5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do Before They PANIC

March 27, 2020

by Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer

After not being able to go to work and seeing the effects on others because of Covid19 and the Coronavirus I wanted to give some motivation and inspiration to reach those that I can so that they won’t PANIC and through this word I give you 5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do Before They PANIC.

P is for Press. It is the time to think now and think later and one way to do that is to write and send out a press release. If you don’t know how to write one google how to write a press release or simply answer who, what, where, when and why you are in business. Post your release on social media and send out to your media contacts and it can help you get media coverage where you can be quoted or asked to be interviewed.

A is for Article. Find publications in your industry and contact them to see if they are open for new articles and even offer your expertise to write a weekly or monthly column. Newspapers, Magazines and online blogs can do one or two things and that is to pay you for your work or allow you to have a resource box at the end of your message where you get to promote you and what you do.

N is for Networking. Keep networking so that your connections will have you in position when you come out of the crisis. Have you said hello to anyone in your network lately? Do you know what they have or need for their life or business? Use your PA (Press and Articles) to reintroduce yourself to some and newly introduce yourself to others. This effectively can be done online in your social media posts and also offline by sending out a positive text message with links to your information.

I is for Inspiration. Pull out a sheet of paper and write down as many ideas as you can that can help your business grow. Give yourself a goal to brainstorm until you get 10 ideas then go for 20 and 30.  When new ideas come to you add them to your list. In your mind think of ways to make these ideas come to life and think of how you can make them work versus how they won’t work for you.

C is for Create. Take some of the ideas that you wrote down and turn those into products and services. Things won’t happen for you overnight unless get to work overnight and make them happen for yourself. Some of the work you have already done in the past can easily be turned into eBooks or reports that you can sell for profit or give away to create awareness or buzz. If you have 10 articles already written they can easily be turned into 10 chapters that can give you a nicely written 10 to 20 page book others can read that it will also give them a reason as to why they should do business with your platform.

If developing or inventing is not your cup of tea right now simply ask others what they need and find ways and the resources to serve them. Look at it like this if you are a go to person now you will also be the go to person later. Have the mindset to be in business or to help others take care of their business.

Before you PANIC ask yourself are you getting Press, writing Articles, Networking, Inspiring ideas and Creating products and services.

Book or Interview the “enTIEtainer” now by visiting www.enTIEtainer.com, emailing info@derrickhayes.com  or calling (706) 615-1662


Book The WOE Man Show

April 30, 2017

In the summer of 2017 you can bring in the WOE Man Show to give motivation inspiration and encouragement to your group youth church program city town organization association school college business or company.

While faced with divorce with his after college sweetheart Derrick Hayes moved with a friend and slept on his apartment floor without a bed for over a year. Next to Derrick was a bible that read woe is me and a dictionary that defined woe as a trial and tribulation. When Derrick pulled out a pen and pad he received his life changing statement, “Before you leave work or go to sleep tonight, give someone a WOE, a Word Of Encouragement.”

Derrick had Derricknyms but when facing adversity the universe used him to give the world WOE by speaking to him through words so that others would receive entertainment education and elevation.

The WOE Man Show came to life after Derrick Hayes developed his craft  as a Motivational Speaker at several events sponsored by such entities as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Subway, Legacy Chevrolet, Brown Sanders College, Georgia State University, Tennessee Childcare Facilities Corporation, Mississippi 4-H, American Camping Association, Bowie State University, Tennessee State University, Georgia Power, Jackson State University, and many others.

Derrick Hayes is never selfish with his success as he gives back to others by providing them with guest blogging opportunities, publicity with DERRICK Interviews, recognition via his blog Today’s Honoree and motivation with The DAILY Message and the Android and iPhones app Motivation To Your Mobile.

Book the WOE Man Show by visiting www.derrickhayes.com, emailing info@derrickhayes.com and by calling (706) 615-1662.


DERRICK Interview with Hip Hop Artist Chris Kelly AKA Cella

May 7, 2016

CellaEncouragement 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 Chris Kelley who was born and raised Nashville native with a heart for hip hop music and culture. Cella as they call him is 29 years old and still chasing his dream of a music career all while being a dad and attending Berklee College of Music online.

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

My dream is to make it in the hip hop and rap industry. My goals are made
weekly or monthly (small goals) to help me achieve the big goal known as
“the dream”. I have already made a name for myself in many cities across
the U.S. and also have a fan base in Africa, Ukraine, Turkey, Costa Rica,
and Japan that I made threw social networking and marketing myself.

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

I already have an associates degree in business which has helped me market
myself a lot and has helped me to spend money wisely when it comes to my
music business choices. I am currently attending Berklee School of Music
Online. I am studying music production with the goals of remaining
independent like some of my biggest inspirations in the rap industry: Tech
N9ne, Rittz, Twizted Insane and all of Strange Music.

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

Well, I am a white guy in the hip hop industry for starters. Some may say that doesn’t make you stand out but I disagree. How many white rappers can you name that have blown up and been signed to major labels in the past 5 years? It is a shark tank for us and the fact that we are willing to jump into that pool of primarily African American sharks dominating the game says a lot about our character and drive. I’m not scared of anything including rejection and negative comments. I push on.

