Kevin Carr is an accomplished author, speaker and television/social media personality. With over a decade of experience, his perspective on dating offers a practical road map to help navigate being single while learning to create the relationship you desire. Whether addressing millennials on college campuses across the country or a group of professionals seeking a meaningful relationship amid their busy careers, Carr delivers a message that provides direction and promotes honest dialogue. His latest release, Date Responsibly. the first ebook in a series of four, was designed to assist women in making better dating choices by offering transparent and practical advice from a man’s perspective.
His first book is titled If All Men Are Dogs, Then Women You Hold the Leash (2012). Kevin’s writing career began in the music industry where he has collaborated and shared the stage with industry heavyweights like Mathew Knowles, Common, Mase, Kirk Franklin and Jamie Foxx. Kevin is a contributing writer for Essence magazine and HelloBeautiful.com. His work has been featured and highlighted in The Philadelphia Daily News, Sister 2 Sister, Jet and XXL magazines.
With a truly contagious and infectious personality, it is Carr’s mission to be a bridge connecting his audience to the other side of their fulfilled potential. Rolling out had a candid chat with Carr that revealed his motivation for success, the importance of lifelong learning, and books that changed his outlook on life.
Name your favorite role models for success in two different industries?
John Maxwell and Paul C Brunson
Name three books that changed your outlook on life
1. The Shack – completely changed my outlook on religion and my relationship with God.
2. The 15 Laws of Invaluable Growth – I read this book once a year
3. The War of Art – I also read once a year. A must-read for creatives.
What industries connect to your career choice?
I wouldn’t necessarily describe it as an industry but I would say people. My career is about people. Whether it’s a book on dating, a talk or TV show on culture and or millennials or even a panel about technology, people are always the bottom line because I understand that life is about relationships. All of my work is for and about people.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I really wish I could have John Legends voice. I would never talk. I’d just sing my words. But besides that one of my strengths is that I’m very self-sufficient, but is also one of my weaknesses. Sometimes it hampers me because I don’t often ask for help or assistance. They say closed mouths don’t get fed so I have to make a conscious effort to be more vocal in regards to my dreams and desires. You can’t get what you want if you don’t ask for it, right?
Describe the voice of success that you hear in your head.
My voice sounds a lot like Morgan Freeman. He’s usually gently saying to me, “Stay present. Keep moving. It’s a journey.”
Describe why lifelong learning is important to you.
I think the only way to really live and to feel alive is to always be learning. Life in and of itself is fluid so I believe that any mind that’s consistently open should always be open to new things and doing new things.