Sentenced to sixty-five years in a Texas prison, Damon West once had it all.Damon West on this episode of Inspire Someone Today, shares his personal story of a flourishing life squandered due to drugs and how he was able to reinvent himself through the jail term. The genesis of being a coffee bean story, finding hope from a hopeless situation and the pay it forward work, that he is doing through his foundation to help kids.Damon’s story has been featured both nationally and globally. His second book, The Coffee Bean, co-authored with best-selling author Jon Gordon, became an instant best-seller and a part of Forbes’ “Top Twenty Books You Need to Read to Crush 2020.” Damon is passionate about the Coffee Bean message and loves sharing how it changed his life and how it can change yours, too.Timestamps Damon’s back story - 2:02Being a coffee bean - 11:45Finding hope in a hopeless situation - 20:49Servant leadership - 26:07Be A Coffeebean Foundation - 29:03Rapid fire - 34:20IST Message - 42:35Key quotes and references from the episode:Past is a lesson, present is a gift and future a motivationHate corrodes the container that contains themEnergy we put out is the energy we attract, think about it!You are what you eat, just not the food but the associations we developLife is a difficult place - You have 3 choice to respondYou can choose to be a carrotChoose to be like an eggYou have a third option, you can choose to be a coffee beanBooks of Damon : The Coffee Bean and The Change AgentWebsite: https://beacoffeebeanfoundation.org/Want to say Hello, do connect with me on LinkedIn or Instagram.Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, youtube, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode -July 30’21.
Changing The Water: Damon West, Former UNT QB and Best-Selling Author
Damon West went from starting Quarterback at North Texas, to working at one of the premier banks in the world before many years of drug addiction led to his felony arrest in 2008. He was sentenced to life in prison on a first time conviction after leading a criminal enterprise in Dallas, Texas. This is where the story of the coffee bean begins. You will not want to miss this jaw dropping story of redemption, faith, and encouragement as Damon, now out on parole, is going around speaking to the best teams in America and changing lives one stop at a time. His story is both a cautionary tale and an empowering source of hope for our world as he shares how, by merely being coffee beans, we all can change the water.Follow us!Twitter: @TheIronHorsePodInstagram: @IronhorsepodFacebook.com/ironhorsepodEmail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
#109 - Damon West Sentenced to Sixty-Five Years in a Texas Prison To Becoming the Coffee Bean
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Jeff Knows Inc Podcast Hosted by Jeff Lopes - Episode 109 - Damon West. Damon is a M.S. Criminal Justice, college professor, nationally known keynote speaker and best-selling author (with best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of The Coffee Bean.Damon WestFacebook: DamonWestInstagram: DamonWestJeff LopesWebsite: www.JeffKnowsInc.comEmail: Jeff@jeffknowsinc.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/jeffknowsincInstagram: www.instagram.com/JeffLopesThe Fastest Growing Community of Entrepreneur Dadshttps://www.Jeffreylopes.comPurchase your Copy of the #1 Seller Entrepreneur Dad#KeepMovingForward - Jeff LopesSupport the show (https://www.jeffreylopes.com)
Ep 125 Interview Sessions with Damon West #BEACOFFEEBEAN
Always Better than Yesterday with Ryan Hartley | A Podcast for Heart Centred Leaders
This week on Ep 125 I am joined by Damon West. At 20 years old, Damon was a starting quarterback at the University of North Texas, when he suffered a career ending injury. He turned to hardcore drugs to cope with disappointments of life. After graduation, he worked in the United States Congress, was a national fundraiser on a U.S. Presidential campaign and eventually trained to be a stockbroker for United Bank of Switzerland (UBS). One day at UBS, he was introduced to methamphetamines; he became instantly hooked and the lives of so many innocent people would forever be changed by the choices he made to feed his insatiable meth habit. Damon, “The Uptown Burglar” was sentenced to 65 years in prison. After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He learned that, like a coffee bean changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and a miraculous second chance at life, Damon emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption, grit and determination continues to inspire audiences today. Today, Damon lives a life of recovery and service, going to meetings and sharing his story all over the country with schools, church's, athletic teams, corporations, conferences and inside correctional facilities. Over the past few years, he has been sharing the Coffee Bean lesson with dozens of college football teams such as Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas, and countless schools and businesses. His #BeACoffeeBean message has inspired thousands from Walmart to the US Army to the NBA. Damon’s story has been featured both nationally and globally. His second book, The Coffee Bean, co-authored with best-selling author Jon Gordon, became an instant best-seller and a part of Forbes’ “Top Twenty Books You Need to Read to Crush 2020.” In this incredible episode you will hear: 05:30 Damon’s story is one of the most transformational stories Jon Gordon has ever heard 06:15 Damon’s incredible story 09:25 “we got the Uptown burglar” 09:50 Ten minutes to find Damon guilty and sentenced to 65 years in prison on May 18th 2009 11:15 Mother’s tough love before going in to jail 12:20 Mr. Jackson’s life changing advice 13:25 Fear and Faith both believe in a future 14:10 you don’t have to win all your fights but you do have to fight all your fights 14:40 a carrot, an egg and a coffee bean 16:45 changing prison from the inside out 20:15 a powerful prayer and the serenity prayer 26:00 the fork in the road days 28:30 becoming a coffee bean maximum security prison - the 5 rules to being a coffee bean 34:20 the hardest place to do time is in your mind 36:50 the longer you’re in the hot water the stronger the coffee 38:00 you get to choose I really hope that hearing Damon’s story and simple life lessons inspires you to create your own transformation and that you become your own Coffee Bean. Please do share this episode with someone you know will love to hear the message too. Always love Ryan Connect with Damon: Website: https://damonwest.org/index.html Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/damonjosephwest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/damonwest7 Connect with Always Better than Yesterday Website: www.ryanhartley.co.uk Email: email@example.com Thank you to our friends at WebCreation, proud supporters of the Always Better than Yesterday Interview Sessions. Head to www.WebCreationGroup.com for stunning websites at sensible prices.
