Word Patriots – A Conversation with A.J. Ali
A.J. Ali is the creator, executive producer and star of “Good Fellas of Baltimore,” which debuted on Fox 45 TV in the Baltimore market in the spring of 2011 and was responsible for raising more than a quarter million dollars worth of support for charity in the Baltimore area in one year. He is currently producing and hosting a national event and documentary film titled “Drive To End Cancer” to promote wellness and cancer prevention. He is also producing the “To End Cancer” series of public service announcements, the cancer prevention world’s version of the “Got Milk” campaign. Other TV successes include producing the special “Positive Choice” for the national youth soccer program “Soccer in the Streets” with marketing partners U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer, producing numerous public service announcements and commercials and consulting on numerous projects. His “On the Tee with A.J. Ali” inspirational lifestyle column has been popular in various publications and online. He co-authored an inspirational wellness book with Vera Jones titled “The True Champion’s 30-Day Challenge” published in the fall of 2009. He has written two business golf books, which he uses in seminars and training programs nationwide. His recent work includes writing and producing the cancer survivor anthem “Through the Darkness, Into the Light” and producing the compilation music CD “Survivor Celebration” to benefit breast cancer survivors. He is currently writing his fourth book “L.O.V.E. Is The Answer” As a visionary entrepreneur, A.J. has created dozens of brands, founded two pro soccer teams and has raised more than $25 million for charity. Through his Eclipse Business Golf Academy program he has trained dozens of people in the U.S, the U.K. and Africa to become golf consultants, teaching them how to use the power of golf to help charities and companies meet their goals. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious 40 Under 40 Leaders in the Greater Baltimore area and the Hollywood Fame Awards’ “National Community Service Award.” This week on Word Patriots, A.J. and I discuss how A.J. always strives to bring his A-game whenever he writes, his method to unleash the winner within whatever one’s endeavor may be, the importance of self-control, his campaign to end cancer, and the many ways we all can come together to promote literacy in America. If you would like to know more about my books, please visit my website: www.markseinfelt.com. Please also visit A.J.’s webpage: http://www.ontheteewithajali.com/.