Listen: Vaughn Lewis, New York, Principal discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"Nothing she's right next time. We come to new york combined meat. Did you talk to them about straight. Edge vegan your dad. You fully tattooed stereotypes okay so i started right now. He's not and cue cards or put a powerpoint presentation together which i've never done in my life. I was so freaked out ahead talk. I was so nervous man. I went to the school to a metal detectors. It was super charlie. Get into the classroom. How power powerpoint have all my cards. I just have a mike and then like i just start talking. Start doing my thing. I look at my cards one time ever again and never had to started telling my story and then like after that i did a q. and a. and everybody stood up and asked me questions. They read me their letters. It was hugging. It was crying. It was such a connection. I in your experience in my life. It's not like playing show kids no you are. They come see you. They pay the money they sing along these kids in knew who i was some tattooed freak in the front of the class telling going my story and it talked about talk about my friends you pass from drugs and alcohol growing up. No dad racism positively punk rock skateboarding. Everything and it's just really really connected and i remember walking at school. My friend vaughn lewis who took me and then paul was there too and i said i wanna do i wanna keep doing this and then immediately once i posted about it every single angle punk rock hardcore kid who was like on the p._t._a. Or like a teacher or counselor or principal all hitting me up so this on the strength of me and my bands. I started going to all all these schools and so i'll drove you to that i did. He was talking. I was so nervous what you would what was the message. What were you imparting that that connected so deeply with these kids even those kids at i'm up there with a t shirt covered in tattoos as soon as i walk in and there's no in the world even though it straight edges or you would ever imagine that somebody who does what i do and looks like i look would never try drugs and alcohol that totally bug out the kids first and foremost i wasn't saying i'm a recovering attic lost my wife and my kids drugs. I never experienced any of it. Most of the kids i spoke to provide more experienced with drugs than i did <hes> and then i just told the story. These are my friends.."