scott Ferguson and the host of the Time to Shine Today podcast, and that's like I said how I know him. His mission is to not have anyone feel like they have no one. And I think we all need that kind of person. Scott story was highly sought after by people in the entertainment business, which he has not rated to share until now. At the time, to Shine Today show Scott shares knowledge nuggets to help individuals and teams to level up both in business and in personal life. Because if you know a little bit about what I teach personal problems or business problems and business problems or personal problems and and when I bring Scott on, I want to share this with you. Scott is a servant leader of our country. He is a veteran of the United States Navy with multiple not one, but multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and others in the early mid 1990s. He's an active podcaster, a real estate junky real estate investor he loves to give. He lives intentional. He loves the Beach Jiu-Jitsu Fitness Yoga, and he's an incredible volunteer. Ladies and gentlemen, with a big applause help you.

Speaker2:
Oh my gosh, I'm blushing. That was fantastic. Wow. Welcome Scott thanks, Fergie. I appreciate it. Be on the success pattern show is fantastic, and what you do for people to help them level up is just off the charts. So again, thank you. I'm very blessed.

Speaker1:
Look, first and foremost, thank you for your service to our country.

Speaker2:
I appreciate that. Thank you for giving that more people need to hear, especially in this time, day and time. It's a little bit crazy out there and the service members on the front lines, whether we're wherever we're going to be or not, they're on standby and ready to go, so we need to remember them all the time.

Speaker1:
Thank you. Yeah, yeah. No, thank you. Thank you for your thank you for your service and thank you for being here. You know, success patterns. We all have them. A lot of us are not really aware that these patterns are driving us. And when we are aware, like you say, you're you're living very intentional, then we can actually use them and let and and use them intentionally to drive us, right? When you look at your life, you know, rituals, habits, those are all patterns. When you look back at your life, which rituals, which habits have you adapted or learned that you can confidently say led to your success?

Speaker2:
I would say the best biggest pattern is the attitude of gratitude that I was taught, and I designed what's called a gratitude sandwich for every morning that I do. And it's set up where, you know, I get up and I have 90 seconds or 90 minutes of me, time period. It's like it's my time. Nobody else in my pit bull stitch, you know, it's our time for our walk to butt or paddleboard or whatnot. But my gratitude sandwich really consists of, you know, the first line is what I am intentional about today, what I plan to do. The second line is what I'm worried about, OK and my worries and concerns. And then after that, I list 14 things and I'm just absolutely grateful for. Now we start with God. You know, I'm a Christian. You know that and then would be my lady Susan. And then after that, I have, you know, fought, you know, 12 people that I am grateful for. And then the final line. I always write a love letter to myself telling myself, I love you that fantastic and really set that intention. So the sandwich happens with you have your intentions, what you're grateful for at the bottom, in the middle of those worries, get squeezed out in the sandwich. So that's something. That I really implemented about eight years ago, and it's live with, you know, it's kind of cliche but an attitude of gratitude, and that vibe helps me attract the tribe that I'm going to go out and either help level up or get leveled up by. I'm always picking up a step from somebody.

Speaker1:
There we go. I love what you just said, and I hope that you that everyone made notes on that, that sandwich, that gratitude sandwich, right? It makes so much sense to just kind of squeeze that out, but you first got to come into that realization that that's what you need in your life and then implement and then implement it. And you know, we I had so many conversations today with some of my clients and a lot of them have in common that they have children that are in Gen Z generation. And I wish that what you just said would be offered as a very simple ritual or practice in our high schools

Speaker2:
That it's so funny that you say that because when I leave you here today, I'm going to an after school program, before I'm wheels up, I got to go to Texas, but before there I hit the high school and there's 15 kids that we set up a financial education kind of services for kids to learn. And I always start with what with grateful. So I do a pro bono because I love it, because those ears, it's like, those are the people that are going to be running the country as I age because I just hit the half century mark, you know, 50 years old. So I'm really concerned about the future and trying to set as many people up with as many rituals as I can and mentor as many people as I can. You know, I was told when I was younger that the more people you mentor, the more emotional you become. So I just be able to pass on the knowledge that I'm regurgitating from my mentors and in my readings and people like you to be able to pass on to them is something I'm very, very, very passionate about. It serves not only I, sir, I do it for a selfish reason because I want that generation to start taking care of business. But at the same time, I know I'm leveling people up and that that makes all those the love in the world to me.

