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 Beatrice Davis who is a former tour & road manager with over 24 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Worked with many celebrities from music and politics, to the sports industry. Married without children, Beatrice has worked for the past 12 years as an Entertainment Consultant. Her clients reach from the cosmetology to the fitness industry with her passions being travel, martial arts and volunteering for charities.
D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?
My dreams are like commodities… as I trade them as I move forward in life! I had a great career in the entertainment industry and the honor to work with many famous and talented people. Presently I continue consulting. Striving to lead to the next level and setting new goals are just a ballpark of my personal development. I have so much more to accomplish, but there a few dreams yet to be fulfilled. Some of those passions would be to travel around the world with my husband and enjoy what life has to offer. Some of the activities are scuba diving and learning how to play the piano! Clients are amazing to work with and some of the ones I presently work with are; International Norwegian Celebrity designer Geir Ness; Celebrity fitness trainer Christopher Sasha; former Sumo World Champ Emanuel Yarbrough and Academy of Mutual Interest in Motion Pictures. Helping others to achieve their goals fulfills my desire to successfully complete their projects.
E is for Encourage. What encourages you?
My husband, friends and my clients! But most of all if my clients succeed and achieve their dreams it keeps encouraging me to push them further. Helping others and realizing I was able to make a difference in their life also encourages me.
R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?
Knowing myself and my limitations combined with worldwide experiences and understanding the nature of the business is what makes me stand out.
R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?
When I took the risk to move to the USA and start a new life by myself. Fear and worry set in. It took guts to take such risks; not knowing a single person or speaking the language was extremely challenging. Once I was on the plane to Chicago, I knew I was ready for my new life and work.
I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?
As a Buddhist I believe and live by the words of Buddha. I believe everybody can learn from his wisdom and apply his principals to improve their lives.
C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?
The power to succeed! Nothing is perfect in life and if you fail take the courage and realize you made a mistake. All you have to do get up and start over again.
K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?
Never give up and be persistent. Believing in yourself is half the battle. You are your own destiny and future. Stay on the path you choose and don’t look back, only forward. Never stop learning and be open-minded. Be respectful and courteous, because we all have to work together. Strive to improve yourself every day and to be a better person than you were yesterday.
Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?
Life is a never ending journey until it’s over. Treat life with respect, dignity and courtesy and life will treat you the same way. Share your knowledge and help the less fortunate. Make a difference every day no matter how small the difference is but most of all keep believing in yourself.
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