Manage episode 287087093 series 2406292
On this episode, we talked about:
Different ways to perceive masculinity, suicide is not an option, believing in myself, wanting all without sacrificing, stop hoping and wishing, social media as a waste of time, we can always create more time and so much more!
"I only knew how to survive, I didn´t know how to embrace someone else or understand someone else's feelings"
"Suicide is the most selfish thing you can do because you may ease your pain, but you leave other's behind with it"
"If you believe, if you truly believe that you can have something, you have to go execute to make that happen"
JeVon "JT" McCormick shouldn't have succeeded. He was born the mixed-race son of a drug-dealing pimp father and an orphaned, single mother on welfare. He was raised in the slums of Dayton, Ohio, suffered incredible abuse and racism, and had multiple stints in the juvenile justice system. He barely graduated high school and has no college degree.
Starting by scrubbing toilets, JeVon hustled and worked his way into better opportunities, eventually finding incredible success in the banking and mortgage industry. He was on top of the world. And then the mortgage industry fell apart. He lost his job, and literally all of his money. He had to borrow from his friends to make rent. He was nearly back to where he started: with nothing.
But this time, he had something that he did not have growing up in the slums of Dayton: the knowledge of what it takes to succeed. JeVon used this setback combined with what he learned as the springboard for him to reach even bigger heights--eventually becoming President of two multimillion-dollar companies.
Currently, JeVon is the President and CEO of Scribe Media. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Megan, and their four children; Ava, Jaxon, Elle and Jace.
You can follow and support JT at:
LinkedIn: JeVon McCormick
Let's connect over on Instagram: @Johnny.Elsasser