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How do us ConvictEd felons get out of prison and not only become productive members of society, but how do we live an extraordinary life?

The odds are stacked against us. We’re starting out in the hole when we get back home, we gotta report to our P.O., take useless classes, and get rejected 99.9% of the time when we fill out job applications.

We’re being judged by our past mistakes, even after we do our time. But living an extraordinary life after prison is more than possible, and plenty of us have already done it.

That’s the ConvictEd Life. If you’re a ConvictEd felon, whether you’re in prison, about to go in or get out, or already out on the bricks, and you’re not just “willing” or “interested” in turning your life around, you’re 100% ConvictEd, then the ConvictEd Life is for you.

On this podcast, Zach Babcock and Travis Richey give you the blueprint on getting out of prison and living a life you can be proud of by sharing their experience of doing it themselves, interviewing other successful ex-convicts, and ultra successful business owners so you know exactly what you gotta do to live that ConvictEd Life.

ConvictEd Life Zach Babcock & Travis Richey

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

How do us ConvictEd felons get out of prison and not only become productive members of society, but how do we live an extraordinary life?

The odds are stacked against us. We’re starting out in the hole when we get back home, we gotta report to our P.O., take useless classes, and get rejected 99.9% of the time when we fill out job applications.

We’re being judged by our past mistakes, even after we do our time. But living an extraordinary life after prison is more than possible, and plenty of us have already done it.

That’s the ConvictEd Life. If you’re a ConvictEd felon, whether you’re in prison, about to go in or get out, or already out on the bricks, and you’re not just “willing” or “interested” in turning your life around, you’re 100% ConvictEd, then the ConvictEd Life is for you.

On this podcast, Zach Babcock and Travis Richey give you the blueprint on getting out of prison and living a life you can be proud of by sharing their experience of doing it themselves, interviewing other successful ex-convicts, and ultra successful business owners so you know exactly what you gotta do to live that ConvictEd Life.

    EP 12: Building A Brand After Prison With Tuan Nguyen

    EP 12: Building A Brand After Prison With Tuan Nguyen

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP 11: Mississippi Penitentiary To Real Estate Flipping With Brandon Metzler

    EP 11: Mississippi Penitentiary To Real Estate Flipping With Brandon Metzler

    What if your prison sentence was the best thing that ever happened to you? Sounds ridiculous at first - but a mindset that takes failure and tough times and turns them into something to learn from and be grateful for is a mindset that will help you power through anything life throws at you.
    Brandon Metzler is a real estate investor and serial entrepreneur who focuses his time and energy on empowering others with a sense of self-worth and an entrepreneurial spirit.
    On this episode of ConvictEd Life, Zach and Travis sit down with Brandon to dive deep on how Brandon fell in with the wrong crowd at an early age and eventually got his life in order during his time in prison, how life stops when you’re inside and advice for adjusting to a world that’s changed a lot while you were away, and what you need to know about getting started in real estate from zero. Join in for an episode that will help you tap into a positive mindset that recognizes opportunities wherever they show up.
     
    What You’ll Learn:
    What getting back to normal life on the outside looks like according to the law, including things like voting and buying a gun How the prison system fails the people in it by releasing them with no resources to help them navigate the outside world Why seeing your worst moments as your biggest blessings is a key part of succeeding when you get out And much more!  
    Favorite Quote:
    "There's no excuse to not do whatever you want to do. All the information in the world is at your fingertips, you can learn anything you want on Google and YouTube. Absolutely anything. And people, you just have to take the initiative."
     
    Brandon Metzler  
    Connect with Brandon:
    (601) 594-4548
    Retirentals
     
    How to Get Involved:
    Zach Babcock and Travis Richey are on a mission to turn their combined passion for prison reform into a show that provides all the information, encouragement, and access to resources that those in (or out) of the prison system need to take their lives to the next level of success and satisfaction.
    You can get in touch with the guys at contact@convictedlife.com, and you can find more information, plus the ConvictEd Life newsletter, on ConvictEdLife.com (be sure to check out the Resources tab). 
    Check out Zach on Instagram here and through Underdog Empowerment, and visit Travis on Instagram here and at AccomplishEd Ventures.
    And if you liked this episode and want to keep up with future episodes, head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe - don’t forget to drop a like, rating, and review while you’re at it!
     

