John is the author of the first two volumes of an ongoing book series entitled “Motivation for the Masses: A Poetic Autobiography”, “A Collection of Collections”, and on many occasions has served as a Keynote or Motivational Speaker and Poet. John was born in East Point, Georgia and grew up there, College Park, and Clayton County as well as Memphis, Tennessee. After attending Clayton State University, he took an opportunity to work for the Department of Defense as a civilian and live in Iraq and Qatar supporting our troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a result, John developed a passion for world travel to accompany his longtime passion for writing and reciting poetry. During that time, he also started a career in Information Technology and has since served as an Engineer and Subject Matter Expert in the discipline of Microsoft Infrastructure Systems for many organizations ranging from small to enterprise. In 2013, he formed The Dilworth Group and began providing IT training and consulting services, first to high school and college students in Clayton County, GA and then on to a wide variety of B2B customers. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia as he continues his endeavors as an entrepreneur, investor, and motivator of people. John believes his God-given purpose in life is to motivate people to Learn from their mistakes, Appreciate their blessings, Think optimistically, and Use what they’ve been blessed with to be a blessing to others; his primary method for carrying out that purpose is through living as an example. John enjoys his newfound love of golf, his appreciation for cigars, an insatiable diet of reading, and genuine love with his friends, family, and fellow citizens of the world.