Hey there. My name is James Villepigue (Villa-Peg) – Oh, yes, it’s a tough name and you can imagine what it was like growing up with it! 🙂
I want to thank you for visiting our website, to learn more about the children’s empowerment system, Gargi& The Guardians™.
A little about me:
I am an International best-selling author of Combat Fat For Kids, the Body Sculpting Bible for Men, and the Body Sculpting Bible for Women. These books—and 25 others of mine—have sold more than two million copies to date. I have a strong and loyal following, and have appeared on Regis and Kelly Live and The Maury Show, among others.
I am married now for 11 years and a father of four beautiful kids. My youngest child, Natalie Quinn, was just born, so she’s not yet had to deal with nighttime fears, but my other three kids, Sienna James, Kaiya Reece and Colton James, certainly have, and it can be debilitating, to say the least.
I have been working on Gargi& The Guardians™ for three years now. It took that long, because I’ve gone through two different storylines, three completely different illustration designs, and have spent a significant amount of time working on the incredibly innovative technology – it’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!
How & Why I came up with the idea to help children
I didn’t just suddenly wake up one morning with an idea to create Gargi& The Guardians™. It started with something complete opposite to a Monster Busting product…
In fact, my original product actually lured in a monster! One night, I was watching a well-known show on television, called, Duck Dynasty. The people in the show apparently had created an enormous business based on developing animal callers for game hunters. Now, I’m not a hunter, but I am a dreamer, so I immediately thought about a character who has affected my life since I was a very young boy – this creature fed both my fear as a kid and my fascination as I grew older.
Most of us know him as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. When I was a kid, my dad would tell me stories of this mythical creature and I was always confused as to whether it was real of fake. Anyway, about four years ago, I wondered why the people from Duck Dynasty hadn’t created a toy Bigfoot caller for kids. With all of the big time Bigfoot shows on Animal Planet and other prime time networks, it seemed like a no-brainer. So, long story, shorter, I decided to create a Bigfoot call and I named it, SquatchIt™.
I worked with one of the country’s largest animal call makers and at first, they thought I had lost my marbles. After speaking with the owner, he quickly realized that I was for real and he actually fell in love with the idea. A few months later, I had my prototype and I ended up with product endorsements from the most famous people of the Bigfoot world. It’s was so much fun!
We began selling SquatchIt™ in droves and we were even placed in an upcoming Bigfoot movie, starring some of today’s biggest comedians. Everything was going great, until one day I received an email from a very angry person…
At first, I thought it might be a joke, but I quickly realized that they were being very serious with what I was about to read. It said:
“How dare you create a Sasquatch call. You’re going to get people seriously injured and even killed”. I was actually taken back by that message. To be completely honest, at first I exploded in laughter, but about a week later, I received another email, from a completely different person, who essentially said the same exact thing!
This was the very moment when my life changed forever! I was speaking with my good friend, Christopher, and we were discussing those two emails. I then said, well we developed a call to attract a monster…maybe we should create a call for kids to scare away the boogieman! This was the beginning of Monster Busters, which eventually became, Gargi& The Guardians™ featuring the Monster Busters™ tools.
I obviously love kids, and want to help not just my children have a great childhood, but I want to help all children thrive. I went through a very tough time as a kid; from being very afraid of the dark, to being bullied to dealing with anxiety, it was rough. I didn’t want my kids being afraid at night. I also didn’t want everyone else in the house to be woken up when one kid couldn’t sleep. Think about it; one kid wakes up and goes into moms and dads room. Suddenly mom and dad are wide-awake and other siblings typically wonder what’s going on. It’s now 3am and the whole house is up and they’re all paying for it that morning! This solves that problem, for good.
When it came to developing this new idea, I knew immediately, that it couldn’t be anything like theSquatchIt™ product. SquatchIt™ actually made a hideous blood curdling scream and was designed to be a nuisance, a gimmick. This product couldn’t make any noise, as it would defeat the whole purpose of helping kids gain a restful sleep.
I knew that I had to begin with a story, so I wrote one and as I mentioned earlier, it’s gone through a couple of iterations, until I came up with a very strong plot that would help children and empower them to overcome their fears and be confident and courageous!
I eventually developed the story of Gargi& The Guardians™, and in the story, I imagined up five amazing characters that I knew kids would love. I turned them into stuffed plushy dolls and I integrated our amazing Light Up The Night™ technology into each of their belly’s. This has now become my life’s work and I am more excited than I’ve ever been about helping families make nighttime peaceful sleep-time!
I eventually stopped selling SquatchIt™, and now spend the majority of my time on building up this people friendly business. J
Gargi& The Guardians™ is a non-seasonal based product. It solves a major problem that children (the entire household) face, 365 days a year! It appeals to a very broad market, because millions of children suffer from anxiety, fear, and often worry about things that they should simply not have to worry about. This has major implications with regard to behavior, learning and mood, and we have solved the problem, once and for all.
While some experts advise parents to say monsters aren’t real, the imagination of a child can often be powerful and paralyzing. The Gargi& The Guardians™ kit gives children the power to banish what creeps in the dark, making bedtime cozy and joyful once again.
Gargi& The Guardians™ is the innovative children’s empowerment product, sure to become a monster hit.
Please stay tuned for our upcoming Kickstarter campaign, being led by one of the crowdfunding industry’s leading authority figures.