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 sense. 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 publicationsThe 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.

I succeeded.

And so can you.

How Can I Help You?

If you want to know how writing one book can make you an expert, click here

If you want to join my coaching program for writers, click here

If you want to join my free Facebook group for writers, click here

If you want to build up your audience, click here

If you want to launch your public speaking career, click here

If you’re interested in speaker coaching, click here

If you want to start a podcast, 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 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 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

Light Hustler Academy
An online school that contains a series of courses designed to help writers share their stories with the world. Details on all courses below…
(COACHING includes 25 videos, 12 PDF cheat sheets, sample book proposals, 6 monthly webinars, a “book architect” for 6 months & a private Facebook group. PLUS: a 1-in-10 chance of meeting with an agent & publisher who can buy your book; COURSE includes all videos and PDFs as well as one phone consultation with a book architect but no 6-month coaching, webinars or chance to meet with an agent and publisher)
(Includes 20 course videos [+ intro, interviews & sample videos] + 25 handouts on creating blogs, lead magnets & newsletters, getting booked on podcasts, doing Facebook Live interviews, building up Facebook & Instagram followings & what to do leading up to & during your book release)

(Includes 6 videos, mp3s and PDFs on coming up with a talk, getting practice, making a reel, creating a speaking site, breaking into the college market, landing TEDx slots, & keeping your speaking career going)

(Includes 4 instructional videos, PDFs & mp3s, video interviews and cheat sheets on podcast basics, podcasts for creatives, how to get booked on other people’s podcasts & bad pitch letter examples)
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