Garrick Wooten is an author and entrepreneur from Baltimore, Md. Wooten attended Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and Central State University, where he received a Master’s Degree in Education. The author and motivational speaker is a proud HBCU graduate and member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

In 2020, the pandemic motivated Wooten to help others develop a strong understanding of self. “The pandemic has built my character. It gave me time to get to know my strengths and weaknesses. But, it slowed down my daily activities to focus on what matters in life! Which to me is mental health awareness,” Wooten stated.

His Book ” Get To It, Get With It, Get Through It” was released November 2020 and quickly became an Amazon Best Seller. “Once labeled a menace to society, with no hopes of a future. Mr. Wooten spent most of his juvenile and early adulthood in and out of juvenile facilities, boot camps, adult jails, and prison. Garrick has now transformed his life and loves to help others do the same. Mr. Wooten prides himself on saving the youth, and his slogan is “If you can dream it, it can be done,” the book description reads.

The motivational book is very personal to the best-selling author. While Wooten guides readers into deep reflection, he also shares his self-reflection as well as poetry. The book also includes an audio version narrated by Wooten himself. The writing process helped the author realize his love for mentoring. Wooten’s goal is to influence Gen Z’ers and the youth positively. His book promotes self-reflection and confidence building.

“Anything is possible, as long as you work hard towards it and believe it. When I started my reflective journey, I realized that many of the perceptions that I had in life were due to PTSD I suffered from due to the neighborhood I grew up in. Reprograming myself became a vital component of my mental and physical survival. I began to work harder and put a strong belief behind my goals. Once I did that, everything began to fall into place. It is amazing how much Sacrifice, humbleness, and being true to yourself can do for a person,” Wooten stated.

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