Ulysses "Butch" Slaughter is an author, teacher, filmmaker and Founder of The Odyssey Project. He's been featured on
The Oprah Winfrey Network and The Dr. Phil Show,
wanted to write a new story for my life.
I wanted to be a heroic man, not a victim-burdened child. I had witnessed many things on my life journey and wanted
to show others how to "master" their stories.
I have always deeply believed I was put on this earth and in this time to contribute to the dawn of a new reality. I made a choice to dig in and get the results I envisioned in my wildest dreams. NO - it was not easy. YES -HELL YEAH - it was worth it.
Are you ready to dig in?
"I had to answer The Compass Questions"
Ulysses "Butch" Slaughter:
This is the most important and angry book I have ever written. It's a collection of letters and conversations between me and my late father Ulysses,Sr. This book shows my raw rage and deepest pain. It was a necessary step toward reconciliation with my father and story mastery for me. My father wrote a foreword for this book just months before he passed away.
By design, you will return to
The Compass Questions every day.
Also known as "The Purpose Questions," the answers to these questions may never change. Step Two focuses on an empirical assessment of when, where and how you entered this reality. Here you will evaluate your name, your family, your culture, your body, your community and your timing.
I grew up in a home where domestic violence was more common than I care to remember. I have often said my mother's 1978 "murder" was the logical conclusion to years of fighting. My film "To Hate" chronicles the intense and painful encounters between my parents. Created in 2008, I thought back then that I was destined to avenge my mother by murdering my father.
On June 25, 1978, my father, Ulysses Grant Slaughter, Sr, shot and killed my mother Clarice. On June 25, 2011, I took my father to my mother's grave site for his first and last time.
Ulysses "Butch" Slaughter has appeared twice on The Dr. Phil Show. Click on the picture to see his most recent appearance.