Welfare Cheese
to Fine Caviar

How to Achieve Your Dreams Despite Your Upbringing



  • That the cards are stacked against you?
  • Left behind?
  • Uncertain about your future?
  • Stuck in your current role?

Welfare Cheese to Fine Caviar is a true story of how your attitude absolutely determines your aptitude.

My mission is to inspire, inform and provide readers with one more ingredient in improving society one person at a time.

Why is this important?

Each chapter includes real-life stories of struggles and successes, along with sections to reflect on aha moments, identify how to apply the lessons to your life, and “caviar time” to strengthen your resolve and clarify your mission through affirmation and prayer.

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About Thomas

Thomas Wideman was born into poverty, forced to mature fast. In those critical moments, he decided to transcend his circumstances through academic achievement. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in Chemical Engineering and built a successful career with a Fortune 500 company.

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