Thursday Jun 20, 2024

Episode 34 - How to leave your mark with Scott Livingston

At a young age, we’re asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” 

But what if your answer to that question doesn’t fit one of the usual “boxes” we’re offered? 

What if you want to leave your mark on the world in your own, unique way?

What if you want to design your own career and life path for yourself? And what if the crafting and designing… never really ends?

If you’ve ever wondered about how to design your own career (and life) for yourself, and leave your mark on your industry or field, Scott Livingston has some insight to share. 

Scott Livingston is an athletic therapist, master performance coach, and reconditioning professional. With 35+ years of practice in the human performance industry working in every conceivable performance environment, Scott has trained and reconditioned college, Olympic and professional athletes from just about every imaginable sport. 

(For the hockey fans: Scott’s career experience included eleven seasons in the NHL as an athletic therapist and strength and conditioning coach with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and New York Islanders.)

These days, Scott is co-founder of Reconditioning HQ, and host of the Leave Your Mark podcast, where he explores people’s life journeys.

Notably, Scott crafted his own career from the ground-up. He didn’t take a “regular” job, nor did he work his way up the ladder. At each career step, he thought about how he could craft a role that would allow him to contribute in his own unique way. 

In this conversation we explore how Scott (aka Scotty) got to where he is today, some of the ups and downs of his journey, and some of the things he’s learned through his travels.

Topics and ideas we explore:

- It is your picture to paint: The pros and cons of creating a new role or career path for yourself that doesn’t exist yet. 

- Getting comfortable with “slow painting”: Why making big industry changes can be possible, but it might take more time than you think. 

- How to do more of what brings you joy: How to identify the things you really love and start to do more of them (even when your current life is built around obligation and responsibility to others.)

- The power of inner storytelling: The ways our inner narratives can help or hinder us, and how to start to examine and expand them. 

- The value of self-reflection and introspection: Why it’s necessary to look inwards if you want to make an impact. 

- How to use neuroscience to your advantage in personal growth — and why you need an accountability practice to change.

- Why it’s worth asking people about their lives (not just their expertise): How Scotty fulfilled a lifelong dream of broadcasting through his podcast, and his approach to exploring real life stories on his podcast.

- The truth about career growth and arriving at your “destination”: Scotty’s biggest life revelation from looking back on his career.

When you’re done listening, learn more about Scott by visiting

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