Speaker1:
You know, you just said that you you hit that half century and we're right up there and I think from the best, from the best era ever. And, you know, being children of the Eighties, let's be honest, there was this whole angsty, you know, dark phase that we went through. Sure. And I feel like our kids are going through that again, but heightened and maybe they go through, you know, all 17, 16, 17 year olds go through that in some sort. But imagine if you would kind of wrap that ritual that you described and put it in a time capsule. Let's, let's imagine in the future, or let's swim even better, let's remember the future and you and I at time travel, you know, 50 years from now and now we see this ritual really being practiced and implemented in all of our high schools. How has it made a difference in our world as we're remembering

Speaker2:
50 years into the future? So it's a fantastic question because my goal every day is to plant trees that I'll never sit in the shade of. So you nailed it. So what I'm really just trying to put out there is something that can pay it forward, and I'll only be able to do that with as many people as that. I can mentor or coach the world to me is I don't want a perfect world. I want there to be, you know, a competition, but not within where it's cutthroat. But competition is healthy. I want there to be competition, but the people also collaborate the people to be able to sit and talk and have conversations without getting heated to. People really want to take care of their their temple, their body at all times of their life. You know, we, you and I have did that and we look and I'm not trying to sound braggadocios, but you know, we look great, we feel great. We're doing great things for being a half century years old. So it's like that world is going to be a fun place to wake up and to know that people are out there getting after it and building not so much on competition, but collaboration and just having a really good feel and overall gel to life while still getting out there and getting after it.

Speaker1:
I love the gel, yes, and I'm all for that. I want to create that. I want to. I want to implement that, and it takes incredible leaders like you and myself and other people that are forward thinking like that to really collaborate, lock arms and and literally just go out. And let's do it right. It starts with one. Does it does it starts with one?

Speaker2:
Yeah, absolutely. And then you can build the momentum and like you will agree with me, I know because we read the same stuff, but you know, people say, I'll believe it when I see it, you and I see it when we believe it. And if we can do that, we can put the steps in motion and like to say inch by inch. It's a cinch, right by the yard. It's hard. Take the baby steps to put it in motion to get the outcome that you want. That's what I do with my clients. That's what I interview. People like yourself. And when you came on for episode 260 of the time to shine today show that you're doing that, you're planning those trees where people are going to sit in the shade and you won't even know. But you know the most the tree with the most fruit bends to the ground, right? So it's like you've got to reach down and pull those people off. They need to come with you, too.

Speaker1:
Yeah, yeah, I love that. And I wonder, you know, trees rituals for our kids, the the the ongoing support that we might never reap the benefits of. But that's not why we're doing it. We're not here to reap the benefits.

Speaker2:
Oh, you know what? We live in a free country and I love the United States. I love everybody. I love the world. And I feel that I live in the best country out there, period. But we're reaping the benefits of stuff that happened in nineteen forty five to keep us a free country. Ok, so there's things that like, you know, if you thought about Betty White today at all.

Speaker1:
No, but actually yesterday I didn't do me. I did a little meme with her. What she did.

Speaker2:
That's why I said it to you because you put it there yesterday, but it's like it's it's like Betty White did so much for animals, for everybody else. But everybody's kind of forgotten in a sense, unless it's brought to your attention and I'm OK with that. But as long as I planted it along the way to be able to, people take what I've I've taught and I've been taught that that just makes all the difference in the world to me. Period. You know, I don't need credit. I just need to know that what I'm doing is making a difference. And again, even if it's inch by inch, that's all I care about.

Speaker1:
Now you've, you know, for within the service of our country and the deployments that you have experienced. How do you how do you stay so level and so balanced and so kind of. And I can I don't think I can even say I can imagine because I don't think my brain can go there what you might have seen and experienced. What what practices do you do? To level two, to level yourself to balance yourself like that.

