Written by Cheryl Creel, NAMI Wakulla Friday, 22 June 2012 07:04
NAMI Wakulla (National Alliance on Mental Illness) cordially invites you to attend a program featuring guest and speaker Mr. Bob Williamson, author of "Miracle on Luckie Street; from Homeless to Millionaire" on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the Crawfordville Woman's Club located at 64 Ochlockonee Street, Crawfordville, at 6:30pm.This event is free to the public.
Renowned businessman and serial entrepreneur Bob Williamson has achieved national acclaim for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. All told Williamson has founded 11 successful businesses. His largest business accomplishment to date was the establishment of one of the most successful food service technology companies in the United States, Horizon Software International; a company that he sold in 2008 for $75 million cash that revolutionized the institutionalized food service market with its innovative software.
What makes Williamson’s accomplishments all the more inspiring is to understand the tremendous personal challenges that he overcame in his early life which he details in his recent book, Miracle on Luckie Street. His childhood was dark and by the time he was fifteen he was an alcoholic; he attended 19 different schools; he graduated to intravenous meth and heroin use and became a hard core addict; he was extremely violent, carried a .357 Magnum, and became a dangerous criminal committing armed robberies; he was kicked out of the military as a diagnosed sociopath; he spent time in Parrish Prison in New Orleans, he went through a nasty divorce; his family had given up on him; he was homeless, penniless, was a loner that didn’t have a single friend; and didn’t believe in God.
He started at rock bottom, worked hard and smart, started a business, and virtually overnight accumulated a small fortune and achieved what he believed to be the absolute
pinnacle of success; but the sudden mountain of cash triggered an avalanche of new problems and soon he was overwhelmed with temptation, arrogance, and sheer lust for
more of everything. He was addicted to a new drug – money – but again miraculously overcame his addictions.
Today Bob Williamson is completely drug and alcohol free, he is no longer a slave to the “flash and the cash”, the pride of life, and the lust for unadulterated power. He has been
happily married to the woman of his dreams for 40 years and has been blessed with three successful, happily married sons and seven grandchildren.
To find out more about Bob’s story, visit www.MiracleOnLuckieStreet.com.
For more information about this event please call the NAMI Wakulla office at 850-926-1033.
NAMI Wakulla is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, we’re a non-profit, grassroots, support and advocacy organization of people with mental illness, their families, friends, and professionals.
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