Wednesday’s Word

June 3, 2020

In this clip from the FBLA Regional Conference that took place in Columbus, Georgia at Shaw High School Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer” gives inspiration and motivation to encourage the youth to develop their greatness. For more information on the Future Business Leaders of America please go https://georgiafbla.org/ and https://www.fbla-pbl.org/


Bee The Change

May 29, 2020

Flashback Friday is where I presented at the Maggie Brown Middle School in Newnan, Ga where their slogan and life transformation message is Bee The Change. The Principal of Maggie Brown Middle School is Ahmand Tinker


Motivational Monday

May 11, 2020

Welcome to this moment where Terrance Hill invited me to speak to the young men and women that he was helping teach how to play basketball at the Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy and in the clip I’m letting them know that they all have “Room To Grow.”


Tie Tip Tuesday Episode 4

May 4, 2020

Welcome as Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer” is here to teach the world how to turn a regular tie into a bow tie.


Tie Tip Tuesday

April 21, 2020

Welcome to Tie Tip Tuesday Episode 2 is where Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer” teaches the world how to tie a bow tie.


Flashback Friday

April 17, 2020

Welcome to Flashback Friday. Yall Must of Forgot that years ago I interviewed Future Hall of Fame Boxer Roy Jones, Jr.


The DISH Man: 4 Things I Observed in a Million Dollar Restaurant

April 15, 2020

DISH Man

A few years ago I needed a part time job and nobody was hiring so I applied to work at Little Caesars. At first I thought you could apply at the store but quickly I learned that the only way to get a job there was to fill out an application online.

When you are new in the pizza industry and even before you can take money or make the crust you have to start off in the back washing the dishes.

Every night I came to work I left everything in the sink as I was determined to be the best person to ever wash a pan. As time when on I was crossed trained in other areas but nobody and I mean nobody could keep up the flow of dishes on a Friday night which is the busiest day in the land of pizza.

When I was asked to leave early one night the person that replaced me started to curse and throw their apron. Not everyone is meant to do your job.

Even with my hands in the water from time to time I would look from the back to the front door and through the word DISH I’m here to share with you 4 Things I Observed in a Million Dollar Restaurant.

D is for Diversity.  On any given shift you could have High School students, Colleges students and career professionals making pizza together at the same time. You may have a Grandmother being supervised by a Granddaughter. As diverse as it was I saw that no matter what the race or religion of the people we all found a way to have fun and make things work.

I is for Isolation. When you are the guy doing the dishes you are on an island by yourself. The only way you get help is when the rush is over. Just like in other industries if you can’t hold it down when they need you they have many other applications of people they can turn to. One way I made it work was to keep a pen or paper on me so that while I was washing dishes I would meditate and write down the great ideas when they would come to me. S is for Service. Science can do or want to do it

S is for Service. If customers are not greatly treated the business will soon be defeated. People can get a pizza from many other outlets and even from the gas stations and grocery stores so you have to take care of the customers because they are the ones that help your job take care of you. It is a blessing to see someone enter your workplace and leave with a smile on their face.

H is for Help. At the end of the day, help others and they will help you. The person washing the dishes is just as important as the one making the pizzas and the ones taking the money. If I don’t have the pans washed than no dough and ingredients can placed in the oven and if the pizzas are not in the oven than no pizzas can go out the door.

Even when I washed dishes in an environment with Diversity I appreciated the Isolation because it allowed me to see how great Service can Help create a Million Dollar Restaurant

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