06/28/2012 12:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Good Life Project: Reclaiming Your Life

High-school sweethearts Melissa and A.J. Leon were doing everything right... until it all fell apart. Four days before their wedding!

Melissa had become a much-loved teacher in Spanish Harlem and A.J. was a rising star in one of the world's leading consulting firms. But along the way, A.J. began to feel like he had become a shell of who he was really supposed to be -- and both he and Melissa were feeling the pain.

As A.J. shares in this video, he knew, "If I didn't leave that job right then and there, I was going to be that dude for the rest of my life."

What began as one man's wake-up call led this loving couple out of their current careers and propelled them into an extraordinary life of boots-on-the-ground philanthropy, world travel, entrepreneurship, service and the opportunity to be with each other as they built an extraordinary new venture: Misfit, Inc.

In this episode of Good Life Project TV, we dive deep into this couple's moment of reckoning, learn how they got through it together, and discover what the unusual new blended-mission company they're building is all about.

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