Speaker2:
You know, it takes I have to take it back to 1972, the year I was born. I was born in the Philippine islands. My mother was got pregnant with me by a U.S. service member. He bailed and she went to give birth to me. At the time, the Philippine islands were actually taken bastard males away from the mother. Ok, because I'm six one, I'm 260 and pretty well put together. If you get an average American man, we're still bigger than a lot of the Filipino men. So they were taking bastard males and shipping them to Spain because Spain controls the Philippine islands. Well, I was my mother gave birth to me and I was taken by an Air Force couple. And that was in the United States Air Force. He was getting discharged and they took me back to the United States on a temporary visa while the lady that was going to adopt me, her father died. She goes schizophrenic. They can't raise me. So I spent a little bit of time at an orphanage. Ok, the orphanage I got in, got adopted by who I call my my mother and father now my adoptive parents. And but they were all kind of a Vietnam War time, a little heavy drinking. So I ended up being raised by a really strict marine uncle.

Speaker2:
And from there I was like, There's no way ever, I'm going to do anything with authority figures heading over my head. So to get to the United States Navy, it was like it was called bad grades and losing out on sports scholarships or any chance I had at once. So I had to go in to do something because my dad is like, You're not going to live here for free. So when I went in the Navy, you know, I did what I had to do and did what I love to do for my country. But at the same time, I became a band of brothers. I it's a movie, but you know, a band of guys that I'm still friends with to this day that that's the first time in my life I felt a part of something real, no matter how many sports I played when I was younger family members, whatever the militaries were, I felt the most leveled up. Ok, and then leveling up kind of comes from it's a joke because a lot of guys would play, you know, you're the product of the eighties. We played Nintendo and Sega, and they would play it and they'd be like, Come on, Fergie, let's level up. I'm like, You guys losers level up, I'm going to the gym, I'm going to go rucksack, you know, do a rock run or do something.

Speaker2:
But then it became like, Wait a minute. And now before I do a jujitsu match or a wrestling match or a any kind of lift in the gym, a workout, I'm like, let's level up. It's just because it's a mindset of getting higher. And so that's where it really came from is the military instilled in me that there is such thing as a brotherhood. There is such thing as a community and it never ends no matter what. There's certain there's probably four or five guys I know I could call, and they would be there for me right now and vice versa. So that's kind of where it comes from. And the kicker to the whole thing is that when my mom gave me up for birth, which she did me a huge favor, she kept my twin sister. So I have a twin sister lives in Jersey. And so in the it's funny she's in real estate. Jovi's her name. So it's kind of cool. But yeah, it's I have that kind of crazy life. There's stuff I left out. There's really darker moments, but it was, I'm so blessed and I'm glad the journey that I had, because that's where the leveling up really started.

Speaker1:
Yeah. So one asked me as I was writing an article for a magazine in London, and they asked me, You know, what kind of advice would you give your younger self? And if let me just pass on the question to you, what kind of advice with the resources that you have right now, would you give your younger self,

Speaker2:
Get your asking gear any time you want to know something, there are people out there that know it. And a lot of times when you're young, you act like, you know, everything like I did. I was I was the king of douchebags. Like, I knew everything, right? So it was it was like I would tell myself, Listen, you know, God gave you two ears and one mouth, so shut up and listen. And then when you don't know something? Don't be embarrassed about knowing it, not knowing it and get your ass in gear and find people. Even though we didn't have the internet, there was still ways and resources to actually find the people to get in touch with and connect with and level up. I was doing that before the internet. I reached out to people like Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, all these people that actually got back to me, you know, because of my persistence. And that's why I think that to be consistent, you have to be persistent and at all times every day.

Speaker1:
And if you don't ask, the answer's always no. So get your ass and gear. I love that. Yeah. And and for the ones that follow me on there, either a client or they follow me on some of these success pattern shows you will hear me say we create win win wins, right? There are many people out there that are only in it for one win, and that's just ego. And I think we've. I can only speak for myself, but I know a lot of people, we've been there, right, we've been there, but we have overcame it and we realize that we want to have a win win. But ultimately we want to have a win win, win, a win for you, a win for me and a win for the greater good, right? Plant that tree. Be of service to whoever needs that service, but give value because you can, because we have that value to give to others in form of knowledge and information. So what do you constantly do to create those win win win scenarios? I.

