We had the good fortune of connecting with Keyon Clinton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Keyon, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I am born and raised in Detroit Michigan. From the infamous zip code of 48205 that is known as one of the world’s most dangerous cities in the world I am not a statistic. I come from a neighborhood where gangs, drugs and violence impacted majority of the people living there. My lack of mentorship and access to resources influenced my growth in some areas that taught me some hard lessons as a child. Growing up in poverty, I had to learn how to make tough decisions early, pay close attention to detail and adapt to any situation that life threw at me. My background gave me the tenacious mentality and mental fortitude to persevere through adversity in life today. I am extremely grateful for my upbringing because now I am smarter and more inspired to reach all of my goals in life. Tough times don’t last, tough people do! Today I am polished enough to walk in any room with confidence that I belong in it and it’s because of the things I’ve been through. No matter how dark your past is, you have the ability to make your future as bright as you want it to be.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
One Percent Better LLC is a holistic growth and development company committee to empowering and changing the perspectives of individuals to become the best version of themselves physically, mentally, financially and spiritually by taking small incremental steps towards reaching their goals in life. Through personal and professional development, health and wellness and community service we strive for the advancement of mankind through building ourselves, our communities and the world. Our Company not only focus your physical fitness but making you’re your fit in every aspect of life is what sets us apart. I am excited that we have been able to impact people in 4 countries and 20 states with our movement. Reaching this success as a company was far from easy. I was able to create the 1% Better Nation and the 1% Better University in the midst of a pandemic where companies were going out of business. I knew that I had to go back to the drawing board and devise a plan that included adding value to others so that we could grow and thrive. I have learned how to work with an inclusive vision and prioritize my priorities along this process. This has keep me efficient along the way. Our brand is geared towards anyone who is ready to live an intentional and purposeful life daily. One step forward, one decision, one opportunity or one mistake can change your life forever. The power of one is valuable and that why the 1% Better brand is helping thousands of people all over the world. You can reach whatever goal you want to in life is you trust God, work hard and never give up!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take my friend downtown to see the beautiful scenery that Detroit has to offer. A few food places I’d suggest would be Ronnie Love’s Catering, Kuzzos and Jagged Fork. I would highly suggest they visit Society lounge for a great social environment with amazing drinks. Another place to visit if they are looking to purchase some luxury affordable fashion is LeDon Collection. The best hair salon in the city of Detroit is Creme Bulee To stay in shape because even on vacation they should participate in the 1% Better Nation group workouts as well. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to thank my mother for showing me sacrifice, hard work and what it mean to never give up! I also want to shoutout the 1% Better Nation for believing in my vision in making the world 1% Better! To have a group of individuals who genuinely supports you, love you for who you are and will hold you accountable to make sure you become the best version of yourself.
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