Andrew Adams Interview

August 4, 2018

Please RT my #exclusive #interview with @AndrewAdams33 who plays safety for the #NewYork @Giants Please go to for the full interview

Mobile Tie Tying Service

August 1, 2017
If you need to learn or just want to speed up your turn check out my Mobile Tie Tying Service where I will come to you with a lesson that will definitely be a blessing. Learn How To:  1. Tie Regular Ties  2. Tie Bow Ties 3. Tie Regular Ties into Bow Ties. The TAP (Tie Assistance with Preparation) is Available where we can pre tie your regular neck wear so that you can wear them Daily, Weekly and Monthly. For more information or rates inbox me, email me or call or text (706) 615-1662. My services are available for local, regional, national and international opportunities.

DERRICK Interview with International Artist and DJ Sabrina Terence

July 29, 2016

TerenceEncouragement 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 Sabrina Terence who is a contemporary abstract painter and DJ. She has lived in Germany Berlin, Miami and is currently for the past 9 years in Dubai U.A.E.  Her paintings are mostly acrylic and oel on canvas and her signature work consists of bright, bold colours, with very different effects and techniques.

She took her first painting lesson in 1998 after school back in Germany. Went to many Art Exhibitions worldwide, Art Basel, Art Berlin, Art Fair Singapore and many more.

Now intently focused as an abstract artist, Sabrina was inspired – the paintings were fresher and more sophisticated.

My paintings are about energy, color, and feelings. My work has a spiritual bent and is a result of continual exploration.  I believe that true art comes from within and color is central to my individual expression of my feelings. As well I combine my music with the Art I create , live on stage or in my studio.  My Paintings are sold worldwide, I am travelling all over the globe.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My biggest dream was always, traveling around the world, which I did and still doing. Then building a family besides my career. My last goal was becoming a well known dj in the region ( Middle East , Dubai) which I successfully achieved. My next goal is becoming a well known artist and painter.

E is for Education. What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

I went to a school 🙂 honestly , if you arent a Doctor etc you just need to educate yourself via internet, I watch Youtube Videos to learn more about the world.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I am very creative since school, means I love colours and can combine them, so for example with my Art, there is many different styles not just one , some artist just paint the same style again and again. I am open format as we say in music, means flexible 🙂

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

You can do anything you want in life, as long as you believe in yourself nothing is impossible…

I is for Individual. Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about?

My mom.

C is for Challenges. What challenges have you had to overcome?

Relationships due my career, distance from family etc.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

The Key is not to give up and think positive which is not always easy , but even you fail , stand up and try again! Rom was not built in a day 🙂

Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?

YEs please have a look at my art, tell me what you think by visiting and please follow me on facebook >>> where we now have 1.4 million fans since 2007.

The Dude That Helps St. Jude: The Richard Salgado Story

May 5, 2014

BigDaddy Presented to you by Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes

In a split second your life can change. A few months ago I was faced with a decision and that was to reach out and say hello to someone in hopes that they would respond or not say anything and never know if there ever could have been a relationship.

This story begins on January 19th, 2014 when I realized that Richard Salgado was also Facebook friends with M.J. Pedone who is the CEO of Indra Public Relations. Previously M.J. had connected me with Richard that opened the door for our Exclusive DERRICK Interview.

Once I sent “Big Daddy” as he is called in the industry a friend invite networking as they call it for me would never be the same. After we became Facebook friends I thanked him for the past interview and asked for him to share the same opportunity with his current clients and that he could also nominate others that deserve recognition for my blog Today’s Honoree.

In life you will meet many people that are connected and resourceful but not many who will share their network in the way that Richard Salgado does. A few of the many people that he has nominated for Today’s Honoree are Celebrity Handbag Designer Anzhelika Steen Olsen, Jeweler Scott Kay and Hannah Andrusky-Hilburn who is the Author of “Living the Invisible Disability.”

I wanted to tell his story and help him like he has helped me so I took time out to share the news of Who, What, Where, When and Why Richard Salgado is “The Dude That Helps St. Jude.”

