120: Scott Jones - On Starting Over with Speaking
Scott C. Jones - comedian, TV host, writer - and now a speaker! - has joined me on the show as a budding speaker with a wide performance background. Scott's story is powerful. He's been in front of the TV camera for years; and after a health setback, he's found himself recreating his presence, and his story. We talk about risk, our stories, saying yes, learning from our work, the craft of expressing ourselves - and the wonderful ways we find ourselves in this arena. Scott, I'm a fan! Thanks for reaching out - and for sharing your story with us!
On the show, we talked about:
- Scott's journey from a TV host to the stage as a comedian and speaker
- The power of saying "yes" - especially when you're scared
- His love of language
- Finding our voice
- The vulnerability inherent in our own stories
RESOURCES & LINKS
Scott talked about the movie Fast Times at Ridgemount High - and how it touched and moved him in a surprising way. The thing that "gave it a pulse" - that made it feel vital and alive! There was something about this movie that struck him now as a 47-year old man vs. as a teenager.
A reminder that life changes - time passes - and our perspective changes greatly as we ourselves change.
I watched this incredible video of a young woman who is both a runner and who has MS. Her body is both her tool and the thing that is causing her great harm. "Our bodies fall apart at some point." Yes. And yet. They can do incredible things.
Check out this remarkable story about Kayla Montgomery (it's a 15-minute video, FYI):
So thrilled to have you on the show, Scott!