NCAA RECORD HOLDER TOM THOMPSON APPEARS AS A GUEST ON CORNERSTONE TV'S REAL LIFE

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

  Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, recently appeared on Cornerstone Television's flagship show, Real Life, to discuss his inspiring autobiography,  Kick Start . (Cornerstone Television Network photo)

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, recently appeared on Cornerstone Television's flagship show, Real Life, to discuss his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. (Cornerstone Television Network photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 27, 2016) - Author, speaker and NCAA football record holder Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II recently appeared as a guest on the Cornerstone Television Network's flagship program, Real Life, where he discussed his inspirational and motivational book, Kick Start. Fans can access the archived show through the network's website at reallife.ctvn.org

"It was a pleasure meeting everyone at Cornerstone," says Thompson. "The staff was most helpful and they were so quick to make sure I was taken care of. I look forward to another visit." 

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 revised 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

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

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the revised 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

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