TFFS034 Live Interview with Chris Wilson


Today we talk Chris Wilson about his challenging experience and what motivates him to make his dreams possible. Chris and I have an awesome time while talking about his hardships. His story inspires me a lot because I can remember my brothers who have the same experience with him. Listening to his sad story will inspire everyone who experienced darkness and turns into a very bright and promising life.

What you’ll Learn this episode:

  • Negative effect if somebody deviates from doing good
  • Positive ways in order to achieve your dreams despite of hardships
  • Motivations to pursue your goals and reject negativities
  • How important to live with a purpose?

A Little About Chris

Chris Wilson is the owner and founder of the Barclay Investment Corporation, a multi-service social enterprise, specializing in residential and commercial contracting work. He was born and raised in Washington D.C and grew up under extremely difficult circumstances. Poverty, drug addiction, and gun violence was the everyday norm in his community. At the age of 17, he was charged with a crime, convicted, and sentenced to natural life in prison. It was during times of isolation that he decided to not only to turn his life around, but to make a difference in the lives of people who currently live in poverty-stricken communities similar to his childhood surroundings. He relates, “Many years ago, I committed my life to self-improvement and helping others. I sat in a dark cell and wrote up what I now call my Master Plan. A plan to build a business empire and help others.”

While imprisoned, he earned his high school diploma, graduated from all of the vocational shops, earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology, from Anne Arundel Community College and taught himself to speak and write in several foreign languages. He became a mentor, started a career center, book club and after serving 16 years in prison, he has returned to society a changed man.

Now, he’s a free man who heads up two Baltimore companies and has been honored at the White House twice in the past month. He’s currently in talks with publishers to write a book about his life.


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