Hitting rock bottom doesn’t mean the end. Things may seem bleak, but you can get through it. Reach out to loved ones around you and ask for their help. You may be surprised at how supportive others can be and how strong you actually are.

James (TopDog) Helm almost ruined his life fighting a crippling pill addiction from ages 17 to 25. Now sober since 2016, James has grown TopDog Law into one of the most successful law firms in Philadelphia. “What was once my biggest liability is now my biggest asset. I’m grateful for my struggle and wouldn’t have it any other way. It allows me to connect with people on a deeper level and offer my experience, strength, and hope to those who are dealing with addiction or going through the devastation of a catastrophic injury.”

On this week’s episode, Maria sits down with James (TopDog) Helm as they discuss starting your own business, creating a brand, gaining clients through social media, and dealing with addiction.

Key Takeaways

Set yourself apart. You don’t have to follow the norm. Follow the path that works best for you.

Be authentic. People can sense when you’re being fake. Being honest can help you build a more authentic brand.

Hire for the jobs you hate. Don’t force yourself to get bogged down in things you aren’t good at. Find people who excel in the areas you are weak.

To connect with James, follow him on Instagram @topdoglaw