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SCOTT H. RODRIGUEZ

Living a life of gratitude, love, and patience.

Of the opportunities I've had in life, my greatest joy has always come from having a chance to share some of my experiences with others to help them get along better and move closer to achieving their dreams. Love is the answer to all but it takes a lot of vulnerability. And it's worth it because the journey is so hard that those who've been through it remember the pain, connect with you on yours, and keep that hand out so that you know you are never alone.


There are at least two universes out there and one of them is from a place of scarcity and the other is from a place of abundance and the values in each are completely different. Ones occupants focus on fear and hence spend a lot of their time worrying. The others occupants focus on trust and hence spend a lot of their time enjoying the movie of their life.

I'd love to get a chance to talk with you and see what we can learn from each other. Please feel free to reach out anytime.

 

AUTO-BIOGRAPHY

After graduating high school the summer of my senior year from my 2nd continuation high school, I joined the Marines to become a Military Police Officer. Being an 18 year old overseas with a badge and a gun responding to calls and pulling Marines over gave me confidence. I worked the gates. I worked patrol. I worked as a customs agent. I even got a chance to be 1 of 4 military police Marines who were selected to strategize and execute a mach terrorist attack on the base while they monitored how the base reacted to our attack. The cops were chasing us this time!

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After spending 2 years traveling up and down Japan, climbing Mt. Fuji, visiting Tokyo, Skiing, going to the cherry blossom festival and so much more, I was transferred to Camp Pendleton where I was assigned to the security detail for the general of the base. I would do that until my honorable discharge from the Marines.

Within my first week of separating from the Marines, I went to a baseball game with a friend where I met a friend of a friend who was making $250,000 a year as a Mortgage Banker. I was shocked people in my social circle made that kind of money and even more shocked that the friend of a friend asked me if I wanted to go interview. That week I met with the owner of a broker shop and got the job. I worked there for 6 months to transfer over to the largest direct lender in Southern California. Within two years I excelled to consistently being in the top 10 Mortgage Bankers out of over 100 Mortgage Bankers. 2007 came around and a colleague asked me to start a financial service company with him. We started with 4 employees. 2 years later we were in a 40,000 sq. ft. building with over 150 employees over 7 departments. We sold that business and due to our non-compete in the U.S., we opened a financial services company in Canada and quickly became the largest company that provided our service in the Canada. 

We sold that business and from there I slid into a 1 year depression leaving the house maybe 3 days out of the year soaking in my loneliness. The curtains always closed. I used delivery services for anything I needed. I was depressed because I had given up all of my 20's for something called money and nothing else. If it wasn't about making money, I wasn't embarrassed to let you know I felt it was pointless. I became a terrible person to everyone in my life and who I had become hit me all at once. And the worst part was this thing I thought was so important, money, let me down. All the frills that came with money, albeit fun were temporary. I was always chasing because I had no love in my life. I was hollow. One day I read the quote some people are so poor, all they have is money and it HURT. 

 
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Finally I decided to leave the house and reintroduce myself back into the world. I spent some time traveling solo but mostly I focused on self discovery. I wanted to change. I went to many personal growth courses and an instructor at one of them said something that really hit me. 40 or so of us went out into the woods at 3am blindfolded and the instructor asked us to stop and take a minute to enjoy the peace. He then said, for some of you, notice how loud the silence is. That was me. The world was quiet but in my head, I was chaos. I had no ability to enjoy the peace. That eventually led down to experimenting with isolation chambers a.k.a. float tanks. My first float session was an intense fight with my own mind that ultimately led to compassion and for the first time, I experienced the joy of the silence. I continued to explore finding inner peace. 

I found a fair degree of tranquility and began to study mushrooms. I studied on and off for about 5 years, the last year being present with those who we're taking them. I finally felt I had a good understanding of what to expect and what I needed to do to maximize my mushroom experience. Since, I've had a few deep life changing experiences. I found a passion for studying my experience. How did I make it from who I was to who I became to who I am today. People began to naturally gravitate and ask me for advice. I was very cautious to be honest with what I don't know and what I felt was true. This evolved in to non-stop coaching on a daily basis which I appreciate because I break through so many levels through the process of coaching others and I still do today. My thirst is for knowledge and every experience is both free spirited and relaxed while still being very attentive for self reflection and increased awareness.

Through this journey, I learned love. Love for myself and love for others. Processinghurt.com is the evolution of my experiences and my attempt to share and do good for the world.

I'd love a chance to talk with you and see what we can learn from each other. Please feel free to reach out. 99% of life is showing up.