Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a college professor, keynote speaker and best-selling co-author (with best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change. His first book and autobiography, The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World, was published just three years after his release from a Texas maximum-security prison.
On today’s show, the guys get into Damon’s incredible journey of redemption. Topics include:
(2:23-7:10) – Growing up in Texas, college football career at North Texas
(7:10-14:10) – Damon’s story of addiction
(14:10-19:10) – Getting sentenced to prison, words of advice from his Mom
(19:10-25:30) – Be a coffee bean, how Damon earned respect and spent his time in prison
(25:30-31:50) – Something Damon took for granted before prison
(31:50-40:45) – Program recovery, guard rails that help Damon with recovery
(40:45-43:25) – The power of negative entertainment
And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the show today!
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