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Copyright © 2015 by Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes
Did 2014 workout the way you wanted it to? In 2015 many people will come up with New Years Resolutions without a plan in place to get things done. The thought of struggling year after year chasing dream after dream should make you want to scream.
The next time you scream start putting passion and purpose into your dream so that you can see and hear the possibilities in your future. Scream like never before so that the noise this time helps your message become heard and that it is loud and effective enough that you could be also be found in a crowded room.
When a baby exits the Mother’s womb one of the first things they do is to let out a scream. Look at your life like you still have time to give birth to ideas, inventions and institutions so that the world can scream out your name.
Through the word SCREAM I will share with you 6 things you can do now to help you build your cash cow and Make Your Dream SCREAM in 2015.
The S is so that you Speak Your Dream. Anyone can have a dream but many are afraid to speak life into it. You have the power to speak positive and negative into your life. Talk to your dream daily and share with others that have your best interests at heart. The more you speak your dream the more it will become a permanent and positive thought in your your mind that will attract the right ideas and instruction so that your dream can reach it’s destiny.
It is known that it takes at least 21 days for a habit to become permanent in your life. Several attempts may be necessary for others to believe in you enough to make you a part of their day. Keep sharing your insight day after day and you may soon become the expert that others see you as.
The C is so that you Content Your Dream. After you are confident in speaking your dream to life start writing it down. Simply pull out a piece of paper and “write it down and make it plain,” just like it says in Habbakuk.
Think about why is this your dream and write it down into an affirmation statement that you can read and speak life into your dream. Write this statement on a piece of paper that you can keep with you or near you at all times.
This is necessary because people, places and things will come your way to only distract you away from your dreams to help them with their dreams. You have to know when to say win.
Now pull out another piece of paper along with your affirmation statement and write down what your dream inspires you to write. The ideas that pour out in this brainstorming session will be phenomenal. Give it a chance and don’t limit yourself. Many have discovered that for the first time that they could write poems, stories, quotes and even novels. Some will even come up with ideas for articles that could produce future books or movies.
The R is so that you Resource Your Dream. Once you see for yourself how your dream can benefit others find ways in which you can share these nuggets of wisdom. If you are on social media platforms like Twitter, Linked In, Facebook, Google Plus or YouTube you already have an audience that you can share your dream with and get immediate feedback.
If you like to write short pieces like quotes a good idea is to open up a Twitter or Facebook account and share your ideas with your friends or followers. If you are a long distance writer a blog with WordPress or Blogger would be a good idea and if making videos to empower others is your cup a tea give YouTube or Tube Mogul a try.
The E is so that you Expert Your Dream. In order to be the best you have to want to be the best. Learn how to turn what you understand into a brand. I will share with you three things I started to do that help establish myself as an Encouragement Expert. Add what you learn to this list and share it with others.
#1. Build a brand with your content. Each weekday I share The DAILY (Derricknyms, App and Idea to Lift You) Message throughout my social media and subscribers of my Motivation To Your Mobile Android and iPhone app receive a positive word of encouragement right to their phones to give them boost at the start of each day.
#2. Get quoted. In 2008 when the economy was declining I started looking for ways to get free publicity and I started getting quoted in blogs and on other online publications like CNN.com and MSNBC.com. Recently I emailed over 100 educational reporters to possibly write a story about me and the one response I received was from Daily Edventures a blog published by Microsoft and they honored me as a Global Hero in Education.
#3. Write articles. Some of the publications that I write for on a regular basis are magazines such as B.O.S.S., Gigare Lifestyle Magazine, and the Holistic Times Newsletter. Find blogs, newspapers and magazines that you are interested in writing for and see what their writer guidelines are and start submitting your best articles today.
As you continue to build your brand and you are quoted along with your articles appearing in publications start to develop a press page that you can update where you list all of your accomplishments in one place and a press release so that you can keep getting the word out about what you are doing.
The A is so that you Align Your Dream. A great lesson I learned with business and life is that you can only go so far by yourself and that you must network and connect with others so that you can BUILD relationships. A great way to partner with like minds is to offer them opportunities to share their talents with your audience. When you do this it opens doors for more people to want to work with you. Here are three opportunities that I offer to other entrepreneurs, experts and celebrities so that we can connect and get to know each other without any pressure of having to do business together.
#1. Interview other experts. One day I decided to use my name to create DERRICK Interviews where each letter of my name inspires a question that will allow others to tell their unique story through my brand. I have done over 250 DERRICK Interviews via email, over the phone and in person. Go to DERRICK Interviews for more information where you will see the questions that are asked and other DERRICK Interviews that I have done.
#2. Honor people. After talking to L.J. Holloway one day I was inspired to start a blog where we would recognize someone each day of the week that is making a positive contribution to our society. This brainstorm session is what inspired Today’s Honoree. The decision was also made that I could not nominate anyone myself and that the people that are featured have to be recommended by one their peers. Today’s Honoree has featured over 750 people and each person that is nominated and featured can pay it forward and nominate others that deserve recognition.
#3. Let others write. After writing articles for several blogs and publications I realized the importance of offering Guest Blogging Opportunities to others so they could have the chance to become published that would assist in building their portfolios and brands. On Encouragement Speaker people can write guest blog posts that are encouraging including topics such as Words Of Encouragement for their industry, College Shout Out, Importance Of Building Relationships and Welcome To My City.
The M is so that you Monetize Your Dream. When you are able to use your skills and pay some bills it gives you a feeling of accomplishment. Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t just want you to have a dream. Dr. King marched, boycotted and fought for Civil Rights so that you can “Make Your Dream SCREAM in 2015.” When you Speak, Content, Resource, Expert and Align your Dream you will be in a good position to Monetize Your Dream. Here are 3 ways you can Monetize Your Dream.
