I have spent much of my life and career searching for purpose. My family and friends know me as an artist, environmentalist and social entrepreneur. My passion has always been to help others, and while I have been blessed to have some success, I never felt I was making a significant impact.
At the age of twenty, my twin brother and I were diagnosed with a rare macular degenerative eye disease called Stargardt’s. The symptoms came on like a light switch that turned off my central vision and lit up fear and uncertainty for my future.
Finding out you are going blind has a way of putting a dent in your ambitions. You begin to lower the bar and think of a dwindling list of “jobs” you can do to maintain your self-reliance as not to be a burden to others.
However, I decided not to let this stop me from succeeding. This was the beginning of a lifetime of pushing through obstacles and hiding my impairment. I watched what I ate and kept a good exercise habit to stay as healthy as possible and preserve what vision I still had.
My eye condition was bearable, and I was able to function pretty normally…until my 40th birthday, when my symptoms worsened. I tried to get past this new wave of anxiety, but I was worn out and felt like I was losing the race to succeed before my condition would turn the lights off on my dreams.
Then, after two years of struggling from my declining vision, my brother introduced me to a nutrition system that would change my life and my outlook on what service to others really is
I saw Eric’s results using the system…then my twin brother’s. I heard how clear-headed and great they were feeling. Knowing I needed clarity and focus, I jumped in.
After a few weeks, I was amazed at how I felt both physically and mentally. I began to think clearer, my energy was up, and I was back to my ambitious self.
As I learned more about the company and its commitment to no-compromise products, integrity and family culture, I quickly began to understand what made this opportunity so special. With the amazing systems in place to help with, not only optimal health, but achievable wealth creation, I had my “Aha moment”. This program, this amazing community of positive, caring people could make it possible for anyone to achieve their ambitions no matter how impaired.
I had a new purpose, a new way to make a bigger impact in this world. Not only could I help others become healthy, I could bring hope to those who have given up or accepted a mediocre life because of their disability or personal struggles.
This is what drives me! I now have the platform and solutions to help inspire and empower others to take control of their lives, and help free people from physical and financial pain.