This weeks special guest Bill Simmons (Episode 107 – 2Ps of Success) comes on to tell his heart wrenching story of growing up in extreme poverty and abuse and how he overcame incredible odds to become a successful entrepenuer, husband and father. From having to catch rats for dinner to living in 37 foster homes, 4 group homes and 2 detention centers and how he overcame it all to be the outstanding man he is today.
Bill is one of those individuals that has seen hell, walked through the pits, but still persisted for a better tomorrow.
I had the privilege of hosting Bill at my home with Airbnb while he was doing insurance claims after hurricane Irma in South Florida. At the time he arrived I was in Ohio for several weeks, but made sure that he still felt welcomed from 1000 miles away.
Once I spoke to him on the phone, I could sense that something was different. Although he has gone through hell, he has taken his experiences and learned from everything while noting the blessings.
His character and morals are very strong, he prides himself in being a great husband, amazing father and community member. I would definitely recommend Bill and am thankful that he has become a new friend.
I am Amanda Simmons. I am Bill's wife. I can say unequivocally that Bill is one of the strongest people I have ever encountered. From his humble beginnings to the husband, father and businessman he is today is absolutely remarkable. I've seen Bill firsthand with every age group from elementary students to adults and can tell you without reservation that he can connect with anyone, and anyone who has the good fortune to hear him speak or know him personally is blessed in a way they can never forget.
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