Latest Interview With Mr. Jay Vinson
“The most important question anyone can ask themselves is ‘what is my
purpose?’,” said Vinson. “Because that question can lead us out of suffering
and into a lifetime of discovering what God has planned for us. More often
than not, that path starts with adversity and pain. This has never been
more clear than right now, with sickness and death all around us. But God
always has a purpose for our pain. And life’s adversity has a way of leading
us toward a higher goal.”
Jay Vinson is an Author, Certified Transformational Youth Life Coach for
men, empowerment speaker, faith-based leader, and business owner from
Montgomery, Alabama. After the back to back loss of his uncle and
grandmother in the spring of 2012, Jay dove into self-discovery and
healing practices by reigniting his passion by working in the sports
production industry and coaching the youth. Jay uses his gifts to continue
to inspire and empower the youth as well as young men through social
media and in the classroom. Jay currently resides in the metro Atlanta,
Georgia area where he is an educator and is in the process of
implementing his coaching program within the local schools.
He is the author of Pain to Purpose and his latest book Stepping Into
Greatness From Pain to Purpose & Promise. Today we speak to him about
his latest written book and how his business has been prospering during
this global pandemic.
Tell us about your new book Stepping Into Greatness
“Stepping Into Greatness: From Pain to Purpose & Promise” blends from
my personal and moving life story into a series of profound meditations
that help guide readers to discover God’s purpose for their lives. Warm
friendly and conversational, this book is for everyone from all walks of life
as this is a daily devotional filled with powerful affirmations after each
devotion. This book is intended for a wide audience: teenagers and adults,
the faithful, and those who are still questioning.
Greatness doesn’t happen overnight, but it requires a lot of perseverance,
sacrifice, being able to get through the pain then figuring out what your
God-given purpose may be on this earth. But, I discovered so many times
people let the weight of the world, their hectic schedule, the demands on
their jobs, their life, overwhelm them. Along the way, they get stuck in a
routine. It might even be a comfortable routine. But deep down, inside
their soul, they know they were meant for more and were made for more!
Stepping Into Greatness is available everywhere books are sold.
Tell us about your experience in 2020 and how the pandemic affected you?
It has been disastrous, but at the same time I have grown so much
personally and business wise. There have been inspirational moments and
moments of sadness. Some days I wake up ready to attack each day on
purpose, and some days I wish I could talk to my relatives one more time
whom I lost due to COVID and a few years ago.
At the same time I felt compelled to launch my business before the
pandemic in 2020. I had no idea that our country would be hit by a
pandemic that we are still faced with today of COVID19. So, I had to pivot
and change my entire plans with my entire business. With me being a
more hands on type of person, I had to learn how to pivot part of my
business to the online platform. But, the good part is that I had a few
business owners who coached me through the process with how to start
part of my business online.
Which project are you working on nowadays as you are a
leader,author and youth transformational life coach?
I am currently working on launching my youth coaching academy for boys
within the local school system here in the metro Atlanta area and abroad
As being a full time educator I am seeing first hand that a lot of students
are losing hope, stressed out, don’t know what their purpose is for life, and
are not engaging in school due to the pandemic that our nation is
currently faced with.
The grade level I plan on having my coaching academy for is middle school
and high school. Although, we are still in the middle of a pandemic and
most parents may not feel comfortable with their child being in school
face to face, I have another option for them. I plan on hosting one-on-one
coaching sessions for those individuals virtually through the zoom
platform. In order for our young men to see greatness they have to know
what it takes to step into greatness. So that’s why I shifted my coaching
plans for 2021 from health and wellness to coaching our young men.
Also, on February 3rd my ministry Jay Vinson Ministries Inc. will be
launching our new Broadcast Television Show worldwide entitled
Stepping Into Greatness with Jay Vinson. It will be an inspirational
television show which will feature several guests frequently as well as
biblical teaching messages that will ignite your faith in God. It will be aired
every Wednesday at 9am EST Live on Roku TV by Preach The Word
Mr. Jay Vinson, what are your goals and ambitions for 2021?
My goals and ambitions for 2021 is to become the best youth
transformational coach with our young men locally and globally by giving
them the tools they need to get unlocked and become great at everythingthey want to do in life.
Even with my broadcast television show, I want to continue to utilize my
platform but in a more global way to touch those individuals who may
think about giving up on life due to the pandemic or personal things that
may be battling alone.
How do you see the future of American Youth in upcoming years?
I see the future of American Youth in upcoming years prospering and
taking our nation by storm, because a lot of american youth have more
resources nowadays than I did when I was growing up. I am seeing more
american youth at the age of 11 who are entrepreneurs/business owners, so
the american youth is definitely trending in the right direction.
But, for those american youth who just don’t know what their long term
purpose may be, I would say they need to first start with what exactly they
love to do. After they figure that out then they will need to connect with
individuals who have been where they are trying to go in life.
What is the most important moment for any Young Person in their life?
I would say just be true to who you are, and live out your true purpose on
this earth every single day. Also, do not get caught up into comparing your
life based on someone else with how they may live. Another key element
that every young person must learn is to enjoy their youth to the fullest
every single day, because when they get older it will be some days that
they may wish they were young again.
Also, I would say to any young person strategize and plan ahead with what
you want to do in life. While you are doing that, continue to stay in school
and graduate high school, and then continue living out your true purpose.
Even if you want to be the first in your family by attending college and
graduating from a four year university I highly recommend that you do
that. But, whatever you want to do in life you can do it just continue to stay
focused on your calling and purpose in life every single day.
How social media helped you gain popularity Mr. Jay Vinson?
Social media has really played a huge factor in me gaining popularity
during COVID. I’m usually more of a hands on person, but ever since
COVID hit our nation in 2020 I began to use social media more than I ever
had in the past. That’s when I began to connect with people not just locally
where I reside and my hometown, but worldwide. I even connected with
quite a bit of individuals through Instagram who resides in Africa, Nigeria
and the Bahamas. We have really built a solid friendship and have stayed
in contact since the pandemic started.
Even with me being a business owner, youth life coach, author,
empowerment speaker, and faith based leader I have really grown my
tribe nationally. I would’ve never imagined that would have transpired
years ago when I first began to use social media. I remember that God had
given me a vision to start an Instagram podcast back during the spring
when COVID had shifted my job to work remotely from home. But, I had
no idea how I was going to do it until I called my best friend and told him
about the vision then we began to brainstorm together about ways of
being creative. Until, we both agreed to just talk about real life issues,
spirituality, and current events as I was the host and he was the Co Host.
Little did I know just by hosting that podcast it would touch plenty of
viewers’ lives who tuned in weekly. That’s when I began to fall in love and
became more comfortable going live through the social media platforms.
It opened doors for me that I never thought were possible, and that’s when
I began to connect with more influential people within my industry and
niche. So, using social media is definitely a powerful tool to grow your
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