Pawns spawned from the idea of the actual pawn pieces in the game of chess.

It was in 2017 that Dick David had the epiphany and first used it as a nickname, then later as a brand name: the idea behind Pawns is as simple as the concept of the pawns in the game of chess

black chess chess pieces close up
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Pawns are the dark horses of the Game of Chess that bravely step forward even when the stronger pieces lay in wait – pawns gradually, and calculatedly make their way to the other side of the board and then transform to Queens – the strongest and most feared pieces in the game.

In Life, almost everyone starts little, we go from being ignorant to knowledgeable, weak to strong, poor to rich, and so on… It inevitably takes time, patience, and consistency to truly become anything worthy of note.

The thought of being Pawn may not strike one as a novel or an admirable concept yet it creates a simple and practical construct to approach life from, because if one accepts their position in life, wherever that may be, and acts with the mentality of a pawn (which unlike all other pieces never backs down, but proceeds with wisdom till it gets its price) one is certain to have a memorable life – and old age with fewer regrets (because they took their shots without fear and did their best while at it)

Hence, Pawns exists to help individuals (Pawns) make better moves/choices that would enable them to become better versions of themselves (Queens).

That being said, Pawns doesn’t stand as an infallible authority in any field but rather serves as a guide to ideas and helpful resources (such as books, videos, audios, social media pages, and so on – the authorities) to help them better their lives or at least avoid costly mistakes.

The tone on this website is mostly friendly but sometimes preachy; The language is relatable and (for now) the comment sections are open so you can freely air your opinions or ask for clarifications.

There are no ads displayed on this website; however, Pawns is sustained by the products and services it renders:

Plus, Pawns provides Free training resources for individuals (such as materials to help them start their blogs, develop writing skills and more), whilst encouraging them to further connect with a helpful community of other Pawns (people who are dedicated to becoming better each day – one step at a time)

Please note that all information on this site is for educational purposes only, and simply reflects the author’s view (find out more)

Grow up, Level up, Step Up – Long Live the Pawns Click To TweetDick David


I’m Dick David, the founder of Pawns.

Like all great things, I was in my room wearing nothing, save my underwear, when I received this inspiration to become, and start Pawns.

When I got the epiphany, I quickly went and bought a necklace with a pendant of a crown. To me, that crown was the final destination of the Pawn. So, I loved that pendant because it steadily reminded me of Pawns.

Dick David wearing a Pendant - King symbol representing Pawns

The symbol of the crown eventually morphed into the logo of the brand. That is why, even though the name Pawns is being promoted, the vision, idea, and drive is geared towards becoming a King/Queen.

Actually, this whole Pawns thing is just an obsession to become better – just like the Pawns.

I believe no one is special – because if we are all special, then no one is, right? – however, I understand that some are more developed than others – some are Queens/Kings.

What this means for you and I is that there is a need for us to put in the work to make our specialty/uniqueness shine fort.

When I started on this journey, I didn’t know what I was doing.

I just read a bunch of blog post, and saw some few videos on YouTube and decided to launch a website.

As at the time of launching I didn’t even know it was a “self-help” blog. I just wrote whatever came into my head.

After few years of writing, I discovered that most of my writing addressed the challenges of College/university students, so, I packaged those writing, added a lot of other useful information, and created my first book (5 Years In School).

The book dissected the 3 major challenges of young people in school – Academics, Relationships, and Money. The book is a must-read for students. I’m saying this because I’ve been in and out of school, and know first-hand what it felt like (the challenges, regrets, and all).

Subsequently, I discovered that I was better in writing about human relationships (since I read about it most). So, I slowly shifted focus to talking more about that, rather than talking about everything.

I do not know where this blog is heading, all I know is that one day it would become a place where people can come and find solutions to different challenges they are facing.

I do not plan on abandoning this blog. This blog would most likely stick with me till death. I like to think more like the alchemist – more like the Pawn – taking one step at a time to transform stone to gold, to turn the Pawns to Queens.

I consider myself a Pawn. I consider everyone – Humanity – a Pawn. Heck! I consider everything a Pawn. To me, everything can be improved upon.

Seeds grow from little shoots to massive/staggering/tall trees. Ignorant children turn to wise adults. Software upgrade. Everything becomes better. So, why not we?

I am Dick David, an artist, writer, thinker, and many more to come – as I grow up, level up, and step up.

What this means is that I can draw beautiful art portraits for you or your loved one, write for you, and also share life-improving ideas with you.

If you like this mentality of growth and improvement, then I like you, and know you like me too. So, why don’t we connect.

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