HI, I’M DEVON
(“Duh-von” not “Dev-in”)
I’m an author, speaker, emcee, entertainer, internet entrepreneur, former hip-hop dancer, and student of life. I mostly talk about entrepreneurship, dating, and personal growth… but I’m more than happy to wade into other topics from time to time.
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Here’s a quick video to give you
a better idea of who I am…
HERE ARE 12 THINGS
YOU SHOULD KNOW
I Started This Site Because...
I Got Tired Of Playing Small
Maybe you can relate.
Maybe there’s something inside of YOU that has been desperately wanting to come out.
Maybe you’ve got a message that you want to express so that you can touch the lives of others.
If so, you and I are a lot alike. I actually had the idea for this site back around 2004 (in my mid 20’s). But it wasn’t until more than 13 years later (in my late 30’s) that I finally had the courage take what was inside me and bring it to life.
If nothing else, I hope that I can serve as an example for you to live your life as big as you want.
Everything I Write About (Or Make Videos About) Is From Personal Experience
Do they offer college degrees goal setting? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
Someone once asked me what gives me the right to write about the stuff I talk about on this site.
“Well…” I replied “… I just figured it out and I decided to share what worked for me.”
- I sucked at dating – so I figured it out.
- I wanted to be an entrepreneur – so I figured it out.
- I hated my weight/body-image – so I figured out how to change it.
- I sucked at achieving my goals – so I figured out how to achieve them.
Now, I just share what I’ve figured out.
So often in life, we wait for permission from someone else to tell us that we’re “ready” or that we’re “good enough” to share our story or teach others.
That’s bullshit! Unless you want to be a doctor or a lawyer or something – in which case, you should definitely wait until someone says you’re good to go.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, but I don’t know shit about it because I’ve never experienced it anywhere other than a textbook.
But things like personal growth, goal attainment, getting better at dating, and making money online; I don’t have a degree in any of those… but I’ve managed to be successful in all of them.
So, that’s what I choose to talk about.
I HATE Cheese!
I don’t know why I decided to mention this, but hey… it is what it is. The fact that I think cheese is gross has nothing to do with why you’re on this website; I just thought I’d share it with you.
Bottom line: If I were a superhero, my arch-enemy would be “Cheese-Man”.
I Pretty Much Suck At Technology
Crazy, right? An internet entrepreneur who isn’t a “technology” person - go figure.
If nothing else, I’m living proof that you don’t have to be able to put up a website in order to make money from one. Heck, I’ve had dozens of websites over the years and have sold literally millions of dollars’ worth of goods & services online; but I couldn’t tell you the first thing about how the website got online.
I still wear a wrist watch, still have CD’s, and I’m probably the last person to get the newest/latest/greatest gadget.
The good news, though, is that if you’re looking for someone to make a 90's cassette mix-tape for you from the radio, I’M YOUR GUY!
I Was One Of ESPN's Top 16 Mascots
In The Country
Here’s another tidbit of information that has nothing to do with anything. But its’ fun nonetheless.
- I attended Georgia Southern University between 1996 and 2000. I finished school when I was just 20 years old.
- I started mascoting my sophomore year of college. By my senior year of college, I was the primary mascot for the university, as well as one of the top mascots in the country.
- In case you can’t’ tell from the photo, the mascot is an eagle named Gus!
Originally From Miami - Grew Up In Atlanta
Atlanta, GA is home. Have you ever been?
Although Atlanta is home, I still represent Miami! So while I enjoy watching the Atlanta Hawks (basketball), and the Atlanta Braves (baseball), the one team I ABSOLUTELY LOVE is the Miami Dolphins!
I’m a die-hard Dolphins fan, and I make sure I head down to Miami at least once a year to watch a game with my friends!
I've Known I Wanted To Be An Entrepreneur Since I Was About 14 Years Old
I remember my 15th birthday.
My grandmother sent me $50 in the mail. And you know what I did with that money? I went and purchased a $50 booklet that revealed “40 DIFFERENT WAYS TO MAKE MONEY FROM HOME!”
Needless to say, I didn’t make much money with anything from that booklet. Nevertheless, the entrepreneurial seed had been planted.
It took me about 15 years after I got that first booklet to FINALLY figure out how to make a full time income as an entrepreneur. We’ll talk about how I made it happen on this site.
