What is the difference between those who are successful and those who fail? It is important to foster the necessary skills and experiences that will help us pursue our personal and professional goals, but often having the right mindset is the deciding factor between staying focused and giving up. Dean Kosage is an entertainer, author, and successful entrepreneur who understands this fact. Having overcome great personal adversity in his life, Dean Kosage has managed to stay committed to things that truly matter to him. Not only does this include a long string of professional endeavors, it also includes taking care of the people around him.
Learning About Balance
The personal and professional life of Dean Kosage, an inspiring story of fighting against the odds, begins in his early twenties when he joined the company Amway. Bringing with him an unfailing devotion to excellence, he quickly rose to prominence within the company. As his mentors recognized his potential, they gave him more responsibility and became more involved in his personal life. Outside of work, Dean Kosage was dating a woman for only six months before he was pressured into marrying her. After two years, he went through a turbulent divorce that would have emotionally destroyed a more vulnerable person. However, out of this darkness came Dean Kosage’s greatest gift: his beautiful daughter Teagan.
His daughter has been the inspiration for his success ever since. Raising a child as a single parent is not something that most people can handle. For Dean Kosage, however, nothing would stand in the way of him pursuing his professional dreams while at the same time raising his daughter with the values and attention she deserved. Because of this, two short years after his divorce, Dean Kosage rose further still up the corporate ladder and was honored in 2008 by Cambridge Who’s Who, accepting the award in front of more than 30,000 people.
Since then, he has followed his passion for success as an entrepreneur and single parent. His talent for communication and profound business acumen was something that he felt he could share with the world through publishing. Dean Kosage’s book, “Defining Moments of Courage”, is a Publishing Inspiration. Comprised of a collection of inspirational stories from burgeoning entrepreneurs, including corporate executives and single parents, Dean Kosage wrote this book with the hope of encouraging others to stay focused on what is important to them, while juggling the responsibilities of their personal and professional lives.