I had spent years studying fitness and nutrition, and was by every outward indication successful.
But inside, I was close to complete burn-out, struggling to make ends meet, nearly exhausted from the demands of being the sole provider for my family. I knew there had to be a better way, so I invested $100K I didn’t have in a coach to learn how to build a business (instead of a job) and went to work.
Then, just when my first book was about to debut, only days before the launch of my first New York Times Best Selling book - the Virgin Diet - my oldest son was the victim of a hit and run, left for dead, and would spend the next four and a half months in the hospital, from where I’d have to launch my new program - fast, or face financial ruin.
You might say I know something about tough times.