About John

Meet John

John has a very diverse background. He is an ordinary person who has done extraordinary things. He is a dedicated family man who is also a savvy financial businessman, an entrepreneur, an empowering speaker, and an author with an inspiring story to tell about overcoming his life obstacles, starting with his difficult childhood.

Before we delve deeper into John, the person, let’s discover John’s true passion in everything he does. He lives and breathes these words each and every day! John has many echelons to his persona as you can see below: the Person and Family Man, the Humanitarian, the Speaker, the Author, and the Businessman. John’s greatest gift is the ability to bring all his best traits into everything he does. He is not a financial man who only wants to make money; he also wants to ensure that his clients have a better, longer life. John’s Dream is a dream come true for many. John is able to help others by sharing his trials and tribulations and using Collective Momentum to eliminate negativity from his environment, leaving only positive Collective Momentum energy to propel him and others.

THE PERSON AND FAMILY MAN

John was born into a troubled home environment in South Louisiana. With an abusive father and an alcoholic mother, he experienced a hurtful and unloving childhood. At the age of 15, shortly after meeting the love of his life, he developed a severe case of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). From that moment on, John struggled with his family life and the rigors of living with OCD.
After years of progressively overcoming his pains, he transformed his life into a monument of love, strength, and success. He is a dedicated husband and father of three. He attributes his successes to having passion, a mission, and a goal. John is dedicated to enabling people to enjoy a life they otherwise would not have.

THE HUMANITARIAN

With a passion for helping disadvantaged youth in his community, John has not only sponsored local charitable organizations, but has also established the John’s Dream Foundation, an organization dedicated to positively transforming the lives and mind-sets of inner-city children. In addition, John has founded S3 (Strength Science Studio) in Baton Rouge, LA. S3 focuses on providing the ideal training for those looking for a less invasive gym environment. For more information, visit Strength Science Studio’s Facebook page.

THE SPEAKER

John is on a mission to help people connect the dots between their past, present, and future. Through fascinating stories and advice, he has become one of the most in-demand speakers on how to live a purpose-driven life. He provides a boost of inspiration and a road map for those of us seeking to better the world. A noted expert in this area, he has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and by NBC, ABC, and numerous other media outlets.

THE AUTHOR

In a further effort to make a difference, John wrote his first book, How to Live the Life You’ve Yet to Dream, to explain what he has learned, how he has grown, and how he has made his life’s mission helping others achieve their dreams. Dedicated to giving back, John shares how to turn personal struggles into positive outcomes.

“The value of our lives is measured by how we leave others in our wake, whether they’re our spouses, our children, or the person down the street. Plan on helping someone, somewhere, or somehow, on a regular basis. If you do this and do it earnestly, you’ll be surprised at what it does for your own life.”
— John C. Neyland

THE BUSINESSMAN

John is the Founder, Owner, and President of JCN Financial & Tax Planning Group.
As a Fiduciary Investment Financial Advisor, John is certified in Series 7 Commemorative Securities, General Securities, and is a Series 66 Uniformed Security Agent/Registered Investment Advisor. John is also a member of Ed Slott’s elite IRA Advisory Group and holds other certifications from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, and he is an Advanced IRA Rollover and Distribution Expert, and a Senior Tax Eliminator. JCN Financial services more than 300 clients and manages millions of dollars in assets under management. John has a passion for helping disadvantaged youths in his community. Through his firm, John has not only sponsored local charitable organizations over the past 16 years, but has also founded the John’s Dream Foundation, an organization dedicated to positively transforming the lives and mind-sets of inner-city children, youths, and young adults. In a further effort to make a difference, John’s first book, Live the Life You’ve Yet to Dream, explains what he learned, how he grew, and how he has made it his life’s mission to help others achieve their dreams. He attributes his successes to having passion, a mission, and a goal. He is dedicated to enabling people to enjoy a life they otherwise would not have.

Karen Neyland

Karen is so much more than a wife. She is John’s valued and devoted partner, the head-over-heels love of his life, and the honored Queen of their beautiful home.

She describes her role of supporting John this way: “John is the sail of our ship.
He catches the wind and propels us toward accomplishing greater ways to serve others. I am the rudder of that ship, steering it quietly and safely below the surface.”

Together, John and Karen make a powerful team for their marriage, their family, and their business. Watch their remarkable anniversary celebrations here.

John’s Dream Foundation

HELPING PEOPLE REACH BEYOND LIMITS WITHIN THEMSELVES

We are a nonprofit organization established to help guide those in need and to be involved with the community’s disadvantaged children, youths, and young adults, assisting them to understand their purpose in life—it is John’s life mission to help those individuals understand how to value themselves, reach their dreams, and truly love themselves and one another.

What We Do

WE INSPIRE OTHERS AND HELP THEM TO ACHIEVE BRILLIANCE IN EVERYTHING THEY DO!

  • Teach youths about life and their unique potential and gifts
  • Mentor youths and young adults, guiding them through life’s obstacles that too often stifle progress
  • Teach them financial budgeting and planning for their future
  • Offer No Limit classes
  • Offer an opportunity for progressive youths and young adults to return and serve as mentors to the younger generation

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“The issue behind a disadvantaged person is deeper than not having money or a nice, warm dwelling. These people are lacking love. The very ones in their dwellings could be the ones tearing them down every day. They are in need of family surroundings and support. It’s my life’s mission to help them understand how to value themselves, reach their dreams, and truly love one another.”

— John C. Neyland