Who are you? I’m the CEO of Coastal Advisors, LLC Insurance Consultants and I have been in the insurance business for over 20 years. I have clients in various backgrounds which include Sports, Television, Media, Entertainment as well as business owners and families. I work with business owners on employee benefits, health insurance and many other forms of Insurance.

What are you planning to do? I’m hosting the 3rd Annual Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic to help raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and for the Health Humanitarian Aid Foundation to help build schools and hospitals in Ghana, Africa. Last but not least we are raising money for North Shore University Hospital, which is the hospital that saved my life when I had an Aneurysm.

Past guests of the Annual Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic have been Michael Strahan, Current Co Host of Live with Kelly and Michael, Joe Buck, Fox Sports Commentator, Actor Singer Robert Davi, Adam Schefter of ESPN and Superbowl Winning Coach Brian Billick of Baltimore Ravens.

Where and when are you going to do it? The Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic will be held at the World Famous Oheka Castle in Huntington, NY on Monday June 23rd, 2014. The Golf will be played on the Cold Spring CC which surrounds the Oheka Castle. For more information on the Oheka Castle please go to

Why are you doing it? I want to give back because I know that I’m blessed to be alive after my surgery and it feels great to be a part of a special work place. I used to be the one that helped my clients put on fund raisers, help find sponsors and raise money for their events so I took it upon myself to start my own foundation, The Big Daddy Foundation. Once I Hired Bob Broderick of RTB Media, LLC. to run my events and provide public relations we were off and running. It has been a fun ride but it also comes with alot of work. This year we decided to support St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, HHAF and North Shore Hospital.

I’m going to visit the St. Jude Hospital in June before my event with two goals in mind. The first is to visit the hospital in hopes to bring some cheer to some of the kids that are in St Jude’s Care. The second goal I have is to make a video from St. Jude to ask for support and let everyone know that they are my new benefactor.

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I hope that everyone can attend the Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic. You can purchase a foursome, attend the VIP Celebrity Gala-Live Auction Dinner Party or just make a donation. All of these things can be done at

People can follow me on Facebook, Twitter and visit our insurance company websites at or

Thank you Derrick and I look forward to this story getting out there for everyone to read so they can support our efforts in helping the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Health Humanitarian Aid Foundation and the North Shore University Hospital.

Please visit Derrick’s website at and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to  or call (706) 615-1662.


The DAILY Message for Wednesday October 9th, 2013

October 9, 2013

Each week day Derrick Hayes encourages you through a Derricknym, App and Idea to Lift You.

(Please read , Like, Share, Retweet or Reblog The DAILY Message)

  • Derricknym: Do You Have What It TAKES (Think About Keeping Everything Simple)?
  • App: Today’s word is Apply. People go to school to obtain and retain knowledge. The one sure way to know if what you know works is to put it into action. Listen to learn and apply to earn.
  • Idea: Run with your dream so you won’t have to hide.

Please visit Derrick’s website at and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to  or call (706) 615-1662.

DERRICK Interview with Daddy Everyday Author Delonso Barnes

September 30, 2013

DaddyEverydayEncouragement 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 Delonso Barnes, who is an author, filmmaker and marketing consultant based out of McDonough, Georgia, a city outside of Atlanta, Georgia. He is a graduate of The Art Institute of Atlanta and Thomas Edison State College in the fields of Music Entertainment Management and Marketing respectively. Barnes’ is a husband and father of two sons.

D is for Dream:  What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My ultimate dream has always been to make a living (at least equal to what I am making now) in entertainment, music in specifically. However, when I became a father in 2005, the focus moved to assisting others in realizing their dreams. I guess being a father figure to my son shifted my professional aspirations. Now, using my creativity and marketing know -how is how I want to make my living and make my dream a reality

E is for Education:  What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

My educational background consists of an AA in Music Entertainment Management from The Art Institute of Atlanta and a BSBA in Marketing from Thomas Edison State College. Life itself have educated me rather assisting bands in their marketing and promotional efforts or brainstorming with small business owners on strategizing their businesses.

