A Story You Have to Hear to Believe
What would you do if you landed in prison for a crime you didn’t commit? Would you let it break you, or would you use your experience to change the lives of the men and women around you?
Jennifer Wilkov was an award-winning certified financial planner when she was pressured into pleading guilty to a crime she didn’t commit. Prosecutors took everything she had and sent her to Rikers Island—but her sentence wasn’t without its small silver lining. Since her release, Jennifer has gone on to become an author, speaker, and coach, making it her mission in life to help others make the most of their circumstances. As she explains it, “You have the right to remain fabulous.”
Tune in to find out how to be resilient, find your voice, and speak up about what you want in your short time on earth.
In This Episode
- The incredible true story of Jennifer’s time in Rikers
- Why you need to speak up for what you want in life
- Three pieces of advice for people going through life-changing battles
Quotes in This Episode
“We are a community and society of human beings. The more you believe in yourself, the more you have faith in yourself, and the more that you are able to look out into the world and really see people for who they are… You have to understand that unless we all help one another, we’re not going to get very far.” —Jennifer Wilkov
“My personal ‘why’ in life is moving humankind forward.” —Jennifer Wilkov
“Most people don’t understand the magnitude of a project and what’s required before they jump into the deep end of the pool. They have to understand the ‘hot points’ as I call them—when do you have to be available and present—and make sure they calibrate the rest of their lives, including their personal lives, to make sure they can be present and available.” —Jennifer Wilkov
“Who are you working with? You need to understand that absolutely before you say ‘yes.’” —Jennifer Wilkov
“Time is such a small thing for human beings. Most people don’t understand that it’s going to fly in a minute. So, if you really want the life that you want, you have to go out and get it!” —Jennifer Wilkov