Our guest today experienced his first crisis at age eight when his parents divorced. Marc Mero grew up in a poor section of New York, but wrote down his dreams and goals, setting his sights on athletics. He worked hard to achieve success and eventually landed a career in professional wrestling. After reaching the pinnacle of sports entertainment as a WCW and WWE Wrestling Champion, Marc suffered enormous loss and learned that money and fame can’t buy happiness. The tragic loss of more than 30 of his close friends and family members – largely due to lifestyle choices and negative behaviors – spurred him into action. Today, through his nonprofit organization called Champion of Choices, he shares his powerful story of tragedy and triumph, speaking candidly about where his good and bad choices took him.
About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
About Joe Garner
When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers. See all his books here.
He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide. Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
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