R is for Resource: What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

My resources are truly at their highest when I’m passionate about the project. When I’m passionate, my creativity, dedication, previous experiences and business sense really shine. I can develop simple marketing plans for projects but when my heart is in it, my strategizing is on another level.

R is for Ready: When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

Currently, I’m in the middle of marketing and promoting my first book entitled, Daddy Everyday. To be honest I wasn’t ready for this or even wanted to write it. The concept of writing a book about changing the negative perception of black fathers was placed on my heart from the Almighty and intensified by raising my two sons. In addition to Daddy Everyday, I’m in production of a documentary entitled, The East Atlanta Project, about the struggles and life of black hip-hop, punk and rock musicians performing in and out of Atlanta. Music is my roots and I have always been ready for this, just didn’t know my place. I actually had to stop production of the documentary because writing Daddy Everyday was my purpose and I couldn’t do anything else until it was written.

I is for Individual: Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about and why?

One individual in my network others should learn more about is Roy Cummings. His thirst for knowledge and then ability to turn that knowledge into know-how e.g. like photography, graphic design and communication , makes him a valuable asset to a network.

C is for Challenges: What challenges have you had to overcome?

The challenges I have experienced throughout my pursuit of happiness, happiness being working for myself, have been self-inflicted. Procrastination and fear have crippled my progress and focus. Only way to combat procrastination and fear is quite simple in theory, but can be complicated in execution. The solution is, take action. I simply started writing for the book and filming for the documentary. Then I reached out for a little assistance, which also forced accountability on my part. Once I got things rolling, my procrastination reduced, still around though. My fears have subsided and I’m courageous in my business dealings.

K is for Key: What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

Research, plan and do it. Regardless of what people say, do it. If you fail, pivot your plan and try again. If you are passionate about your business, don’t let anything derail your focus and dedication.

Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?

If you are looking for motivation or inspiration, you don’t have to look no farther than the person in the mirror. Envision yourself living your dream and let that be your inspiration.

Visit Delonso for more information.

DERRICK Interview with Amusement Entrepreneur Maxwell Ivey

June 7, 2013

MaxwellIvyEncouragement 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 Maxwell Ivey a third generation carnival owner now making my living selling new and used amusement, concession, and confection equipment worldwide.  Listings include detailed descriptions, multiple full-sized photos, slide shows, videos, and walk throughs.  And I also happen to be blind.

D is for Dream. What is your Dream?

I want to be the respected leader in my industry.  I would like to eventually be the first person people think of when they have amusement equipment to sell or that they want to know the value of.  I also want to eventually start a YouTube TV show focusing on industry leaders, places of interest, equipment manufacturers, and equipment for sale on the site.  Last year I had my highest gross sales so far, and I currently have a sale pending for a park model double decker carousel that when it closes would make this year better than last with 2013 being less than half over.

E is for Encourage. What Encourages you?  

I receive encouragement from friends and family.  I also feel encouraged when I can and have helped people sell items in a short period of time like I did earlier this year on a small set of bumper cars and a coffee kiosk.  It is also very heartening when i can sell an item that other companies have been working on for several months prior to my getting involved.  That was the case last spring when i sold a different park carousel for a mall in Georgia.  Another thing that encourages me are the people i hang out with every Friday on the Brian the hammer Jackson radio show where I have become a regular on his small business Friday shows.

R is for Resource. What Resource do you bring to the table that makes you stand out or unique?

I think the best thing I offer clients that they don’t get from more established brokers in the industry is my use of the internet in general and social media specifically.  I have a large network of contact on linked in and Facebook, and I am starting to get a following on twitter.  I just started using Pinterest,  and I’ve long be using Dig, Delicious, Stumble Upon, Referral Key, etc to promote people’s items.  I also have an expansive email mailing list due to my practice of requiring email subscription in exchange for having text links on my website.  I have a blog, and I am always looking  for new places to syndicate it.  The main thing is I am always looking for new markets.  I recently started reaching out to pumpkin patch and other Agri tourism business owners.

R is for Ready. When did you know you were Ready for what you are doing now?