True Transformation. From Prison to Motivational Speaker with Damon West
True Grit and Grace with Amberly Lago
“Spirituality is your conscious contact with God.” Damon West led his high school football team to championships as well as a starting position with the North Texas University football team. He was adored by his community and the good fortune of being the son of one of the most respected sports reporters in the state. Very few people are blessed with such extraordinary gifts and opportunities, and yet, fate and biochemistry had another plan for Damon. In short, addiction doesn’t discriminate. Whenever I talk to others in recover I am always inspired and uplifted by the daily choices they make to live in gratitude and be of service. I loved this conversation with Damon about his story of redemption from meth addiction to what he has chosen to do with his life now and the positive impact he is making on the world. Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a college professor, nationally known keynote speaker and best-selling author (with best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change. His first book and autobiography, The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World, was published just three years after his release from a Texas maximum-security prison. After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He learned that, like a coffee bean changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and a miraculous second chance at life, Damon emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption, grit and determination continues to inspire audiences today. This is a powerful conversation about addiction, sobriety, redemption, spiritual transformation and more. No matter what you are dealing with currently, I know Damon's story of turning tragedy into triumph will resonate with you. Here’s what you will learn: Where Damon’s road started with addiction and prison time (3:29) What prison life was like for Damon (10:21) Understanding the prison of the mind (15:16) How to build grit and determination (23:31) How Damon became a “smuggler of hope” (29:24) Damon’s first experiences with recovery and how it changed him (36:42) How his faith in God works to provide with needs (42:18) The importance of reaching out while struggling with an addiction (49:37) Screenshot your favorite part and post to your IG story and tag me @amberlylagomotivation and @damonwest7 so we can see and repost to our stories! Follow Damon: Instagram Twitter Website Mentioned in this episode: Jon Gordon The Coffee Bean The Coffee Bean for Kids Hiitide Book Club: I am excited to share that registration for the True Grit and Grace Book Club is now OPEN!!! Register here! Unlock your highest potential and start living the life you deserve! Read the True Grit and Grace book here and learn how you can turn your tragedies into triumphs! Thank you for joining us on the True, Grit, & Grace Podcast! If you find value in today’s episode, don’t forget to share the show with your friends and tap that subscribe button so you don’t miss an episode! You can also head over to amberlylago.com to join my newsletter and access free downloadable resources that can help you elevate your life, business, and relationships! Want to see the behind the scenes and keep the conversation going? Head over to Instagram @amberlylagomotivation! Audible @True-Grit-and-Grace-Audiobook Website @amberlylago.com Instagram @amberlylagomotivation Facebook @AmberlyLagoSpeaker
Season 2: Resilience Through Change with Damon West
In Season 2 of #LaidOffLife, Jennifer and Jigna talk with Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, college professor, nationally known keynote speaker, and best-selling author of The Coffee Bean. Damon shares, with Jennifer and Jigna, how he became resilient after being sentenced to sixty-five years in a Texas prison. Damon shares his story with us on how one can go from having it all to finding themselves with nothing. He talks through the trials and tribulations of being resilient and finding his way to redemption to turn his life around to serve others. For those facing unemployment and/or other challenges in your life, we hope you find a bit of inspiration on being resilient. The views and opinions expressed by all individuals on the podcast are their own. Their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Intro and closing music, Just Like That, has been licensed peruse through Melody Loops. License # 9138911
Damon West is the ultimate example of reinvention and transformation, going from addict, to criminal, to a life sentence in a maximum security prison, to professor, best-selling author and legendary motivational speaker. He is the ultimate change agent and his inspirational message resonates with all he comes into contact with.
Damon West on his journey from college quarterback to meth addict to an inmate with a life sentence and what he learned about bad belief systems, race, the law of attraction, recovery programs and "becoming the coffee bean." You'll never hear another story like this. Must listen.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Damon West | Bestselling Author & Motivational Speaker
Everybody Pulls The Tarp
Sentenced to 65 years in a Texas prison, Damon West made a commitment to his parents to come back the man they raised. It was inside that prison where West changed his life with a positive attitude and servant leadership. Today he shares his inspirational message with the world. West is the co-author of the bestselling book "The Coffee Bean" and author of his memoir, "The Change Agent." He sat down with Everybody Pulls The Tarp Host Andrew Moses for a one-on-one conversation.