I don’t know. He seems to be the only person I have ever found who has gone through more stuff than I have, and I’ve gone through a lot. I can relate to a lot of his stories, because I was in similar situations in my life.
For someone who went through as much as I did, I find him quite inspiring. I mean, I looked at myself as a loser for all my failures. Here was James with his story of being a loser who lost more than I ever had, yet he made it. Sure, he lost everything a few times, however as of today, he has a wife, a business, and children who love him. He recovered from turmoil. Then, I tried a few of his tactics out, and they work in my life as well.
It’s quite hard for me to find inspiring people nowadays. The people whom I used to look up to in the past are no longer the same people I look up to now. I’d rank James on the top of my list of inspirational people.
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Leonard Kim consults startups and was inspired by James to write books like