Mr. Derrick D. Grace II, is a 27 year old thriving author, entrepreneur, full time Father, mentor, and cultural cultivator who hails from Tampa Florida.
He begin this mission 48 months ago, with a strong yearn for what he deems "The Shift".
A cultural shift within the realms of self love, reliance, awareness, and education. Mr.Grace crafted a theology based around Unlearning and Relearning. Essentially analyzing the conditions and traditions that many of us have been trained upon, breaking them down to the fine molecule. Then reprogramming ourselves with pertinent, substance, and fact based data. We must Unlearn and Relearn, the remedies of old are not apparent today.
Grace started out as many of us do, humble beginnings, a yearn for street recognition and one foot in the blue collar realm. That very dynamic is the sole reason why he has become a multifaceted mentor and leader within this era. He sought to be a Sheriff's Deputy in his respective city early on, thanks to his law enforcement background through his Father and Grandfather. Yet his yearn for non authority and misguided route to the streets, would cause a bittersweet transaction. Not long after achieving a position within his fantasy career, his livelihood would be eradicated due to what he claimed was bias and unrighteous ethics. Grace would begin answering dispcatch calls for service, to being the sole reason for his own shooting incident not long after. His working days would cease. A 15 year prison sentence for his elder brother, front lined street wars, watching his funds be depleted, his yearn for independence and purpose would increase even more. What seemed as a failure at that time, would turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to Grace.
With an obsession to win, sickening work ethic, and principles acquired in the concrete jungle, Grace would go on to move mountains in just four short years. Mountains such as a successful retail business, quadrupling his once annual working salary by year 1, publishing and releasing the highest apparel app ever on Google Play, solely creating his mentorship, publishing his first autobiography, and building a city wide speaking resume due to his countless efforts to rewrite the will of his peers. Grace begun this journey with a $1500 loan and a no for an answer attitude. Fast forward to current day and he is one of the only self taught, self willed and independent 27 year old mentors in our era. The juggling of fatherhood, empowerment, and selflessness, is one he gladly takes.
It is not my job to debate right and wrong with the masses. It is to insure you keep it right, based on grounds that were built off wrong.