Anyone who has overcome drug addiction can definitely attest that the journey is never easy. Along the way, there might be many times when one would think of giving up. In fact, many have failed in this journey, which is really unfortunate and sad on the part of an addict’s loved ones. It takes a lot of courage, will, and determination to change for the better. Although it’s difficult, it is not impossible.
In fact, some of the most popular and powerful people we know today have been in such situation. We look up to this people and wonder how they made themselves so successful. But what is amazing is how they were able to have enough knowledge to stand up and rise after such downfall. One best example MyPillow’s CEO Mike Lindell who was once a crack cocaine addict.
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The term “pillow salesman” doesn’t exactly conjure thoughts of drug addiction, controversial business decisions or ties to the Trump administration, but entrepreneur Mike Lindell’s rags-to-riches story is unusual by any measure.
According to The Washington Post, the Minnesota-based CEO of MyPillow transformed himself from a person with a crack cocaine addiction to a multimillionaire, finding success and recovery after bottoming out just a decade ago.
MyPillow (which came to Lindell in a dream) boasts international sales of 30 million units, and is a staple of home-shopping channels, not to mention countless radio and TV infomercials that feature Lindell himself. However, Lindell is currently experiencing a public backlash after refusing to pull advertising from Fox News.
When The Ingraham Angle host Laura Ingraham tweeted that David Hogg, a Parkland massacre survivor, had been rejected from college, public outcry was swift and fierce.
Nearly 20 advertisers immediately pulled their advertising and called for a boycott of Ingraham’s show. Lindell refused to follow suit, though, tweeting, “I did not take my advertising down from @IngrahamAngle and @FoxNews, nor do I intend to.”