|Hello my name is Scott Bradley
Have We Met?
Welcome to my personal page! The reason I created this page is to help you get to know me more as a person, because with the internet these days it is so difficult to establish a trusting relationship with someone.
By creating this page, I would like to show you that I am more than a name and a phone number on some website or social networking profile.
I have broken down this page into three sections: Past, Present and Future...and have provided links to other sources on the net.
I have highlighted each section so you can read what you would like to know about me.
Here Are the Sections in the order they are presented:
Where have I lived?
Where have I traveled?
My Baseball Career
Past Awards and Accolades, and Articles About Me
Past Work Experience
Books I Have Read That Have Had an Impact On Me
What Am I Currently Doing?
What Are My Interests?
What Social Networking Sites Can You Find Me on?
What are my Personal Websites/What do I Promote?
Where Do I See Myself 5 years from 2007/2008?
I hope you enjoy this page and find it beneficial to getting to know me better! Don't hesitate to reach out to me, as I love hearing from others.
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Where have I lived?
I was born on November 23, 1985 in Hermosa Beach California. I am one of the lucky ones who has their birthday land on Thanksgiving day every 7 years!
I am the oldest of two kids, with my brother being two years younger than me. We lived in Hermosa Beach until I was five and then we moved down to San Diego. We lived in Escondido where I went to Miller Elementary School, and then Del Dios until sixth grade.
Right before 7th grade, we moved up to the Rancho Bernardo/Poway area, where I attended Bernardo Heights Middle School. I was planning on going to Rancho Bernardo High School but before that we moved up to the city of Aliso Viejo which is located in Southern Orange county.
Where have I traveled?
During the time I was living in Escondido and Rancho Bernardo, I was fortunate enough to really experience the thrill of traveling at an early age. With one of the competitive travel baseball teams I was on, we traveled all around the country. With that team alone, I traveled all over California, Missouri, Kansas, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, New York, Minnesota, and Nevada.
Also during the time I was living in Rancho Bernardo, I had the awesome opportunity to take a European trip to Spain, France, Italy and Greece the summer before my freshmen year in high school! It was an absolute blast and have to say that if I were to go back to any one of those countries...I would surely go back to Italy in a heartbeat...those people are just too nice and the food is AWESOME!
And we can't forget Hawaii! Our family has been on 2 vacations to the tropical islands and both times were a lot of fun!
As a college student who attends Boston College, class of 2008, I have also gotten the awesome opportunity to explore this great city, and really see myself coming back from time to time upon my graduation from the institution.
My Baseball Career
While growing up, I was lucky enough to be blessed with the talent of playing baseball. My baseball journey began with a waffle ball hanging down from the patio cover on some white yarn. I would get my big yellow bat and swing away at that ball for hours at the age of two.
Little did I know that this habit would turn into something...
As we moved down to Escondido at the age of five, I started to play little league and tore it up! From the age of 5 to 10 I was every teams nemesis, because I would crush any baseball that was either put on a tee or pitched to me.
Around the time when I was 11, I received an invitation to an exclusive tryout for the San Diego Stars Baseball Academy. Little did I know that this tryout would put me on the path to many competitive baseball challenges.
By going to the tryout and making the team, I was with some of the best baseball players my age in the San Diego area. After the team was formed, and after the many Sundays back and forth to Mission Bay High School's field, we were a force to be reckoned with. This was the beginning of my travel baseball career, that was above and beyond the competition I would face at my local little league.
On this team, we would play at longer bases, and against older teams to help us be better and compete with the best teams around the country. We would travel all around the country, and would practically beat every single team we played because we were really that good. As you walk into my room, it is covered with trophies, medals and awards from all of the stuff we won. Between the AAU National championships and Regional Titles it was definitely a high time in my life when it came to competitive baseball.
The San Diego Stars stayed around until I was 15, and then it was time to call it quits. Everyone was going their own way and it was time that we all move on. During the end of that time, I started getting back into pitching at the age of 13. Until that time I was always just a first basemen and power hitter, and only pitched when I was in little league.
