Today we’re talking about focusing on what could go right instead of what could go wrong when pursuing our dreams.
A question that many of us stop and ask ourselves before taking a chance or making a big change in life is, “What if it all goes wrong?” We, humans, are hardwired to focus on the negative, and our worried minds consider all of the possible undesirable outcomes, weighing them against the positives. Then, we find ourselves wondering if taking that new job, starting that new relationship, or chasing our dreams is actually worth the effort.
Sure, all of these things could end up leaving us feeling hurt, jaded, frustrated, or disappointed. But, there’s no way to know for sure what will work out or help us truly flourish in life if we aren’t willing to try. What we really need to stop and ask ourselves is, “What if it all goes right?” What if it all works out? What if your whole life could change in the most beautiful way imaginable because you were willing to go out on a limb and trust that even though you could fall, there’s a chance that you might fly?
My guest, Amy Scruggs, is not only an inspiring and multi-talented human being, but she is also a prime example of someone who has never given up on their dreams, despite how much time has passed or the struggles and obstacles that she faced. Amy has spent twenty years as a TV host, recording artist, public speaker, corporate spokesperson, and business executive, and credits each successful new endeavor in her life to the willingness to shift when hit with the unexpected and the courage to ask for what she wants in life without the fear of receiving a “no.”
Amy joins me today to share how her new song, “What If It All Goes Right,” evolved, what it’s all about, and why its message is something that the world really needs right now. She talks about how this dream EP project, which was 18 years in the making, was able to finally come to fruition with a team of world-class musicians in Nashville during the pandemic. Amy also discusses the importance of chasing your dreams and having the patience to keep pushing through, pursuing, and seeing where it takes you because it’s never too late to follow your passions.
“What if it does go right? It doesn’t mean we don’t have hard times getting to what goes right, it means it’s part of our journey.” – Amy Scruggs
As a Media Professional, Amy is the “Voice and Face” of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. She is the current host for the national TV show “Financing the American Dream”, on CNBC. Her past hosting credits include the parent TV show The American Dream, Lifestyles San Diego, and the Retiring Right Show. She uses her twenty years as a TV host, recording artist, public speaker, corporate spokesperson, and business executive to help others learn how to present and communicate a concise and professional message, whether you’re on a ZOOM call, network TV, Podcast, digital/virtual social media or in-person public speaking appearances.
Amy continues to provide communication coaching and training for corporate clients by providing team training seminars, as well as for business executives and entrepreneurs, who are looking to enhance their virtual or digital media skills. She also advises entrepreneur clients and startup companies on messaging, branding, and how to develop their own digital marketing strategies. Amy wrote her book, “Lights, Camera, Action: Media Coaching for Any Professional in Today’s Digital World,” as a way to help her clients become more confident in front of the camera.
Amy is also a multi-talented artist who began her music career in country music. Having played the piano since the age of four, she is a classically-trained pianist and vocalist who has been performing and singing her entire life. From 2004 to 2012, she opened for many country music greats like Trace Atkins, Clint Black, Charlie Daniels, Phil Vassar, and many more. Amy has over fifteen years of professional singing experience performing in front of large audiences.
It is the culmination of these diverse backgrounds, as a professional business executive, public speaker, and her years as a high-profile musician, singer, and TV Host, that has allowed her to become one of the Top Digital Communication Coaches Today.
“What if you chase your dreams and it changes your life? Because it will either way. Even if you chase the dream and it’s not meant for you, what will change your life is learning the pursuit. Learning that you won’t look back and say, ‘What if?'” – Amy Scruggs
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