By 11, she was a national gymnastics champion. By 13, she had published her second book. By 15, she was a state titleholder in track-and-field competing nationally. By 16, she had graduated from high school number one in her class with a 5.1 GPA. By 18, she was in her junior year of college, simultaneously touching over ten thousand individuals in schools, organizations, and businesses with her inspiring testimony and captivating personality.
Now, Raven has done it again with her latest release, The 7 Practices of Exceptional Student Athletes, which has been well received throughout the nation. When asked about all of her success, Raven humbly replies: “When you’re dedicated to something you love, determined to work hard, and disciplined to plan how you’ll get there, and then you can achieve success.”
Her resume reads like a well accomplished international mogul. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, she published her first book, On to Victory! The Winning Edge at age eleven. The autobiography tells of her journey to the 2004 USAIGC National Gymnastics Championships and her philosophy of using the "3D's" (dedication, determination, and discipline).
Since beginning in 1998, Magwood has won over 200 medals in the sport of gymnastics. At twelve years old, Magwood was the keynote speaker for Stedman Graham at one of his promotional functions.
Author, athlete, television and radio host are just a few of the accolades that can be attributed to her. Her second novel, Double-Sided, deals with peer, parental, and race relations. She is a sparkling example of what focused, and dedicated young people can achieve. Magwood talks about “develop what’s within!” What a novel idea. What would happen if people were taught to “develop what’s within”? It’s never too late for any young person to begin on a path to lifelong success. With a lot of patience, focus and determination, young people can achieve beyond the stars.
Raven Magwood learned some important lessons about achieving goals and pursuing dreams as an athlete at a young age. On her way to earning a spot on the National Gymnastics team at age 12, Raven found that her keys to overcoming injuries and doubts were Dedication, Determination and Discipline.
Raven has made her dream a reality. At age 16, she began spreading her message of hard work and “The 3 D’s” to youth all over the country as a motivational speaker. Her story of success has given her a message of hope and dreams to share with the world. Raven Magwood is a teenage author, motivational speaker, and filmmaker from Greenville, South Carolina. Raven has now released her fourth book, as she continues on her mission to inspire others. Because of her many accomplishments, Raven has been awarded 3 “Raven Magwood Days” in her honor. Raven believes that if one is dedicated to something they love, determined to work hard, and disciplined to plan how they’ll get there, then they can achieve success. www.RavenMagwood.com
To learn more, listen to Debbi Dachinger as she interviews Raven Magwood on Dare to Dream radio, as it airs live www.Indie100.com or on podcast at: http://www.deborahdachinger.com/