25 – From Jail to Teaching Street Kids Chess

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He was raised in two parent home with good morals and values yet slipped into the street culture and made some poor choices in his early years. Eugene ended up in prison and found his passion, chess.

The “Chess Man”, in prison told him he would always be a loser if he didn’t accept responsibility for his own actions. He told him, “you are the king, you’re responsible for every rule that is made on your side of the board, stop blaming people. Until you accept your kingship you are always going to be in and out of prison.”

These were the seeds that were planted and a paradigm shift happened. Today Eugene is the father of an inner-city chess club that helps children stay off the streets and make wise decisions.

His story was made into a movie, Life of a King, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Hear the story and all the details here!
http://www.everydayisasecondchance.com/the-big-house-to-the-chess-house/

Links

Eugine’s website http://www.bigchairchessclub.org/index.htm
Email xsolo3@comcast.net
Phone: 202.396.1780
Speaking: http://www.chessmaneugenebrown.com/

About the author, Gina

When I was 34 years old I had a heart attack and was diagnosed with a lifelong heart condition. After losing my job, I became determined and passionate about creating a resource for anyone wishing to overcome a big obstacle. With God's help and plan I made the Synergy Mindset Podcast and now offer workshops to Businesses, Non-Profits, and Ministries combining my passion for faith, Positive Psychology, and coaching to help them to have great self-care, vision, and VICTORIOUS Personal and Professional Development.