Jan 21, 2022
Two Ways Forward: Chris Wilson, The Master Plan & Cuttlefish | Waste No Potential
Incredible is a word that’s used so often it can lose its meaning. But in the case of our guest, Chris Wilson, his impossible-to-believe story offers insight into the power of resilience, understanding self-worth, and manifesting your own destiny. Your eggs benny isn’t incredible — this story is.
We believe there are two ways to move forward with decisions in life: agree and get on with it; or disagree and make it better. Sounds reasonable, right? But at 17 years old, Wilson faced a choice more than dire. Either acquiesce to a life in prison, or overcome inconceivable odds and devise a plan — a “Master Plan” — to convince the powers-that-be that he was better suited for a life beyond bars.
Today, Wilson is an entrepreneur, social justice advocate, film producer, and author of “The Master Plan”. His life journey reads like a Hollywood movie. At times it’s hard to listen to — it’s real, gritty, and jaw-dropping. If you ever thought there wasn’t another solution to a problem, take a listen, and witness Wilson face unthinkable atrocities and injustices as he navigates his path from the crack-addled neighbourhoods of his youth to present-day triumphs. He proves there are always two ways forward.
We also hear from Manu Varma, Principal Strategist at Traction on Demand, who highlights how innovation for a large company is dependent on working together — and not being afraid to fail — in order to find new ways forward.
This episode is an absolute must-listen.
You can learn more about Chris Wilson's journey, his book, The Master Plan, and his artwork here. [ https://chriswilson.biz/ ]