Nominated for the award: Outstanding Innovator
Biography: ...Scott negotiates a deal with me telling me that I can have access to his studio every morning on the condition that - instead of paying him money for his services - that I pay him by making and keeping a very sacred promise to him. The promise was (and still is) as follows; I must get a guest to come in and be with me every morning before 11:11 am AND in the event that I don’t get a guest one day, or a guest unexpectedly cancels, or does not show up, or does not show up on time (which happened only once) I must go on my own Facebook timeline all by myself and I talk until someone writes a comment a simple as saying "Hi" and I say "Hi" back. Liking my FB live post while I am live does not count because Scott says that does not honor the spirit of the agreement which is to have a conversation with another human being. Instead of paying Scott a monetary fee to use his studio, I paid him each time I kept the above promise AND each day I kept the promise, the contract would be extended for one more day. IF I ever did not keep this promise, then my free access to his studio would immediately end. People have often asked me why is the platform called 1111. Scott came up with the name because he knew that I was sleeping in a lot due to being very depressed, so he felt 11:11 am was late enough in the morning that I would have no excuse - even with my deep depression to accomplish the promise by that time and also because he knew the number 1111 would be more memorable from a marketing perspective to both myself and in terms of attracting guests. Looking back it seems to a lot of people that Scott naming it 1111 was a brilliant marketing strategy YET he never cared about the number of views...