Ted ‘Golden Voice’ Williams Escapes Near-Death and Rises to Fall No More

(Part 5) Reinvent Your Game, Refresh Your Name: (Old-School Flava)
Celebrity Profiles of Success in Business, Career and Community

Only in America is a ‘rags-to-riches’ story so possible. That’s how some feel about Ted Williams and his new book. Here’s a guy who fell in love with radio as a teenager and later had his own morning-drive show. But life gave him a run for his money. Now he’s on the rise hoping to fall no more.

His story is like a deep well flowing with life-lessons. Today there are millions affected by the unemployment and housing crisis. They might be thinking, ‘what about us?” Well, reinventing your game or refreshing your name is about finding an escape that comes with having a vision in the valley.

Williams’ life hit the skids due to addiction. He lost his job, his house, his family and even his self-respect. Somehow he didn’t lose his faith which kept him alive. He credits that as coming from a source of power that was redeeming. Williams shows how it takes faith to stay plugged-in to having a chance at fate.

As luck would have it, he was discovered on the streets using his God-given gift. His voice was his calling card. Some say they don’t believe in luck. Others say luck is where opportunity meets preparation. Williams might say his break was part luck and part humility. Both came together like a stroke of divinity.

In the book Williams tells more of the bad than the good from his journey. He had to deal with his issues face-to-face. When reinventing yourself you’ll find clues as you look at your résumé or look at your relationships. But as you look into your soul, your life’s calling will show you the way.

(Part 5) Reinvent Your Game, Refresh Your Name: (New-School Flava)
Celebrity Profiles of Success in Business, Career and Community

Only in America might you see. This kind of ‘rags-to-riches’ story. That’s what Ted Williams tells in his book. Of how life gave him a second look. Once falling in love with radio as a teenager. Taking a chance with little money to wager. Then life gave him a run for his money. Now things seem a bit more sunny.

His story is like life-lessons in a well. Flowing with many ups and downs to tell. Today, millions affected by the economic crisis. Many could write a jobs or housing thesis. Some thinking there’s not enough of a fuss. Maybe even wondering ‘what about us?’ Well, having a vision in the valley makes you not cuss.

Addiction put his life on a skid. Losing his job, house, family and everything he did. But somehow his faith kept him believing. He credits this to a source of power that was redeeming. Williams saw himself standing before the pearly gate. And so he stayed plugged-in to having a turnaround fate.

As luck goes, it got him discovered on the street. His God-given voice was his calling card to beat. Some don’t really believe in beginner’s luck. Others say it’s how taking a chance can bring a buck. Whether opportunity and preparation meet-up with humility. Or they come together like a stroke of divinity.

Williams’ book tells more of the bad than the good. Sharing his journey of rising from the hood. Had to deal with his issues face-to-face. Reinventing his game at an ‘on-again off-again’ pace. Yes, you’ll find clues in your résumé or a relationship. But in your soul is life’s calling for a fun trip.

Tip: Reinventing your game might be part luck and part humility with a stroke of divinity.

Talkback: Name one ‘rags-to-riches’ story that connects with your journey?

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