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NFL Eagles legend Vince Papale and wife Janet Cantwell-Papale remain invincible
I had the opportunity to interview former Philadelphia Eagles player Vince Papale and his wife Janet Cantwell-Papale for Yahoo! this past spring.
Details about about both of these Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame members can be found at their website youcanbeinvincible.com.
Vince shared the story of his life in the National Football League, the experience of being the subject of the Disney film "Invincible," thoughts about his children, and his future endeavors with me on that day.
Janet shared her experience of being a star athlete on the USA World gymnastics team, becoming the youngest head coach in Division I athletics, succeeding in the business world, raising her family, and her view of the future with me.
I used the word share for both people because that dual character trait of generosity was evident when I met this couple. They are positive, honest people whose lives naturally inspire others.
We discussed many aspects of their lives and current careers last spring. We also touched on a joint effort that they were working on at that time.
That project was their book "Be Invincible! A Playbook for Reaching Your Full Potential," which has since been released. It covers 20 key life lessons taken from the Papales' personal experiences as athletes, coaches, businesspeople, spouses and parents.
"This is one of the toughest periods we have faced in this country in many years. We wanted to write a book that would give readers the mental tools to bring out their potential and thrive no matter how challenging things become. I think we've done that," Vince Papale recently said.
"It's the invincible moments that do it for me. We have stories from ultra-endurance athletes, Olympians, mountaineers and people from all walks of life, and they're all reminders that we all have more strength than we realize," Janet Cantwell-Papale recently said.
She noted that they expect this book to be the first of many in a series aimed at kids, baby boomers, couples, parents and entrepreneurs.
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