King Dumbuya

July 13, 2017

I did not watch The ESPY’s last night but I caught up with KD (King Dumbuya). This was the second time our paths have crossed this week so I asked for permission to take a pic with him. He could of just been a baller but he studied to show himself approved and now he is a generational scholar. KD will take his talents to Valdosta State University and one day be a Pharmacist or Doctor of Medicine. If you look like me or him and this don’t get you excited you are part of the problem because KD is a solution.

When They Say No

July 12, 2017

I went to The Loft this evening because I wanted to get on stage for Open Mic but they wouldn’t let me because I’m not a singer. Tonight was not in the plan but in the future my Stand Up Encouragement will be in demand. As I was leaving out a lady chased me down with a note to let me know about other places that will let my gifts shine. No does not end up the answer if you question how bad you want it.

Relationship Goals

July 12, 2017

I saw this sign about relationship goals with coffee and oj and the question is are the people in your life ones that wake you up and give you juice or do they put you to sleep and drain the hell out of you. Pause.


July 11, 2017

Whenever you can take time out to break bread with your Brother. If you don’t know Darius Moore reach out to get to know him.


July 3, 2017

Thank you to the team at St. Francis Hospital for giving me great service today. For the last few months I have had bursits in my elbow that was either caused by slight trauma or by consistently putting my elbow on the table when I drink coffee. The sacrifice was made so that I would not miss any work days so that the staff would not be short and the students would have the same people working with them on a day to day basis. The things you will do for the Autism crew.

AUTISM Interview with Debra Islam

July 1, 2017

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview in Autism Parenting Magazine by asking 6 questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs and other leaders in the field.

Today‚Äôs AUTISM Interview is with Debra Islam who has spent her entire adult life working on behalf of children and their families, starting with over 11 years working in social services at a variety of welfare and family service organizations in Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis and Houston; ultimately spending the majority of her time as full-time mother to Gabriel and Selena and also serving as Director of Gabriel’s Horn. Issue 64 – Teaching the Skills Your ASD Child needs. You can find my AUTISM Interview with Debra Islam on page 35.

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June 26, 2017

Good morning. Remember this when you go to work today as an employee or put in work as an employer that in the word PRACTICE you will see ACT and when you pull this out it leaves you with PRICE. The way you ACT will determine the PRICE you have to pay so PRACTICE what you preach.