Everyone in the country has heard of MyPillow by now - but not everyone knows the struggles that it took to get them to where they are today - with hundreds of American's being put to work stuffing and selling millions of pillows.
Mike Lindell, the founder of MyPillow went door to door after making his hand-stuffed prototype in Minnesota in 2004 he got his first big break when selling his pillow at a mall kiosk to the manager of a local Home and Garden Show - where Mike would eventually find his niche and start selling out of his pillows at similar shows nationwide.
What a lot of people don't know about the story is all the struggle and adversity that Mike went through to get MyPillow to the success it is today. A former drug addict, he overcame drugs, betrayals, and just being plain broke before he found God and everything started to come together for him in his personal and professional life.
We welcome you to read the full story about Mike Lindell, MyPillow, and to purchase his pillows at the link below. We hope you enjoy your Local suite and if you choose, take your MyPillow when you leave - it was brand new for you upon arrival and we'll replace it upon your departure for a nominal $20 fee each, less than our cost.
Lindell always had his phone set to ding every time an order came in. Suddenly, there was a ding, and the dealer asked him about it. "I said, 'My dream is to have (my phone) ding so much I'll have to turn it off.'"
At that moment, the phone started dinging like crazy. "I still get goose bumps when I talk about it," Lindell said. "I sold more pillows that day than I had in probably the whole half a year combined."
Soon Lindell started taking out print ads telling his story, and then he had another dream: Make an infomercial. But even that endeavor had its own strange path to success. The night before the first taping, the producers discovered Lindell wasn't good at reading a script. "So we just went live the next morning with no teleprompter ... and I just ad libbed it."
It apparently worked. "By the end of the year, we went from five employees to 500." The company now has close to 1,500 employees, many of whom have his personal cellphone number in case something goes wrong.