Prison consultant teaches importance of values and goals
What does it take to succeed in prison? A lot?
As a prison consultant, I provide resources to people at every phase of the journey. Some people reach out for assistance before they’ve even been indicted. Others reach out for guidance after they’ve concluded their obligation to the prison system. I provide guidance to anyone, at any stage of the journey. It’s never too soon and it’s never too late to begin sowing seeds for a better life.
Today’s podcast features a message I recorded for men who serve time inside of Maine’s high security prison. They’re proceeding through a mastermind program that I designed specifically for people in custody. The mastermind course teaches strategies that empowered me through 26 years and that I continue adhering to today. They made all the difference for me. As I told the men in Maine’s state prison, I’m confident that anyone who uses values and goals to guide decisions will advance possibilities for emerging successfully from challenging times.
What do I mean when I say that an individual should use values and goals to guide decisions? I mean don’t allow current challenges or circumstances to limit your possibilities. Don’t outsource decisions to other people. Don’t allow a criminal indictment, an anticipated judicial proceeding, a presentence investigation, or a sentencing hearing to cripple your life. Seize the initiative by establishing clear values. By articulating the values that define your existence, an individual can take the next step toward earning liberty, freedom, and a better life.
We lead lives of relevance and meaning when we define our success. In my work as a prison consultant, I work with people every day to teach those strategies. This strategy of using values and goals strengthened me through 26 years in federal prisons of every security level. They can strengthen you, too. In today’s Earning Freedom podcast, I delivered that message of values and goals to men in Maine’s state prison.
As an example of someone else who did the same, I retold the inspiring story of Chris Polous. Chris was a former prisoner from Maine, but currently is in his final year of law school at the University of Maine. Chris told his story on episode 20 of the Earning Freedom podcast.
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