“You only fail if you stop trying.” – JeVon “JT” McCormick
On this episode of The Leadership Locker, President and CEO of Scribe Media JeVon “JT” McCormick talks ab out how his turbulent upbringing inspired him to pursue business. Listen in as Rich and JeVon discuss outrunning poverty, being black in corporate America, identity, and vulnerability. JeVon also shares some very personal stories about growing up the son of a pimp.
JeVon McCormick is an American author, public speaker, and businessman. In 2016, author Tucker Max hired McCormick as CEO of Scribe Media, formerly known as Book in a Box, an Austin-based book writing and publishing company, after working together on McCormick’s book, I Got There: How I Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Achieve the American Dream.
00:08 – Intro
04:23 – Is a formal education overrated?
08:36 – JT’s turbulent upbringing and how it inspired him to pursue business
12:10 – How failure caused JT to reevaluate his character
17:16 – The power of authenticity
19:21 – Being black in corporate America
23:58 – “The Hustle is Real”
28:03 – Outrunning poverty
32:47 – Following through on your promises
35:31 – Identity and vulnerability
42:07 – Closing
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