Speaker2:
Wake up every day I make two New Year's resolutions every year since 2009, when I had lost everything. By the way, in 2009 and I had a real need to eat some solid, humble pie, but I asked my I make two New Year's resolutions. One makes someone smile every single day, no matter what. Compliment them, make them smile, whatever. And then secondly, unless I've hurt you, disrespected you. Anything I give zero. You know what? So what you think about me? So I just really take like, I don't take life too seriously because I'm not making it out alive like I am. Just get busy living and and help as many people as you can. I know if I specifically answer your question, but that's kind of the system that I use pretty much every day to get a good feel. And a start to my day is by making someone smile and making their day better period. And it's not fake. I say, love your guts all the time, right? And I probably said that you 10 or 12 times since I've known you. It's not a love like I'm in love with you. It's like, No, dude, I love you. I love I tell it to myself in the mirror. I make my clients, you know, they know what they're getting into. When I coached them. You will tell yourself, you love yourself a lot. And then when you can do that in the old cliche, you can't love somebody else and love you love unless you love yourself, your subconscious mind. It's going to start doing things to make you level up in in through the love that you have for yourself, period. It's just it's it's proven I'm a product of it. You know, I didn't realize how much I hated myself until I got to that point.

Speaker1:
Hmm. Yeah, here we are again. Right? With that, I think we all have our demons in some way or we all have those those dark. Areas in our lives may we may have overcome them or we may still sometimes go through them. It's that staying level and staying balanced and staying in gratitude, as you said earlier and and getting into that habit because that's another success pattern that I heard from you getting into that habit of telling yourself that I love you. Absolutely. And that it's not just superficial of, OK, I'm just going to say, I love you just so I fill the space. And because my coach told me to do that right?

Speaker2:
Right, right?

Speaker1:
But to truly say it and believe it and own it and sure. And and give it to others and for for our listeners and followers, I have gotten and I don't know, Scott a long time. I feel like I've known you like for decades, right? Right. Him and I go way back to the eighties and we probably, you know, could dance for a long time to great music. Yeah.

Speaker2:
Yes.

Speaker1:
Great music. But we've only we've only known each other for a little while. And the messages that I get from you and the cards that I receive in the mail from

Speaker2:
You just to me

Speaker1:
And absolutely brighten my day, right? And it's those it's those little things. It doesn't have to be something big. It's those little things, right, that really make a difference. It is.

Speaker2:
So it's everything. It's harmony, right? It's, you know, a lot of people want balance and I don't want balance. The balance is just zero right where harmony. I liken it to a jazz band where you have your guitar might be your finances, your horns might be your relationships, your drums might be your job or whatnot. And if one of those is out of tune, then you don't have harmony. So you have to work on each pillar of every aspect of your life. It doesn't have to be perfect, but no guitar player is perfect. No drummer is perfect, but you can play it to the best of your ability that pillar. Then you have harmony. And that's what I really strive for is harmony. And that's what my clients that I work with will strive for. Is harmony.

Speaker1:
Absolutely. Yeah, I like the analogy with the with the orchestra or with the jazz band and and you know, when you when you do a jazz session, there is not a plan. Well, there's somewhat of a plan, but everyone gets to chime in. Everyone gets to do what they're good at. Everyone gets to, you know, put their their soul into it, right?

Speaker2:
Absolutely.

Speaker1:
You'll get a kick out of this Scott being a German and coming from Germany. We like to plan things right. We are known to have things figured out and planned, right? And it was one reason there were many reasons, as I shared with you before, why we move to the states. But that's one reason of when I looked at other Germans. The I'm just not part of that, I love to feel right, so in your practice with your clients? What other practices or what other exercises do you have where they like you said, tell yourself in the mirror to that you love yourself, right?

Speaker2:
Well, affirmations. Are great, but they're always going to have a seed of doubt in them, no matter what, because if you look at yourself, man, I am sexy, sculpted and ready to go every day. I am a great lover. I am this. You can say that, but you're always going to have a seed of doubt. So I was taught something that resonated about eight years ago that really leveled my life is to ask yourself very powerful questions. You can take the exact same like I have a sculpted, very well put together sexy body. But instead of saying that, just ask yourself, why is it that I have a sexy, sculpted rocking body? Why is it that when I walk into a room, I light it up with my smile? Why is because our brains are reprocessed to solve problems or they're made to solve problems and to to get answers to things? So if you start asking powerful questions of yourself or like vision for my values, say lofty questions, you know it will, it will turn you around. It's not like you. If you're saying stuff to yourself, you have this with affirmation. It's almost, you know, deep down, you're lying and you can't get it to the subconscious fast enough for your subconscious to catch up. But if you ask yourself questions and then just let it go because bring you to everything's a question. If you're driving down the street and you're making a left, your brain's fire into your finger, do I turn on my blinker? If you're a good driver, hopefully it says yes, right? Ok, are we going to make a left? Ok, great. Those are all easy questions. You're on autopilot. Did I get my clients out of autopilot and make them ask themselves powerful questions that their subconscious will begin to start to answer? Then I move them into affirmations to where then they're already believing it and move forward. So that's my process of really getting started with clients, and they all goes through powerful questions that I ask them.

