INTERVIEW @ THAT DOPE PASTOR (@leonscoggins)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I knew at the age of 5 that I had a calling. I was born to make a difference and to make a positive impact on the world. Under the right mentorship, I followed that faith that I was born with in my heart. Once I knew my purpose in life, it was easy to just be.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Be kind to yourself and to others around you. Humans are supposed to exist in communities. We need each other. Always give people the space that they can lean on you so when you need someone to lean onto, you have someone.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I think I’m most grateful to God for showing me the light at such an early age. I’m simply blessed and I thank God for it every day. Now, I am just trying to do the best that I can to help other people see the light.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
My book, my motivational speaking, and my social media presence are all directed towards helping young people find the right path. I try to bring together communities by arranging events and rallies.
Do you have a favourite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
My favourite is actually, “anything is possible with a dream, prayer and action”. It means to never give up no matter what happens and to just believe in God.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Anyone looking for some spiritual inspiration can look me up on Instagram (leonscoggins) and check out some of my work.