We The People: Erwin M. Davis II
The Renaissance Life is not a solo endeavor.
Sure, if we wish to create change in our lives and the lives of others, we must be self-reliant and take continuous action with our own hands.
Being an Individualist doesn't mean being alone.
We are more capable together than we are by our lonesome.
We become our best selves by connecting with others. We are better together.
And thus, a new segment on the RL called We the People: highlighting creatives who are a part of the Renaissance Tribe and represent our Ethos.
I ask you questions, you give us insights from your own life.
CEO & Founder of ERWIN DAVIS INTERNATIONAL
(bold's, styling and * by josh :P)
Q. How do you answer the infamous question,
“So what do you do?”
I normally answer with, "I inspire people to think more effectively about the world we live in".
Q. What are the best lessons your mom and dad have taught you? (Or siblings)
Work hard for what you want and don't let anyone stop you. Give back and protect your family.
Q. What’s your favorite travel experience?
I don't think it has happened yet. I want to travel to Montana and experience what I believe to be nature in it's ultimate form.
Q. What are some decisions you’ve made that have made you into who you are today?
- Changing my reading habits.
- Taking my financial growth into my own hands.
- And trusting God no matter what.
Q. What songs do you sing when you are alone? And what new bands are you digging recently?
Ah man..I don't really sing. I like to whistle. Khalid* just came on the scene. He's super relaxed and groove heavy. That's a lot of my listening lately.
*I second Khalid, Bonny Jean Worland agrees too)
Q. If you could have a dinner party with anyone in the world (or in history) who would you invite?
Cleopatra, John F. Kennedy, Dave Ramsey, and Tony Robbins.
Q. What are the most important things you bought in the last few months? (Best money investment. Can be anything, big or small)
Website, business cards, and books. A LOT of books.
Q. What advice would you give to someone pursuing creative work?
Find that place that puts you in the zone and go there every day until the ideas start keeping you up at night.
Q. And what advice would you give someone going through creative struggle right now?
Don't quit. Keep thinking and listening. It may take 500 mistakes and failures, but it just takes one idea to catch fire. After that, it's on.
Q. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Stay alert. Don't let anything distract you. Be a disciplined autodidact.
Q. Who inspires you and why?
My parents, Patrick Bet-David, Apple team, Porsche team, and whenever I see someone going through a struggle but is pushing past it.
Q. In one word, how would your best friend describe you?
Q. What’s something challenging you faced recently and how did you handle it?
Figuring out how to run a business has been a huge learning experience. I have a lot of CEOs and bosses to pull 'how to's' from. I handle setbacks as a business owner with strategic problem solving and a mindset of it always coming out successful.
Q. What does success mean to you?
Success to me is being able to inspire thousands of people using my words and actions to do more for the person next to them.*
Q. If someone gave you 10 million dollars, what would you do with it?
5 million to my mom, 2 million to my baby sister, $500,000 to my grandma, and the rest will be split between investing and giving back.*
* That's very specific ha. Have you thought of this Q before?
Q. Are there any quotes / phrases that follow you wherever you go?
"Every day is a challenge. Accept it." -EMD
"The secret to living is giving." -Tony Robbins
"Nothing is ever hard unless you say it is. Believe it is easy and it will be." - My grandma
Q. Do you have a mentor? If so describe them and what you’ve learned that’s brought you the most value.
I have about 4 that are CEOs and Presidents that I've worked for or with. They keep me on track with putting myself in the best possible position to succeed.
Q. One thing you liked about last year, and one thing you want to improve this year?
Haha, I like that 2016 taught me a laundry list of lessons. I want to improve on every aspect of my brain functionality this year. Making my brain stronger, faster, and healthier is my goal. That will undoubtedly lead to success.
Q. What are some impactful books you’ve read recently and why?
- Gut Feelings by Gerd Gigerenzer. Best one from the last few weeks.
- Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem by Jay W. Richards is also a good one.
Q. Same Question above, but with Podcasts?
Q. Who do you follow that have influence you? (People who have change your perspective, motivated you, or inspired you to take action)
Q. If there were 5 skills you could master instantly, what would they be and why?
Stock investing, social media marketing, not giving girls handshakes*, golf, swimming.
*Hahahahaha I want to know the story behind that one.
Thank you Erwin for your advice and words of encouragement.
or his site: erwindavisinternational.com
#StayHonest #KeepPursuing — Josh Waggoner, 3 PM EST, Feb. 13th 2017, Chattanooga TN
EVERYONE HAS A VOICE
If you want to give your story on the Renaissance Life, email me @: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: We The People.
Tell me who you are, why your a good fit for the Renaissance Tribe and link your social media's.