The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose by Chris Wilson

It is amazing how change and transformation happens. One minor shift or switch can happen in a blink of an eye and totally turn your entire life around. To read Chris Wilson’s transformation story was nothing short of amazing. To top things off, this book couldn’t come into my life at a more important time as I too am working on my own life’s master plan.

The Master Plan is about the remarkable story of the journey of how Chris Wilson went from being sentenced to life in prison to being a free and successful man through a system that is designed to make sure such success doesn’t happen. With the effects of childhood family trauma and one fatal adolescent decision, Wilson is faced with the matter of spending the rest of his life in prison. However, with dedication, determination, self discipline, and his master plan, Wilson finds the way to win over the faith of individuals within the corrupt system in order to be released from prison and continue to pursue all of his life goals all while impacting those around him as well as the community he loves so deeply. 

I enjoyed every life experience given in this book, from his childhood all the way to how he got his dream car. I loved how he broke down every life experience and why he made the decisions he made to get himself to where he wanted to be. I loved how he didn’t let his environment or circumstances define who he is. He wrote down his goals and took authentic actions to achieve them. I mean to be able to start a business and multiple programs in prison and not have any bad reports in 10+ years is remarkable. 

I also really liked how he didn’t make it seem like everything was all roses and unicorns. It was far from easy for him. Every step forward resulted in sometimes soul crushing obstacles that Wilson had to fight through in order to succeed in his master plan. That’s real life. There will always be universal push back when success is on the horizon, and reading how Wilson overcame more than the usual amount of obstacles and remained persistent and focused was definitely encouraging.

This book had me looking at my own life’s master plan like if he can do all these things while being locked away, degraded, and treated like his life is worth nothing, then what am I complaining about being out here with so much support and resources, and why the heck am I procrastinating so much?!

I am so glad that I came across this life altering book. It is now added to my favorites list and will definitely be a book I have my child read when he becomes a teenager. I highly recommend it to everyone. 

Check out “The Master Plan” by Chris Wilson here

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