Light Hustler is a site that shows people how to share their dark to find their light—to become, in short, light hustlers.
Studies prove that journaling about our emotional experiences helps us to heal. At Light Hustler, we take that several steps further and guide people through the process of writing about their most challenging experiences in essays and books and then sharing about them through podcasts, storytelling shows, public speaking events and on TV. We assist those who are already doing that in getting their message out even more. And we produce books for people who want to write them but don’t have the time. We essentially do everything we can to help light hustlers share their toughest experiences…and the way they’ve come out on the other side.
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My name is Anna David. In 1999, I was an unemployed dog walker. Yes, you could argue that walking a dog was technically employment but when you’re paid $10 a day to clean up after a dog, it’s hard to convince anyone that you’re actually a writer (especially when you’re a cat person).
Then I bottomed out after a struggle with addiction, got sober and began to go after what I wanted without my biggest enemy (me) blocking the way.
By 2010, I had published six books—four with HarperCollins and one with Simon and Schuster. I was appearing regularly on CNN, Fox News, VH1, MTV, CBS, NBC and CNN—on shows like Hannity and Colmes, Showbiz Tonight, the CBS Morning Show and The Talk — talking about the very thing that had caused my initial ambitions to get so thwarted: addiction. I began speaking at colleges across the country on the topic. I also started landing lucrative spokesperson jobs and being quoted in publications like Men’s Health and Glamour. I began writing for, among other publications, The New York Times, Time, Vanity Fair, Self, The LA Times, Playboy, Redbook, Cosmo, Women’s Health, People, Variety, Details, Vice, Buzzfeed, Salon, The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post. I got a job on a TV show answering sex, dating and relationship questions twice a week for three years, began producing a storytelling show and watched as mountains of press piled up.
I’m not saying any of this to brag. I’m saying this to prove it’s possible. I’m saying this because I was once someone who dreamed of writing books and talking about them in interviews and on stages—to, frankly, talk about them to anyone beyond my cat.
Well, if we’re going to be chronological about it all…my first dream was to make my way out of the pain I lived with on a daily basis. Once I did that, my next dream was to write books and articles about my experiences, to talk about them publicly and to help other people like me do the same.
And so can you.
How Can I Help You?
If you want to learn what it’s like to write and sell a book, click here
If you want to know more about how a book could help your career, click here
If you want to hear other light hustlers tell their stories from the stage and in interviews, click here
If you want to be coached by me, click here
If you want to have me come lead a workshop at your facility or venue, click here
If you’re interested in being featured in and on mainstream publications and podcasts, click here
If you want your story told but don’t have the time to write a book, click here
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