If I had to nominate one person to represent Boston, Massachusetts it would be Deon Rose. In what most people would consider a “small city”, he sees nothing but opportunity. I met Deon years ago at Regis College, where he was going to school with a good friend of mine and have been able to stay in touch with him over the years. Just around the same time Purpose in the Youth podcast was launched Deon also began his first endeavor in the podcast world with his own brand, The Live Rose. While interviewing him for this podcast, I learned for the first time that Deon dealt with Astroblastoma, a form of mouth cancer, at the young age of 13. Through such a difficult experience he developed a positive outlook on life. Working for JetBlue after graduation has allowed him to travel throughout the country and to places around the world, such as France & Japan. Give this episode a listen and check Deon out!
Who is Deon Rose?
How much Boston has changed in the past couple years
Advice for the 13 year old Deon Rose
Always remain on track & don’t stay off course
Dream as big as possible
Write all of your goals & keep track of everything you’re doing
Dealing with mouth cancer (Astroblastoma) at a young age
Puts life into perspective and allows someone to mature quickly
Certain situations like this are both a blessing & a curse
Being minutes away from Nice, France Truck Attack 2016
The power of energy
Being appreciative, loving, thankful, and grateful leads to happier life
One of the most important things in our life
Made t-shirts for podcast which reinforced getting the ball rolling
Wanted a platform to build and spread knowledge
Experience of working for JetBlue straight out of college
Gave him a chance to travel the country & the world
Always knew he wanted to travel and this bridged the opportunity
The plan to retire by the age of 35
Importance of fashion in the world
Gives people confidence boost in themselves
It’s gives you your own identity based on how you wear clothing
Picture frame on the wall of you in 10 years, what/who do you see?
Picture of himself with financial goal, 2 years away from being entrepreneur, living in LA & Boston
Inspiring everyone around him & giving back to the community
Ask me a question
What is your stance on legalizing marijuana?
Find Deon Rose on social media
What 2 - 3 pieces of advice you’d give to someone trying to find their own purpose?
Love everything & everyone around you
Write down your goals & ideas