DeVon Franklin has been my “mentor in my head” for a while now as I have yet to meet him in person, but I have learned so much from him that has positively impacted my life. If you don’t know who DeVon is, you are living under a rock. He went from being an 18 year old intern for Will Smith to being an award-winning film and TV producer, New York Times best-selling author, international speaker, and spiritual success coach. Credits under his belt include producing the hit-film Miracles From Heaven which grossed over $73 million at the box office and the best selling book The Wait, in which he co-authored with his wife Meagan Good, that reveals the benefits of waiting and delayed gratification to build a true love that lasts.
One of my favorite interviews DeVon Franklin was with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday. It drew me to him because I was at a point in my life where I was just starting to become a public figure and I knew what I wanted to do, but I didn’t feel good enough. Check out the interview that changed the game for me below helped me to realize that the key to my success is the ability to “stay in my own movie”.
From that moment, DeVon’s words of inspiration and motivation became a daily push to keep me on track for what I have been called to do in my life. When the opportunity presented itself for me to be a part of the launch team of his new book, The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success, I knew this would be the opportunity of a lifetime to support someone who has made such a great impact on my life.
I was ecstatic to get to read the book and start applying the principles before the book is even released. When the postman handed me the book, I ran around the house like a little child (I am 30 and sooo not afraid to admit it). The book not only exceeded my expectations, but also gave me the blueprint I need to reach the next level on my success journey.
“When you decide that following your purpose passionately is the most important thing, you break out every skill, every bit of wisdom, and every character strength at your disposal, and you go for it.”
That quote was from the introduction of the book and sets the intention for what the book is about. It is not only for those in the Entertainment industry and in Hollywood, but anybody can use the Commandments in this book to take their life and business to new heights.
Another favorite quote of mine from the book comes from the chapter titled, You Are the Talent.
Leading up to the launch of The Hollywood Commandments on September 26, Devon has been posting videos where he shares some of the principles in the book. A couple of my favorites are below.
I have gained so much from serving on his launch team for this book and I cannot tell you enough how much I have been impacted from this experience.
If you have not pre-ordered The Hollywood Commandments, head on over to http://devonfranklin.com/the-hollywood-commandments/ to grab your copy today and if you are looking for more inspirational videos like the ones above from DeVon, be sure to follow him on social media and visit his website at www.devonfranklin.com.
I will also be doing a video discussing key points that I love about the book in the coming days and will post it on here and YouTube once I do it.
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