    • 34 min
    EP 10: The Extra Mile Lifestyle With Bobby Jones

    EP 10: The Extra Mile Lifestyle With Bobby Jones

    What does “good enough” mean to you? If you’re reading this, you’re not the type to settle for mediocre the rest of your life. All you need to do is decide to stop settling and take some meaningful action toward your goals.
    Bobby “Mr. Bright Side” Jones worked his way up from prison time and lacked opportunities to his current role as the president and CEO of Bright Side Roofing and Siding. Through his business, his nonprofit Handcuffs and Cufflinks, and his role as the host of the Xtra Mile Podcast, Bobby serves and motivates others to chase down their highest potential.
    In this episode of ConvictEd Life, Zach and Travis get together with Bobby to dig into Bobby’s story and the things you can achieve when you push past your limiting beliefs, learning to turn your disadvantages into advantages and developing gratitude, plus how to recognize and communicate your value and partner with people who can add even more. Then, tune in for some crazy valuable insight from a guy who didn’t waste his second chance.
     
    What You’ll Learn:
    How Bobby’s family got him motivated to get his priorities straight and start optimizing his time at work What changes about the way you carry yourself when you dress like the most successful version of you, and how Bobby turned that idea into a nonprofit organization  Why patience will be the superpower that gets you your success, whether you’re still behind bars or out already And much more!  
    Favorite Quote:
    " I'm super grateful because I have the opportunity all around me. And I think that we have to hold on to the fact that everything could be worse no matter what we're going through. And stop complaining and just move on, man, because optimism will power you through that. So gratitude, optimism, amen."
     
    Bobby Jones  
    Connect with Bobby:
    Instagram
    The Xtra Mile Podcast (Subscribe, rate, and review!)
     
    How to Get Involved:
    Zach Babcock and Travis Richey are on a mission to turn their combined passion for prison reform into a show that provides all the information, encouragement, and access to resources that those in (or out) of the prison system need to take their lives to the next level of success and satisfaction.
    You can get in touch with the guys at contact@convictedlife.com, and you can find more information, plus the ConvictEd Life newsletter, on ConvictEdLife.com (be sure to check out the Resources tab). 
    Check out Zach on Instagram here and through Underdog Empowerment, and visit Travis on Instagram here and at AccomplishEd Ventures.
    And if you liked this episode and want to keep up with future episodes, head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe - don’t forget to drop a like, rating, and review while you’re at it!

    • 47 min
    EP 9: Ryan Stewman - Prison Time To Millions In The Bank

    EP 9: Ryan Stewman - Prison Time To Millions In The Bank

    You have to be able to get back up when you’ve been knocked down, and you have to be able to do it over and over again. It’s easy to make excuses when you get out and run into rough times. But those excuses won’t take you where you want to go. Only mental toughness and some common sense can do that.
    Ryan Stewman is an author, entrepreneur, and the founder and owner of Break Free Academy, where he mentors other motivated entrepreneurs to grow as leaders in their industries and as people trying to make an impact on the world.
    On this episode of ConvictEd Life, Zach and Travis jam with Ryan on Ryan’s conviction, release, and start in mortgage sales, how he navigated his way through the networking marketing world following his second conviction, why you need to level up the people you hang with, and how to get humble and work your way up from the bottom - fast. Tune in to get nothing but the facts on doing better after your time behind bars from someone who’s been there and fought his way back up to the top.
     
    What You’ll Learn:
    Why sales and network marketing work is the best option for a formerly convicted felon looking to get a job How some false testimony by others and an overblown charge landed Ryan back in prison - and how he bounced right back during his sentence What led Ryan to create the G Code, and how you can use those principles to level up your life And much more!  
    Favorite Quote:
    "Even when I had already made millions, I was willing to start and learn something over at minimum wage, you know, and a job’s a job. And here's what I know: You might start at the bottom, but if you're the best, you'll rise to the top quick enough."
     
    Ryan Stewman  
    Connect with Ryan:
    Instagram
    Facebook
     
    How to Get Involved:
    Zach Babcock and Travis Richey are on a mission to turn their combined passion for prison reform into a show that provides all the information, encouragement, and access to resources that those in (or out) of the prison system need to take their lives to the next level of success and satisfaction.
    You can get in touch with the guys at contact@convictedlife.com, and you can find more information, plus the ConvictEd Life newsletter, on ConvictEdLife.com (be sure to check out the Resources tab). 
    Check out Zach on Instagram here and through Underdog Empowerment, and visit Travis on Instagram here and at AccomplishEd Ventures.
    And if you liked this episode and want to keep up with future episodes, head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe - don’t forget to drop a like, rating, and review while you’re at it!

