Learn How To Empower Yourself While In Federal Prison
I am going to share with you the secret to my success: Empowering myself with deliberate strategies helped me triumph over my federal prison term. One such strategy was documenting my journey through the daily blog I wrote from Taft Federal Prison Camp. Committing to this writing strategy helped me obliterate obstacles, and accomplish more than many thought possible.
As I wrote in my post prison piece, each of us can learn from the questionable survival strategy of the ostrich. It is said that when confronted with danger, an ostrich buries its head in the sand, mistakenly believing that if it blinds itself to danger, the danger will pass it by.
As a man who has endured all aspects of the federal prison system, I can assure you that the dangers will not pass without proper execution and strategic thinking. To that end, living transparently and showing awareness to the obstacles all felons face upon release empowers us to serve our sentences more productively. The reality is we live in a world where information is more easily accessible than ever before. A simple search into any search engine provides prospective employers, partners, lenders, probation officers, or anyone else with the government’s narrative of your criminal history.
I empowered myself by never ignoring this reality. The government had already gotten 18-months of prison out of me—I wouldn’t give them the pleasure of controlling the narrative forever. Through my blog I offered full transparency into the bad decisions I made as a stockbroker at UBS. Moreover, I showed readers the deliberate steps I was taking to grow through confinement.
In Lessons From Prison, I wrote, “Prison boundaries may have confined my body, but through those daily blogs I was sending my thoughts out to the world. That interaction freed me, bringing back a sense of the humanity that prison had a tendency of ripping away. Accordingly, I wasn’t only a prisoner anymore. Others were reading my work, and I welcomed that sense of connectivity. I wanted to recommend the strategy to others.”
Michael Santos taught me that any man could endure hardship because of bad decisions. The ways in which we respond to that hardship, however, distinguishes our character. Through regular entries on a personal blogging profile at EtikaLLC.com, you can empower yourself and show the world the steps you are taking to retake control of your life.
I urge you to make the commitment to transparency today. Begin documenting your journey on the EtikaLLC.com website. Tap into the network we’re creating that profiles people who respond to struggle with deliberate adjustment strategies.
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