Speaker1:
And the powerful questions are related to one of the success laws. There are many success laws, but one of them is the the law of requisite variety that states the the person with the most flexibility controls the system, right? So now the extension of this is the person with the best quality question controls the conversation. I love that you say that asking yourself rather than telling yourself these affirmations, right? Asking yourself those quality questions. Whew. That's powerful.

Speaker2:
It's huge. Yeah.

Speaker1:
As a coach, that's what you do. As as as an influencer, that's what you do. You ask other people questions. And one of my favorite comebacks to these questions is, Oh, that's a really good question. But that's when you know you hit deep.

Speaker2:
Right, right. And that's where you usually with the first discovery session. I want you to bring me five affirmations that you want to see yourself app and put them in the form of a question. And that's what I ask them to do. That's where I stop. And then from there, we know where we're going to dig from.

Speaker1:
There are so many incredible nuggets. I sure hope you guys wrote them all down because I know I'm going to go back and and search through the transcriptions. And there was some really good nuggets in here Scott. So Scott, how do people get in touch with you?

Speaker2:
The best place we're really podcast driven with time to shine today. So right now I would say Time to Shine Today.com podcast or just go to Jen today and you can click on the podcast. We're interviewing people like Uber, Geeta and other awesome coaches and counselors, because time to shine today will be the Angie's List of coaches, counselors, therapists, speakers within 60 months. The next five years, we're putting it together to where people are going to come into the time to shine today, family and like, you know, a coach might not be the right horse for the course, you know, but we will have a stable for lack of a better term of coaches where we will be able to help anybody level up where they are. Again, we don't want to have anyone to feel like they have no one. So if you're suicidal thoughts, I have counselors that are at the ready. If you're looking to learn how to start an LLC, I have coaches, business coaches that are ready. If you're a seven figure earner and you're looking for that mindset, visionary breakthrough for the next idea, I have coaches ready. So that's where we are doing at time. Shine today we're building a family, a tribe of people like yourself, which you're included, you know, and squad. Go to episode 260 with my good friend Brigitta. You know where she'll tell you there's never any failure. Only feedback limitations mean room to grow. Believe in yourself. Be tenacious. These are all things that I really leveled up with as well. So, yeah, that's where you can find me.

Speaker1:
Awesome. So down here, follow Scott here. Time to shine today. Dot com, it's very easy. Get in touch with him. And while you were talking, I want to get you in touch with my good friend Aaron as well, so it constantly evolves. It constantly adds. You know, we're in in ever so evolving collaborations and and introducing each other to incredible people because that's what we are. That's who we are. That's what we do. So Scott, thank you for being here. Thank you so much time. Like, like you say, I love your guts and you're incredible.

Speaker2:
Thank you so much. Awesome. Thanks so much. I really appreciate it.

Speaker1:
And for everyone else. Stay tuned next week. Same time. Same place success pattern show. Thank you for tuning in to the success pattern show at W WW Dot the success pattern show. My name is Brigitta, who finished.

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Scott Ferguson

L. Scott Ferguson is the host of the Time To Shine Today Podcast. His mission is to NOT have ANYONE feel like they have NO-ONE. Scott’s story was highly sought after by people in the entertainment business, which he was not ready to share until now. At Time To Shine Today Scott shares Knowledge Nuggets to help individuals and teams to Level UP both in business and personal. Scott is a Veteran of the United States Navy with multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia etc in the early to mid 1990’s. An active podcaster and real estate junky/investor – Scott loves to give, live intentional, loves the beach, Jiu Jitsu, fitness, yoga and volunteering.

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