Rob Riggle is one of today's best-known and successful comedians and comedic actors. You've seen him on The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, countless movies, including The Hangover, Fox NFL Sunday, and even hosting the ESPY Awards. What many don't know is how Rob made it to some of comedy's biggest stages via Flight School, the Marines, digging out the WTC rubble from 9/11, and serving in two wars in Kosovo and Afghanistan. Rob's story is unlike any other. It's one of years of perseverance, faith, visualization, total commitment, and cultivating opportunity.
He reminds us that there is no one way to work toward achieving a dream. And, being on a path that isn't the perceived "traditional" path, does not somehow make you less than or unworthy of really going for it.
ROB'S WORDS OF WISDOM
"If I look back at how things unfolded in my life, it's hard to believe that there wasn't some intervention."
"I was so close I could taste it, and I didn't get it [Saturday Night Live]…but I didn't quit."
"Who cares if you bomb!"
"It took me kicking my own a** to get there."
"You make decisions and it sets your course…it puts you on a path. All you can do is pick what feels right and you have to trust that."
"I've never trusted myself so much. I just knew I had to try. I could live with myself if I tried and failed."
"I don't think we ask ourselves enough questions and stick around for the answers. Dig deeper for the purpose behind what you want."
"Pay attention to what you're feeding yourself...What you read, what you listen to, how you think, the people you hang out with."
ROB'S CHARITIES AND PROJECTS
The Big Slick: The Big Slick benefits Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City where no family or child is ever turned away. Rob, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Dave Koechner, Erick Stone Street are all Kansas City natives and hosts.
Rob Riggle InVETational Golf Classic [December 2017]: Rob's golf tournament raises money for the Semper Fi Fund and vets: https://semperfifund.org/featured/rob-riggle-invetational-golf-classic/
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Closing song "Phantom You" (Brink of Midnight)