Father of eight who happens to also be a serial entrepreneur, speaker, coach, and investor

Just a few days before first reporting for military duty, Ron Douglas broke his back at the age of eighteen while racing a car on the street. Paralyzed from the waist down, he refused to give up and spent many sleepless nights just trying to get his toes to move. Six months later Ron was walking again and nearing a full recovery. This experience set the tone for the “not giving up” attitude he has carried with him throughout his life.

By nineteen Ron was a Prison Guard and by age twenty he had been promoted to the Riot Team. He had the experience of working Death Row for a short time as well. This gave Ron quite an interesting perspective on life! Finding himself in a financial pinch while working at the prison, Ron took on a second job at a junkyard.

He absolutely hated it and was given a way out by the owner who showed him how to make money by fixing up old cars and selling them for profit. He quickly learned that this was a profitable business and was soon making more money from fixing cars and selling them than he was at his prison job. By twenty-four he had finally had enough, so he quit his prison job. Looking to do something he was passionate about, he then started a classic car restoration company.
His love for cars quickly became a successful business. When he was twenty-six, Ron decided to sell the car restoration company and move to Colorado. Upon his arrival, he quickly started a second company following another passion of his – wildlife. This time around, he kept that company for ten years. After a prosperous run, he sold that company too and officially “retired”.

He moved to Missouri and bought his dream home – 6000 square feet square feet with a tree lined drive, pond, pool, and hot tub. He literally had it all!

During Ron’s short stint in retirement, he mastered the proper technique for journaling, which he has learned is an effective tool for reaching goals and achieving success. Ron’s retirement was short-lived, however, and six months later he founded the National Self Reliance Organization (NSRO). He grew this to be the largest of its kind in the US and was covered in NY Times for his achievement.

Ron has been married for eighteen years and has eight children. He currently lives in Colorado with his family.