Learn How Kid Rock Turned an Obstacle into a Blessing

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The interview Kid Rock did for THE COMMON THREAD book was fascinating. Here I was talking with this loving, single father who gives free concerts for troops in combat zones and substantially supports military families.  As I listened to him, it was almost impossible to believe that in his teens he sold drugs out of […]

Tips for Staying on Top with Karrie Webb

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Karrie Webb, an LPGA Legend (Ladies Professional Golf Association) and the first female golfer to earn more than 1 million dollars in a single season, could not been more charming as we spoke about what it takes not only to win, but to stay on top and compete with the best golfers in the world […]

Learn How Chef Jeff Went from Prison to Dishwasher to Culinary Star

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“I needed prison to discover myself “ were the first words Jeff Henderson revealed to me when I interviewed him for The Common Thread of Overcoming Adversity and Living Your Dreams. Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He […]

Singer Songwriter Stevie Nicks Talks About Keeping Your Ego in Check

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Famed  for her mystical chanteuse image, singer / songwriter Stevie Nicks enjoyed phenomenal success not only as a solo artist – but also as a key member of Fleetwood Mac. Stephanie Lynn Nicks was born May 26, 1948, in Phoenix, Arizona. The granddaughter of a frustrated country singer, she began performing at the age of four, […]

Learn How Herschel Walker Uses His Uniqueness to Influence Others

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Last weekend, the 2015 NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were held and as always, the speeches from the inductees were inspiring. The NFL has so many great stories of men who have defeated the odds, men who overcame hardship and adversity and men who use their success to help others. When you talk about […]

Jimmy Kimmel Shares about Believing in Yourself

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It is not always easy to believe in yourself, but when you do, great things can happen. Just ask late night TV talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. His ability to believe in himself has resulted in his show becoming the longest running late-night talk show in ABC’s history. Recent guests include Jennifer Lopez, Liam Neeson, […]

Going the extra mile with NY Ranger legend Ron Greschner

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There are only a few more weeks left in the 2014-15 hockey season, and you can be sure legendary defenseman Ron Greschner has been enjoying watching his beloved NY Rangers this year who just became the first this season to clinch a playoff berth. What made Ron the legend he became?  Going the extra mile.  This […]

Success Tips from NY Jets Cornerback Darrelle Revis

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Just a few weeks ago, Darrelle Revis once again became a New York Jet.  In doing so, he became the highest paid cornerback in the NFL.  While writing The Common Thread of Overcoming Adversity and Living Your Dreams, I had the opportunity to sit down with this legend in the making and am happy to […]