The Scottish philosopher, Thomas Carlyle said, “Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes jewels with.” Everyone has some kind of adversity in their life at some point. Some things are extremely visible to others; sometimes it’s not so easily seem by a bystander. However, no matter what way it shows up still can derail you. It’s a choice to face it and figure out a way to work it out. Sometimes we can figure it out on our own; sometimes we need some help.
My guest today, Todd Drake, overcame adversity from an early age. His story is inspiring. Todd has taken their small family business and turned it into a multi-million international wholesale and retail jewelry and manufacturing enterprise. He is a competitive athlete, too, and enjoys a great game of baseball when he can pry himself away from his business.