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Have you crashed into your potential? My name is Scott B Harris and I am the author of the book, Crashing Into Potential: Living with my injured brain. At the ripe old age of 23, I came face to face with adversity, when I crashed my KTM 450 dirtbike into a mate. This left me with lasting injuries including severe brain damage, paralysis, and the use of only one arm. This was the start of my new life. Since that fateful day, I have been clawing my way back into a society that accepts me for who I am and not for who I WAS (and by "Society", I mean myself. I had to learn how to accept MYSELF in my new life with all my imperfections). Come with me and learn how to be resilient in the face of adversity and crash into your own potential.

Crashing Into Potential Scott B Harris

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Have you crashed into your potential? My name is Scott B Harris and I am the author of the book, Crashing Into Potential: Living with my injured brain. At the ripe old age of 23, I came face to face with adversity, when I crashed my KTM 450 dirtbike into a mate. This left me with lasting injuries including severe brain damage, paralysis, and the use of only one arm. This was the start of my new life. Since that fateful day, I have been clawing my way back into a society that accepts me for who I am and not for who I WAS (and by "Society", I mean myself. I had to learn how to accept MYSELF in my new life with all my imperfections). Come with me and learn how to be resilient in the face of adversity and crash into your own potential.

    EP.38 - Chapter 25 - BACK IN TOWN/CONCLUSION

    EP.38 - Chapter 25 - BACK IN TOWN/CONCLUSION

    We have come to the end of the line friends. EP.38 is where we stitch it all up, and boy has it been a ride. I have enjoyed making this podcast so much and I so happy you have too. In the episode, I make my way back to Australia for a quick surgery on my broken face and I fly back to the USA, landing in LA.
    I was in LA for a few days before meeting up with Daniel and Kieran on their return from Mexico. Once we met up, we were all set to drive over to Arizona to see what spring break was all about and no. it did NOT disappoint. 
    A quick stop off in Las Vegas before parting way with the boys and heading back to Vancouver, Canada. Here I would go on a little road trip with my best friend (now FIANCE and mother of my back girl, Giselle) Jasmine. What a great end to 17-months of amazing travels. I don’t regret one thing I did on that trip because every event is a story of its own.
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    Let’s connect
    Facebook - @TheInjuredBrain
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    Email – scott@scottbharris.com.au
     

    • 31 min
    EP.37 - Chapter 24 - I DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING

    EP.37 - Chapter 24 - I DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING

    We are edging closer my friends. In episode 37 in a heartbeat, because of a stupid decision, I had to pack my bags and return to Australia. This was that point in my life where I discovered that I obviously have more than 9 lives. I during our road trip in Banff, I was involved in a trip-ending accident that could have quite easily been life-ending knowing my background. 
    German snowboarder – 1
    Me – 0
    That’s right, I face-planted into someone on Lake Louise and in a split second, my trip was over. Boom. Done. Dusted. Game, set, match!
    If it wasn’t for my determination to finish what I started, I would forever regret my decision.
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    Let’s connect
    Facebook - @TheInjuredBrain
    Instagram - @TheInjuredBrain
    Twitter - @TheInjuedBrain
    LinkedIn - @TheInjuredBrain
    Email – scott@scottbharris.com.au
     

    • 30 min
    EP.36 - Chapter 23 - CANADA, ROUND TWO

    EP.36 - Chapter 23 - CANADA, ROUND TWO

    In episode 36, come along as I read to you chapter number 23. Chapter 23 is the experiences that I had in Canada throughout my second season there. After having an absolute baller time in Europe, I dragged that high with me around the world. I was under the misconception that my social anxiety was all but gone, taken care of, but no it wasn’t. NO SIR!  It was just lurking in the dark corners of my mind ready to come back out as soon as I let my guard down. Well, it didn’t take long for this bad boy to come back out to play, did it?
    I was now there with a mate from back home and as much as I thought that would be better, it wasn’t! No one’s fault but mine, so I had to accept it for what it was. All in all the winter wasn’t too bad and I can tell you that I did enjoy myself a lot.
    Halfway through the season, we left on a road trip that had us crossing the USA all the way to the west coast.  
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    Let’s connect
    Facebook - @TheInjuredBrain
    Instagram - @TheInjuredBrain
    Twitter - @TheInjuedBrain
    LinkedIn - @TheInjuredBrain
    Email – scott@scottbharris.com.au

    • 29 min
    EP.35 - Chapter 22 - LEAVING EUROPE

    EP.35 - Chapter 22 - LEAVING EUROPE

    In Episode 35 I finish off my time in Europe on a massive high. After the stress of chapter 21 in Germany, I could really let my hair down andf just go wherever the wind took me. I had certain places to be at certain times but in the middle of all that, I could do what I pleased. 
    I went on to visit and revisit 10 countries. This part of my trip was definitely the biggest growth period I experienced. I am so grateful for all the opportunities I got to experience and all the incredible people that I met. I recommend that you follow my jourmney below while looking at all of the images. Enjoy
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    Let’s connect
    Facebook - @TheInjuredBrain
    Instagram - @TheInjuredBrain
    Twitter - @TheInjuedBrain
    LinkedIn - @TheInjuredBrain
    Email – scott@scottbharris.com.au
     

    • 40 min
    EP.34 - Chapter 21 - THE TURNING POINT

    EP.34 - Chapter 21 - THE TURNING POINT

    In EP.34 - Chapter 34, I make my way from Greece to Berlin, Germany, with a sailing trip around Croatia on the way. This was the turning point of my whole recovery as my mindset and perception of my own abilities did a backflip. With a brain injury, sometimes, the simplest of tasks become challenging and now I was on my way to Germany to get a working holiday visa... ON MY OWN. This was going to be a challenge!
    Day 1: I was chilled out and all relaxed because it was going to be “easy”. It wasn’t! I spent the day wasting time and paid the consequences. 
    Day 2: No one from the foreign registration office understood what I was trying to get. I didn’t even know so I spent the day running around in circles chasing butterflies in my brain.
    Day 3: The office was closed so I relaxed... if you could call it that.
    Day 4: D-day! My last opportunity to get what I came for. After running all around Berlin, here there and everywhere and back, I made it. I walked out of the office a free man. I finally got what I had come for. Literally in the last 30 minutes! The last time I felt this kind of relief was when I finished a 3 minute speech in grade 2 about my pet rabbit minty! 
    From this moment on my perception of my capabilities had changed forever.
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    Let’s connect
    Facebook - @TheInjuredBrain
    Instagram - @TheInjuredBrain
    Twitter - @TheInjuedBrain
    LinkedIn - @TheInjuredBrain
    Email – scott@scottbharris.com.au

    • 39 min
    EP.33 - Chapter 20 - JASMINE

    EP.33 - Chapter 20 - JASMINE

    Episode 33 is about the connection I made with Jasmine. After meeting Jas, I traveled to the western end of the long island of Crete to a little town called Chania (Pronounced Hania). The most magnificent place I‘ve been to in the world. The sun and the situation made this an absolute dream to be in. 
    After we parted ways I left for the south for a few days before we met back up on another island called Naxos before we traveled to Paros to finish our trip. 3 weeks in total and this put me in the most relaxed state I’d been in for months.
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    Let’s connect
    Facebook - @TheInjuredBrain
    Instagram - @TheInjuredBrain
    Twitter - @TheInjuedBrain
    LinkedIn - @TheInjuredBrain
    Email – scott@scottbharris.com.au
     

    • 35 min

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