Mike Lindell is featured in a Q&A article by Ava Roosevelt in the Fall edition of Opulence Magazine because, as Eva Roosevelt notes, Mike is one of those “philanthropically inclined individuals who are not only newsworthy but who have touched me with their honesty, spirit, and faith.”
- Mike said that his life of addiction was the equivalent to “a point of nothingness” until he reached rock bottom. At that point, he reached out and asked God to free him from addiction. The next morning, on January 16, 2009, Mike said that “I was freed that day, and by God’s grace, I am still free.”
- Mike’s early business was truly family-run, with his four children as his first employees. Now, he views his 1500 employees as “family”, and sees keeping the MyPillow business in Minnesota, with products being made in America, as a key aspect of the MyPillow business.
- The MyPillow success is based on the fact that the MyPillow is not based on a one-size-fits-all model; that it is made to softly support the head, rather than let the head bend in uncomfortable positions; and that the infomercial allowed all of America to discover that the MyPillow is “one of the best products in history.”
- Mike created the Lindell Foundation the same way he created the MyPillow, by reverse-engineering what he wanted in a charity:
- to let people view and choose people’s real needs.
- to ensure that 100% of the money contributed goes towards these needs, and not corruption, waste and over-blown salaries.
- to let the donors actually see what their money went for by keeping them up to date.
Mike says he is defined by “Faith, loyalty, and integrity”, and certainly, his life resonates with these ideals.