Convicted armed bank robber Noel Razor Smith on detachment, focus and survival.
This is a show CLASSIC. Noel "Razor” Smith a British criminal committed for over 200 armed bank robberies spent more than thirty years in prison had 58 convictions, given 8 live sentences and 80 years to be served concurrently. He has spent the greater portion of his adult life in prison. He was a bad man. Today he is a best selling author. Noel shares amazing wisdom learnt from crime living on the inside, lessons that we can apply outside in leadership, focus and strategy. True GOLD! Noel's childhood that shaped who he became as a criminal? His personal vendetta against the police from his younger days. Noel thought bank robbery was a noble crime”:… did he almost convince himself he was Robin Hood? Noel said he was "a lazy, greedy bastard" who came to live for the "buzz" of professional crime. How he built his identity as a Diamond Geezer. The sense of pride that came as a Diamond Geezer? What’s leadership about in a jail? Noel thought he was going to die in prison… why did he keep going? How the death of his son shook him out of his old identity. The death of his child was a turning point for Noel. What makes someone gamble being away your child for life? Noel’s new journey. Was it hard for Noel to believe that he could be an authentic author and legit? The rule of silence. What’s the hardest part of being silent for so long in solitary confinement? To be a good armed bank robber you must learn to detach from what it was you were doing. Being a witness of Noel's own life today? The importance of having a purpose or a mission. What compliment would Noel most like to receive? After all he has been through, does Noel fear anything? Coming to grips with the advances in technology when Noel finally emerged from jail after 30 years. Noel is a poet, where did that come from? The book that influenced Noel's thinking the most? LINKS Noel Smith Inside Time https://insidetime.org The Mojo Radio Show website themojoradioshow.com The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/ The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod The Mojo Radio Show Answering Machine 08 7200 6656 08 7200 MOJO The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”. Hunter S Thompson.