People tend to find themselves in predicaments that question their drive to succeed. They face roadblocks that hinder them from seeing their bright future. Despite all of these, there are trailblazers in the community who went through the same challenges and hindrances in life, and yet, they manage to overcome the problems by exerting grit and effort. One such example is Dion Coopwood, owner of Dominate the Decade University. He paddled his way through the raging tide of childhood struggles and financial burdens in life and proved that with persistence and determination, one could survive and achieve a better future.
His upbringing is pretty much a retelling of the story many people can relate to. Coming from the Southside of Chicago, he grew up with experiences that many from that area face. “Growing up in Chicago, we understand that it was not easy. Life just necessarily was not fair. I grew up in a broken home. Did not have my dad, no relationship there, probably met him about four or five times, to be honest with you.” he says on the show Inside The Vault with AshCash.
Ever since he was young, his persistence to strive for greatness was apparent, that it would bring him to greater heights. Despite the financial struggle, he managed to graduate from the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. With his new knowledge of social interactions, he started working as a Store Manager, first with Sprint and then with T-Mobile, for a seven-year tenure combined.
His journey became more profound when he ventured into family life. After marrying his wife and having three lovely children, he reflected on his previous struggles in life and how he used them to empower himself to be better. “Even though I did not have a relationship with a [father figure] growing up and somebody to show me the way, I am going to allow that situation to motivate and inspire me to be the best father figure, the best individual I can be to my family,” Dion shares in the interview. In addition, he never forgets his roots as he is still taking good care of his mother to this day.
Equipped with his passion for socioeconomic matters, he ventured into the financial world. He worked as the Regional Marketing Director for Capital Choice Financial Group, earning numerous awards and accolades throughout his stint with the company. In addition, with this venture into the financial world, his drive to help people through their financial struggles fanned the flames of what is to become the current Dion Coopwood.
With an extensive six-year experience in the financial world and fueled by his desire to help others, he established Dominate the Decade University, a mentorship group driven by Dion’s passion for educating the community and the country about the ins and outs of financial breakthroughs. The startup emphasizes the importance of mentorship regardless of a person’s socioeconomic standing. The lessons they provide focus on the idea of “A coach to guide you. Someone who will tell you how to run the play.” as Dion puts it. At its essence, Dominate the Decade help individuals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners understand how to enhance their credit rapidly and establish business credit, so they can leverage both to start, grow, and scale a business and live the lifestyle they deserve.
Equipped with his continual drive, Dion is still helping an extensive number of companies and individuals to be armed with financial literacy. Under his alias, Mr.Phenomenal Power, Dion presents the phenomenal power of financial freedom through his social media accounts and Dominate the Decade’s website.
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