    • 44 min
    EP 8: The Academy Of Hope With Andre Norman

    EP 8: The Academy Of Hope With Andre Norman

    How does a person go from prison to Harvard? Not without willpower, hard work, and a willingness to use your strengths and your unique perspective - even if you got that perspective while behind bars - to turn goals into reality.
    Andre Norman is the founder of The Academy of Hope, author of Ambassador of Hope, and a former convicted felon who turned the darkest point in his life into an inspiring success story. Now, Andre is committed to using his story to help other felons experience the same success and empowerment.
    On this episode of ConvictEd Life, Zach gets together with Andre to cover how Andre got to prison, how he got out and put himself on an upward trajectory, and how he came to understand the prison system and the perspectives of the people who run it and the people who experience it, the legal disaster that drew out Andre’s prison time, plus how he got dialed into his role as a mentor, and living (and achieving) with relentless intention and the actions to back it up. Listen in to hear about the kind of success and growth that’s possible for anyone who’s willing to work for it.
     
    What You’ll Learn:
    How Andre found a space that helped him cope with his anxiety while he helped mentor others What Andre’s experience living the life that the academics theorized about allowed him to do in terms of growing the organization that hired him Why you have to intentionally walk in the direction of positivity if you want to see positivity, and how your life changes when you make that choice And much more!  
    Favorite Quote:
    "My day is not consumed, it is focused. Being busy don't mean shit... you can be busy. You can make money. But is it getting you to where you want to be? We was in the streets. We were getting money. But was it getting us to where we wanted to be? No. So making money is not bad. Living your life ain't bad. But if it's not getting you to where you want to be, then it's not good for you."
     
    Andre Norman  
    Connect with Andre:
    LinkedIn
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Andre’s website
    Get Ambassador of Hope
     
    How to Get Involved:
    Zach Babcock and Travis Richey are on a mission to turn their combined passion for prison reform into a show that provides all the information, encouragement, and access to resources that those in (or out) of the prison system need to take their lives to the next level of success and satisfaction.
    You can get in touch with the guys at contact@convictedlife.com, and you can find more information, plus the ConvictEd Life newsletter, on ConvictEdLife.com (be sure to check out the Resources tab). 
    Check out Zach on Instagram here and through Underdog Empowerment, and visit Travis on Instagram here and at AccomplishEd Ventures.
    And if you liked this episode and want to keep up with future episodes, head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe - don’t forget to drop a like, rating, and review while you’re at it!

    • 54 min
    EP 7: The Habits That Will Change Your Life With Brad Modrich

    EP 7: The Habits That Will Change Your Life With Brad Modrich

    You should believe in yourself. Without the idea that you can do whatever you want to do after you get out, you may find yourself back where you started. But that belief isn’t complete without the habits, and the follow-through, to make it a reality.
    Brad Modrich is a serial entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and founding partner of Arete Accelerator, Trifecta Credit Solutions, J.A.N. Med Spa, and more. Brad conquered a criminal history to make his way up in the world through sales skills, dedication, and a willingness to work - now, he hopes to help other convicted felons do the same.
    On this episode of ConvictEd Life, Zach and Travis jam with Brad on his bid for a drug conviction and the hard work in the fitness space that followed after, how to build up the disciplined lifestyle that will help you break patterns and move into the future, and Brad’s next big move geared toward convicted felons and talented trainers who want to get ahead in fitness. Listen in to learn about avenues for a successful life on the outside that you can start taking advantage of today.
     
    What You’ll Learn:
    Why the intelligence you think you have (or don’t have) comes second to just being willing to sit down and do the hard stuff What it takes to keep from getting pulled back into old, bad habits, and why your network is the key to your progress How to work your way up to the top of wherever you are simply by being okay starting at the very bottom And much more!  
    Favorite Quote:
    "Have belief that everything's gonna happen when it's supposed to happen… It's gonna happen. Just trust and believe that you're where you're at when you're supposed to be, how you're supposed to be. But let me just put a disclaimer on it. That belief system is going to be good, but just do the right thing. That is literally what got me to where I'm at. Just do the right thing."
     
    Brad Modrich  
    Connect with Brad:
    Facebook
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    BradModrich.com
     
    How to Get Involved:
    Zach Babcock and Travis Richey are on a mission to turn their combined passion for prison reform into a show that provides all the information, encouragement, and access to resources that those in (or out) of the prison system need to take their lives to the next level of success and satisfaction.
    You can get in touch with the guys at contact@convictedlife.com, and you can find more information, plus the ConvictEd Life newsletter, on ConvictEdLife.com (be sure to check out the Resources tab). 
    Check out Zach on Instagram here and through Underdog Empowerment, and visit Travis on Instagram here and at AccomplishEd Ventures.
    And if you liked this episode and want to keep up with future episodes, head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe - don’t forget to drop a like, rating, and review while you’re at it!

    • 44 min

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