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Nov 14, 2016

Damien’s credentials are loaded. Although he was homeless in two different cities (LA and NY), he has shared the stage with the likes of everyone from Faith Hill and Big & Rich to John Legend. He’s even a part of a country music group The Farm (along with doing solo work too). When he’s not on the road as an artist, he’s working alongside The Salvation Army and Boys & Girls Club to share his story of being one of 12 children, the first to graduate from high school and avoiding being a victim of the streets. One of his latest projects is

03:10 What are you most grateful for in your life right now?
06:20 At what point growing up did you realize you'd build a career in music?
12:10 Share a personal road block you experienced? What happened and how you overcame it
14:55 What's been the biggest lessons you have learned about yourself based on your success? What's really worked for Damien to this point?
21:15 Tell us about your involvement with Redemption Songs Stories?
24:30 What do you actually do to push yourself to new and higher heights and keep from getting caught in comfort zones??
26:20 Damien shares insights into how we can be an inspiration and motivation to others in our own communities, schools and workplace
31:30 What's one book you've read in the past year that inspired you?
33:25 What is something small you’ve done this month that you are proud of?
34:45 Name an online resource [could be an app, software, or tool] you use every day that you can't live without?
35:50 One action our trailblazers can take this week to blaze their trail