Episode 06: Q&A & Lessons Learned with PharmD & Entrepreneur Taylor Martin

Peter “Chappy” Meyerhoff sits down with pharmacist Taylor Martin.

In order to find the thread that connects all of us in our times of hardship, Taylor turns the tables on the show and throws Chappy a few questions of his own.

Chappy kicks things off by offering a perspective shift by bringing up his wholehearted belief that “your worst day out on the street is a hundred times better than your best day in prison.”

“To get a different perspective,” he continues, “you’ve got to look at somebody who has a worse situation than you.”

Chappy goes on to share how he had to rewire his brain the second he was released from prison. He talks about all the people around him who had to remind him that, in the real world, threatening others, asserting your dominance, and everything else that was acceptable—expected, even—in the prison yard is completely off-limits outside those walls.

Taylor and Chappy close out the show with a discussion on making an impact. With a little faith, a focus on keeping things in perspective, and constantly reminding yourself that everyone has a purpose, seemingly insignificant decisions will result in a life full of blessings not only for you, but for everyone that you touch.

Topics Discussed:

  • Taylor’s background
  • Lessons about bouncing back that Taylor learned from the podcast
  • What Chappy told himself when he was sent to prison at the age of 18
  • What Chappy would tell someone on their first and last day in prison
  • Why Chappy was so calm when he was convicted
  • Chappy’s ultimate goal in his life’s “third act”
  • Getting through solitary confinement
  • Chappy’s last year in prison
  • Adjusting to life fresh out of prison
  • How to raise your self-confidence
  • Chappy’s prison workouts
  • Making an impact after prison

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Key Quotes:

  • Fitness can not only build your self-confidence, but also relieve stress and make you not do stupid things or say mean things because, by the time I’m done doing cardio, I’m ready for a nap. ~Chappy

  • Your worst day out on the street is a hundred times better than your best day in prison. ~Chappy

  • Whatever [your] situation is, that problem is miniscule compared to what you can accomplish if you literally just wake up and you’re thankful. ~Taylor

  • To get a different perspective, you’ve got to look at somebody who has a worse situation than you. ~Chappy

  • Everybody’s got a purpose in this world and everybody’s good at something. ~Chappy


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