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Shaka Senghor

Find Self-Forgiveness & Write A New Narrative For Your Life


One of the most liberating gifts you can ever give to yourself and the people around you is overcoming past trauma to create peace and unconditional self-love. No matter what you’ve been through, being deliberate about your journey of healing will set you, your family and your loved ones up for long-term success. Without taking the time to heal, it’ll make the “down times” even harder than they need to be. 

My guest today is a shining example of radical reinvention and creating peace from past trauma. His name is Shaka Senghor and in today’s show, he’s going to walk us through how to better let go of shame, how to rewrite the narrative of our own lives, and SO much more. Please help welcome the one-and-only, Shaka Senghor, to The School of Greatness!

“When you aren’t waking up with fear and dread, life is beautiful." @shakasenghor  

Today’s guest is best-selling author Shaka Senghor. Senghor was released from prison in 2010 after spending 19 years after being convicted of murder. Today, Shaka’s priority is shifting societal narratives through storytelling and developing workshops with high entertainment value and deep social impact. Senghor is the Head of Sales and Success Culture at TripActions and Founder of Redeemed Sole.

He was recognized by OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) as a “Soul Igniter” in the inaugural class of the SuperSoul 100. He has taught at the University of Michigan and shares his story of redemption around the world.  His memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, debuted on The New York Times and The Washington Post Best Seller Lists. Shaka’s widely anticipated sophomore book, Letters to the Sons of Society was released in January 2022.

If you’re ready to learn how to move out of shame and guilt, and into a place of peace and self-love, then this episode is for you! I’m so pumped to share this one with you all. And now, let’s jump into Episode 1,284 of The School of Greatness.

“Joy comes from the ability to express all of your emotions." @shakasenghor  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Was there a time when you were in prison that you were able to love yourself internally?
  • How did your childhood lead to the violent environment you found yourself in?
  • How does someone shift their negative thoughts?
  • What happens when human beings never express their feelings?
  • What are three things you give your children that you wish you had?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to create a new narrative for yourself. 
  • How to create peace from past trauma. 
  • How to find self-forgiveness.
  • How not to recycle the outdated stories we tell ourselves. 
  • Why the best conversations are the ones you have with yourself.
  • Plus much more…
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