Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.
Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Jonathan Bender a former NBA pro and now philanthropist and entrepreneur who serves as CEO of JB Intensive, which markets his own medical device invention—the JB Intensive Trainer therapeutic solution that generally relieves chronic knee, hip and back pain and helps athletes reach fitness or training goals.
D is for Dream. What is your Dream?
My dream is to build a great business empire and share my success and entrepreneur secrets with others to plant hope within their lives and to help guide them to their vision of success.
E is for Encourage. What encourages you?
Knowing that God has me in the palm of his hand and he is in the driver’s seat encourages me to move forward.
R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?
My energy, consistency, determination and will to finish gives me an advantage when getting a job done.
R is for Ready? When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?
I realized I was ready when I answered the question of what do I want out of life, then I was forced to create the roadmap and follow it.
I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?
Christ, because he is the beginning and the end and nothing can be done without him. He is everything!
C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?
Failing is how we learn , you see a failure is really a success in disguised as long as we learn something from it you should step out actually knowing what to do the next time.
K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?
First understanding what you want at the end of the day. Second explore what makes you tick and what gifts and talents that you have. Third research someone who has what you want and lives the life that you want that is doing what you inspire to do. Fourth move right away. Things do not have to be perfect you cannot side step failure, it will always come but make sure you learn from it every time and press forward.
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