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Teacher/entrepreneur uses life lessons to motivate Twin Cities’ youth



By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


Overcoming obstacles and adjusting to changes in his life is Tommy Watson’s personal story. “By the time I was in third grade, I lived in three foster homes…and lived with my grandmother,” said Watson in a recent interview with the MSR. “We were shuffled around. “I remember many days watching my parents when we were with them come into the house sober, and go into the bathroom and shoot heroin. That terrified me.”

The motivational speaker and consultant used that fear of becoming like his parents as motivation to succeed. “At the high school, I met a coach that changed my life. Continue Reading →

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