About John

Author. Founder. Speaker. Mentor.

John C. Neyland was born into a troublesome home environment in South Louisiana. With an abusive father and a depressed, alcoholic mother, John experienced a hurtful and unloving childhood. At the age of fifteen, 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, John transformed his life into a monument of love, strength and success. Today, John is the President and Investment Advisor Representative at JCN Financial & Tax Planning Group, a financial advisory firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

With a passion for helping disadvantaged youth in his community, John, through his firm, has not only sponsored local charitable organizations over the last sixteen years but has also founded the John’s Dream Foundation, an organization dedicated to positively transforming the lives and mindsets of inner-city children. 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.

John C. Neyland is a dedicated husband and father of three. 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 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.


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When: Wednesday 24 Sunday 6.45pm
Where:955 Staring Lane (Faith Chapel Church)
Few if any of us have been taught how to have a great life. Yes, we learned reading, writing, and arithmetic but how many of us exactly how to have the life of our dreams.
Part of John's dream work is this focus. I encourage you to attend...you may just be surprised to learn there are answers to your questions.
This is an ongoing class, listed below is a sample of what I will be teaching this year. Please post your comments, they may help others.

Self-worth, what is it, why is it important and how do I gain it?
How to dream
Creating a social contract
Tuning into others
Active listening
Collaborating effectively
How making being an African American your greatest asset
How making being a single mother your greatest asset
How making being you your greatest asset
Understanding mindsets
Cultivating curiosity and grit
Focusing and prioritizing
Being aware of emotions
Managing emotions
Inducing positive emotions
Taking full responsibility
Fighting off victimitis
Forgiving others and ourselves
Making a sincere apology
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January 24, 2018, 7:00pm - February 14, 2018, 9:00pm

Life-NO-Limits When: Wednesday 24 Sunday 6.45pm Where:955 Staring Lane (Faith Chapel Church) Few if any of us have been taught how to have a great life. Yes, we learned reading, writing, and arithmeti...

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Go inside the #bakery is using bread-making to help people recover from #mentalillness. https://t.co/aPxDN0jGwf #inspiration

Pivot 7--Impatient Focus on what is important in your Life. https://t.co/N4C6RVcGOz #YourLast4Hours #inspiration #Success

Learn more about #CollectiveMomentum the power that helps others find & achieve their #dreams. https://t.co/N4C6RVcGOz #wisdom #motivation

Pivot 6--In order to be Honest with others, you must first be Honest with Yourself. Learn more: https://t.co/ntQcB0J49v #YourLast4Hours

The John's Dream #Foundation is dedicated to better the lives of those who are in need. https://t.co/WF8jM5rcNz #community #nonprofit

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