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Gaining Financial Freedom: Insights from Scott Allan on the Money Master HQ Show

April 22, 20243 min read

This blog post is based on the second podcast episode on the Money Master HQ Show with renowned author, entrpreneur and personal development guru Scott Allan.

Welcome back to the Money Master HQ Show! In our exciting second episode, we dive deep into the transformative journey of self-help and mastering the financial mindset with our esteemed guest, Scott Allan. Calling in from Osaka, Japan, Scott shares his extensive experience as a multiple-time author with over half a million copies in book sales, an entrepreneur, and a personal development guru among many things.

From Electrical Engineering to Empowering Minds

Scott’s story begins with his roots in Canada, where he initially pursued a career in electrical engineering. His life took a pivotal turn when he decided to chase his true passion: writing and personal development. This decision brought him to Japan, where he started his journey over two decades ago.

The Power of Clarity and Action

Throughout the episode, Scott emphasizes the significance of clarity and action in achieving one’s goals. He details his transition from an employee training business professionals in Japan to a full-time writer and content creator, focusing on self-help and personal development. His series, "Do the Hard Things First," encapsulates his philosophy of tackling the most challenging tasks to unlock personal and professional growth.

Financial Empowerment Through Self-Help

One of the highlights of our discussion is Scott’s upcoming book, "Empower Your Wealth," which aligns perfectly with the theme of our show. Scott discusses how personal development is intricately linked to financial success, explaining that mastering one's mindset is crucial in overcoming financial barriers.

The Journey to Financial Literacy

Scott also delves into his past struggles with money management and how overcoming the scarcity mindset transformed his financial outlook. His approach to financial education isn’t just about accumulating wealth but understanding the psychological barriers that prevent financial freedom.

Living Abroad and Cultural Adaptations

Apart from his professional achievements, Scott shares his personal experiences living in Japan, including his challenges and triumphs in adapting to a new culture and language. His stories offer a glimpse into the life lessons gained from immersing oneself in a completely different environment.

The Importance of Continuous Learning

Throughout the episode, Scott recommends several resources and books that have shaped his thinking, time management etc. He stresses the importance of continuous learning and teaching others as a way to solidify one's understanding and mastery over personal finance.

Scott’s Closing Thoughts: Envisioning the Future

As we wrap up the episode, Scott leaves us with some parting wisdom about setting ambitious goals and the importance of journaling to maintain focus and direction. He encourages listeners to think big and pursue their moonshot goals without hesitation.

Connect with Scott Allan

For those inspired by Scott’s journey and insights, he can be reached through his social media on Instagram @ScottAllenAuthor and his websites Scott Allen Books and Scott Allen Publishing.

Watch the Full Episode

This blog post captures just a snippet of the wisdom shared by Scott Allan. To get the full experience and more detailed insights, watch the entire episode of the Money Master HQ Show on our YouTube channel or below.

P.S. By understanding the intricate connection between personal development and financial mastery, you can start applying Scott's strategies to empower your wealth and enrich your life. Don’t forget to subscribe for more enlightening episodes that help you master your financial destiny and share your interesting take aways from this episode.

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Shihan Sheriff

Shihan Sheriff is the accomplished Chief Financial Officer of Esanjo and VP of Finance at Nomod, a global business and technology powerhouse backed by Y Combinator. Based in Dubai, UAE, Shihan has an impressive educational background, including two MBAs from Torrens University, Australia, and Collège de Paris, France, specializing in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. He's a member of global accounting bodies like CIMA, CPA Australia, CGMA, and UAECA. Shihan's commitment to continuous learning is evident as he has completed over 100 online certification courses on diverse subjects and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration. His professional journey spans over 18 years, with more than a decade as a CFO in industries ranging from precious metals to tech startups and hotel management. This extensive experience allows him to provide invaluable insights for readers of his book. Shihan's determination, optimistic attitude, and dedication have seen him rise from Assistant Accountant to CFO and VP of Finance, consistently earning promotions due to superior performance. His personal philosophy, inspired by Persian poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, is centered on self-improvement and aiding others in reaching their goals. Aside from his professional pursuits, Shihan is actively involved in social welfare work, serving previously as Director Secretary and Director of Business Development for the Sri Lankan Business Council in Dubai. He also manages his own publishing company, SS Coaching, LLC, U.S.A. His passion for education inspired him to write a book aiming to enlighten readers on finance and accounting. In his free time, Shihan enjoys family time and watching sports, particularly tennis and cricket. For further details or to connect with Shihan, you can email him at [email protected], visit his website:, or connect on LinkedIn at

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