DERRICK Interview with International Speaker Nadine Lajoie

February 5, 2013

SONY DSCEncouragement 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 Nadine Lajoie who is an Award-Winning Entrepreneur and “Champion Motorcycle Racer who Sings like an Angel.” Nadine Lajoie is a “Success Acceleration Trainer”,  International Speaker, #1 Best-Selling author of “Win The Race of Life” and 4 times Book Awards Finalist.  She semi-retired at 36 years old from her financial business, serving over 800 clients since 1995 in their finances, business and personal journey.  Her energy will transform and guide you with tools and strategies to achieve high performance, ACCELERATE your success and put you on the fast track with her “R.A.C.I.N.G System” to drive you into actions to realize your dreams with balance and passion…at 180 mph!

D is for Dream. What is your dream and what have you achieved?

My dream is to transform and inspire millions of people with my speaking/singing with tools and strategies to achieve high performance with balance and passion at 180mph!

My vision is to be a worldwide role model for speaking, racing and singing, to motivate and inspire millions of entrepreneurs and women from all walks of life.  I want to create a franchise to build confidence and create passion within each person to reach their goals and dreams.

I’ve spoken at many events, including TEDx Westmount, the California Women’s Conferences in Long Beach and Fresno, and was featured on USA Today, CBS Money Watch, Success Showcase Vegas TV, Park City TV, Daily Finance, Boston Globe, Best Business Schools CA, Road Racing World, Grand Prix Live, Inside Motorcyle, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Advisor’s Edge and thousands of other media outlets.  My dream is to gain credibility and additional exposure, to speak on bigger stages and expand my presence worldwide.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

My strength and drive to help people and my mission pushes me along with the results I experience with my personal clients and also the reaction to my public speaking engagements.

I have always been driven and constantly reinvent myself as an Award-Winning Entrepreneur and “Champion Motorcycle Racer who Singles like an Angel.”  My roles include: Success Acceleration Trainer, International Speaker, #1 Best Selling Author of “Win the Race of Life, and 4 times Book Award Finalist.  I semi-retired at 36, from my financial business, and have served over 800 clients in their business finances and personal journeys.

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

In 2001, I bought myself a motorcycle for pleasure, and two years later started motorcycle racing for sport. I went on to  win the “RACE Women’s Championship” in Ontario (Canada) in 2006 and in 2007, I secured a third-place finish at Daytona Raceway, against 75 men and scored 9th overall in the WERA National Championship in USA.

My personal story is incredibly motivational, becoming a world-class female motorcycle champion and a premiere Life Acceleration Trainer, proving through the tragedies that nearly crushed my dreams that we can indeed overcome setbacks and go forth to be incredibly successful. Whether you are a woman looking for a positive role model and an infectious “can-do” attitude or someone with big dreams but little inspiration, Lajoie’s coaching program and latest book is the perfect guide for turning your life from one of hopelessness into one of fearlessness, helping its readers to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. My help will silence any negativity or personally imposed limitations, giving you the push that you need to become successful and attain your goals, no matter how lofty they may seem or how many struggles you must go through to attain them, helping you to reach the finish line.

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

In 2007, after I semi-retired and start giving conferences for fun and saw the impact on audiences.

In 2008, I formed my own real estate investment firm, Nadynn International Inc., which operates in four states with four partner teams. Nadynn International achieved rapid success and led to greater financial independence, while enabling me to help other investors and partners to achieve their own financial goals.

My drive is to inspire and help others has pushed her to always learn from the best. I obtained certification at “Train The Trainer – Levels I & II” with T. Harv Eker, best-selling author and renowned business consultant. She trained with leading experts like Berny Dorhmann, Les Brown, Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson and shares her learning 

In 2011, I achieved #1 best-selling author (Amazon/Dreams) with her first book “Win the Race of Life…With Balance and Passion at 180 MPH!” (published by Tendril Press) and was finalist for 4 Book Awards in London and USA (Wild Card (2), Inspirational and Young adult/non-fiction).  

