NCAA RECORD HOLDER TOM THOMPSON TO APPEAR AS GUEST ON CORNERSTONE TV'S REAL LIFE

Author/Professor/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II To Discuss His Inspirational and Motivational Book, Kick Start on The Cornerstone Television Network's Flagship Program

 Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, is set to appear on Cornerstone Television's flagship show, Real Life, on Thursday, September 29, 2016, to discuss his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. (Roark Photography photo)

 Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, is set to appear on Cornerstone Television's flagship show, Real Life, on Thursday, September 29, 2016, to discuss his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. (Roark Photography photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 28, 2016) - Author, speaker and NCAA football record holder Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is slated to appear as a guest on the Cornerstone Television Network's flagship program, Real Life, on Thursday, September 29, 2016, where he will discuss his book, Kick Start

Fans can watch the show live at 9:00 a.m. (ET), or catch the re-broadcast that night at 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. Viewers around the world can watch the program live online at ctvn.org/watch/watch-live or access the archived show through the network's website at reallife.ctvn.org. Those with a Roku enabled TV can watch the archived show on demand for free by adding the Cornerstone Network at owner.roku.com/ad/cornerstonenetwork.
 

On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishment in his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. The updated second edition of Kick Start is slated for a January 2017 release through Clovercroft Publishing.

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," Thompson says. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."

At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience that long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" Thompson asks. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

Thompson wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands.  

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com

About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the second edition of Kick Start for an early 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the second edition of Kick Start for an early 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Dr. Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the booksFit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and

Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. 

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  


On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com. 

About Cornerstone Television Network and Real Life

For two years, viewers have grown to love Cornerstone Television Network's flagship program, Real Life--a full hour of information, advice, and diverse, life-changing segments. In season 3, Real Life returned with a new twist!  With its new format, the second half of Real Life becomes Real Life 360--with shorter, fast-paced segments; to-the-point interviews, and even more inspiring segments featuring exciting stories and guests who focus on health, exercise, entertainment and other lifestyle topics, musical artists who shine the love of God into the lives of the viewing family, and weekly Bible teaching to make the viewers feel refreshed, encouraged, and challenged every day. 

Cornerstone Television Network is a viewer-supported ministry that reaches 5.8 million homes in the U.S. and and throughout the Western Hemisphere. Airing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Cornerstone Television Network programs are broadcast to more than 100 affiliate stations nationwide through SkyAngel and Glorystar, as well as online at ctvn.org.


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