To be honest I didn’t make this choice, it was made for me.  In a small family business like the carnival we used to have, we could only buy newer rides, games, food trailers by selling the older ones.  I used to help my dad with this job.  After his early death to lung cancer, I realized that I would eventually need a different career.  So, I helped other relatives sell their surplus items.  But I had a couple of kids games I was still working on my Uncle’s carnival.  So, I continued to work on the website part time.  My cousin decided to set up a duplicate of my best game, and eventually he drove me out of the business.  Happily, he did me a favor.  Five and a half years ago I finally decided to work full time at selling equipment on a commission basis.  I filed for a website and got started recruiting clients.  Since then this has become my passion the last thing i think about before falling asleep at night and the reason i get up in the morning.

I is for individual. Name one Individual that we should learn more about and why?

One of them is Pattie Moore.  When I met her she was primarily the maker of custom themed change aprons.  At that time I had a domain name but no website.  She graciously added a page to her website and would post my equipment listings on there for me.  Since then she has learned jewelry design and wood working and is a very talented Jill of all trades.  She doesn’t have a website now, but she is still a great friend of mine and of the website.  She is one of my most trusted friends and a great sounding board for those tough decisions.  She will also make calls, send emails, hand out cards, and anything else she can think of to help me succeed.

C is for Continue. What makes you want to Continue when things don’t look optimistic?

The simplest answer is I don’t know for sure what I would do next.  I can’t think of anything I really want to do.  And it seams I am getting closer to success every day.  I’ve been out here longer than a lot of business owners starting their own company.  I have had help financially and otherwise from friends, family, acquaintances, and colleagues.  I have a crazy dog Penny who makes me smile and laugh a lot.  I read inspirational authors and try to avoid negative TV programs.  And I absolutely will not listen to talk radio.  And while I need to do it more often, prayer and meditation help too.  I used to help with the booking for our family’s small carnival.  When you do that year in and year out, you get used to being told no.  You learn its not the worst thing that can happen.  And you learn that the next call or email could say yes.

K is for Key. What Keys to success can you leave for others?

Give every customer or client your very best.  And don’t just give them your best effort, but  go about your work with a passion and a positive attitude.  Conduct yourself with honesty, integrity, and fairness.  If you don’t know something then admit it and promise to find out.  If you can’t perform a service, then don’t offer it.  Often the most difficult thing to do and one of your most important jobs as the owner is to say no.  I often have to turn down projects because they want someone who can arrange for and oversee the transportation and installation of the equipment on their site.  Other times I have to pass because they need someone who can accept payments for them or who can finance the sale.  And occasionally I even have to say no because the owner of a large block of rides, games, food equipment, etc thinks I should take a smaller commission because of the size of the project.  And then sadly there are the occasional time wasters who you finally have to just tell that you can no longer work with them.  Another thing I highly recommend is learning to celebrate your victories no matter how small.  I’m not saying throw a party or have a parade for every achievement, but take a few minutes and reflect on the accomplishment.  Share it in your blog or on social media.  Call your best friend and brag a little.   And lastly, don’t be afraid to fail.  We often learn our best lessons from failure.

Is there anything else that you would like to mention?

I want to thank you for this opportunity.  Before now I didn’t mention much about being a blind entrepreneur.   Part of that is because most of the time I just don’t think about it.  There are times that it can be frustrating especially when some piece of technology or a new software program is beyond my access.  And I don’t mind it when people say I’m an inspiration.  We all need inspiration.  One of mine is Erik Weihenmayer the climber of all seven summits who happens to be blind.  I do have to work harder sometimes.  I just do the best I can every day the same as most everyone who will be reading this interview.  I am looking forward to the time when my site will generate enough regular income to hire a driver, a webmaster, and even a social media expert.  Everyone has to have a dream.  I’m probably not dreaming big enough.  For now, I’ll be happy to make a good living, support my family, and invest in the future.  And oh yes I would really love it if I became well enough known that I don’t have to start every conversation, phone call, or email with I’m Max Ivey and I’m an amusement equipment reseller.  I hope you will connect with me on social media or sign up to follow my progress through my blog.  Thanks so much.

Visit Maxwell Ivey Jr. for more information.