43: Foster Care and Prison Happened For Me, Not To Me

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Mark Crandall is a licensed counselor, a mindset coach, an author, and a motivational speaker. He grew up in the foster care system which resulted in many emotional issues as a teenager and adult. He eventually turned to drugs which landed him in prison for seven years. But while he was in prison he made a decision to change his life around. In this episode:

  • Growing up in foster care
  • "Some day you're going to soar with the eagles"
  • Learning how to connect with other human beings
  • Balancing the troubles that plagued his biological parents
  • Viewing counseling as a child vs. as an adult
  • Overcoming the addiction to heroin
  • Spending seven years in prison
  • The moment when he asked himself, "What am I doing?"
  • Finding his spiritual strength in prison
  • Everything in my past happened for me, not to me
  • Breaking free from the victim mentality
  • The best advice for foster kids
  • I am unstoppable

You can find out more information about Mark at www.markcrandall.net. He is the host of the Purpose Chasers Podcast, and he is the author of Eulogy of Childhood Memories.

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