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Author Trevor Bolin Shares Rags-to-Riches Story -- and What He Learned

(January 11, 2012)

TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/12 -- In his new book, "Take Charge and Change Your Life Today" (, author Trevor Bolin recounts his ragged dropout-to-rich entrepreneur tale and the lessons he learned along the way.

As a teenager, Bolin was a drug-abusing high school dropout who weighed in at more than 300 pounds. He supplemented his meager income pumping gas by hauling possessions to the pawn shop, where he picked up just enough money for hot dogs and Kraft mac and cheese.

By 17, he decided he'd had enough. He came up with a plan, and within two years, he'd quit drugs, lost more than 100 pounds, and was close to paying off $85,000 in debt.

By 28, he earned his first $1 million in one year.

He writes that he did it simply by coming up with a plan and putting it in motion.

"My life has nothing to do with luck, good or bad," he writes. "It revolves around working hard, giving back as much as (if not more than) I get, accepting that attitude is everything, and being grateful for what I have."

Bolin's book is a narrative of his life story intertwined with what worked for him once he decided to "take charge." It includes a host of strategies available to anyone, including:

  • Change your attitude, starting today;
  • Set short- and long-term goals;
  • Make a plan;
  • Understand the importance of gratitude;
  • Realize the role vices play in your life.

"I read all new releases that have to do with helping me get the most out of life," wrote reviewer SWCA. "This is the first one I have read in a long time that isn't trying to sell a 'secret' or trying to get me to buy the next book. It is simple steps right now that you can do to change things starting tonight."

About Trevor Bolin

Trevor Bolin owns three realty companies in British Columbia, including one in his hometown of Fort St. John, which was named the No. 1 RE/MAX small-density office in the world. He's also chairman of Bolin & Co. International Training, which offers coaching and seminars for business people. He has served three terms on the Fort St. John City Council.

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