Coach Said, “Get the h$%# Out of My Office”

Luis Scott is the Managing Partner of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers and the Co-founder of 8 Figure Firm, where he helps law firms reach 7 and 8 figures. In just two years, Luis grew his firm from 25 to 150 employees and almost $100 million in settlements. Before this, he was the managing partner of a multi-million dollar firm where he oversaw the assistance of thousands of families who were injured in serious accidents.

Luis is a native of Puerto Rico and moved to Georgia after he was recruited to play baseball for the University of West Georgia. He graduated with a B.B.A in Accounting and went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Luis is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, National Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Institute of Legal Counsel. He has been heralded as a Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star.”




Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Luis Scott shares a moment of guts and glory that changed his life for the better 
  • The meaningful advice that Luis received from his dad 
  • Why you should never shy away from difficult conversations
  • How do you overcome moments of fear?

In this episode…

There are plenty of moments in our lives that may seem insignificant. However, these seemingly unimportant experiences often have the power to shape who we are and influence the path we take in our personal and professional lives. 

Luis Scott, the Managing Partner of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers and the Co-founder of 8 Figure Firm, believes that everything we experience—the good and the bad—is an important part of our story. And, as he says, the moments that take the most guts often lead to the greatest glory. 

Tune in to this episode of The Guts and Glory Show as Luis Scott, the Managing Partner of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers and the Co-founder of 8 Figure Firm, is interviewed by Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25 Media. Luis tells a story about a gutsy conversation he had with his baseball coach in college and how it led him to the path that he’s on today. He also discusses the importance of having tough conversations and shares how he finds courage in moments of fear. Stay tuned.

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Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by 8 Figure Firm.

Co-founded by Luis Scott and Seth Bader of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, 8 Figure Firm helps transform your law firm into a 7-figure or even 8-figure firm. 

After their own law firm scaled from $3.5 million in revenues to $30 million per year in revenues in just two years, Luis and Seth started the 8 Figure Firm to share their strategies and help other law firms achieve exponential growth. 

Visit www.8figurefirm.com to receive a consult call and start scaling your business today.

Episode Transcript

Luis Scott  0:00  

I’m Luis Scott Managing Partner Bader Scott Injury Lawyers one of the fastest growing law firms in the country. And I’m also the co-founder of 8 Figure Firm Consulting. I’ve successfully built multiple companies by focusing on leadership, operations and culture. Using these principles, my companies have generated close to $100 million in revenue. But before any of this success, I started my legal career as a receptionist, and I worked my way up to becoming managing partner. And each episode of this podcast, I sit down with leaders and entrepreneurs who have had the guts to step out on their own, and the courage to face adversity. They share with us their tips for achievement, the challenges they have faced and the glory of success. I welcome you to The Guts and Glory Show.

Luis Scott here, host of The Guts and Glory Show, I featured top leaders who share the obstacles and challenges of leadership, the guts it takes to succeed and the glory of success. Today, I have Jeremy Weisz here who has done 1000s of interviews with successful entrepreneurs and CEOs. And we’ve flipped the script, he’s going to be interviewing me, please, I

Jeremy Weisz  1:05  

I totally appreciate you having me. And I’m super excited because I love talking about Guts and Glory. And we’re going to talk about your some some of your guts and glory stories. Before we do, I just want to mention that the episode is brought to you by 8 Figure Firm Consulting, I know that 8 Figure Firm, you help firms go from seven figures to eight figures. And you were telling me that when you started your career, you’re working 80 hours over eight hours a week, probably making partner and after you finally start your own law firm and you wish you had someone walking you through step by step, the growth and that’s what you do. So you can check out 8 Figure Firm.com check out more email, if you have questions. And even non law firms you want to grow call you to so you don’t have to be the law firm to engage with Louisiana. So but let’s get to it, you know, Guts and Glory. There is a time and there’s so many stories, I encourage you to listen to other episodes, but you were 19 years old. What was going on at that time.

Luis Scott  2:06  

So you know, when you’re when you’re young, you’re trying to figure out your life and who you are. And you don’t really have a lot of experiences to talk about courage and things like that. But I was playing baseball and Savannah, and well, position wasn’t happy there. So I played second base, and shortstop going and, you know, down the middle of my dream to play professionally. I think that’s the dream of many kids. My age. And unfortunately, at this time, I had already had a knee surgery, I had a knee injury, I didn’t know if I was gonna be able to play professionally. So I wanted to enjoy my college experience. And so, you know, work going in and being on a team that didn’t have everything right was not an option for me. So I said, you know, I’m going to go talk to my, my coach, I told my dad, um, you know, it’s my second year, I’m going to talk to the coach, and this is how I’m going to know that I’m supposed to stay here. If he gives me a bigger scholarship, then I’ll stay and if he doesn’t, I’m going to leave. And so

Jeremy Weisz  3:03  

what were you unhappy with?

