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Growth Now Movement with Justin Schenck

Aug 16, 2022

After a childhood acting career, and a couple of life altering moments - Shaun Weiss falls into addiction and ends up living on the streets until he's given a chance at recovery. In this episode, you will learn: 1. Shaun Weiss' journey as a child actor 2. The stress and pressure that child actors face 

Here's a breakdown of what is covered:
[00:00:00] - Welcome to the show

[00:05:08] - Slow down as an actor.

[00:08:36] - Pressure of being a child star.

[00:10:33] - Drug addiction and living on the streets.

[00:11:26] - Introduction to drugs.

[00:20:09] - Addiction treatment and yoga.

[00:23:37] - How do you go about meditating.

[00:32:36] - Definition of success.

[00:34:23] - Shauns dream movie role.

[00:35:47] - Shauns obsession with top gun.

[00:38:11] - What has been your biggest moment of growth.

"I just felt like less of a person, really."

Shaun Weiss is an actor and comedian best known for his role as Greg Goldberg in the Mighty Ducks films. He has also appeared in films such as Heavyweights and Freaks and Geeks. In 2018, a photo of Shaun Weiss in a drug-induced state went viral, leading to him getting clean and sober. He now uses his platform to help others in the addiction and homelessness community.

This is Shaun Weiss's story...

Shaun Weiss grew up pretending to be sick so he could stay home and watch I Love Lucy. He started acting in commercials when he was a kid, and then got his big break in Mighty Ducks when he was 12. He continued acting through his teen years, but then took a break in his early 20s. He got back into acting in his late 20s, but then his career started to dwindle. He turned to drugs to cope with the stress of his life, and ended up homeless and addicted. He finally got clean three years ago, and is now helping others in the addiction community.

In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. Shaun Weiss' journey as a child actor
2. The stress and pressure that child actors face
3. The decline of Shaun Weiss' career and how it led to his drug addiction

Follow Shaun on IG: @ShaunWeiss

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