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Scott's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Canada Team

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Portland, OR

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 3

SCOTT MACEACHERN

General Manager
Nike Livestrong

“Do you have the courage to challenge your parents and what their perception is of you, and your future, and what you want to do?”

INTERESTS:

Business Sports

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Education Exploration Self-Reflection Transitions Courage Confidence Fulfillment Success Fear Community

FOUNDATION:

Being Physically Active

TAGS:

advice, college, Colorado, comfortable, courage, distractions, happy, Instinct, listen to yourself, loss, open, parents, path, perception, personality, perspective, Rocky Mountains, skiing, travel, white water rafting

BIOGRAPHY:

  • College was difficult for him-he struggled with questions about who he was, what he believed, and what he wanted to do.
  • When he saw the Rocky Mountains for the first time on a spring break trip, he knew that was where he needed to be.
  • He came back to school anyways and tried to get back into his routine-bought a suit, scheduled interviews-but he just couldn't do it.
  • Instead, he dropped everything, bought a truck, and drove back to the Rockies without any semblance of a plan.
  • Settled in Sun Valley, Idaho, and started teaching skiing and whitewater rafting.
  • There were days where the sheer joy of where he was living and what he was doing would hit him and cause him to cry of happiness.
  • Says you have to listen to yourself, and you have to do what interests you, no matter how hard or scary that might seem.
  • Stresses the importance of listening to your own inner voice over all other advice-"that person inside you is never going to steer you wrong."

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