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Roger Smith is an American Author and former CEO of American Income Life Insurance, National Income Life Insurance and Liberty National Life Insurance companies. His journey through life is one that truly embodies the fact that no matter how low you are in life you can always turn things around and become anything you set your mind to.  He was the recipient of the Yitzhak Rabin Legacy Award, Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, Healthcare For All Champion Award, Sol Stein Award, as well as numerous other awards and publications. As CEO, Roger helped transform the way the life insurance industries operate and do business. He is the father of 5 adult children (Nicole, Conrad, Emily, Adam, and Amiah), proud grandfather of Maggie Mae,  and currently resides in Florida with his wife Demi and his 2 dogs Penelope and Chrome.

The Most Unlikely Leader

An Unbelievable Journey From GED to CEO

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I rate this book 4 out of 4 because it was exceptionally well edited. I recommend this book first to parents. This book reminds them that any neglect can get their child damaged. Also for teens, this book teaches them that regardless of their circumstances and how debasing their situation is, they can still achieve success. Finally, this book is a perfect fit for anyone seeking to improve his or her life.

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The arc of Smith’s life is extraordinary – he managed to become an accomplished businessperson and family man after years of drug-addled purposelessness. His candor is also remarkable – he spares no punches when it comes to self-judgement and chronicles of foibles in granular detail.

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Addiction. Homelessness. Arrests. By the time Roger Smith was 20 he was on a direct path to nowhere. He couldn’t stay clean. Couldn’t get work. Couldn’t support himself. After failing at multiple jobs, he found one he was good at – excellent at, in fact. Sales. First came a steady job. Then came promotions. Then came awards, even Salesman of the Year.

Great, right? Wrong. The success and money enabled Roger’s addiction. He spent money on drugs faster than he made it and in no time his meteoric rise crashed. Hard. So hard he lost everything and tried to kill himself. At that moment, with his feet on the sand of the Pacific Ocean and with water surrounding him in the dark, he made a commitment to himself to get help. And he’s never looked back. Within a decade he’d become the CEO of one of the most financially respected insurance companies in the world. Sober. From rock bottom to rock star CEO, and author of “The Most Unlikely Leader”. 

In episode 232 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out about Roger's early life in Santa Monica addicted to drugs, how his best friend was shot right next to him while running away from a failed robbery attempt, how he finally got clean, got his mind right, and get his career back, how he was able to overcome the regret and forgive himself, signs that you're a functioning addict, how to take control of a room in 3 easy steps, what is the power of multiple mentors, 3 decisions the leaders listening today need to make in order to turn their organization around, and how to get your team to buy in, stay in, and work their hearts out for you. 

What did you think of the interview? Who else should we interview on this topic? What topic should we explore next? Let us know in the comments below!
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Addiction. Homelessness. Arrests. By the time Roger Smith was 20 he was on a direct path to nowhere. He couldn’t stay clean. Couldn’t get work. Couldn’t support himself. After failing at multiple jobs, he found one he was good at – excellent at, in fact. Sales. First came a steady job. Then came promotions. Then came awards, even Salesman of the Year.

Great, right? Wrong. The success and money enabled Roger’s addiction. He spent money on drugs faster than he made it and in no time his meteoric rise crashed. Hard. So hard he lost everything and tried to kill himself. At that moment, with his feet on the sand of the Pacific Ocean and with water surrounding him in the dark, he made a commitment to himself to get help. And he’s never looked back. Within a decade he’d become the CEO of one of the most financially respected insurance companies in the world. Sober. From rock bottom to rock star CEO, and author of “The Most Unlikely Leader”.

In episode 232 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out about Roger's early life in Santa Monica addicted to drugs, how his best friend was shot right next to him while running away from a failed robbery attempt, how he finally got clean, got his mind right, and get his career back, how he was able to overcome the regret and forgive himself, signs that you're a functioning addict, how to take control of a room in 3 easy steps, what is the power of multiple mentors, 3 decisions the leaders listening today need to make in order to turn their organization around, and how to get your team to buy in, stay in, and work their hearts out for you.

What did you think of the interview? Who else should we interview on this topic? What topic should we explore next? Let us know in the comments below!
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Thanks for watching. For more information on our speaking services for your campus, visit http://www.greekuniversity.org

✅Please order our new book on Amazon: "From Letters to Leaders: Creating Impact on Your College Campus and Beyond" here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Y82X7CM

✅Please subscribe to our channel!

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Roger Smith: How do you get your team to buy in, stay in, and work their hearts out for you?

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By the time I was 8 years old I had a pretty good sense that it was going to be entirely up to me to carve my own path toward whatever I was going to become in the world.

– Roger Smith

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Nothing is as good as it seems and nothing is as bad as it seems. So your highs aren’t really as high — or they shouldn’t be, and your lows aren’t really as low. This too shall pass.

– Roger Smith