About four months ago I had breakfast with the incredible "Hulk," actor Lou Ferrigno. We hit it off so well that we kept in touch, and had a three hour dinner when he returned to my area. That was the other night. And I'm still so excited and inspired that I still can't sleep.

Lou is an inspiration. He looks better now at 61 years old than he did earlier in his life, when he was a three hundred pound bodybuilding giant who won awards and inspired millions. Today he is fit, healthy, and as gentle and loving as a kitten.

But don't let that warm smile of his fool you. He's iron willed, focused, dedicated and moving forward like a Mack truck stuck in high gear. He's a force of nature.

Still, he took great interest in my life and work. He wanted to know about my current projects. I told him about my two books coming out in early 2013, my four music albums with two more on the way, the Wealth Trigger Live seminar planned for February in Austin, and my idea to end homelessness.

In my gym with the rare Animal Trainer machine that Steve Reeves used to overcome a shoulder injury. (Lou's friend Brad Taylor standing behind machine.)

He loved it all, was impressed, and congratulated me.

Of course, he's not sitting around. He's been on 45 planes in three weeks. He's traveling, speaking, meeting the fans, working on a new movie and possible television series, has his active website and fitness consulting going on, and plans a huge Ferrigno Fit movement he'll be announcing in 2013.

In my private gym with the Steve Reeves Universal Machine to Lou's left and the Nexersys behind me

Lou met me due to our mutual admiration for legendary bodybuilder and first action movie figure, Steve Reeves. So he came to my home to see my private gym, my Reeves collection, and more. He loved it all, but I think he was most impressed with my office and all the books and guitars. He sat in my office chair and surveyed the area. He looked right at home.

Lou asked surprisingly in-depth questions, such as, "What is your greatest fear?'

I spent so much time thinking about my answer that he nudged me by saying, "You know what it is."

After I told him about fear of failure, he confessed he doesn't know how to swim. He fears going down in a plane over water.

Lou's autobiography signed to Steve Reeves, now part of my collection

He also asked, "What's your biggest dream?"

I told him about Operation YES, my idea to end homelessness, and the book on it coming out in a few weeks. I thought he would ridicule it, but instead he said, "That's beautiful!"

He was very supportive of my health and fitness dreams, and said I was doing the right things. He watched what I ate and drank and complimented me on my choices. His references to my living past 100 years old made me feel I could live that long, or longer. When I told him about the five fitness contests I had been in, and showed him the certificates I got for each, he was as proud as me. He knows all so well what it takes to discipline yourself to win.

He asked me about my collections (guitars, books, Reeves, and more) and said he buys two of everything he loves as he fears losing one of them. And when he buys something, he buys the best.

This amazing man still works out several days a week, an hour a pop, and prefers lifting iron to anything else. He loves fitness equipment, though, and collects it. He had never seen The Burn Machine before, an exercise tool I love so much I bought several for myself and more to give as gifts to friends. He wants to buy one -- probably two -- for himself.

I've been around a lot of celebrities and movie stars, but have rarely met one so at ease with himself. He said he likes me because I "don't have an ego." Well, everyone does, but some of us keep it in check. Lou does.

Nerissa was a bit star struck to be with him. She's met several celebrities, too, but Lou is so present with people, that you can feel him paying attention to you. She asked him for exercise advice. He said to take it easy and do what you enjoy. He got up and walked across the room, moving fast, with a determined stride, to demonstrate what he meant. She promised him to start walking more every day.

A truly emotional moment was when Bruce Collie - former NFL Super Bowl football star, father of 13 beautiful children, owner of Brewster's Pizza and the Vitale Cigar Room where we met - met Lou and told him how the great actor had changed his life when he was young and troubled.

I can't say enough great things about Lou Ferrigno. When you get a chance to meet him, you'll know what I mean.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Joe Vitale is the star of the hit movie, "The Secret." He is also the author of way too many bestselling books to mention here. To name a few: The Attractor Factor, Zero Limits and his latest, Attract Money Now. He's also recorded many Nightingale Conant audio programs, and most recently, "The Abundance Paradigm." He also created a Miracles Coaching program and much more! For more information on Joe Vitale, go to: http://www.mrfire.com