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

Les Brown, because he  is a wonderful person and a huge inspiration, extremely funny and helps me to never give-up and keep on track!   I am also a co-author of his best-selling book “Fight for your Dreams.”

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

The big why!  The vision, mission and lives I can change along the way.  Receiving wonderful testimonials in these moments are a sign from the Universe.  One must never give up!

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

I teach RACING for team building as an acronym for my life:
R – Recognize your finish line and your dreams
A – Act one corner at a time.
C – Care about yourself, your family, and your business.
I – “In-Power” (Discover your inner-power, inspire &   empower)
N – Never give up.
G – Get it done.

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

After contemplating thoughts of suicide when I was at my lowest,  I turned my life around and accomplished great success in many areas of my life. Born in St-Irénée, Quebec, Canada, as a young woman, I  experienced profound discontent and harbored suicidal thoughts until 1995, but then reached out for help and changed my life “one corner at a time.”  Volleyball and piano saved my life as she always said.  With the determination, focus and balance of a champion, I now use  life, business, and motorcycle racing successes to inspire audiences (both teens and adults alike) to race toward their own dreams with passion and balance.

In 1999, my life changed when I began a course of personal and spiritual development at The Institute for Personal Growth, under the direction of Annie Marquier in Quebec, Canada. I finally got in touch with her own light and inside power.

Visit Nadine Lajoie for more information


DERRICK Interview with Networking Expert Mechelle Tucker

December 17, 2012
MechelleTuckerEncouragement 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 Mechelle Tucker, p/k/a “The Networker’s Networker” is a creative authority in power networking because of who she knows, and has become a sought after business leader in the marketplace. Mechelle is an effective networker and has been practicing the art of networking for over 7 years. Power Networking is a SKILLED ART, not an activity for Mechelle.

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

My Dream is to collaborate and work with Oprah, Beyonce and Michelle Obama, 3 women I passionately admire. My goal is to business network with 1 million people.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

People who make the impossible possible always keep me encouraged.

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

I have numerous affiliations with working with mover’s and shaker’s of the economy and community based organizations as a power business broker who has represented size-able incomes for all clients.

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

When my 3rd party relationships started to benefit and/or profit off of my labor of introduction, connections and advice.

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

Dr. Will Moreland, Author and America’s #1 Leadership Life Trainer. In 2012 I was mentioned in Dr. Will’s newest book “Genius Potential”, where he lays out the keys to lasting fulfillment in life, it’s discovering your special gift, your Genius Potential

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

My Faith is everything. My family is my biggest inspiration. My passion for networking is why I can’t stop, I won’t stop until I am over the top.

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

The 7 Keys to Sail to Success: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Relationship, Championship, Partnership, Mentorship and Membership.

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

I want all entrepreneurs to know that it’s possible to have your heart desires. Never allow your actions to get desperate because only inspired actions make a positive difference.

Visit Mechelle Tucker for more information.


DERRICK Interview with Sales Expert Alan Alford

November 30, 2012

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 Sales Expert Alan Alford who has enjoyed tremendous success for over twenty consecutive years as an insurance agent and retail salesperson. The art of sales is something about which he is extremely passionate about. Alan’s drive and determination have taken him to heights he never dreamed of. Guess what? You have the potential of making the exact same statement!

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

My dream and goals are to be a motivational speaker and Author of a series of books. I’ve written one sales book so far titled $ell Your Little Heart Out!

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

Success and challenges always encourage me. Success is the carrot I live to chase. Challenges are the roadblocks that stand in your way. Once you handle adversity and learn how to get around the distractions success is yours!

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

I’m an African American Top Salesperson for over twenty consecutive years. Currently I’m the number one salesperson for one of America’s Top Insurance Companies.  I’ve just written a new sales book called $ell Your Little Heart Out! This puts me in a unique and rare class.

