Statistically speaking, I have no business being featured as a luminary. You see, I'm a high school drop-out with a delinquent childhood who came from a broken home, had low self esteem, hung out with the wrong crowd, made incredibly poor decisions, at best right now I should only be earning around $20,000 a year.
The biggest surprise of my life is that each day somewhere in the world someone is being inspired by one of my emails. I'm grateful that I spend my days doing something I love, in an industry I love and credit with saving my life.
Even as a kid, it seemed my tendency was to defy the odds, and that my path to success was meant to follow the road less traveled. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
Today, I'm known throughout the world as "Mr. Positive." Co-founder of MotivationInAMinute.com and publisher of the acclaimed e-zine, "Motivation in a Minute," I've reached millions of people online in over 150 countries with inspirational movies, positive stories and motivational quotes.
My greatest accomplishment is that I pursued my dreams and followed my inner compass that always pointed me back to one thing and one thing only - to help people grow.