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.