Here’s Why No Amount of Riches Will Compensate for Inner Poverty

Craig Stanland
3 min readMar 9, 2023

“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inner Poverty.

A state of being marked by the feeling of not trusting yourself, not being enough, not being worthy, not loving yourself, and not accepting yourself.

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Craig Stanland

I write about my journey from corporate success to federal prison and finding joy, mission, meaning, and fulfillment beyond professional and financial success.