We had the good fortune of connecting with Jevon Wooden and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jevon, how do you think about risk?
I feel that risks and success are synonymous in a way. If you don’t take calculated risks, you tend to play life safely; playing it safe very rarely results in doing things you once thought were out of reach. I believe that you have to live outside of whatever your comfort zone is at the moment to maximize your potential. It’s so easy to get comfortable with the life you know, even if it’s not the life you want.
I wouldn’t be interviewing with Shoutout HTX if I never took risks. Live Not Loathe would not exist. I took risks along the way and bet on myself. I’ve moved places without a job lined up because I believed I could make things happen. I joined the military when everyone thought it was a bad idea because I was tired of being comfortably poor and living to pay bills. Taking risks was necessary for me to live in my purpose of helping others overcome limiting beliefs and design a life they don’t need a vacation from.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am the CEO of a mindset and business coaching firm called Live Not Loathe. Our focus is on helping high achievers overcome limiting beliefs and design a life they don’t need a vacation from. What sets us apart from others is that we serve from a place of empathy. We have gone to great lengths to get certified in various coaching methodologies, such as mindset, empowered lifestyle, rational emotive behavior therapy, business, executive coaching, etc. No client of ours will ever feel judgment or guilt for where they’ve been or where they are because everyone at Live Not Loathe has had their adversity and trauma to overcome. We understand that facing life’s challenges is not always easy, but we also know that life doesn’t have to be perpetual suffering. When you change your mindset from scarcity to abundance and your perception of self from one of lack to one of gratitude, things will start going in the right direction. We all deserve success. Sometimes you need help defining and achieving it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting Houston and I wanted to show them the best time ever, the first thing we do is grab some food! We’d hit Lucille’s for brunch, Prey for dinner, and Amahle for some good vibes one day. We’d also check out Thirteen and Taste for some food. And you know we have to hit Chapman and Kirby and 5015 for Sunday fun day for sure!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
So many people deserve credit and recognition for my story. I give thanks first and foremost to my mother for always fighting to make opportunities possible for my siblings and I. I thank my siblings for striving to be better and being there for me in my times of need. I thank my brother, Rese, for never judging me and always having my back. He’s the first King I was ever vulnerable enough to cry in front of, and he told me it was okay. I give thanks to my friend, Kayann, for always uplifting me. I’m grateful to Ms. Sheelah Eason and the entire Eason family for taking me into her home when I felt like I had nowhere else to go. I’m thankful to my brother, Travis, for the genuine love he’s shown me. There are so many other people I’m grateful for. I want you all to know if your name isn’t seen here, that does not mean I have forgotten about what you’ve done for me.