I welcome aging -- what's the alternative? I always wonder why people find such glee in criticizing one's age. I feel we are lucky every year we live a year longer. So I've filled my years working, trying to do the right thing, and enjoying my friends and family while working on charitable causes I believe in. I have a philosophy that I live by and I wrote a booklet about it that goes out with each Sudden Youth order; you can also read about it on my theworldofleablack.com website. It’s a philosophy that has served me well, that philosophy and the principles in the book Do You Quantum Think allow me to create and design my life, live in the moment, and enjoy the now. Life really is made up by "moments."
The Blacks Annual Gala has been going on for 19 years. I even made a documentary film called The Fundraiser that was shown during the Cannes Film festival years back. Our website will tell you who we are, what we stand for, who we help, and why we do it. I hope you visit it (theblacksannualgala.com) and I hope it inspires you to get involved in something you can be passionate about. I promise your life will be richer for it.
I started my first company in the mid '80s with a small loan from the bank and have owned, managed, and operated companies in the beauty business ever since, minus the few years RJ was very young. I've had showrooms and offices around the world and in the US, been on HSN, had various highly successful infomercials (Sudden Youth and others, even featuring Joan Collins in Baden-Baden, Germany years back) and created private label products for many well respected brands.