Devin Brough

A powerful word which is drenched in hopelessness. By definition, ‘stuck’ is the inability to move from a particular position or place, or the inability to change a situation.

It’s also the word that defined Devon Brough’s early adulthood.

Get OVA It documents the story of this passionate first-time South African author’s harrowing journey which began to go horribly awry at the tender age of 15 when he accepted a dare to down a bottle of tequila. What ensued was a blur of alcoholism, addiction, two suicide attempts, 18 warrants of arrest, being set up for cheque fraud and living with three Russian prostitutes. In the space of a few years his life had spiralled into one that would inevitably end prematurely.

As Devon muddled his way through adulthood, making poor choices, he had carved out a life of extremes – the kind no-one should ever experience. A life which ultimately led Devon to the realisation that no-one was going to rescue him. If he wanted his life to change, to become unstuck; he was going to have to take ownership of his life and rescue himself. So, he took to heart some wise words from R. Narayana Murthy (best known for left-oriented films that deal with the exploitation of society’s lower echelons) and started clawing his way out of the hole his life had disappeared into. He took the first unsteady steps to overcoming the crippling self-hatred he had been immersed in for far too long.

This book is an essential life toolkit which teaches the reader to stack Ownership, Vision and Action to get ‘OVA’ pain, challenges and obstacles that keep them stuck. It is the essential guide to breaking free and living a life of purpose. A veritable guidebook to healing and transformation.

The Covid pandemic has been a time of reflection for some, and great pain and loss for many too. But the possibility of breakthrough in 2022 beckons in Get OVA It. Devon sheds light on his inspiration for penning his paperback: “This book has been written to help anybody break free from anything that is holding them back, preventing them from stepping into a life of success, love and purpose. The underlying message is that we are all worthy, deserving and more than enough. But it’s in our mindset and through our own narratives and thoughts that we hold ourselves captive. We need to take 100% accountability for moving forward in life. Simply put, this book is a step-by-step process of how I got unstuck.”

The greatest gift you could give someone is freedom. Get OVA It makes the perfect Christmas stocking filler. This treasure trove will be the gift that makes a lasting impression and could potentially not just change a life but save it. It’s a locally written and published book, but the content has global relevance because it focuses on mindset mastery, it’s about understanding that you are in control of how you think, how you feel and what you do.

In the author’s own words: “I am eternally grateful that I was able to emerge from the struggles of my past to build a successful business in the luxury property space. I would love people to experience a deep state of joy, happiness and gratitude. If you want to grow, evolve and stretch; then this is a book for you. No matter how stuck you feel, no matter how good your life is. If you want to grow. If you want to heal. If you want to deal with your ‘stuff’ and be a happier, more joyous person who can use their purpose, then you are the person I encourage to read my book.”

NOTEGet OVA It is published by Mercury, an imprint of Burnet Media. The book is available online via Devon Brough’s website, and from Exclusive Books in-store or online. Books retail at R257. Get OVA It has been selected for the Exclusive Books Refresh Campaign – no mean feat for a first-time local author. Devon Brough will be embarking on a national book tour in late January 2022, keep an eye on his Instagrampage for further details on opportunities to meet this remarkable man and get your copy of his book signed by the author himself.