When I graduated from high school, I was eighteen, insecure, and puny. I was 5’6,” weighed 145 lbs and couldn’t get a date to save my life. I went to the University of Alabama on a drinking scholarship (Alabama was ranked the number one party school in the nation and I was determined to help it maintain this distinction). By the end of one and a half semesters, I had made a 1.8 on a 4 point scale one semester and nearly had a 0 the next. I withdrew from college, came home, and balanced on the precipice of disaster. But then something happened…
I found mentors and learned how to use failure as fuel for success. One of my best friend’s fathers ran Dale Carnegie courses, enrolled me for free, and gave me copies of How to Friends and Influence People, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, and Public Speaking for Success. A lifelong habit was born. I learned that I could use the anger, frustration, and disappointment that I had experienced to help me learn to be the person I wanted to be and achieve the things I wanted to achieve.
Within months, I turned failing grades into straight A’s. By the end of two more years, I went back to Alabama and graduated with a 3.9 in my major. Three years later, I graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law and began practicing law.
Since that time, I have been married and divorced, helped raise two boys, started a law firm, and represented great clients in some of the toughest cases around. I have made my share of mistakes and had my share of failures. I wouldn’t trade any of these things.
Now, one of my purposes in life is to share what I have learned and hopefully help you make your life better. This means helping you find contentment, be a better person, make better decisions, and be healthier. I hope that you’ll join me in this journey!