What happens if your worst fear becomes your reality? Brent Cassity was a successful CEO working in a family business that grew to a national company that was recognized by the media of being the pioneers in their industry. Brent had it all and lost it all. He found himself standing at the gates of Leavenworth Prison to serve a 5 year sentence. Brent's podcast explores the stories of inmates who were in and now out of prison. What was life like before they went in, life inside prison, and life now that they are back home. These conversations are deep, sad. often funny, but always interesting.
Nightmare Success In and Out with Guest Justin Smith
Can you get sentenced to over 10 years in Federal Prison for selling bath salts? Yes, Justin Smith was one of the largest suppliers out of Florida. These bath salts mimicked the effects of cannabis and ecstasy. HIs attorney warned him that he was walking down a dangerous path even though it was not a scheduled drug. Justin had become intoxicated by the ocean of money that allowed him all the material things with this lifestyle. Justin had success in business early on. At 13 years old he created an internet dial up service. He took his creative smarts to the real estate world to much success until a very strange thing happened. Always looking for opportunities his friend had a chain of smoke shops. Their best selling products were spices and bath salts. Justin saw an opportunity figured out a supply chain and took off. He shares with us how a program in prison changed his life. Justin returned home and did not let the ex-felon tag slow him down, He owns a very successful national company that is called Contractor Plus that is teamed with companies like Home Depot. Justin's story is about learning from mistakes but never giving up your tenacity to accomplish what some would deem impossible.
Nightmare Success In and Out with Guest JC Almanza
What would it be like to survive 4 years in a Mexican prison? JC Almanza did a lot of time at several different prisons. He grew up on the hard streets of the southside of Chicago. The way JC tells his stories it feels like you have stepped into a movie of his mind in a place you probably have never been. Since JC got out of prison 6 years ago, he has created a movement "Wrong to Strong." He has over 85,000 subscribers on YouTube and 55,000 followers on Instagram. Why? It is his message. It is his humbleness, vulnerability, and gratitude for where he is today. This is an interesting story because there was not a magic wand transformation. JC's journey happened in small steps...improving himself with each event even though he may take a temporary step back. The hardness and then the vulnerability keeps you hooked to JC's story. He is now fueled by the difference he is making in people's lives by sharing his experience helping others get to the other side. Wrong to Strong is a real movement. You feel it when you listen to JC.
Nightmare Success In and Out Guest Jermaine Wilson
Could a guy go from an inmate at Leavenworth to the Mayor of Leavenworth? Yes, Jermaine Wilson is that man! This incredible story has been on Good Morning America, The Sunday CBS Morning Show, and others. Jermaine grew up in Leavenworth. He lived in a tough neighborhood and ran with a tough gang of people dealing in drugs and mischief. Jermaine became a leader in that world. He eventually was sentenced to 3 years at a Leavenworth prison. He began believing he should use all his talents and leadership qualities for a force for good. When he got out of prison he began a non-profit that creates positive events for law enforcement and the community to unite and communicate. One day a friend said you should be Mayor. He didn’t really take it seriously until his wife said he should run. The rest of the story is simply incredible. Jermaine is so positive when he talks he just puts a smile on your face. I love what Jermaine has done, and I love his story. Look for his book coming out soon…”From Lawbreaker to Lawmaker.”
Nightmare Success In and Out with Guest Zach Babcock
Could you have survived being put in a psych ward at 9 years old? Zach Babcock not only survived that but has become a big success with Empowerment Underdog Podcast and Speaking. Zach's dad died when he was 7 years old. He had a hard time with that and was constantly told he was not good enough and couldn't focus on tasks. This low self esteem led him in out of trouble with the law. When he was taken to prison he missed his twin boys being born. While he was in the "hole" he received a 30 second phone call you would never want to receive in prison. That he survived all of this makes his second chance story all that more powerful. Plus, Zach is so likeable, vulnerable, and authentic with how he shares his story. He went all in on becoming an entrepreneur. His story of being totally in makes you a believer with what it means to be committed. Eventually, it has all worked for Zach. He has a great wife, new home, coaches his twin boys, and has a booming successful business. This episode has all kinds of nuggets of wisdom spread throughout. Grit, overcoming, tenacious, Zach Babcock.
Nightmare Success In and Out Guest Shaun Hayes
How did the Country Boy from Thayer Missouri eventually sell a bank for half billion dollars and eventually go to prison? Shaun Hayes had a persistent goal in his mind growing up...he wanted to be a millionaire. He bought his first bank at 29. He was the CEO of a big bank at 32, and running a public company by 35. At 44, he sold Allegiant Bank to National City for half a billion dollars. Eventually, after the sale, Shaun lost his way buying up smaller rural banks, along with, real estate investments that went sour that led him to a bank fraud conviction sentencing him to 5 years in Federal prison. Along the way, Shaun's story is captivating about the rise and fall of a very smart man. He is now building his second chance with his new book "The Gray Choice." He is also telling his story as a public speaker about the things to do and avoid when building a company. Shaun has several nuggets of wisdom he sprinkles throughout this episode. Shaun says, "if you never give up, you will eventually win." Shaun would love for you to go to his website www.shaunhayes.com or click this link Home and pre-order his book "The Gray Choice." Shaun is a masterful storyteller that makes the book a great read!
Nightmare Success In and Out with Guest Shane Spurgeon
How many times can you get knocked down and get back up? Shane Spurgeon has had a life of falling down and finding the grit to stand back up and take another step to the right path. So much of Shane's life was locked into the wrong mindset believing he was not good enough. He believed he didn't deserve something good if it happened to him. Shane's story is raw, authentic, and vulnerable. Just when you think he has finally made it he falls again. He had a couple of people who finally showed up in his life that believed him, and did not give up on him when he was wanting to give up on himself. After all his struggles, he finally found his peace. Shane has been on quite a journey. He now is helping people who struggled with the same demons he escaped from to get them help.
Wow the Bill Glaser interview was amazing
Just finished listening to the interview earlier today and it was awesome! I’m going to check out more and the book as I was blown away by the story that played out!
Nightmare success in and out
I love the content of the show and Brent Cassity smoothly, and sometimes emotionally, guides through these stories as only he can
The podcast of Bill Glaser was riveting
It shows how the press create a fake story