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Lessons from a Drug Lord. A self-help talk like no other. By Shaun Attwood

Lessons from a Drug Lord. A self-help talk like no other.

As seen worldwide on Banged-Up/Locked-Up Abroad, Shaun Attwood moved from England to Arizona as a penniless graduate and made a fortune in the stock market. But he became greedy and lost sight of what was important. He threw raves and ran a multi-million-dollar Ecstasy ring in competition with the Mafia mass murderer “Sammy the Bull” Gravano, who put a contract on Shaun’s head. In 2002, a SWAT team smashed Shaun’s door down. 

After surviving 26 months in the insect-infested jail run by Sheriff Joe Arpaio – where gangs and even guards were murdering inmates – Shaun was sentenced to 9½ years.

Lessons from a Drug Lord includes what Shaun learned when he was forced to reappraise his life in the harsh reality Arizona’s penal system, including supermaximum-security prison. The people imparting wisdom to Shaun range from his psychotherapist, Dr. Owen, and his meditation master, Andrew, to Two Tonys, a Mafia mass murderer serving 112 years for killing rival gangsters, and T-Bone, an ex-Marine using formidable fighting skills to stop prison rape.

These lessons – told via anecdotes and Socratic dialogue – will force you to re-examine your life and what is truly important. They include:

• Love the Right Person: a dysfunctional relationship can derail everything you have worked for

• Take Time for Introspection: the foundation for personal development is self-knowledge

• Identify and Overcome Addictions: unacknowledged addictions can creep out of control and devastate your life  

• Value Your Family: make time for the people who love you unconditionally

• Make Slow and Careful Progress: shortcuts are tempting, but not worth the high price 

Shaun calling his family from jail: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5BrG2VoLHM

After abandoning years of hard work to sell Ecstasy, Shaun almost loses his life to the Italian Mafia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ixKDEpvpVY

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  • LH

    Another inspirational talk by Shaun - valuable lessons for all of us. Thank you for coming back, Shaun - thank you for bringing him back, Matt!

    July 30, 2014

  • Aimee Louise L.

    Loved Shauns talk, insightful, humorous and real with amazing stories!

    July 26, 2014

  • Matt K.

    What a great evening. This talk is now available to watch and download online http://www.interestingtalks.co.uk/shaun-attwood

    July 23, 2014

  • Riitta

    Thank you Shaun for sharing your story with us. All the best to you! Thanks Matt for organizing.

    July 22, 2014

  • Mike

    Great talk ! Very insightful with some amazing stories ! Thank you Shaun for sharing your experiences. Thank you Matt for organising.

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Ian Y.

    I loved Shaun and his ability to make such a dreadful experience count towards the well being of others, particularly with his rather 'English' humour.

    July 22, 2014

  • Mary L.

    Very interesting speaker. I started reading his book when I got home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Jessie H.

    An insightful and enlightening talk on drugs,prisons and the invincibility of the human spirit delivered with compassion, humanity and a wonderful sense of humour.Thank you Shaun and Matt.

    July 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I can't make it tonight, 2 spaces open now if needed?

    July 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't have a ticket as such. Just rsvp'd. I've requested a refund. Maybe that will release the space.

      July 21, 2014

    • Rossana E.

      thank you tickets have been released

      July 21, 2014

  • Caroline D

    I now have a confirmed space!

    July 21, 2014

  • Helen A.

    Hi all both myself and Louise Groves won't be there tonight now so there are 2 spaces available! If you repeat this talk will definitely book to attend again.

    July 21, 2014

    • Georgina B.

      Hi Helen, if you are not able to go this evening are your spaces already taken?

      July 21, 2014

    • Helen A.

      I'm not sure Georgina, best ask Matt.

      July 21, 2014

  • Caroline D

    Yes can I have one of your spaces please-and tell me who I pay...

    July 21, 2014

  • Mathy L.

    Hi Matt,

    I'm on the waiting list for tomorrow and just saw the open space. Should I just turn- up tomorrow for the ticket?

    July 21, 2014

  • Thomas G.

    hi there are have you got any cancelation or extra places left ?

    July 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can't make this anymore so have a spare ticket. Not sure what the transfer policy is Matt?

      July 20, 2014

    • Thomas G.

      That would be excellent as I was trying to go with a friend and forgot to get the ticket will check tomorrow if the ticket can be transferred !

      July 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Matt - is this different to the talk Shaun did last year?

    May 14, 2014

    • Matt K.

      Yes it is. The talk Shaun did last year (and next week) was about his time in prison. This new talk focuses on what happened afterwards and what he learnt from it.

      May 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great. Would definitely like to hear more from him.

      May 14, 2014

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