August started a new era in my adult life. It was the first time I wasn’t worried about paying the rent or any of my bills, and I love it! Due to the economic climate that America is currently in, I am sure many of you can relate to the constant battle to make ends meet.
The cliché, “Time is money,” couldn’t be further from the truth. Time is energy, not money. When we reduce ourselves to the world’s standards, we block out God’s standards.
I’ve learned over the years to do my best and to trust God that all will be well. We can drive ourselves up the wall by overworking our nerves until the point of insanity. Life becomes so much easier when we believe that our hard work will pay off.
My all time favorite quote by the honorable Marcus Garvey, is “With confidence, you have won before you have started.” Without confidence, perseverance, and tenacity, I would not have been able to get to the one-year anniversary of The King Kevin Show (August 13th) or to publish my first literary work or to have a second book on the horizon. Truth be told, at one point, I wanted to throw in the towel and cancel the show so that I could focus my energies on creating a glorious 2015 by releasing my forthcoming book, “7 Types of Queens That Kings Desire,” and premiering my soon to be completed film, “The Courage To Believe Documentary.”
Saving and raising the funds for these two projects is a challenge in itself, but I have a history of victory. All things are possible for those that believe.
The last week of July, I had to attend a meeting to answer questions for the Creative Investment Grant board in order to qualify for a grant worth $2,000 at the downtown Fort Lauderdale main library. On that day, I was so busy and productive that I would have loved to have had a helicopter or chauffeur to shuttle me between my meetings in Broward and Palm Beach counties. After fighting my way downtown, the parking meter taking five dollars from me and the stop and go traffic that is the hallmark of the downtown area, I began to think that I would be late. As the sweat began to bead upon my brow, I quickly reminded myself not to worry. My subconscious began saying, “You’ve done all you can to get to this point. Now, its time to trust in God.”
After arriving in a timely fashion and navigating a series of questions regarding my project, the panel members stated that they wanted to know more about my film. One of the panelist stated, “I wish you had a trailer or a sample to show us? Do you have one, Mr. King Kevin?” I replied, “Yes, as a matter fact, I do. The link was submitted with my application. Can I play it for everyone?” The other panel judges all nodded their heads in agreement that they would like to see it as well. Even though the Youtube link to the trailer was submitted with the application, unbeknownst to me, some of the judges had missed it and now, I was being given a golden opportunity to play my short documentary trailer from my website, www.kevindorival.com. After playing the eighty second clip, I received a round of applause from the audience of fellow grant seekers and the panel members. In that moment, I knew that I had captured their hearts. The energy in the room shifted from one of tension to one of relaxation. I was elated and my heart, silently, leapt for joy as I was awarded the grant. The smile on my face shone like VVS diamonds floating across the Atlantic Ocean under the bright summer sun. One of the panel members gave me the contact information for a much larger grant with the Broward Sheriff Office in hopes that they would see value in the documentary’s goal of helping our youth to avoid prison and poverty.
God is so good.
King Kevin Dorival
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Here Are Some Updates:
One Year Anniversary
The King Kevin Show celebrated its “One Year Anniversary” this month thanks to all of your support.
It wasn’t easy getting to this point, but I loved the experience. I especially enjoyed the history campaign. We must never forget that “Black History Month Is Every Month!”
Every show allows me to share something interesting and new with you and I appreciate opportunity!
I wanted to inform you that we’ll be launching a NEW Kickstarter campaign this September for the documentary. We’ll be going for a higher crowd funding goal this time, so get those purses and wallets ready.
There is a blessing right around the corner for all of us. It’s a matter of sticking to it. Why wait, Donate – Today!
Florida Authors Networking Event
We had a great time at the 2nd Annual South Florida Authors Networking Affair and I had the opportunity to meet some wonderful authors.
Watch the video, and see me getting surprised with a crown on stage – Click here: http://youtu.be/K94-eO_VlHE
We had a great time on the King Kevin Show talking about the “7 Types of Queens That Kings Desire, Part 2.” The featured guest was Ms. Mosely, from The Queen Code. She is a phenomenal Queen and gave many tokens of wisdom to uplift the spirits of women. Despite the technical difficulties the show went on full force and I anticipate a greater experience with part 3. While preparing myself for the show I ascertained some very interesting information about how women were revered in ancient times, 10,000 years ago in Alkebulan (the original name of Africa) – the land of the Blacks.
Once upon a time, in the Ancient African High Cultural Societies women were considered the creators of life and protectors of society. Did you ever wonder where the term “Mother Nature” comes from? Women were the first to study agriculture, the first farmers, and the first to develop a relationship with a child. Henceforth, they planted seeds into the earth, pulled plants from the ground to cook, and cultivated a natural connection with the universe.
The are two scriptures that every Queen should know and every King needs to be familiar with:
“A worthy wife is a CROWN for her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones.” Proverbs 12:1 and Proverbs 31:10 “Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.” [Please, read the rest – very powerful.]