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

When my dad first handed me a cassette player with the newest Master P album in it back in like 1995 or so. I knew immediately I would have something to do with this culture band industry and by age 13 was battle rapping and by age 21 had been offered free recording from many studios in Nashville and even some smaller independent record deals.

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

Highrolla Krush. He has been a mentor to me in the past few years and recorded my first album titled Deep Waters. He has taught me a lot and is an amazing producer. The dude has worked with Haystack, Jellyroll, Lil Wyte, 3 6 Mafia and many more big names. He cares about what he does and cares about others dreams too.

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

I am still overcoming the biggest challenge of my life right now which is Anxiety. I was officially diagnosed with social anxiety and that put a skretching hault on my music for two years. It wasn’t until 6 months ago that I even started writing again and now I am excited to announce that my second full length album titled The Homecoming will be released this Summer.

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

I am not one to give advice on success because I haven’t even touched the surface of it yet. What I can say though is that if you have a dream the YOU have to chase it and YOU have to make it happen. No one and I mean no one will come along and place your dream in your lap in a nicely wrapped gift box. If you want something then go get it and don’t listen to the people who say you can’t.

Visit Cella for more information.


The DAILY Message for Friday November 6th, 2015

November 5, 2015

“Your pain creates your LANE (Learning from Adversity Nurtures Excellence).”

Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available for speaking engagements and Derricknym signings at meetings, conferences, and events. Please visit http://www.DerrickHayes.com email info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662 to book Derrick Hayes now.


DERRICK Interview with SoapSox CEO E. Ray Phillips

April 26, 2015

SoapSoxCEOEncouragement 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  E. Ray Phillips who is a father, husband and CEO of a fast growing company called SoapSox that is committed to the cause of helping children and families and also looking to increase their impact exponentially. SoapSox has taken an unconventional path to get where they are today and is excited about the future.

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

My goal is to establish SoapSox as one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of children’s products and accessories in the market all while giving back to agencies that protect children from abuse.

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

My educational background consists of a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. With 16 years of working with children that have experienced trauma or abuse my training and skill set has served me well in managing stressful situations and decision making. Notably with our appearance on Shark Tank, and when negotiating deals with high stakes.

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

In business my greatest assets are my ability to engage people, form relationships, and resolve issues.

 

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

I don’t think you are ever truly ready. You decide to move forward in a direction, and with each challenge you overcome, you become more experienced and confident in your ability to execute.

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

Dr. Francisco Navarro of UCLA. He is extraordinary in his ability to build systems, tap resources, and teach people to dig deeper and excel despite the challenges that exist.

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

I don’t like highlighting the challenges I have had to overcome because I think we all have adversity in our lives. However, I think I was initially a victim of circumstance who survived because that’s what you learn to do. I had some support so I luckily survived while a number of my childhood friends fell victim to the violence of gangs, drugs, etc. I was able to successfully navigate and thrive in high school despite many close calls with gangs, police, and my own bad decisions. I believe the most significant challenge for me was believing I was capable of being successful, and putting into action my potential.

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

Keep reminding yourself that you are much capable of creating your own opportunity. Despite the long and challenging road, those that recognize opportunities and believe they can make them happen will be able to persevere and realize their dreams of being successful entrepreneurs and leaders. This belief system, will provide the fuel that drives them when setbacks are inevitably encountered.

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

Don’t wait for others, create the opportunity.

Visit E. Ray Phillips for information and promote what you do with a DERRICK Interview.


The DAILY Message for Monday January 26th, 2015

January 26, 2015

AskDerrickAboutEach 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: Make Your TIME (To Improve Means Everything).
  • App: Today’s word is Adversity. In this word is the sound of verse. Write your favorite thought, quote or scripture down and keep it with you so you can speak hope into your life. Download the Motivation To Your Mobile app on Android or I Phones to receive Today’s word.
  • Idea: Help others and the favor will return.

Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available for speaking engagements and Derricknym signings at meetings, conferences, and events. Please visit http://www.DerrickHayes.com email info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662 to book Derrick Hayes now.


The 4 Way STOP

January 17, 2015

If you are looking for opportunities there is definitely traffic at the 4 Way STOP (Strategies That Offer Publicity).

  1. DERRICK Interview where you get to promote you and the things you do.   Please answer the questions that are on the link and send them back in with your promotional information. Also on the link you can see some of the other DERRICK Interviews that I have done. https://encouragementspeaker.wordpress.com/derrick-interview/
  2. Today’s Honoree is where you get to pay it forward and nominate others that deserve recognition. http://www.todayshonoree.com/
  3. Guest Blogging Opportunities are available if you have something to say that is positive, inspiring, motivating and uplifting. https://encouragementspeaker.wordpress.com/guest-blogging-opportunities/
  4. Three A’s with Amber Hayes is where the teen interviewer asks others questions through the words of Academics, Adversity and Advancement to promote you and what you do. https://encouragementspeaker.wordpress.com/three-as-with-amber-hayes/

Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available for speaking engagements and Derricknym signings at meetings, conferences, and events. Please visit http://www.DerrickHayes.com email info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662 to book Derrick Hayes now.