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Chris Widlic

Super Bowls, Final Fours, the Olympics. Each is just another day at the office for Chris Widlic. And while he gets into them all for free, earning the right to work the world’s greatest sporting venues didn’t come cheap. This TV sportscaster has seen a lot. He has done a lot. And early on, it cost him a lot.

Leigh Holt

Her job is to connect artists with audiences and audiences with artists…and Leigh Holt has done it incredibly well. Just ask Oprah and Lauren Daigle and more than a handful of others so powerful she can’t publicly talk about them. But beneath Leigh’s breathtaking success lies an ever-present fear of failure.

Glenn Livingston

Coming from a family of 17 psychotherapists—and with the last name Livingston—there was no question that Glenn Livingston would be a doctor. And while the weight of his highly-stressful career, painful divorce and near bankruptcy could have easily done him in, it was Glenn’s battle with his actual weight that nearly did it instead.

Brett Melton

As one of the best high school players in America, Brett Melton was determined to turn four years at his dream university into a lucrative NBA career. But after an injury, a transfer, and a coach’s unethical behavior Brett realized: when it comes to basketball, the difference between pro and amateur is often just a few unfair bounces of the ball.

Hunter Smith

He was one of the best punters in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007. But Hunter Smith learned that fame and fortune and football don’t fulfill him. In fact, just two years into his professional career he realized on the outside he had everything, but on the inside he felt nothing.

Angela Schaffner

In high school and college, she was known for being smart and musical and athletic…but it was what people didn’t know about Angela Schaffner that truly defined her. At least for awhile. As an author and psychologist, Angela now spends her days helping people work through their issues, but she first had to learn how to deal with her own.

Scott Weiss

Spending years in a corner office helping turn large companies around, Scott Weiss knows how to make tough decisions and, ultimately, make huge profits. But what he didn’t know—at least not at first—was that when you’re leading some of the world’s largest companies, it’s difficult to effectively lead your own family.

John Lee Dumas

At 32 years old, John Lee Dumas took a risk. A big one. He quit a career in commercial real estate to start a podcast. He had no idea how he would find an audience and, once he did, he had no idea how he would make money from them. Seven years and $15 million dollars in revenue later, it’s safe to say he figured it out.

Riana Lynn

From a childhood on food stamps to an adulthood in food tech, Riana Lynn is changing the cost of, content in, and access to healthy snacks. And while her biology degree and entrepreneurial spirit paved the way for her success, Riana found extra inspiration working as a black woman inside the White House.

Jim McFarlin

As one of the very first people of color to review popular music for a major daily newspaper, Jim McFarlin spent an enormous amount of time with the world’s best-known musicians. However, getting cover stories from Bob Seeger and Ted Nugent seemed easy compared to fighting for his identity as a child…and fighting for his life as an adult.

Brant Hansen

As a child he was diagnosed with Asperger’s and an eye issue that makes it difficult to look people in the eye, yet remarkably Brant Hansen has a radio audience of millions. Even more remarkable is that—given how he was treated by his dad (a pastor)—Brant spends most of his time talking about faith.

Ana Marie Cox

Ana Marie Cox’s career in journalism led her to tell the stories of politicians, musicians and activists for MTV News, Time, GQ, and The New York Times. But the story Ana was living—filled with addiction and divorce and attempted suicide—was one she wasn’t at all ready to tell.

Kirk Perry

Months after making the toughest decision of his life, Kirk found himself fighting for his life. His choice to leave the comfort and security (and eventual CEO-role) with a Fortune 50 company was difficult, but it paled in comparison to learning that he had stage 4 cancer.

Dave Frey

While singing songs filled with joy and hope in front of thousands of fans each night, it might appear that Dave Frey’s life has always been perfect and problem-free. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Devastation nearly took over Dave’s life and, at one point, could have ended it.

Bridget Lyons

As a successful entrepreneur, an accomplished singer-songwriter, and impressive selfie-taker, Bridget Lyons is equal parts smart, talented, and beautiful. She truly has it all. But what her thriving businesses, sold-out shows, and portfolio-like Instagram feed don’t show you is that, as a teenager, Bridget lost it all too.

Suze Orman

She has twice been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world, yet Suze never would have guessed that kind of recognition was on the way when she was living in a van. Or making $400 a month as a waitress. But 15 seconds changed the entire trajectory of her career.

Tim Sinclair

As a pastor’s kid turned public figure, it became easy for Tim to compartmentalize his life and show others only what he thought they wanted or needed to see. That strategy eventually filtered into his personal relationships and multiple (yes, multiple) marriages. His voice was heard by millions, but his heart was known by no one.