Layman Of The Year

October 22, 2016

20161022_211107Derrick Headlines Hayes is the 2016 Layman Of The Year as the recipient of the Deacon James Brown Award.

Listen To Your Network

October 22, 2016

img_20161022_145534As I look back on things I’ve done and some of the things that I’m doing now I realize that much of my success is because I listen to my network.

When I first started to share my gift of Derricknyms where I would turn the names of people into positive messages I would write and present them on notebook paper or receipt paper when I would come through the isle at a store. @algernontucker developed a business card for me so that clients and customers would keep and never want to throw my information away.

Today the card I use is different but the seed Al planted into my uniqueness will live on forever and that simple idea also inspired me to create personalized certificates and put names into frames.

Do you have great people around you and do you listen to your network?


Derrick Hayes at is an Author and Motivational Speaker

UPPER Attitude

October 21, 2016

20161020_160727New school children have a make it to the top mentality while old school people keep an UPPER Attitude so through this keyword here 5 things to help you get a breakthrough.

U is so that you Use your gifts to see an economic shift.

P is so that you Plant seeds high and low so your dream can grow.

P is so that you Pray for a new day where a way is made out of no way.

E is so that you Encourage others including friends,  sisters, and brothers.

R is so that you Raise your standards and expectations so that you can activate your UPPER Attitude for elevation.


Derrick Hayes at is an Author and Motivational Speaker


October 19, 2016

20161019_061454Good morning. WAKE is a mentality that means life or death where one is celebrated away. Through this keyword here are 4 things you can do with your time on earth to find out your championship worth.

W is so that you Work and show others how to work.

A is so that you Ask to evaluate how you can become better amongst the great.

K is so that you Keep your dream alive so your success spirit can help others want to thrive.

E is so that you Enter and exit with a glow that lets others know that you are not a mistake you just made a decision to be positive each time you WAKE.


Derrick Hayes at is an Author and Motivational Speaker


Make Yourself GREAT Again

October 18, 2016

20161018_054404Even though Donald Trump announced the statement “Make America GREAT Again” you need to know that you are already GREAT and if you think you’re not through this keyword are 5 things you can do to help Make Yourself GREAT Again.

The G is so you Get rid of dead weight and keep stepping out on faith.

The R is so you Repair, care and share your current relationships.

The E is so you Extra size what you do and go out of your way to brighten someone else day.

The A is so you Aspire to be what they never ever thought you could be an idea that even 20 20 vision can’t see.

The T is so you Time things right and put in the time so that your word and work doesn’t make you look like a jerk.

Even when you stall or fall you can get back up and “Make Yourself GREAT Again.”


Derrick Hayes at is an Author and Motivational Speaker

Learn Your LESSON

October 17, 2016

img_20161017_072231In life we sometimes have to learn a lesson in order to get a blessing. LESSON in this case is a woman that is a keyword and metaphor with 6 ideas that can open doors.

L is for Language. Find a great word for her and speak life into it.

E is for Energy. Spend time to dine and help her unwind.

S is for See. See how you can make her better with or without cheddar.

S is for Share. Tell her who you are and why you want to be her star.

O is for Open. Things will chime when you learn to open up at the right time.

N is for No. Never think it can’t happen where your relationship goes from boos to clapping.

Get to know her by learning your LESSON and everything else will become a blessing.


Derrick Hayes at is an Author and Motivational Speaker

Bow Tie Monday

October 17, 2016

img_20161017_072231#goodmorning. It’s #bowtiemonday and the #challenge is for every #Minister, #entrepreneur, #Attorney, #artist, #musician, #teacher, #trainer, #athlete, #student, #police, #military, #veteran, #politician, #nurse, #surgeon, #doctor, ¬†#fashion #designer and any #blogger to wear a #bowtie today and #make this a #fun #day.