Scott Burrows

Scott’s Story

Speaker, Author, Athlete, Entrepreneur

Hi, I’m Scott…

At age 19, I was a star athlete and competitor, college football wide receiver, and champion kickboxer who’d just had his last fight televised on ESPN.

Then, a devastating car accident broke my neck and paralyzed me from the chest down. Doctors told me I would most likely spend the rest of my life confined to a wheelchair.

That’s when I realized that, no matter what happens to us, we always have a choice:

“We can choose to be bitter, or we can choose to be better. We can allow ourselves to feel powerless, or we can focus on what’s ours to control.”

That’s also around the time I became relentless in pursuit of my goal to stand again.

Not only did I turn that impossible goal into a reality, but I also went on to qualify for the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table with less than 8% of the world’s most successful life insurance and financial services professionals, successfully disrupted an entire industry in Southeast Asia, wrote a bestselling book, and became a top-rated inspirational speaker sharing my message about resilience with Fortune 500 organizations and audiences in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, India, Spain, the Czech Republic, and beyond.

In between, I learned to scuba dive and skydive, became an avid snow skier, and continue to hit balls on the golf course every chance I get.

Everything I’ve accomplished wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t harnessed painstaking focus, unshakable optimism, and unwavering determination—or, as I like to call it, VISION, MINDSET, and GRIT.

The Official Version

Inspiring Transformation & Resilience

Scott Burrows is a top inspirational speaker and bestselling author who is a living testament to the power of perseverance, determination, and adaptability in the face of adversity. His unwavering belief in our ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges has touched countless lives and continues to inspire transformation on a global scale.

An accomplished athlete who excelled in both football and martial arts, Scott was just 19-years-old when his life took a tragic turn. Paralyzed from the chest down after a devastating car accident, doctors diagnosed him with quadriplegia and told him he would spend the rest of his life confined to a wheelchair. Despite this, Scott became relentless in pursuit of his goal to stand again.

Drawing on his athletic background and a profound desire to overcome, he found a way to rebuild his life and defy the odds. To help him navigate his challenges, he focused on three foundational principles: Vision, Mindset, and Grit. Along the way, he proved that no circumstances can ever destroy the power of the human spirit.

Today, Scott uses his personal journey to inspire audiences all over the world to take charge when presented with unexpected obstacles. A captivating storyteller, he shares actionable strategies to help audiences embrace change, build resilience, and push past their perceived limitations to achieve remarkable success.

In a world where setbacks are inevitable, Scott stands as an embodiment of the possibilities that emerge when we choose to reshape our perspectives. His bestselling book, Vision Mindset Grit, chronicles his unforgettable journey and serves as a reminder of the incredible strength that resides within us all. With determination, adaptability, and a positive mindset, we CAN stand up to any challenge.

Scott Burrows - Vision, Mindset, Grit

The Book

“Vision, Mindset, Grit is interesting, insightful, and a fresh outlook on achieving the impossible. A must-read book for every person who aspires to stay positive, no matter what challenges arise. A truly great book!”
Steve Gilliland
Bestselling Author of Enjoy The Ride™

Rare are those individuals who can truly inspire others to the core and move them to action. Scott Burrows is one of those people. His riveting story of overcoming adversity through sheer determination, will power, and goal setting is mesmerizing and uplifting.

Vision, Mindset and Grit: How to Stand Up When Life Paralyzes You is more than the story of Scott’s determination to overcome enormous obstacles and rebuild his life. It is a testament to his mission to inspire others to triumph over adversity as well. His message of hope and success resonates with audiences worldwide, motivating them to make positive changes in their own lives.