Luis Scott  3:06  

Oh, it was just I was not accustomed to, you know, playing for a coach that was so intense. Like, he was a very intense person, he wanted perfection, he wanted everything to be right. And, you know, I went to high school with a coach who was more of a mentor, a teacher, someone who really worked with you at getting better. And when I got went to college, that was not the experience I had at all, they expected you to be good to be perfect, excellent. Everything was excellent. And you know, losing is part of the game and baseball, the the the champions, a lot of times lose 45% of their games, but playing at this school, it was like not acceptable at all. So that was very challenging for me. And I also didn’t, I didn’t like how people would I’m not really, I don’t take it really well when people speak to you in an aggressive way. Especially when I was young. And so I did not like you know, f bombs here f bombs there about everything. And so, I just wasn’t happy with that. And I decided one day I’m gonna, you know, just going to march into his office, I’m going to tell him, you know what’s on my mind. And I walked in and I did I had the courage to go in there and tell him that I was not happy and that I needed a bigger scholarship. I was going to stay. And in typical fashion, he said, Get the hell out of here. That was the last time I had a conversation with him.

Jeremy Weisz  4:35  

So what did you do next? Because you said you had a conversation with your dad about this. It sounds like I said, you walk in and he says, what was that conversation like?

Luis Scott  4:45  

Well, so, you know, my dad is like one of those type of people he’s he’s he always says if if there’s an opportunity walk through that door, and if it closes it closes If not, then you know, you know it’s the opportunity for you. So I think part of me talking to the coach was like Walking through that door of opportunity, a closed, clearly I shouldn’t have stayed there. And I started searching for another place to play. I went and tried out at several schools and I ended up at a school in West Georgia and where I finished my career, and I had a great time. And but the thing is that that needed to happen because I ended up going to West Georgia, where I ended up meeting a judge, because I met this judge, I had an internship because the internship, I got a job, the job in the legal field that I that I needed to give me the, you know, the confidence that I could be a lawyer, and then I went to law school became a lawyer, and, you know, obviously now running a firm with with over 150 employees. So that’s, I think it was all part of the story at the end of the day.

Jeremy Weisz  5:39  

Yeah. So that really led you down this path that you’re on now, essentially. Yeah, I

Luis Scott  5:45  

mean, I, I always thought that I would go into the legal field, primarily because my parents said that I talked a lot, and I love to argue. So, you know, I didn’t have any other options, I guess. But I always wanted to go in the legal field, I had a lot of interest in it. And, and, and obviously, I wanted to make my parents proud. But I think that that experience of meeting the judge, I would have never met if I would have stayed in the old school. And then having that internship, which I wouldn’t have had, if I would have stayed in the old school. All of that was a catalyst to really get me to where I needed to be. And so, you know, having the guts to go in there and, and make a decision about my life resulted in the glory of this success. So that’s kind of my guts and glory. Yeah, Marie,

Jeremy Weisz  6:26  

I want to say, you know, Louise, people can check out other episodes, they could check out, you know, there’s three moments that change your life, there’s an episode on that, I want to take a little bit in the gods, because as a kid, even even not as a kid, what got you over that hump? To be like to say, I’m gonna walk in there and do this? Because I can see, see, listen, it took me a lot of time energy to get this scholar to get to the school, I could see a lot of internal self talk, talking you out of walking into that room.

Luis Scott  6:56  

Yeah, I

mean, I think that one of the reasons that people have difficulty with courage is because they believe fear is the indicator that they shouldn’t do something. And even at a young age, I always believe that fear was just the thing I had to overcome to do the thing that I wanted to do. So for me, the fact that I was scared of having this conversation with when you’re 19, this person is a grown man right now, I realized that that 35-38 year old person is not that old. But you know, when you’re 19, to 35-38 year old coach is like, is like a dinosaur to you. And so, you know, what, to have the courage to overcome that. I knew that I had to get past fear that I had of having the conversation. And what that really did for me is that it made me realize that no matter where I am, in my life, I can have tough conversations with people and get out of it alive. And that was, that was a key moment for me. And, in fact, many people, my employees, and friends and family, they all know me as kind of like a tough conversation guy. I never really shy away from tough conversations. And it’s because I have the confidence of being in tough conversations in the past.

Jeremy Weisz  8:06  

So what do you tell yourself internally going in these conversations? Because right now, it’s almost becoming second nature. Like if someone let’s say, someone’s listening Luis right now and they’re like, I’m going to I should be having a tough conversation, or I’m going to be having a tough conversation. What do you tell yourself internally to kind of pump yourself up to, to actually confront it?

Luis Scott  8:29  

If I tell myself the story that I developed from going to court, when I was doing my internship, I went to court, and I remember seeing this attorney. And he was sweating profusely, I mean, he was like, you could see it through his shirt, like he was so sweaty. And then I looked over at the other attorney, I’m over here observing. And that attorney is like shaking, like just shaking, like his legs shaking. And what I realized in that moment is that both sides are nervous, both sides are fearful, both sides don’t know what’s going to happen. One is scared because they may lose the other one is scared, because they may, you know, they may make the fool of themselves. But whatever the reason is, everyone’s dealing with an insecurity. So when I’m going into this tough conversation, whether it’s with with a director in our office, or somebody has to be terminated, I just tell myself, the other person is just as nervous as I am. And so what what actually ends up happening is then I don’t I lose the nervousness, I lose the fear. And I walk into the room with a tremendous sense of competence. But when you start to realize that the other person is justice, human, and the other person, in fact is as nervous or even more nervous, or even more fearful as you may be, then we’re all in the same playing field of emotional energy. So there’s no reason to not do what you need to do. So that’s kind of what I tell myself. Love it.

Jeremy Weisz  9:48  

I think everyone should check out Guts and Glory Show.com check out more episodes, you can go to www.8figurefirm.com Luis, I appreciate you having me. All right.

Luis Scott  9:58  

Thank you for being here. See ya.

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