Terry has reinvented himself frequently over his professional career.
At 6ft 8 Terry played Basketball at college and after graduating he was employed in the Marketing Department at the corporate headquarters of Wendy’s International in Dublin, Ohio. From there he worked in hospital administration and after getting married and moving to California for his wife’s job, he became the Customer Service Manager for an academic publishing company in Santa Barbara.
Another move to Cincinnati, Ohio, Saw Terry pivot and became a police officer with the Cincinnati Police Department, where he was a SWAT Hostage Negotiator and then after another relocation to Texas, he started a school security consulting business and coached high school girls basketball in Houston.
However Terry’s greatest challenge began in early 2012 when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Acral Lentiginous Melanoma, which presented on the bottom of his foot. By the time the melanoma was detected, it had metastasized to a lymph node in his groin. Because this cancer is so rare he was treated at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center. After two surgeries he was put on a weekly injection of the drug, Interferon, to help keep the disease from coming back.
He took those weekly injections for almost 5 years before the Interferon became so toxic to his body that he ended up in the Intensive Care Unit with a fever of 108 degrees.
One thing he learned during all the pain and suffering is that you have two choices. You can succumb to the debilitating discomfort and misery, or you can learn to embrace it and use it to make you a stronger and better human being.
He recently wrote a book, entitled Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles to Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life, to help people find and live their uncommon and extraordinary life. The ten principles outlined in the book will provide the bedrock necessary to form the foundation of unshakable beliefs and dedicated behaviors to reinforce your attitude, no matter how much pain you must endure or how many obstacles you must overcome.
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