I am not sure who said the original quote “failure is not a person, it’s an event”. Sometimes, if we are honest, we can find fault in our plan, in…
About Stephen Scoggins
Stephen Scoggins is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who has launched and built multiple businesses. He was born and raised in a broken home and struggled through life until his late twenties when he found himself on the brink of suicide. At this point in his life, the deck simply seemed liked it was stacked against him.
Stephen suffered many adversities along his journey, and in a near attempt at ending his life, he sat atop a tubular rail on a one of the busiest bridges in the city ready to take an meaningless step forward. Something in his spirit urged him to pause in the quietness of the cold to say goodbye to those he loved. He made one last phone call, and that’s when Susan Batts answered. The rest of his story is filled with many miracles along the way: how a high school drop out, atheistic kid, who had known nothing but failure decided to pray to a God he did not yet believe in. What came next is miraculous!
With hard work, faith, and tenacity, Stephen was guided by his new relationship with the Divine Creator to develop a multimillion-dollar business. Custom Home Exteriors now operates in multiple states with a team of hundreds who are passionate about serving their clients. Despite all of this “earthly success”, what most people find inspiring is that Stephen’s faith was the primary agent that catapulted him from being virtually homeless toward discovering the hidden giver within.
Stephen did not realize the true gift he had been given until people from all over the country began to seek him out for life and business advice. After talking with many of these business owners, he was convinced to try and write a memoir of his experiences and what he learned along the way. Stephen realized his life had always been a journey, and the only thing that separated hurt from hope in his life was the principles he was living by. Stephen soon became the top-selling author of The Journey Principles: 10 Simple Principles For A Life Journey That Matters and a highly sought-after speaker who gave audiences more than inspiration; he gave them application. Stephen was refined by fire and developed a huge heart for helping others overcome their circumstances.
In 2015, he founded the Journey Principles Institute, whose team is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of serving others by helping them grow past life’s obstacles and allowing them to fulfill their true life-giving purpose and passion. JPI quickly became a global organization with strong values and a proven track record for helping people overcome their personal struggles.