As a professional speaker and author, receiving national exposure is about as good as it gets. On Wednesday afternoon, June 30th, I received a call from a producer of Good Morning America inquiring as to what I had going the next morning. I told her that I had a golf outing planned. She asked if I would rather be interviewed live by Diane Sawyer. I quickly replied that I would love to unless it involved me be raked over the coals… She assured me this was not the case and went on to explain that, with the recent escalation in bank robberies across the country, they were looking for an expert to answer some questions as to why this was happening. Me, an expert being interviewed by Diane Sawyer! They arranged for a limo to pick me up at 3:00 a.m. the following morning and off to the ABC affiliate in Phoenix we went.
Nervous? Yes, but I also knew this could be the biggest career boost that has ever come my way. After fifteen minutes of make up and testing the red light on the camera came on and off I went via satellite. It went over very well and the following days my phone was ringing off the hook and my email was going crazy. Almost five years to the date of my release from prison – this one time bank robber was being exposed to millions and millions of people. Here is to success when you least expect it, and it just falls into something I have chosen to believe for the last twelve years