27 episodes

Beyond the Bright Lights is a weekly motivational sports show, hosted by Scott Johnston. Every Monday, Scott who has Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair shares some of the wisdom he has learned using an inspiring or motivational quote from a coach or athlete.

Also, Every Friday Scott Interviews an athlete or sports media professional to find out how the lessons that they've learned from sports have helped them overcome the adversity that they face in everyday life.

Beyond the Bright Lights Scott Johnston

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Beyond the Bright Lights is a weekly motivational sports show, hosted by Scott Johnston. Every Monday, Scott who has Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair shares some of the wisdom he has learned using an inspiring or motivational quote from a coach or athlete.

Also, Every Friday Scott Interviews an athlete or sports media professional to find out how the lessons that they've learned from sports have helped them overcome the adversity that they face in everyday life.

    Deandre Mann: Finding Your Motivation

    Deandre Mann: Finding Your Motivation

    On this week's episode, Scott is joined by former Kansas Running Back turned coach, Deandre Mann Deandre shares how a rough childhood growing up in Miami gave him the motivation to succeed in football and in life. He shares how he was able to make the tr

    • 21 min
    Joe Lego: "Pursuing Your Passions and Interests"

    Joe Lego: "Pursuing Your Passions and Interests"

    On this week's Interview Episode, Scott is joined by strength and conditioning coach and owner of Controlled Madness LLC, Joe Lego.
    Joe talks all about his interest in fitness as a kid and how that led him into his career as a strength and conditioning coach. He also talks about living with Spastic Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy and the mindset that, it has given him as well as how important it is to find and pursue your passion and more.
    Connect with Joe on Instagram: @ControlledMadness
    or on his website, LegoStrength.com
    Thanks for listening and keep working hard to unleash the champion within!

    • 1 hr
    Monday Motivation: Thoughts on How to Survive Self-Quarintine

    Monday Motivation: Thoughts on How to Survive Self-Quarintine

    Today Scott shares his thoughts on how to survive self-quarantine: Scott’s tips for surviving self-quarantine in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak: 1. Stay on a schedule 2. Workout regularly 3. Stay busy and be as creative as possible
    Make sure to check out this week's interview episode with Joe Lego a strength and conditioning coach for College Baseball Teams.
    Thanks for listening and keep working hard to unleash the champion within!

    • 8 min
    "Fan Girl" CEO Tracy Sandler: Consistency When Being Creative

    "Fan Girl" CEO Tracy Sandler: Consistency When Being Creative

    On this week's interview episode, Scott is joined by CEO and founder of "The Fan Girl Sports Network" Tracy Sandler.
    Tracy shares how she started writing and how that journey eventually led her to start a sports site for women "who know all of Tom Brady's stats but aren't afraid to embrace their inner Gisele" called "The Fan Girl Sports Network". As the "49ers Fan Girl", she shares what it's like covering an NFL team and the Super Bowl. She also shares some advice for people who want to create their own thing and much more.
    If you're interested in writing for "The Fan Sports Network" you can email Tracy: tracy@fgsn.com
    Thanks for listening and keep working hard to unleash the champion within!

    • 27 min
    Monday Motivation: Michael Jordan on Consistancy

    Monday Motivation: Michael Jordan on Consistancy

    Today Scott shares this quote from six-time NBA Champion, Michael Jordan:
    “Michael Jordan once said, "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
    Don't forget to check out this week's interview episode where Scott talks to CEO of “The Fan Girl Sports Network”, Tracy Sandler. Tracy shares what it's like to cover an NFL Team, how she started “Fan Girl” and much more.
    Thanks for listening and keep working hard to unleash the champion within!

    • 5 min
    Rachel Baribeau: Helping Athletes Discover Who They Are

    Rachel Baribeau: Helping Athletes Discover Who They Are

    On this week's interview episode, Scott is joined by former sportscaster turned CEO and public speaker, Rachel Baribeau.
    Rachel shares what it was like covering some of the biggest events in sports and what led her to start a new career as a public speaker. She also shares her thoughts on the importance of mental health, knowing who you are and how she is changing the lives of college athletes “Kings and Queens” through her non-profit “I’m changing the Narrative.”
    If you want more information on Rachel’s work with “I’m Changing the Narrative, you can go to the website: http://www.imchangingthenarrative.org/
    Thanks for listening and keep working hard to unleash the champion within!

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

sherbet head ,

Upbeat & Positive

The host has a real upbeat vibe that I love. Even though life has been tough for him, his optimism is kinda infectious. That's why I like this show and listen. I feel more optimistic myself after each episode.

MoniqueTX ,

Great podcast full of inspiration

Really enjoy what I’m hearing. Paris Gaines was awesome and loved his story!

SDrymon ,

Even if you are not a sports fan

Scott has such a way of making me feel inspired, and I am not even a sports fan. Regardless, his podcast has so many take aways for everyone. I am truly inspired by Scott and his work!

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