Episode 9

Published on:

9th Mar 2022

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 9 - Willie C. Williams

Episode Description

Solitary confinement is not the space most inmates want to find themselves, especially not for six months. For S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk guest, Willie C. Williams, Author of Ballin’ it was right where he needed to be. In this episode of S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk, Willie sits down with host and creator, J Haleem and discusses the decision that lead to him being sentenced to 45 years, writing two books in prison, and the inspiration for his now reformed life - his daughter. 

 Show Notes - 

1:03 - J Haleem welcomes Willie Williams to the show 

1:48 - Mr. Williams speaks on growing up in small-town Mullins, SC

4:28 - Willie explains what happens when you go off to college as a young man with no supervision 

5:44 - Willie explains his journey of getting involved in the streets 

6:21 - Willie explains the turning point in his life, that lead to him being sentenced to 45 years for attempted murder 

7:47 -The “shift” that changed his mindset

9:06 - How a cellphone lead to six months in solitary confinement & the beginning of his writing

11:11 - Willie shares his 5-Year Plan 

14:20 - The process of parole

17:00 - Being on a “prison farm,” with no supervision

18:11 - Willie shared the inspiration for his book title 

23:22 - Willie shares the game plan to his book release

30:18 - Willie shares the steps he took to learn more about construction 

31:14 - The challenges of entrepreneurship and starting his company, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Preservation, LLC

34:03 - Seek Spiritual Wisdom

35:33 - BALLIN’ - does the phrase mean the same to Willie now? 

38:13 - J Haleem speaks on the Black community needing to tell their story more 

41:11 - Willie describes what S.T.A.R.V.E. Means to him? 

46:00 - Jay thanks Willie for being a guest

Social Media - 

@willie_c_williams on all platforms 

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About the Podcast

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk (Stand Tall And Reclaim Victory Everyday)
This podcast shares tips, thoughts, and ideas on how to build and successful platform by overcoming challenges and going from Surviving to thriving. Featured guests have overcome struggles and built a career or business by Standing Tall A Reclaiming Victory Everyday.

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About your host

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J Haleem Washington

J Haleem went from working for $8.00 an hour at the Hampton Inn, to earning 6 figures as a Commercial Photographer in just a few years. He was able to accomplish all this while being a convicted felon. While working for $8.00 an hour he developed his mantra #I Won’t Starve which was the catalyst for him to leave his job after only one year. Over his career, he’s been able to work with international brands like Nike, Save The Children Foundation, NFL, Amtrak & The WNBA.

Since then, he has become pardoned, and now is a best-selling author and motivational speaker. J Haleem uses the #I Won’t Starve message to encourage and motivate students, entrepreneurs and career-oriented individuals. His goal is to inspire you to build a platform to ensure that U Won’t Starve.