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Episode One: Welcome to Dreaming of Cooperstown

In this introductory episode Scott Morris will share the three events that convinced him to write a better story for his life, why our stories matter, and his vision for the Dreaming of Cooperstown podcast.

The power of story

This Dreaming of Cooperstown podcast will be about sharing the stories that matter. Why stories? Because everyone loves a good story. We connect through story. Stories can inspire, unite, and, at times, create movements. Our stories are affirmations of who we are and our best stories reveal that our lives have meaning.

Andrew Stanton Tedtalk, https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story

My story

I am a husband, father, social entrepreneur, and type one diabetes advocate. Each day I try to improve in these areas toward a single purpose: I want to live a life that matters.

Three events that changed my life

August 4, 2010: I describe how coaching my son’s baseball team over six years culminating in an epic day of playoff baseball in Cooperstown, NY inspired me to share how the lessons we learn on a baseball diamond have practical applications to all of life’s worthy pursuits, personal and professional.

October 21, 2011: I describe how my son’s type one diabetes diagnosis gave my life new purpose and the two promises I made to myself in the emergency room.

JDRF, http://donate.jdrf.org/info/jdrf/?s_src=bingAdsPaidDiabetesFoundation

JDRF Ride-to-Cure program, http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app334b?fr_id=6888&pg=personal&px=1879475&NONCE_TOKEN=A4336A8565CD0F496BA620B5B64D7AC3

December 21, 2012: I briefly discuss how suddenly and tragically losing my sister taught me the truest measure of a life well-lived.

“What we have done for ourselves alone, dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pike

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson

Collectively, these three events have inspired me to write a better story for my life. To spend each day, through my choices and actions, answering the question of how I want to be remembered.

Vision for the Dreaming of Cooperstown podcast

Dreaming of Cooperstown is a metaphor for achievement and learning to write a better story for ourselves so that our life might have meaning. We will share the stories and unpack the lessons of the dreamers, the action takers, the achievers, and the impact makers that are making a difference in the lives of others.

Podcast dedication

A brief acknowledgement and thanks to those that have inspired me.