One of my outings that I can remember clearly was one where I pitched in the teams final AAU World Series in Kingsport Tennessee. It was by far one of the best games I remember I threw. I believe I threw a 75 pitch 7 inning shutout. It was hot as hell, but one hell of a game. I was 13 at the time, and really started to get back into the pitching mode. Unfortunately, our team lost to the Florida Yard Dogs, so we had to take the silver for the tournament, but the experience will be forever ingrained in my mind as one of those "outings I will never forget."
As we moved up here to Aliso Viejo, I was in a new environment at a new high school, with an incredible opportunity to make a name for myself in the local baseball community. After getting seen at one of the local high school baseball camps, as a power hitter and pitcher...the rest was history.
The high school I went to was Aliso Niguel High School and our baseball website can be found by clicking HERE. In there you can check out the archives and see the early division I signees page they put on there in 2004, as well as an article on the very first game of my varsity season with a picture of me pitching. If you go into the 2003 baseball season they even have a page with my Junior Year Pitching and Hitting Stats.
There is also some other stuff in there so which includes...
2004 Varsity Roster With Pictures
2003 Schedule and Game Highlights
Another great thing that I had going on as I was doing well on the baseball field was the great support from my pitching coach Tom House. He really molded me into what I am as a pitcher and was always there to support me when I was having issues with my mechanics. I had been seeing him since the age of nine, and truly have adopted his methodology of pitching, and use it to help other up and coming pitchers with their pitching mechanics.
Adding to all of this excitement, one of the great things that I also go to do when it came to the recruiting process was attend the Stanford Baseball Camp. I attended this camp for 2 years in a row, and had an awesome experience. It was the reason I am at Boston College because one of the coaches that saw me there ended up recruiting me to play with his team.
With all of these awesome accomplishments I had coming from my time as a baseball player, they later translated into a baseball scholarship to play at Boston College.
During my recruiting process I was being recruited by schools all across the country. Schools on both coasts were contacting me, and always seemed to be sending me something in the mail...which was a good thing! It was quite an exciting time that started during my sophomore year in high school. I still to this day remember the very first recruiting letter that I got. I felt so special, and so honored to be thought of. Going to the mailbox brought on a new adventure each and every day!
I was one of the lucky ones when it came to the recruiting process and ended up signing early with Boston College during the November of my senior year. It was great having the peace of mind that everything was working out, and as I shipped my national letter of intent off to BC...It was everything that I would have hoped for. With all of my other friends frantically worrying about AP tests and increasing their SAT score, I was smooth sailing through the rest of my senior year!
Now I didn't completely let my academics go...but still managed to pull off a 4.2 GPA and graduate as one of the 46 Valedictorians at our school.
So in regards to My Career at Boston College I came into my freshmen year playing for head coach Peter Huges, and assistant coach Mikio Aoki. It seemed like a great atmosphere to be in, and I really enjoyed the start of the daily regime...Until I experienced a career ending injury which involved bulging disks in my back, which then followed with surgery. While I decided to move on, it was one of the best decisions I made for myself beginning my sophomore year.
Past Awards and Accolades I have Received and Articles that have been Written About Me
Striving for excellence and perfection has always been a trait of mine, and because of it I have received some awesome recognition for my continued efforts in the classroom, on the baseball field, and in the entrepreneurial arena.
Here is an article that was written about me. I was selected as one of Orange Counties top 20 Shining Students. If you scroll down to the part where it says "Most Likely To Succeed" you will be able to read the excerpt about me.
On this page, it lists the people who received the Gene Autrey Humanitarian Award, with me being one of them! As the page states, it is an award to recognize outstanding academic achievement in the classroom, superior athletic talent on the field, and as a community volunteer.
