Ken Harvey, Washington Redskins, NFL Linebacker, to Be Guest on Insightful Player TV Talk Show

Redskins Hall of Fame Linebacker Ken Harvey to Guest on Insightful Player Streaming Video TV Show on MingleMediaTV.com

Tuesday, July 5th 7 PM EST

Watch LIVE here today:  http://www.minglemediatv.com/insightfulplayertv.html

Ken Harvey, Redskins

Ken Harvey, Redskins

Washington Redskins Hall of Fame linebacker Ken Harvey, one of 32 current and former NFL players recognized as Insightful Players will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com  Tuesday night  July 5 at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.

Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions.  “I’m thrilled to have an online show on MingleMediaTV.com where I’m able to interview my Insightful Players like Ken Harvey and have their stories told to the world,” said Carew, who serves as the host of the show. Carew was inducted into the International Coaching Federation (ICF) New England Chapter’s newly-established Hall of Fame on June 13.

The Insightful Player™ team members, like Harvey, are individuals that believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their most far-reaching dreams, which resulted in a career in the National Football League.  The Insightful Player.com website features the inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players, each of whom overcame great obstacles and hardships to become not just fine athletes, but through their values and their life experiences, became extraordinary individuals that serve as an inspiration to us all.

The short-version of Ken Harvey’s Insightful Player story is available on InsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing this summer. Kenneth Harvey is a former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker who is now the president of The Ken Harvey Companies. He writes as a hobby but enjoys the thrill of taking a single sheet of paper and making it come alive with imagination.

Twelve years after he left the game, Harvey is enjoying a life of entrepreneurship and writing with the debut of Xavier: A Hero No More, his first novel. From a high school dropout to the NFL and more, Kenneth is a believer that anything is possible.

The four-time nominee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Harvey is also one of the Redskins’ 70 Greatest Players. He believes that his new novel demonstrates some of the struggles players have after leaving the game.  Harvey has established his own website:  www.transition57.com as a means for educating players about becoming entrepreneurs after their playing days are over.

Ken really has a heart for other athletes in transition. He cares about their ability to transition from sports to the marketplace; from inactivity to activity fueled by good health and healthy habits; from a mindset of contentment with life on the field to a sky’s the limit attitude off of the field; from irresponsibility to responsibility.

Excerpt for Ken Harvey’s InsightfulPlayer.com story:

Ken Harvey believes in second chances. “Mistakes happen,” says the former linebacker for the Phoenix Cardinals and the Washington Redskins and current Washington Redskins Director of Responsibility. “What matters in life is how effectively you rally after making and recognizing a misstep.”

Ken’s own missteps, from his perspective, date back to his decision to drop out of high school despite the urging of his coach and parents to stay in school and work hard. After leaving high school, he fell into a rut of destructive thought patterns. “Once you start thinking you’re not much good for anything, you resign yourself to getting the lowest-paying job, or you go to an interview but you’re not fully prepared. Then you wonder why you’re not getting a better job or you’re not making it. It’s because you’ve set your standards low and everything around you has become that standard.”

One day he picked up a newspaper to see what kind of job he could hope to have without a high school diploma. The prospects, he realized, were grim. He knew he would need to set the bar higher for himself. But doing so was a gradual process. “I had a plan as to how I was going to get into college. I worked out every day and lifted weights and ran. I stopped going to parties …. I started hanging around good people.”

In a way, it all goes back to his decision to go back to high school after dropping out: an attitude of persistence that has stayed with him ever since. “I believe in second chances. I believe in that we can help each other out. I always try to look at the hope and the good inside of people. I think that’s it. No matter what, if you look deep enough, there is good in almost everyone.”

The Insightful Player™ is brought to you by Coach Chrissy Carew, Master Certified Personal and Business Coach.  Chrissy has been deeply inspired by her father, the late Coach Walter Carew, Sr.  Her beloved father is in several Halls of Fame as a high school football coach (as well as high school and college player). He used the game as a way to help kids build strong character and teach them valuable life skills.  The Insightful Player™ was created to help make our world a much better place.  To contact Chrissy Carew visit http://www.coachcarew.com or call 603-897-0610. ©2010 Coach, Chrissy Carew

Other Insightful Players include: Jerricho Cotchery (Jets), Aaron Kampman (Jaguars), Steve Grogan (Patriots), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Devin McCourty (Patriots) and Jason McCourty (Titans) and Reggie Kelly (Bengals), among others.

Launched on February 8, 2010, online media and live web TV Network Company, Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week. It’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their  video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the U.S.

For more information on Coach Chrissy Carew and Insightful Player,ä visit http://www.theinsightfulplayer.com and call 603-897-0610.

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Usama Young, New Orleans Saints, NFL Defensive Back, to Be Guest on Insightful Player TV Talk Show

Saints Defensive Back Player Usama Young to Guest Star on Insightful Player Television Show on MingleMediaTV.com

Tonight, June 28 7 PM EST

Watch LIVE here today:  http://www.minglemediatv.com/insightfulplayertv.html

USAMA Young

Usama Young

New Orleans Saints defensive back Usama Young, one of 32 current and former NFL players recognized as Insightful Players will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com  tonight  June 28 at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.

Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions.  “I’m thrilled to have an online show on MingleMediaTV.com where I’m able to interview my Insightful Players like Usama Young and have their stories told to the world,” said Carew, who serves as the host of the show. Carew was inducted into the International Coaching Federation (ICF) New England Chapter’s newly-established Hall of Fame on June 13.

The Insightful Player™ team members, like Young, are individuals that believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their most far-reaching dreams, which resulted in a career in the National Football League.  The Insightful Player.com website features the inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players, each of whom overcame great obstacles and hardships to become not just fine athletes, but through their values and their life experiences, became extraordinary individuals that serve as an inspiration to us all.

The short-version of Usama Youngs’s Insightful Player story is available on InsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing this summer. On the show, Carew will discuss Usama’s work with his Usama Young Youth Foundation. 

Excerpt from Usama Young’s Insightful Player Profile

Usama initially thought it was his fault that his parents got divorced.  Most kids in this type of situation feel exactly the same way.  He wrestled with feelings of sadness and anger when he had to go back and forth between his parent’s houses.  Every time he left one of his parents, he was heartbroken to be leaving them.  At first, Usama had a hard time understanding why his parents lived separately.  His greatest wish at the time was that they would get back together.

Usama said, “Every kid wants their parents to be together.  It is so sad that most kids think it is their fault that their parents broke up.”  He wants kids to know it is never their fault, that it will work out in the long run, and that most often it is in the very best interest of everyone.  He encourages kids to work through this and get support. Yes, it can be difficult, but their lives will be much more positive for it.

Usama affectionately recalls how his parents did their very best to keep a smile on their kids’ faces.  Both his parents remarried and his mom blessed Usama with a little sister who is 8 years his junior.  He adores his little sister so much that he couldn’t get on the plane fast enough to visit her and his beloved mother for a few days during the Saints’ bye week.

Usama’s father became a Christian when he remarried.  His mother continued her dedication to her Muslim faith, always reminding Usama to pray.  His dad took him to church, but as a young teen Usama resisted.  One of his brothers told him to listen to his father so Usama started to pay attention at church.  As things began to sink in, his appreciation for his blessings reached new heights.

When Usama hits bumps in the road he relies on his faith.  “It is easy to be happy when everything is good and everyone is on your side.  As soon as things go wrong, we have a natural tendency to put our heads down and complain or even give up.  This is when I am motivated to push myself farther and try even harder.”  He refuses to let life beat him down because he believes the tough times make him stronger and wiser.  He looks at the bumps in the road as opportunities for growth that strengthen his character and make him resilient.  He is amazed how this approach has expanded his perspective of what is possible.

The person Usama admires most is his dad.  “I really listen to my father because he has never steered me wrong.  He has always helped me and still does.  My father has great qualities.  He is attentive and funny.  He always has a smile on his face.  He stands up for what he believes and will put his foot down if he needs to.  I have always respected him and he is such a loving guy.” 

While Usama was attending Kent State he got a frightening phone call from his family. His father was diagnosed with cancer was in intensive care fighting for his life. Usama dropped everything to be by his father’s side.  He was stunned when he saw his father with eyes shut and hooked up to so many tubes.

Usama was scheduled to play in a college all star game, and not just any all star game.  This was part of the National Football League’s pre-draft process.  Usama didn’t want to play because he couldn’t bear to leave his father’s side.  His family rallied around him and reminded him that his dad would want him to play in the game.  With the inspiration from his family, Usama did play, and he played very well.  This created an opportunity for him to get drafted later on. Today his father is healthy, happy, and cancer free.  For Usama, seeing his father so sick was surreal.  It was unimaginable to see his healthy dad in that vulnerable position.  This opened Usama’s eyes and made him respect and appreciate his father even more.

The Insightful Player™ is brought to you by Coach Chrissy Carew, Master Certified Personal and Business Coach.  Chrissy has been deeply inspired by her father, the late Coach Walter Carew, Sr.  Her beloved father is in several Halls of Fame as a high school football coach (as well as high school and college player). He used the game as a way to help kids build strong character and teach them valuable life skills.  The Insightful Player™ was created to help make our world a much better place.  To contact Chrissy Carew visit http://www.coachcarew.com or call 603-897-0610. ©2010 Coach, Chrissy Carew

Other Insightful Players include: Jerricho Cotchery (Jets), Aaron Kampman (Jaguars), Steve Grogan (Patriots), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Devin McCourty (Patriots) and Jason McCourty (Titans) and Reggie Kelly (Bengals), among others.

Launched on February 8, 2010, online media and live web TV Network Company, Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week. It’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their  video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the U.S.

For more information on Coach Chrissy Carew and Insightful Player visit http://www.theinsightfulplayer.com and call 603-897-0610.