From what I can gather, he didn't set out to be a TV star. He was just some hill billy catching critters for people. It didnt pay much but thats' what he loves to do. Even though he's a star now, he stayed true to himself and still lives in his shack, hangs out with the same friends and drives the same beater pick up truck. Success found him, but even if it didn't, Turtleman would be perfectly content doing what he loves to do.
I think there are at least three lessons we can learn from the Turtleman.
Lesson # 2: Stay true to yourself. Know and stick to your values. Don't change your values because of success or failure.
Lesson # 3: Be content. Ive always had the problem with the word “content” because it always implied to me that we should sit on our bottom, happy with whatever situation we are in. However, I've decided that contentment is a coin with two sides: the first side says “gratitude” and the other side says “ambition”. Contment is accepting what is and being grateful for what we have while constantly looking to become a better person.
Let's all learn from the crazy Turtleman: be content, pursue your passions, and stay true to yourself.