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Author Joe Potosi joined Mario on 10 Minute Mindset to talk about his book “When the Dust Settled”, how he was able to break the cycle of abuse in his family, his message that everyone has a life worth living, and his passion for helping others find help when they need it the most.
When the Dust Settled is the true story of a young child’s struggle to survive in the world, despite enduring many terrible circumstances. When this child was just three years old, his father abandoned him, his siblings, and his mother. Over the next fifteen years, this young boy was endured physical and emotional abuse from both of his parents. This boy found himself “between a rock and a hard place” for over a decade of his life. Despite the evil that was inflicted upon him, this story shows the power of the human spirit and the will to survive, no matter the circumstances. This book also shows the power of God’s purpose for each life He created, even if you find yourself in between a rock and a hard place.
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Episode Description 📍Joe Potosi, Motivational Speaker and author of the inspiring true story, When the Dust Settled. Husband and father of two sons. He also works full-time at a local university as a custodian and volunteers at the YMCA as a basketball coach. Find more here: Website www.joepotosi.com ▪ Instagram @Joe_potosi ▪ Facebook @Joepotosi
An inspirational story of faith and survival… Author Joe Potosi gives a graphic and raw account of his childhood abuse and abandonment experiences. Joe shares a peek into his book, “When the Dust Settled” which is a more detailed account of Joe’s experiences.
Ten years ago I started to journal about my childhood. Putting pen to paper was an escape for me and allowed me to tell the story of my life through my memories. What started as a simple journal became much more as I relived the abusive childhood I endured. The memories on the pages were vivid in my mind and writing them down was a way for me to stop being held hostage by my history of abuse. Writing was a way for me to let go of traumatic memories and gave me the strength and courage to forgive my tormentors. When I would write I would allow the stories that were vivid in my mind turn into words on paper. I found peace and a new sense of self and decided to organize these stories into an autobiography. I shared the stories with friends and families who encouraged me to write. I wrote initially to help myself, but what I have found is that there are so many others with similar experiences of abuse, violence and trauma that I now hope that my writing will inspire others to go from victim to survivor. Surviving does not mean forgetting; instead it means living and not allowing those who have abused me to rent space in my head. Learning and sharing this lesson may help others and that is why I write.
Discussing Child Abuse, Recovery and Forgiveness with Award Winning Author, Joe Potosi by Sharon Joller | posted in: Child Abuse, Shows | 0 On Friday, good friend and author Joe Potosi joined Moments of Clarity. Joe is a Navy Veteran, husband and a father of two sons. He was a television and radio host for 12 years. He is the Author of the book “When The Dust Settled”. He is also a Motivational Speaker. MOC expresses a heartfelt thank you to Joe Potosi for being on the show Friday. As mentioned in the show Joe had lost his mother in law that week, just two days prior. He felt it was an opportunity to be on the show so he could share his story in the hope of helping others who may be struggling. In the show Joe said, “even if you have experienced a tragedy you can choose to stay in that place or move on with your life.” During the show Joe discussed that from an early age he and his siblings suffered from verbal and physical abuse in his home. He also had the responsibility of helping to raise his younger siblings. As he grew up he found ways and resources to escape the harm he received at home, not only from his stepfather but from his mother as well. It was not until Joe was in high school that he started to believe he could make a better life for himself and shortly after high school he joined the Navy. Joe worked through his anger and resentment and was able to move past his emotional turmoil he suffered. He shared on the show that through time, counseling, and journaling he has been able to build trustworthy relationships and break the cycle of abuse. Joe is continually helping people in his community, especially the younger generations. Joe is a team member of Moments of Clarity with Tiffany. For information on Joe or to read his book “When The Dust Settled”, visit his Website: https://joepotosi.com/ If you missed this special conversation on the live show you can replay it now.
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