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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Jul 30, 2020


Do you look for a hero’s story when watching a movie? Maybe you should start doing so to understand the hero concept- from an ordinary person to a hero.


Scott MacMillan, is an author, a successful filmmaker in LA, and a certified NLP coach. His life changed after he went through pain in a major break up and had to rethink his life if he wanted to be happy and successful.


Scott now helps people unstuck themselves from limiting beliefs that they had formed when younger and turn them positive beliefs. Listen in to learn how to apply the concept of the Hero’s Journey in your life and go through all the major stages while asking for help where things get rough.


Key Takeaways:

  • How to break out of suffering by using journaling and having a purpose.
  • How to unstuck yourself from limiting beliefs formed subconsciously when you’re younger.
  • The power of being self-aware and looking for the answer within yourself.
  • How to take small steps to your purpose and asking for help where things get rough.
  • How to turn limiting beliefs into powerful beliefs by calming your mind and feeling the future.

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Episode Timeline:

  • [0:42] Intro
  • [5:05] He explains why the word ‘Hero’ comes up in many of his activities.
  • [5:42] How he studied the hero concept and decided to get out of his comfort zone.
  • [9:40] The process of healing that took journaling and understanding his purpose.
  • [11:31] How he went back into his history to uncover limiting beliefs established in his youth.
  • [13:56] Scott describes how he became self-aware after years of subconsciously stressing his mind and body.
  • [16:46] How to look for a hero in a movie and follow their story and comparing it to your life.
  • [18:54] Understanding the stages of the hero’s journey.
  • [23:35] He explains how he helps his clients get rid of limiting beliefs to become successful.
  • [29:55] Why you need to give your body healing and focus on the positive things in your life.
  • [32:21] He explains how he used his psychology degree in all his endeavors through different careers.

Standout Quotes:

  • “Even though you’ve won the battle or found the treasure, you’ve got to still get back home and the journey is a circle…and the universe will test you.”- Scott Macmillan [17:51]
  • “You really have to uncover those limiting beliefs, because those are the subconscious areas that are sabotaging us, and we don’t even know it.” - Scott Macmillan [24:59]
  • “When you sit down and close your eyes and get calm and visualize your future attaining the success that you want to attain, you’ve got to believe it and see it in our mind’s eyes and conjure up the feeling of having that happen already.” - Scott Macmillan [26:40]
  • “Bliss is that thing that you have to do, you just feel called to do it.” - Scott Macmillan [34:33]



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About Cathleen: 


As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!

Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps you to turn your careers, your social connections and personal life around so that you will start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the days to come.  

At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future.  

With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a female leader herself, she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.


Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ –Cathleen was able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet!



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About Scott MacMillan


Author, filmmaker, and certified NLP life coach J. Scott MacMillan centres his work around the theory of the Hero’s Journey. Drawing upon the concept’s relatable and inspirational nature, MacMillan has adopted tools to help himself and others for the last 15 years. 

MacMillan’s coaching business, Hero Life, uses behavioural learning techniques, adult learning theory, and the Hero’s Journey to help people create new patterns and apply critical thinking skills to daily life. Combining his personal life experiences and expertise in psychology, MacMillan helps people overcome periods of feeling stuck by working through fear and doubt and finding their life purpose. His 4-step plan is designed to help people reclaim their power, step into their authentic self, and become the hero of their own life.