In Trust podcast EP 11: Interview with Scott Perry on Difference-Making Through Trust

How do we make a difference in the world?  How do we create a legacy?

In this episode of In Trust, we’re excited to bring you this conversation with Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose and the author of the Amazon top-selling book Endeavor and the soon-to-be-released Onward (Pre-order today!).

We dive deep into practical ways to build trust with yourself, as well as why that trust is so necessary to make the difference in the world that you want to make.

Overview of Episode 11: Difference-Making Through Trust with Scott Perry

Talking Points

  • The difference that Scott is making in the world
  • The basic, fundamental guidelines for being a human being
  • Scott’s definition of creativity and how stoicism has helped shape it
  • What it means to leave a legacy
  • Living with purpose and intentionality
  • How the lack of trust in oneself can be a barrier to creating belonging, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • The difference between acting “As-If” versus acting “Like-What-If”
  • Using stoicism to help quiet impostor syndrome
  • Scott’s practical advice to help people struggling to take action to get started
  • What to look for in a good coach


“I define creativity as the act of making change happen.” —Scott Perry

“It’s the effort and the quality of your effort that really matters – it’s all you really get. That’s all you’re really entitled to.” —Scott Perry

“Legacy is NOT the money and the monuments that you leave behind, it’s the difference that you’re making right now.” —Scott Perry

“Do what you do with purpose. Do what you do with and for others based on values, based on being a force for good in the world.” —Scott Perry

“As soon as you trust yourself, you’ll know how to live.” —Goethe

“You cannot enroll people, or have them invest in the change that you seek to help them make until you have that trust piece.” —Scott Perry

“You don’t earn trust just to have a transaction.” —Scott Perry

“Trust leads to action, and action leads to change.” —Scott Perry

“If you don’t trust yourself, how can you possibly get somebody else to trust you?” —Scott Perry

“You didn’t know how to walk. You acted as-if you knew how to walk, until you were actually doing some bad walking, which led to some better walking, which led to some good walking.” —Scott Perry

“We are all the most important thing in our own lives, and in the grand scheme of things, we don’t matter at all.” —Scott Perry

“If I don’t succeed, yay! Another chance to embrace the virtues of humiliation, which are patience, acceptance, resilience, and character building…that’s still a win!” —Scott Perry 

“You can find purpose, you can find passion, you can find meaning and identity by leaning into the work that’s in front of you right now.” —Scott Perry


Show Notes:

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