About the Owner
My name is Derrick Jenkins, I’m 27 years old, born and raised from a city in California called Bakersfield. Ever since I was a child, just like any other kid, I wanted to be really successful. But I really believed I was going to be successful because I wasn’t going to take no for an answer. I've just always seen myself living a rich lifestyle. Starting at the age of 6, my parents always had me and my older brother Marcus into sports such as: basketball, football, baseball and track. But Football was my passion and my goal was to make it to the NFL one day. I remember always saying, “I just want to be able to make it to where my mom doesn’t have to work anymore.” While studying Kinesiology in College to become a Personal Trainer and having dreams of having my own gym, I played football at Bakersfield Community College in 2010 and then I moved to Visalia, Ca in 2012 to play at College of the Sequoias (COS). While I was living in Visalia, I relied on Financial aid because playing football in college is nearly impossible to have a job. I was broke, busted and disgusted. I hated living that way and I’ve always been the type that I had to have some type of money flowing in my way. During Summer Break, the players from out of town are able to go home and visit family for about 2-3 weeks. I got a job during that time and when it was time to go back to COS to play football I made the decision that I couldn’t live that broke life anymore so I didn’t go back.
While I was going to COS, I was also in the selection process for entering the academy for California Department of Corrections. I received a call in July of 2013 to go to the academy and I was excited because that was a career job and I didn’t have to go to school anymore. I worked at Kern Valley State Prison for 3 years. Some things happened to where I was forced to resign from being a Correctional Officer in July 2016. So from July 2013 to July 19, 2016 I gave up my dreams completely to work a job that pays good money but it was completely different from what I wanted to do. I hit a hard stage in my life to where I had to figure something out fast. At the time, my daughter Avah, was only 9 months old and I had to provide for her. Immediately I went back to what I knew. I started coaching Crossfit classes at Back2Back Crossfit and also doing personal training. I loved being able to motivate others and help them achieve their goals. I also loved working for myself and creating my own schedule and still do.
About a year into training I started to think of ways I can make a bigger impact and better myself at the same time. One day I was listening to a podcast by Eric Thomas, a phenomenal motivational speaker, and he talked about having motives and having a “why” for what we do in life. That word stuck with me ever since and a light bulb turned on in my head like, “That’s It, Motive!” Then I thought to myself thats too plain and everyone spells it that way, so I took out the “e” and added a “v” to make it more distinct.
Having a “why” for what we do in life helps keep us going and it will be harder to quit. What’s your driving force for why you do what you do? Will you quit on your kids? Will you quit on your parents? My motive to make it to where my mom doesn’t have to work anymore is one of my driving forces and I won’t stop grinding until I reach that goal. The scripture behind this vision is from Proverbs 17:20 “A bad motive can’t achieve a good end.” Start with a good motive and I promise you it will result in a good end. Wake up with a Motivv, work all day with purpose, go to sleep with satisfaction!