Your definition of success defines you. For years Jim pursued the ideal of fame and fortune, working as an actor and writer in New York and Los Angeles. His drive to be â€śsomeone importantâ€ť led him to give up a promising career as a teacher and move to Manhattan with little money. His almost rich and famous life included a personal encounter with the Kennedys, demanding that a very dim-witted star talk faster on the $10,000 Pyramid, having the first article he wrote bought by the NY Times and Readersâ€™ Digest and the next 30 rejected, being told by a producer that he had a job writing for a new show called â€śSaturday Night Liveâ€ť and â€“ finally - becoming a successful speechwriter and presentation coach for top executives. Then, overnight, a family emergency brought him back to Texas where he found his true calling. It had nothing to do with fame or money.