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

Mark Crandall - Episode 43

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.