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What do Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone, Ringo Starr of The Beatles, Kid Rock, "The Greatest Of All Time" Muhammad Ali, Singer Songwriter Stevie Nicks, Hall of Fame Golfer Arnold Palmer, Academy Award Winning Director Quentin Tarantino, Bill O'Reilly, "King of all Media" Howard Stern, Montel Williams, Billionaire Mark Cuban, Garfield Creator Jim Davis, and Snoop Dogg all have in common?

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Interview with Montel Williams When I asked Montel in our interview for THE COMMON THREAD book to reflect on his upbringing and identify and what made him what he is today, he responded: “There were two very powerful forces in my life: My parents and their insistence that education was the most important part of growing up!    Photo © Getty Images Montel Williams, Radio Talk Shows, Sylvester Stallone, Snoop Dogg, Ringo Starr, Stevie Nicks, Special People, Black History, The Beatles

Interview with Montel Williams When I asked Montel in our interview for THE COMMON THREAD book to reflect on his upbringing and identify and what made him what he is today, he responded: “There were two very powerful forces in my life: My parents and their insistence that education was the most important part of growing up! Photo © Getty Images

  Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Montel Williams, Low Self Esteem, Snoop Dogg, Ringo Starr, 16 Year Old, Stevie Nicks, Quentin Tarantino, The Beatles

Sylvester “Sly” Stallone

Never Meet Your Idols! When the movie was released in 1976, the iconic film Rocky and its message of overcoming the odds resonated deeply with me. I was a typical 16-year-old struggling with school and low self-esteem. It seemed like all my peers outperformed me at almost everything. I readily identified with the title character—a…