From my book "My Journey to the Stage"
"So there it is.... My journey to the stage. If I never get there again, it is okay. I got my chance, and I did more than I could have hoped for.
A former trainer of mine said to me once, that I am lucky. That I got to transform my body twice. Once, from an obese person to a healthy, fit individual... and a second time, to something much more elite... to that of a bodybuilder.
I never worked so hard at anything in my life. I took a chance I had at making a silly childhood dream come true and ran with it.
I never knew where it would lead me, but I knew as long as I gave 100%, that no matter what happened, or didn't happen, I could live with that.
It's not often that giving 100% is ever enough... but this time, in this instance, it was...
Like the ad says... cost of living out your dream: PRICELESS."