First things first…what is a Light Hustler?
Glad you asked. A Light Hustler is someone who shares their dark to find their light—light in both the spiritual and humorous sensed. How can you recognize one when you see ’em? Well, if you’re on the site, we’re guessing you’re one yourself.
Now That That’s Clear, Who Is Behind This Site?
Please let me introduce myself. My name is Anna David and I, along with a small but mighty team, drive this Light Hustlin’ ship. 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 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, Entrepreneur, MindBodyGreen, 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 on our podcast, click here
If you want to see other light hustlers share their stories from the stage, click here
If you want to join my coaching program for writers, click here
If you want to join my accountability group, click here
If you want to have me come lead a workshop at your facility or venue, click here
If you want your story told but don’t have the time to write a book, click here
If you want to find out if you’re ready to share your story, click here
If you’re interested in speaker coaching, click here
If you want to attend a retreat, click here
If you want to message me on Facebook, click here
If you’re looking for recovery resources, click here