Journal Entry 

 Thursday, November 2, 2023:The Journey Beyond the Certificate 

Michael Santos

Michael Santos

Subject: The Journey Beyond the Certificate: Embracing Continuous Growth

Having journeyed through our course, “Preparing for Success after Prison,” you’ve taken a significant step towards reshaping your future. This FSA-approved course, identifiable by the Sentry Code PSAP, is designed to be a 15-hour intensive program. But let’s be clear: the end of the course isn’t the culmination of your journey; it’s merely the beginning.

The certificate you earn is a testament to your commitment and dedication. However, the true essence of the course lies beyond that piece of paper. It’s about the mindset you cultivate, the habits you form, and the continuous effort you put into bettering yourself each day.

Memorializing Progress:

I’ve always believed that success is a continuous journey. It’s about documenting and memorializing every step, every achievement, no matter how small. The more you invest in chronicling your progress, the more marketable you become. Employers, mentors, and society at large are not just interested in where you are now; they’re keen to understand your journey, your evolution.

A Blueprint for Success:

A well-defined plan is your roadmap to success. It provides clarity, direction, and purpose. When you have a clear path charted out, you’re better equipped to seize opportunities that come your way. And these opportunities aren’t just about securing employment; they’re about building multiple income streams, ensuring financial stability, and ultimately, achieving higher levels of liberty.

Drawing inspiration from the Straight-A Guide, success is built on Attitude, Aspiration, and Action. Your attitude determines your approach to challenges, your aspirations define your goals, and your actions bring those goals to fruition. It’s a holistic approach that ensures not just success, but fulfillment.

Stephen Covey’s Influence:

Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” aligns seamlessly with our course’s ethos. Covey emphasizes being proactive, beginning with the end in mind, and putting first things first. These habits resonate with our course’s message of taking charge of your life, setting clear goals, and prioritizing tasks that bring you closer to those goals. By synergizing with others, seeking to understand before being understood, and continuously sharpening your skills, you’re setting yourself up for sustained success.

Join the Movement:

To truly make a difference and showcase your journey, I invite you to join us at Prison Professors Talent. By sending an invite to [email protected], you can build a record of your personal accomplishments and growth. It’s a platform where you can memorialize your progress and be a beacon of inspiration for others.

In conclusion, remember that “Preparing for Success after Prison” is not just a course; it’s a lifestyle. It’s about embracing continuous learning, being proactive, and always striving for excellence. As you continue on this journey, I urge you to keep the teachings of the Straight-A Guide and Stephen Covey close to your heart. They will serve as guiding lights, illuminating your path to success.

Michael Santos, 

founder of Prison Professors Talent