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

It was more gradual over time. Once the accolades in sales began to rack up I felt it was time to share the knowledge for others to enjoy.

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

God spoke to me and told me to write $ell Your Little Heart Out! to improve sales abilities worldwide. The second is my wife Nadine Alford. My wife is my toughest critic. She didn’t read my book until it was already published. Once she read the book she adamantly confirmed she loved it and the story NEEDS to be spread for others to enjoy.

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

Prayer. Anytime I get to this point, it’s time for me to remind myself God’s on my side. Continue to persevere and don’t quit before the blessing.

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

Purchase $ell Your Little Heart Out! For business and sales success. You definitely will learn something you’ve never heard before.

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

Aim High and Success Will Follow. -John Alford

Visit Alan Alford for more information.

 


The DAILY (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas to Lift You) Message for Friday

November 16, 2012

The #1 Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes  brings you The DAILY Message to inspire, uplift and empower you to your next level.

In This Issue:

1.  The Daily Derricknym is BLESSING. You Are a BLESSING (Be Loved. Empower Skills. See Increase. Nurture Growth). You can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.

2. Today’s word is Diversity. We all should get along. Men, women, children and the elderly are in this world together. As we grow lets share our lives and differences. This is brought to you by Motivation Your Mobile and you can download Today’s word to your Android or I Phone.

3. Idea for today is to take a break before you make a mistake.

Derrick Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University provides you with The DAILY Message and is  available for small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops. Please visit Derrick’s website at http://www.DerrickHayes.com  and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662.


The DAILY (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas to Lift You) Message for Thursday

October 25, 2012

The #1 Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes  brings you The DAILY Message to inspire, uplift and empower you to your next level.

In This Issue:

1. The Daily Derricknym is GOT. You GOT (God Ordained Talent) What It Takes. You can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.

2. Today’s word is Fly. Life is great because we have gone from wanting to be the fly on the wall to believing we could fly. Stay fly because haters always carry a fly swatter. This is brought to you by Motivation Your Mobile and you can download Today’s word to your Android or I Phone.

3. Idea for today is to look for an opportunity.

We provide you with the DAI (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas) so that you will be inspired to have a great DAY (Dreams Are Yours).

Derrick Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University is available for small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops. Please visit Derrick’s website at http://www.DerrickHayes.com  and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662.


The DAILY (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas to Lift You) Message for Wednesday

October 24, 2012

The #1 Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes  brings you The DAILY Message to inspire, uplift and empower you to your next level.

In This Issue:

1. The Daily Derricknym is MAD. Know MAD (Move Away from Danger) when you see it. You can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.

2. Today’s word is Fatigue. Are you working today for tomorrow or do you let things overwhelm you? Tuesday synergy will supply you with Wednesday energy. This is brought to you by Motivation Your Mobile and you can download Today’s word to your Android or I Phone.

3. Idea for today is to write one 300 to 500 word article.

We provide you with the DAI (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas) so that you will be inspired to have a great DAY (Dreams Are Yours).

Derrick Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University is available for small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops. Please visit Derrick’s website at http://www.DerrickHayes.com  and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662.


The DAILY (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas to Lift You) Message for Tuesday

October 23, 2012

The #1 Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes  brings you The DAILY Message to inspire, uplift and empower you to your next level.

In This Issue:

1. The Daily Derricknym is PRIZE. Seek Your PRIZE (Practice Reaching Into your Zone Everyday). You can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.

2. Today’s word is Mile. The distance from your objective to accomplishing goals can be in your mind long or short. A mile is the same whether you walk, jog or run. The ultimate goal is to finish. This is brought to you by Motivation Your Mobile and you can download Today’s word to your Android or I Phone.

3. Idea for today is to read at least one article.

We provide you with the DAI (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas) so that you will be inspired to have a great DAY (Dreams Are Yours).

Derrick Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University is available for small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops. Please visit Derrick’s website at http://www.DerrickHayes.com  and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662.