Today we’d like to introduce you to Adam DeYoung.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
My journey started at a young age, when I was just 5 years old my parents has an eBay business and I would get paid $0.25 per package to help them ship. I hired my cousin and we both would get paid a few dollars a day which when you’re 5 years old is a lot of money!! That taught me a lot and I’m so grateful for my parents leading the way and taking a leap into entrepreneurship when I was younger. Through life, I have always been curious about how things work, and loved playing video games. I think that’s what led me to get into digital marketing when I was 15 years old, and save up for my first car that I visualized and manifested.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
The biggest challenge was believing in myself when nobody else did. I always had the support from my parents but my peers were threatened by me. I had to learn how to ride solo and get to where I want to go. A wise man once told me “A prophet is loved everywhere but their hometown.” And that always stuck with me.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I specialize in building relationships and networking. I have had success in many industries, but at the core of everything is strong relationship-building and people-development skills. I have over 35,000 students on the popular e-learning website Udemy, teaching people from all around the world various digital marketing skills. The thing between me and a lot of others in this space is I actually care about others. I have a lot of empathy and it shows in how I show up in various situations. I know what it’s like to be on the other side and not get what you’re looking for, so I always aim to overdeliver in every situation.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Find your passion and sing your song. Not everyone is meant to be accountants, bankers, or whatever. We all need each other to coexist perfectly. We all have our own song inside of us, our own music that needs to be released into the cosmos. There’s a quote I love by Dr. Wayne Dyer that goes “Don’t die with your music still inside of you”. I think it’s important that everyone finds what makes their heartbeat and dedicate their life to that mission. For me, that means growing heavy in the cryptocurrency world and using that abundance to create real positive change on the Earth.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Success to me means freedom. Freedom of choice. Freedom of location. Freedom of limits. It’s a mindset more than a number in a bank account. To be successful means you have set your mind on a target and reached it, this could be in many areas of our lives. I believe success is the journey of a worthwhile goal or dream. If you are moving towards your dream, you are successful to me.
What’s next for you?
I am excited to be entering the exciting space of crypto’s and NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). I minted my first NFT the other day, a Fat Ape, and I have already received offers for more than double my fees of minting. I am excited about the metaverse and where cryptocurrency will take us. It is an opportunity of a lifetime, I see some amazing things happening from Crypto leaders, I can see myself becoming one of them. Elon Musk can end world hunger with only a one time donation of $6B, if he doesn’t someone else will. That person could come from the Metaverse.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
Follow me on instagram @adamdeyoung or my new TikTok @flippingjpgs