Over the last decade, Ivan Thomas has emerged as a powerful force within business, lifestyle and entertainment, elevating the public images of celebrities and big companies, as well as catapulting unknown entrepreneurs from obscurity into the spotlight.
He is often found on a red carpet somewhere, or at a TV or radio station with a client. However, the Atlanta-based celebrity publicist and rising mogul has now taken his talents into another lane – this time as an author, with the release of his new book Defy Gravity: Unleashing Your Greatness Within.
Available exclusively on Amazon, Defy Gravity is a powerful encapsulation of wisdom, motivation and raw truths. It effectively illustrates why many people lead lives of missed goals and regret, while others soar loftily towards fulfilling lives of massive success and purpose. Both motivating and thought provoking, the book forces readers to look closely in the mirror to recognize how their self-imposed attitudes and habits may be the very things holding them back from the lives they want. It also serves as a guide for how entrepreneurs and everyday people can reprogram their minds, rise above the noise and manifest their dreams.
“The message behind Defy Gravity is that in this life, we all have challenges, adversity and disappointments that, if we allow them, will keep us from our destinies,” Thomas said. “I wrote a no-nonsense book that shows people what they can achieve when they throw away the excuses, take ownership, reclaim their power and go out and relentlessly hunt their dreams. I want the aspiring entrepreneur with doubters and haters in his ear to cut ties with the negativity and launch his business. I want the woman who has been talking about writing a book for 10 years to stop being scared, stop procrastinating and share her story. It’s all about motivation and inspiring people to take action.”
As the President and CEO of Intrigue Media Group, a strategic communications company in metro Atlanta, Thomas has a resume that boasts work with like Nielsen, The Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Xerox, Celebrity Credit Guru James Hunt, Rev. Jesse Jackson, rapper/actor Waka Flocka Flame, rapper Supa Peach, beauty mogul BiggJazz, actor Darrin Henson, multi-platinum producer Khao, and many others. He also is the owner of a fitness brand and a new credit repair company.
Thomas is a visionary with a wealth of knowledge, global experience and a hustler’s spirit, which has enabled him to become a hot commodity in the business world. In Defy Gravity, he shares his journey, as well as other examples of some of the world’s most successful and rising figures.
He also addresses the recent protests against racism and police brutality towards black people that have taken over the nation, following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.
“We live in a world where the voiceless will not have a voice until they decide that they will be heard at all costs. That they will forge ahead despite the possibility of being tear gassed, tased or even killed,” he said. “There will be historic change as a result of these protests. Why? Because people are demanding respect, they are withholding their dollars, they are speaking out and staring oppression in the face,” he said. “That same relentlessness is what is required to be successful with anything in life. You have to go for it, you have to demand what is yours and failure cannot be an option. That’s what Defy Gravity is about.”
Defy Gravity: Unleashing Your Greatness Within is available on Amazon.
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