I Failed So Much
I Had To File For Bankruptcy
OK, I mention this one just because I know for a fact that there are those of you reading this who are on your own journey of entrepreneurial self-discovery. And if your story is anything like mine was, you’re probably failing wwaaaayyyy more than you’re succeeding.
Just know that the path you’re on is the journey that MOST other successful people have to take in order to learn the things they need to learn... so that they can become who they want to be.
- At the age of 23 I’d failed so much in my home business endeavors that I had to file for bankruptcy...
- At the age of 33 I had my first $100,000 month...
- Then I lost it all...
- Then I got it back!
The point is that this game is NOT a straight line. If you win, it’s not forever. If you fail, it’s not forever. Just make sure you keep the faith and keep pushing forward!
I Have A 3rd Degree Black Belt In Tae-Kwon-Do
(And I Used To Be An Instructor)
I can’t do any of my Tae-Kwon-Do moves anymore because I don’t practice, I lost all my flexibility, I’m old, and my joints hurt. HAHA!
But here’s an old picture of what I used to be able to do.
I Used To Be In A Hip-Hop Dance Crew
(Actually... 2 Of Them)
The funny thing is that when I was younger, I was a HORRIBLE dancer. I remember in the first grade (in the early 80’s when break-dancing was really big), all the kids would be out in the school-yard showing off the dance-moves that their older siblings had taught them.
I tried to get in the middle and show off my dance moves, but I looked more like a fish flopping around on the ground.
Fast forward to the early 90’s when I saw my first MC Hammer video...
I'm not sure why, but for some reason, I was able to do all of the dance moves almost as well as Hammer himself!
In the late 90’s, when I got to college in south Georgia, a group of us formed a dance crew. The club owners on campus actually paid us to dance and entertain the crowd – a whopping $25/night! WOO HOO!
My Dance Crew In College (1996 – 2000)
My Dance Crew After College (2001 – 2007)
My Dance Crew After College (2001 – 2007)
My Dance Crew In College (1996 - 2000)
My Dance Crew After College (2001 - 2007)
The dancing continued when I fished college and I moved back to Atlanta. My friends and I would go out dancing almost every night and dance against other crews at nightclubs around the city.
Today, while I don’t go out 5 nights a week like I used to, I still find time on occasion to have some fun on the dance floor.
And get this! When I’m speaking at or emceeing business seminars, I actually teach the seminar attendees some of the dance moves I used to do back in my clubbing days.
I hope you get a chance to attend one of my seminars so that you can experience this in person for yourself.
My Most FAVORITEST Thing Is To Be On Stage, EDUTAINING!
Yes, I know “most favoritest” isn’t good English. But it works, so we’re just gonna roll with it
Also – “edutaining” isn’t really a word either, but it’s the best way to describe what I enjoy doing.
- When I educate, I get to give you the skills to become more successful.
- When I entertain, I get to bring joy into your life and, hopefully, allow you to live joyously in the moment (if only for a little bit).
- If I can do both at the same time (educate you in an entertaining way) – THAT'S THE BEST!
I Enjoy Figuring Out How To
"Throw Sexy" On Life
I Enjoy Figuring Out How To
To “Throw Your Sexy” on something simply means to apply the best version of yourself to any situation. The result - More Success And Happiness In YOUR Life.
You do this by tapping into your essence; which is the REAL YOU - once you get rid of all of the pride, ego, jealousy, fear, etc…
- You can “Throw Your Sexy” on your body image goals…
- You can “Throw Your Sexy” on your dating life (or lack thereof)…
- You can “Throw Your Sexy” on a part of your past that still has you upset…
- You can pretty much “Throw Your Sexy” on any area of your life where you want to feel more empowered!
I’ve written an entire book on this topic called: “Throw Your Sexy On It”
It’s expected to hit bookstores sometime late 2018 (ish).
In it, I reveal a simple process to help you unleash your inner-awesome, unlock happiness, and inject real success into any area of your life.
In other words…
The book, (just like this website) is designed to teach you to DO LIFE BETTER.
Be sure to put yourself on the priority notification list so that you can get your copy first!
Well, That About
Wraps It Up.
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about my story. My hope is that you see a little bit of your story in mine (even if you never danced in a hip-hop crew).
Here’s what to do next...
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To YOUR Success