Entertainment & Performing Arts


Christopher Wiehl – Actor

Have a Discipline of Daily Action I was born and raised in a small town, in eastern Washington state, called Yakima. My Mom and Dad met while in college at the University of Washington where my Mom was a foreign exchange student from Denmark. My Dad went to law school and joined the FBI. He […]

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Cliff Simon – Actor

Success Does Not Happen Overnight I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1977, when I was 15, my parents emigrated to London. We were a family of six and my parents wanted to get away from South Africa’s Apartheid regime. At that time, I was a swimmer with a dream to swim in the […]

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Nancy Redd – Musician

Surround Yourself With Positive People Nancy Redd has been a social worker for more than 20 years, but knew at the age of three that she wanted to be a musician. My family has always encouraged my music, but told me I couldn’t major in it at college because I needed to have stability and […]

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Darryl Douglas

Entertaining is a Thrill As a child, I remember watching a clown on a television show. He was acting a fool and making everybody laugh. There were lots of them entertaining a bunch of kids and a few adults. It was the coolest thing to see people entertained like that. The whole clown suit, shoes, […]

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Shelley Rafilson – Singer/Author

Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes I always wanted to be thin and to be a successful singer. My weight problem began in childhood. Most of my life I have been either chubby or obese. What made you decide to finally realize your lifelong dream? Due to health problems, and being middle-aged and on medications that […]

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Philip Mandel – Concert Pianist

Carrying on the Legacy of the Masters I’m in my 60s and now living my dream. I retired eight years ago from a career as an engineer which I had since I graduated college. My other career was as a health coach. My other ‘careers’ are as a part time flying instructor, a personal coach […]

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Mari L. McCarthy – Singer

Trust the Process I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and had to make a clear change. At the time, I had a business management consulting firm. I was living out of a suitcase traveling to Fortune 1000 companies. Living with MS, I experienced all kinds of different episodes. In one episode, I lost the […]

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Cherie Corso – Parenting Expert

You are always growing and evolving I have a modeling background. I have pictures and have been in magazines, but I never thought that I would be lecturing on entrepreneurship or in a newsroom giving my opinion. Although I always wanted to do it. Now I’m one of the experts sitting on the couch giving […]

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Jim Kellner – Hypnotist

Use Failure as a Tool for Correction I don’t even remember when I wanted to become a hypnotist, but I know it goes back to at least my early teens. At 18, I tried to hypnotize my younger sister using a library book. After learning hypnosis (but not having the confidence to work with others), […]

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Dr. Marisa R. Silver – Actor/Model

Only You Can Make It Happen I have always craved performing. When I was a teenager, I was modeling for greeting card and dance calendars while attending a performing arts high school. Coming from parents who owned a business, it was customary to go into a more traditional profession such as a doctor or lawyer. […]

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Sonja Fisher – Actor

You have to have tenacity I have worked more than 21 years in a highly technical field in Corporate America as a sales engineer. Since I was ten, I wanted to be on the daytime soap General Hospital. I was inspired by Rick Springfield. What made you decide to finally realize your lifelong dream? After […]

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