The Lords of Discipline: A Journey of Self Discovery and Shared Experiences (Guest Profile, Troy Evans)

Appearing for the first time as a Guest Host on the December 4th PI Window on Business Show is Jim Bouchard.

Jim’s “Think Like a Black Belt” mindset and resulting journey parallels in principle that of the protagonist from Pat Conroy’s 1980 novel “The Lords of Discipline” Will McLean, in that it has ultimately lead him to a greater understanding of both himself and life.

Like Mclean’s three friends, Jim is joined by three equally inspirational individuals whose own unique perspectives on life and the discipline it takes to succeed are powerful in their understanding and candor.

Consisting of three separate 15 minute vignette interviews, the show concludes with Troy Evans.

Evans, a one time drug addict and bank robber who is now a major success in consulting and speaking, will share his story in what collectively promises to be one of the most memorable 60 minutes in the show’s history.

Today’s guest profile is on author and speaker Troy Evans from the Evans Group in Phoenix, AZ.

Guest Profile, Troy Evans:

Troy Evans, Speaker From Desperation To Dedication

On November 12, 1992, Troy Evans was sentenced to 13 years in Federal Prison. He was convicted of five armed bank robberies, in three states, over a six-month crime spree, and was sent to the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colorado. His neighbors included such notorious criminals as Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Troy was released on December 13, 1999, over seven and one-half years later.

Despite the obstacles that only prison can produce, Troy was determined that his time behind bars would not be wasted time. Education
would be his saving grace. After six
months of filling out applications, writing essays, begging, pleading, and selling, Troy landed his first scholarship for one class. That was a beginning, and when Troy walked out the doors of prison he carried with him two degrees, both obtained with a 4.0 GPA and designation on the Dean’s and President’s list.

Troy is now a motivational speaker who shares his story and lessons learned with audiences of all ages. Since his release, Evans has taken the
Corporate, Association and Education platforms by storm with his motivational keynote speeches. Audiences are stunned by his endurance, accomplishments and remarkable personal transformation. With straightforward, real life examples, Evans shows how the keys to his success in prison are the keys to his success today, and how these lessons can be applied to escaping the “prisons within ourselves”. He renews an appreciation for what is really important in all of our lives and motivates each and every person to overcome adversity, adapt to change, and to realize their full potential.

With young people, Evans speaks openly on the dangers of drug use, peer pressure and the power of responsible decision-making. His student motivational speaking grabs the attention of today’s youth by sharing what he witnessed within the harsh environment of a Federal Prison and illustrates how his years of incarceration can be linked to the decisions he made as a teenager. Teen audiences are left with a wide-eyed understanding of “consequence” and a realization that the decisions they make today have the potential to alter their entire life.

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From Desperation to Dedication: A Former Bank Robber

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A hard-luck story with a lesson to learn, this guide offers readers solid advice on making choices and making changes in their lives. Fifteen years ago, the author was a drop out, drug addict, and deadbeat dad who had turned to bank robbery and landed in prison; now, he shares what has made it possible for him to become a college graduate, responsible father, and acclaimed public speaker. From his example, readers will learn how to change their lives and commit to being better people by accepting responsibility for—and making the most of—every choice they face. The inspiring story and reliable advice combine to offer a uniquely insightful plan of attack for those who want to take control of their situations and set themselves on the path to success.

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