As many young men experience, Hydn Rousseau's father walked out on him, his three siblings, and his mother when Rousseau was five years old. Most of his daily meals as a young man consisted of bread and sugar water. He didn't graduate from high school. He was convicted for selling drugs and served eight and a half years in prison. But that didn't stop Rousseau from accomplishing his goals and dreams.
In his book, Failure is Not an Option, he shares his story of growing up in poverty and how he didn't allow himself to become a victim or blame others for his circumstances. He stopped making excuses and took full responsibility for his actions and his life. Today, he is an author, a successful family and businessman who volunteers and mentors in his community.