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Scott Burrows is living proof your life can change in an instant. By the age of 19, he was playing football for Florida State University as a wide receiver and a top-ranked kick-boxing champion, with his last fight broadcast by ESPN. On November 3, 1984, his life took a dramatic and irreversible turn. He was involved in a serious automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down and diagnosed a quadriplegic.

Despite his grim prognosis, Scott refused to be sidelined. With singular focus, he boosted his recovery using the innovative principles of Vision, Mindset and Grit, astonishing doctors, therapists, family and friends alike. After graduating from college, he qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table in the insurance and financial industry, a 100% commission-driven award achieved by fewer than 8% of agents worldwide. He also developed into a wheelchair athlete and became a best-selling author with Vision Mindset Grit: How to Stand Up When Life Paralyzes You.

Employing his paralysis as a visual metaphor, Scott encourages audiences to stand up to their challenges—regardless of circumstances. He speaks to organizations all over the globe and influences the lives of millions through his presentations, books, CDs and DVDs.