81. How Poverty Became My Business School with JeVon “JT” McCormick

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

Here’s how you can connect with JeVon:

Website: https://jevonmccormick.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jtmccormick/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/realjtmccormick

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scribejt

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ScribeMediaCo

 

Connect with Rich:

Website: www.richcardonamedia.com

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