#1. Get paid to speak. There is an audience that will pay you for what you are an expert at. The College Market is one where I present to students and staff on the topics of Personal and Professional Branding, Networking and How to BUILD Relationships. Through my own campus experiences when I was a student I teach others how to find their own entrepreneurship opportunities while working from their dorm room as well as how to give back and pay it forward by starting scholarships funds that can help raise millions of dollars to keep kids in school with their dreams alive.
In the past I have lectured at colleges and universities such as Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Illinois, Clarion University, Jackson State University, Columbus State University, Bowie State University, AIU Buckhead and many others.
#2. Get paid to consult. When you begin to speak to groups and organizations people will be interested in learning how you are able to get paid to do what you do. This can be a golden opportunity for you to develop a training program that will assist others to help make their dream SCREAM.
#3. Write books. Back in 2000 I wrote and self published my first book entitled Derricknyms that I went on to sell over 4,000 copies out my car. During my self publishing days I was able to meet celebrities such as Mike Epps, Butch Carter, Pastor Troy, Ecstacy of Whodini and Herschel Walker who were inspired by my story and bought a copy of my book right out of my hands.
The more you dream the more your life will SCREAM. Keep finding ways to Speak, Content, Expert, Align and Monetize your Dream so that your passion and purpose will not only SCREAM but put you in position so that the noise you do make will be heard by the right people.
I pray that after you read this article you are able to, “Make Your Dream SCREAM in 2015.”
Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available to consult with you as an individual or speak to a group so that you can Make Your Dream SCREAM in 2015. Contact Derrick Hayes now to schedule a speaking engagement or Derricknym signing at upcoming meetings, conferences and events by visiting http://www.DerrickHayes.com email info@DerrickHayes.com or call (706) 615-1662.
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By Brea James
College may seem like a new world to you, it opens up a new door of “freedom”. You are no longer chained by your parents’ commands and you now are responsible for making your own decisions. This could be very new to some of you. Temptations will be knocking at your door like never before. Your peers may pressure you to drink, smoke, party, have sex etc. I am here to tell you that you do NOT have to give into those temptations. You do not have to compromise your anointing to fit in with a crowd that you were made to stand out from.
Being drunk may be fun while you’re tipsy but the next day you’re having a hangover. Having sex may bring you a moment of pleasure but it can also bring you lifetime consequences.
I understand that you may want to experience college life and have fun in the process and it is possible. It is possible to have fun in college and maintain an outstanding GPA as well. Being a Christian does not mean you don’t have fun. You’re just enjoying a different type of fun, a joy that cannot be explained. See the joy you find in Jesus is permanent; with him you find everlasting life. The devil dresses up the world’s type of fun and makes it look appealing, but it’s only temporary.
Through God, hard work and dedication you will be able to succeed in college. Whenever you feel like you are not able to keep going just call on the Lord and ask him to see you through. With God there is nothing that you will not be able to handle. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13. And yes this does include finals week!
Seek God first and all things will be given to you…this includes your degree.
Brea James is a junior mass communications major at Winthrop University a who also has a blog called Stepping Into Purpose which is designed to share inspiration,motivation and encouraging words to help other students find their purpose and to get closer to God.
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In This Issue:
1. The Daily Derricknym is GUESS. GUESS (Give Up Excuses to See Success) For Yes. You can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.
2. Today’s word is Pie. Whether you dice or slice there is a piece of the pie waiting for you. Choosing the right ingredients for your life will bring you a recipe for success. 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 picture with someone and tell their story.
We provide you with the DAI (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas) so that you will be inspired to have a great DAY (Dreams Are Yours). If you have an idea that you would like to share that will empower others to take action so they can have positive results please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can promote you and what you do.
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.
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Look at every situation as the glass being half full. Writing is a tough industry, especially if you are authoring books. As a writer you open yourself up to be criticized and for your work to be torn apart by everyone who reads it good or bad.
However, lasting as a writer and becoming successful at it is going to depend on your ability to maintain your focus, have the right perspective about any negative criticism you may receive and some tough skin.
Stay true to your art and the story, let others adapt. When you know you are working to sell a million copies of your masterpiece, does it really matter that one person out of that million thinks it sucks? Probably not. Glass is always half full.
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Sometimes the word you receive can grip you. The story line, the idea and thoughts can come straight from God. They are filled with His Word, His love and the compassion of God. Yet, you wonder if the audience will listen? The frustrations of writing will occasionally cause feelings of low self-esteem and discomfort to the ideas and concepts God has given you. You wonder, “Can they receive what God has given to me?” “Will they think of me crazy or off my marbles?”
Still God gives wisdom to you. Out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding (Proverbs 2:6). What you have received is from God. He has filled you with His Spirit in wisdom, understanding and knowledge that you may write in a manner to which the audience will understand (Exodus 31:3).
In due season, they will pick up your writings; in due season, they will hear of the wisdom written by you; in due season, they will comprehend The Word God gave you. In that time, God will cause them to understand more of Him through your writing (Nehemiah 8:8).
Thus, don’t stop writing. His wisdom and Spirit continues to have writers of today to continue to write to the various industries of the world. You’re simply a reflection of Him. The Word, story, idea, or thought that He has given to you, will only bring Glory to Him. You’re selected and chosen to be a writer of the mysteries of God.
The audience is waiting. If you don’t write, they won’t know. If they don’t know, they won’t know God. Help them to know God. So you continue to write. Keep your eyes on God and ears attentive to what He’s saying. He is your help and strength (Psalm 112:1-2).
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