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 Mitigation in Action 

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Michael Santos

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You may or may not be familiar with all the resources our team offers to help people pursue self-directed mitigation strategies. With that end in mind, I encourage you to review this article and the accompanying video:

In the article, we reveal mitigation strategies I learned from great leaders, such as:

  • Socrates,
  • Gandhi,
  • Viktor Frankl, and
  • Nelson Mandela

Those strategies had a unifying theme that will help anyone who wants to position himself or herself for a better outcome. In the accompanying video, I explain how mitigation works best when we strive to resolve problems that are bigger than our own life.

In all our work, we write that we never ask anyone to do anything that we’re not doing. To that end, if you click the following link, you’ll access a PDF that shows how a member of our community used this strategy to begin positioning himself for success:

Here is the bullet-point version of what you’ll read in David’s story:

  • David faced a sentence that exposed him to more than 10 years in prison.
  • David wanted to differentiate himself in the eyes of the judge and other stakeholders that would have an influence over his future.
  • David had to build a story of community service, in an effort to help others.
  • David developed that story.
  • Instead of getting 10 years in prison, David got a two-year sentence.

Mitigation is different for every person.

The sooner a person begins to prepare, however, the more comprehensive a person can be in build an effective mitigation strategy.

Lesson from Leadership:

If you can help other people get what they want, you can get everything you want.

Zig Zigler

When crafting your mitigation strategy, consider what your judge wants. Then respond to the following questions:

  • What does your mitigation strategy reveal?
  • What tools and resources have you developed to advance your strategy?
  • In what ways does your mitigation strategy contribute to the solution of a societal problem?

In the same way that it’s not easy for a dentist do his own root canal, it’s not easy for people facing criminal charges to respond to such questions. For that reason, we offer considerable amounts of content to help. We encourage you to review all of our Internet platforms to learn how you can engineer a mitigation strategy that may result in leniency at your sentence.

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