I was also nominated as the "Wolverine of the Year" at my high school, but unfortunately don't have a link to share with you...You will just have to take my word for it...This award is one that the school gives to the most outstanding student in the senior class. To be honest, I frankly should have won it, but instead they gave the award to a C student, who was part of ASB (Associated Student Body), and who changed our street name to "Wolverine Way"...He didn't do any sports...or have the grades to back it up...I will humbly say that I had all three....Academics, Athletics, Community Service....But life is life, and I really think it was all politics between our school principle and the student who received it. Bottom line...I was pissed that I didn't receive it because I frankly worked my ass off all four years.
As you saw above in my baseball section I have also received many awards and accolades as well...If you missed them, just go back to the baseball section and click all of the links. One of the things that I failed to leave out there was the opportunity to participate in the USA Baseball World Series that is held in Joplin every summer. I was able to attend the tournament and played for the PONY Team the summer before my Senior Year in High School. On the team, I had 2 saves and a win, and ended up being the winning pitcher on the mound for the Final Game! It was really an awesome time and came at the right time when it came to my recruiting process.
I was also on the Mariners Scout Ball Team for 2 years, and really enjoyed doing that.
This Link will show you a magazine I have been published in. The magazine is on personal branding, and all of the subscriptions are donated to the American Cancer Society.
This Link will show you an article that I wrote for the school newspaper on blogging and how you can set yourself apart by blogging.
This Link will also show you an article that was written about the Boston College Entrepreneur Society my Senior Year. I was interviewed and spoke about the future of the club for the year.
This Link will take you to an interview that I did with one of my internet marketing friends on facebook and how I have utilized it for networking with other like minded individuals, and how other small business's and other people alike could use it to grow their network of contacts.
This Link is also another interview that I did with my internet marketing friend about the different applications you can leverage when using facebook.
This Link is also another interview that I did with my marketing friend, Mari Smith regarding networking on facebook and how business people can take advantage of it
At the end of my Senior year at Boston College, I was awarded the Eric J Serra award. This award is given to someone every year for displaying the characteristics of a true Boston College Student...through service to the BC community. Because I was the head of the Boston College Entrepreneur Society for my Junior and Senior year, and also committed time to other community service organizations throughout my time there, I was the perfect person for the award.
Past Work Experience
The very first official job I held was for a commercial real estate broker the summer before my junior year in college here in Newport Beach. He was a good person to work for and I really got a feel for the Commercial Leasing Business. I did all of the menial stuff for him, but started to acquire the phone skills needed to be a success in whatever I did. Here is a link to his site. Bob is a great guy and could definitely help you out if you are looking for commercial space in the Newport Beach area! Definitely let him know I referred you!
The second official job I held was during the summer before my senior year in college. I worked for a financial institution as a marketing intern and somewhat enjoyed the experience. The people were nice, and getting to know the agents was cool. But one thing that I was really surprised with was how limited the agents options were regarding building their business. With the tough regulations on everything that goes out and comes back to the firm...the agents only options for marketing their business were cold calls, warm market, joining organizations to form relationships, wave mailings, and asking for referrals through their warm market. I think I was shocked because of the strict regulations of giving gifts and using the internet to build your business as an agent.
Books that I have Read that have had an Impact On Me
1) Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki- This book was one of the first books I read cover to cover. I picked it up my sophomore year in high school because my dad thought it would be best that I read it. When I walked in from school one day I saw the purple, black and gold book sitting on the arm chair of the couch. As I picked it up I was thinking to myself, "What is this?" Sure enough I called my father up and asked him what this was. He said, "I thought it would be a good read for you, being the young investment pup that you are." I blindly listened to him and then sat down to read. After reading the first 12 pages I was HOOKED! Before reading it I wanted to be a roller coaster designer, but after reading it I knew the path of the entrepreneur and business person was where I wanted to head. The principles and ideas that really hit home for me in the book were the differences between an asset and a liability, good debt verses bad debt, passive income versus earned income, and the difference between the three cashflow patterns between the poor, middle class, and the rich. I think for me the book showed my why the rich were rich, the reasons why the poor are poor, and furthermore what it really meant to be in the "middle class." I have gone on to read pretty much everything he has written and feel it has paved a sound financial base for me as I move through my future.
2) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey- I initially heard about this book from one of the guys my father worked with, but at the time never really paid much attention to it. I believe the first time I picked it up was because it was referred to me by some of the other books I have read. In any event this book was flat out awesome. It helped me realize many of the psychological cues I could use to understand people, and help motivate them to get them to do what I wanted. In the book the principles that I took away were, always look to create win/win situations between you and those you are working with, always "begin with the end in mind" by "Starting from your dreams and working backwards", as Robert Kiyosaki says...and always always always keep growing and learning by "Sharpening the saw" as Covey says in his book. The way the book is laid out I absolutely loved because it first focus's on you, and what you have to personally master, and then it moves to where you learn what you need to learn to personally empower others either individually or in a group setting. It is an awesome read and I recommend it to everyone I come in contact with.
3) Multiple Streams of Income by Robert Allen- I ran into this book shortly after reading Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad. This book was also a powerful force for me because it exposed me to the other investment classes I could put my money into around my senior year in high school. Between all different forms of Real Estate Investing, the business of Network Marketing, and further different ways to invest in the stock market I was cooking with gas! I loved the way he laid the book out, and how he explained it in a way that anyone reading it could understand it. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is looking for different "vehicles" to take it to the top.
4) Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill- I was exposed to this book again after reading Robert Kiyosaki's books and truly fell in love with it. The thing that kept me reading this book was the mystifying "secret" that would supposedly be revealed in these pages...without having them flat out tell us what it is. After reading it for the first time during my sophomore year in college, I never really figured out the "secret" but it was later revealed to me after I learned about the "Law of Attraction." When I saw the hit movie "The Secret" it hit me right between the eyes. In regards to "The Secret" movie I recommend it to anyone I come in contact with because it has truly changed my life for the better.
5) How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie- This book is one of my favorites and truly made a defined impact on me. This book was broken down into many sections and truly laid out the human psyche and how you can truly get anyone to like you, to further create lasting friendships, and profitable relationships between those you knew and were about to meet. The principles in that book are ones that will stand the test of time, and are universal in measure. I would highly recommend that you pick up this book and read it. It is a true life changer, and after reading it, my life has greatly improved, not only with building new relationships, but further has strengthened the relationships I have made in the past.
What am I currently doing?
1) I am a blogger here is my blog http://www.NetworkingEffectively.com
2) I write for and contribute to the personal branding magazine. Go here to get yourself a free sample of the magazine http://www.PersonalBrandingSample.com
3) I am the owner and founder of Rapid Results Marketing Group LLC. We help individuals and businesses leverage the web to get more customers and increase sales.
What are my interests?
I really love a lot of things.
I have always loved collecting the new state quarters as they have come out, and also love collecting pins. Reading books that make me think, eating great foods from all around the world, and spending time with family are a few interests of mine.
I also love internet marketing, and the power in creating and maintaining ongoing residual income streams. I also take an interest in the following subjects: the supernatural, photography, fast cars, poetry, classical music, riding roller coasters, traveling, making new friends and helping others in any way that I can.
What social networking sites can you find me on?
I am on the following social networking sites. Click the links to go to my profile in each one.
What are my personal websites/What do I promote?
Here is a link to my personal blog which talks about Networking Effectively. On the blog I share with readers what I have learned through experience and from the many mentors when it comes to networking. http://www.NetworkingEffectively.com
Here is a link to my other blogs that I have created to manage other content I have...
My Funny YouTube Videos Blog
My Quote Blog
Future (I am Using the Law Of Attraction)
Where do I see myself 5 years from 2007/2008 (I will be 26)?
-I have an unlimited amount of time to spend with my family, and can take a vacation at will
**Thank You** I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to read this page. I would like to let you know that I am always open and available to be contacted and can be reached easily though one of my social networking profiles. If you would like to hear more from me you can subscribe to my exclusive mailing list by going here http://www.ScottsMailingList.com. Enjoy the rest of your day, and as Tony Robbins says "Live With Passion!"