First and foremost, I would like to thank my family, my most prized asset in this wonderful, crazy world. Tara and Trent: You have been nothing but the greatest experience of my life. You've stood by me through all my ups and downs, and I'm proud of your good hearts, hard work, and individualism. I love you.
To Melissa, my wife. Your positive attitude, goal setting, and unselfish support of me sitting on the back porch every night working on this book, then coming out every time I needed you to read over some part of it, were really important to me, and contributed to my excitement in writing it.
To my brothers and sisters, who have always been there during my hard times. I don't say it enough times, but I love you. To all members of my staff who make me laugh and who support me with their incredible ability to work hard and smart, and to always be there for me, even though sometimes I am too much of a perfectionist. To Steve, Elliott, and their entire crew from SSA, who, though a big PR company, have always acted more like family toward me. To all my best friends who supported me during the good and bad times, which were many. Thank you—you know who you are, and that I will always be there for you. I promise.
To all the people at the different shopping channels and infomercial companies that gave me so many opportunities in the wonderful world of watch and shop. To Kevin Harrington, judge on ABC show Shark Tank.
To all the manufacturers and vendors that supported me ...