7 Types of Queens That Kings Desire in 2014 & Beyond
1. A Cooking Queen
3. A Natural Queen
4. Encouraging Queen
5. A Faith filled Queen
6. A Sexy/Healthy Queen
7. A Serving Queen – Proverbs 31:10
8. Non-nagging Queen
As I mentioned on the show a King needs a Queen that can show him love by inspiring him to think BIG, to protect his vision (as the leader of the family), and to get down with the get down in the kitchen. So many women today gave up their natural duty to cook home meals for the convenience of fast food. It takes both the good feminine and masculine energy to raise a family – building stronger communities.
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Videos: 7 Types of Queens That Kings Desire: Part 1. Tune-in next week – same place & same time. 7pm – The King Kevin Show.
Dreams are shattered everyday until special people with a knack for never giving up on a vision rise up to lead. Once a great man named of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. caused every voice to be lifted to sing in love, peace, and harmony in order to awaken a dream of unity that had long lain dormant.
I was in the fourth grade when I read a book about Dr. King. The emotions I felt after reading about how this man’s bravery led a nation to march in peace when our country was in chaos.
I was inspired to want to be passionate about making life better for others. In 2014, I have directed those passions into resurrecting the dreams of our teenagers and young adults.
As a 34 year old educated black man, I represent the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as the hopes of my African and Haitian ancestors. This knowledge gives me the motivation to continue to make a positive impact on my community, the nation, and the world.
Many of our family members made great sacrifices to see us live out our dreams. Remember, our dreams aren’t just dreams, they are much more. We have a mission and an opportunity to allow our parent’s unrealized dreams to be realized through our successes as a wives, husbands, entrepreneurs, teachers, or any number of achievements that may have been beyond their grasp.
With so many having sacrificed so much before us, we must strive to never give up. As you press forward, your determination will encourage others. Your persistence, like Dr. King’s, could possibly inspire a generation. Your dream is more than a vision when your eyes are closed – IT’S YOUR DESTINY!
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Never Give Up,
Kevin Dorival wears many hats: author, mentor, inspirational speaker, internet marketing consultant. Kevin grew up in the 1980’s drug boom, his neighborhood was infested with drugs and crime. He was encouraged to spend most of his childhood in school, church and sports. At 21, he arrived, unfortunately at a negative point in his life. He wanted more. Coupled with his desire and a lack of a positive male role model in his life, he was led down a dark path filled with trouble that landed him in jail. Only as a result of God’s grace he realized that he needed to change his surroundings. It was a critical time, if he was to achieve the goals that the wanted to obtain for his life, changes had to have been made. In time, he did turn over a new leaf, which now allows him to empower teenagers and young adults to have the courage to believe in their God given talents. He stated: “I stand on Proverbs 10:22, The Blessings of the Lord shall make you rich and add no sorrow.”
As a keynote speaker he gives inspirational speeches at churches, schools, and other various organizations. He often says, “If you can change your thoughts then you can change your world!” In 2013, he published his first book, an inspirational autobiography, “The Courage To Believe,” and turned it into an amazing stage play; also, he is in the process of developing it into a game-changing documentary. He is traveling around the country capturing and documenting powerful stories of people in prison as well as, people with professional careers who have inspirational stories of how they overcame adversity in their lives. Kevin has hopes of using this film to encourage our youth to make consistent positive choices in life. He is raising $19,000.00 to make this film into a reality.
It will be a blessing to so many people that need inspiration! Autographed copies of his exclusive book are available on his website and information on his fundraising campaign can be found on his website, www.thecouragetobelieve.com. Also, his book is available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble (BN.com) as paperbacks and eBooks.
Article written by: Patrick Delevoe of Focus On The Community Newspaper. Copies can be found at your local libraries and college campuses.
Have you ever known someone that always have a New Year Resolution every January 1st and never follows through with it? Was that someone is YOU?!? In life there are many reasons to quit. Many opportunities to throw in the towel. I don’t know about you but I love the fight. The thrill of the pursuit of my goals in life makes my days on earth an exciting one!
Listen to your circle’s conversations. Are they magnifying their problems everyday? Or are they speaking the victory in advance with great expectations everyday? You have to be willing to put your dukes up. Go against the forces of nature if you have to. If you are doing everything that you can in the natural to fulfill your destiny then watch God grace you with all thatyou need in the supernatural.
Do you want learn how to turn your dreams & goals into REALITY!!??!! I hope so because GOD has a blessing with your name it and all you have to do is believe it!!!
Does Your Dreams Consist of:
1) Publishing A Book
2) Getting Married
3) Starting A Business
4) Debt Free
5) Starting A Ministry
6) 1st Home
7) Graduating College
The only thing that you would have to do to accomplish any of the seven things listed is BELIEVE. I practice something called “S.B.E.” Speak It. Believe It. Execute The Plan. Speak your dreams everyday. In time you will believe those dreams and goals, no matter how improbable they may seem. Execute the written plan.
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