Today we’d like to introduce you to DeVante Wynn.
DeVante, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
For years, I felt like I wasn’t good at anything or like I had nothing to contribute to society. I spent years completing the mundane tasks that society tells you to handle if you want to be successful. However, despite being a good student and a solid athlete, earning a scholarship to play college football, graduating college with honors, and then earning a master’s degree, I still felt inferior to my peers. It wasn’t until I ran across the bible verse 2 Thessalonians 3:10 which reads: “if a man shall not work, then he shall not eat,” that I realized that everything I had accomplished was not in vain but was more significant than I was aware of.
Even if I never received recognition for the work I had done, I finally realized that all my effort was an investment to the person I wanted to be later in life. One of my former coaches used to ask us all the time, “How do you want to be remembered?” He was speaking in terms of a football player, but I ask myself that daily long after retirement. I hope to be remembered as a person who shared love and knowledge with everybody he encountered. I want to be known for encouraging people to work diligently toward becoming the best version of themselves. I want to embody what it means to be a selfless hard worker. I want to leave a legacy so impactful that they won’t have to lie at my funeral. With aspirations such as these, it is vital that my team and I share consistent messages and provide specific programs to show people what it means to #DoWork!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
We’ve all heard the saying “if it was easy, everybody would do it,” and that is so true. As an upstart company, we are dealing with the typical growing pains of making sure our operating processes are efficient and that all of our actions align with our mission and core values. As a novice motivational speaker and educator, my biggest personal challenge was having enough confidence in myself to actually share my story in a way that may help others. Due to the aforementioned inferiority complex I was battling, I believed that nobody cared to hear what I had to say.
Thankfully, my support system would not allow me to give up and continued to remind me of how powerful words are. They tell me all the time that “If you only touch one person’s life, you have done your job.” I eventually started to believe in that and believe in myself. I focused heavily on personal development through books, interviews, podcasts, seminars, and any conference that I could afford to attend. Once I discovered an effective way to share my knowledge, realized how my trials and tribulations have shaped my life and became the example that I was looking for, everything else fell into place.
I started with less than ten views on my IG posts six months ago, but now I average nearly 200+ three days a week. I thought I was going to be stuck as a social media influencer six months ago, but now I have solidified several opportunities to be a featured keynote speaker. If you trust God, commit to the process, and DoWork, then anything is possible!
Please tell us about DoWork Impact Group.
DoWork Impact Group is a small coalition of young men who are committed to becoming the best version of themselves and better stewards of the communities they serve. It is our mission to encourage people to become the best version of themselves by working diligently toward their goals and passions on a daily basis. We envision a world where people pursue their passions and purpose with relentless effort and energy regardless of the adversity they may face. We are firm believers that if you trust God, commit to the process, and DoWork then you will live a more purposeful and impactful life.
We are a service-based company who specializes in public speaking, specialized skill development, educational and vocational programming, and love being involved in the local community as much as possible. We understand that the world is only as good as we leave it, so we accept the responsibility of educating individuals and organizations, especially the youth, on how to be impactful, contributing, well-rounded individuals. Our passion for serving others is what separates us from similar organizations, as we judge our impact and effectiveness first and consider the bottom line second. As the founder of DoWork Impact Group, I am most proud to be surrounded be a group of like-minded individuals who are committed to leading purposeful and impactful lives in hopes of making this world a better place.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Growing up, I believed that I was a very “unlucky” person. As I matured, I realized that “luck” occurs when preparation meets opportunity. All the “bad luck” I experienced in my adolescence was a result of me not being ready to maximize the opportunity that was presented. On the flip side, now that I have clearly defined what I want out of life and work towards those goals and aspirations on a daily basis, I seem to have the best of luck. Since I have prepared and positioned myself accordingly, new doors open for me and the company every day.
It seems like every move is the right one and every setback leads us to a major comeback. I don’t think my luck has changed due to extraordinary circumstances. I believe since I know exactly what I expect from life, consistently do the work required to obtain those aspirations, and expect positive things to come my way as a result of that hard work, I have been blessed with more good fortune than those who aren’t as routine in their action. Consistency and a definitive purpose are key. It is what separates the prepared and the “not readies”. Consistency is what determines how lucky you are life and in business. Definitiveness of purposes establishes what areas of life seem more “lucky” than others.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dowork_official
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dowork.official
- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/dowork_official
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0JUUEP0oTdvXXGRel9Y7Yg?view_as=subscriber