DERRICK Interview with Middle Man Out Entertainment Founder Darrell Boysaw

March 25, 2018

Encouragement Speaker 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 Darrell Boysaw who is the Founder of Middle Man Out Entertainment. Also known to the music world as Pappa Doc Luv, an Artist, Music Creator and Entrepreneur from Central Illinois in the Twin Cities of Champaign-Urbana who moved to Sacramento in Northern California in the 90’s to pursue a football scholarship opportunity.

As Boysaw continues his musical endeavors he knows full well the importance of making sure there is food on the table and that his ends always meet so he has service ventures like Boysaw’s Moving Delivery and Transport and the Boysaw’s Jump Houses that are available for the public to support in the Sacramento area.

The beat that inspires PDL Hip Hop Heart has been influenced over the years by artists such as Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, BDP, Rakim,Redman,Dr Dre, Outcast, Dougie Fresh, Slick Rick, and the Grand MFFF.  A great moment in his career was when he  opened up for Jamie Fox at the Crest Theatre in Downtown Sacramento.

Middle Man Out Entertainment continues to thrive and stay alive because he still feels the love when the crowd understands and feels and responds to what he’s laying down.

Darrell Boysaw AKA Poppa Doc Luv is never shy with his words and leaves these words of wisdom for others to live by “Never wait on someone too long .. you’ll Never finish your music projects. I’m not going for the banana in the tailpipe, neither should anyone else. Don’t look up to anyone, just respect what they actions do.”

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

Making music that’s inspirational and appreciated. My goal is for my music to help me travel the world and create a great legacy.

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

I attended Delta Junior College and Sacramento State University and didn’t finish but I learned the concept of Middle Man Out and graduated with my own school of throught because I had too and I don’t like to wait. To tell you the truth what little education I have I use it to question all the BS I was taught in the US school system.

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

I think quick so that helps me be creative on the spot, not afraid to entertain large or small crowds, decent connections to help finish music that I mostly have conceived.  I have had other businesses already working for me so that helps me not have to depend on others which helps me be able to focus on my goals and making music for souls.

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

When I invested my own money and realized most will not invest in me like me.

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

Gene Hicks because he’s reshaping the fitness world with Hip Hop Fit. His impact on people has always been enormous, he is also the my main producer on my album which is one of the the best ones I have created thus far. He is a giver.

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

Being immature, waiting on someone else to finish my project Middle Man Out

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

Middle Man Out every chance you can with everything you can.

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

Blessings to each and everyone of you that read my DERRICK Interview.

Visit www.cdbaby.com/pappadocluv for more information.

 

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DERRICK Hayes Interview with Music Mogul Preston “Prizzie” Reid

December 15, 2015

priz shot 2Encouragement 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 Preston ‘Prizzie” Reid who is an American mixing/recording engineer and record producer based in Chicago, Illinois, Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California. As a native of Chicago, Prizzie was born the son of a musician and was introduced to music as well as electronics at a very young age. Preston spent his teenage years developing his skillset, soon partnering with Space Jam Jaye as a collaborative duo. Shortly after attending Columbia College Chicago, Prizzie set sights for the music scene in Los Angeles where he quickly gained a name for himself not only in music, but in film audio and scoring as well under CannonVision among many other film production companies. Since then he has been primarily working out of his private studio in Chicago along with remote studios throughout Atlanta where he has mixed and/or produced records for Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, and several other genres for artists including Space Jam Jaye, T.I, Energe, Fetty Wap, Scotty ATL, Duru Tha King, Mykko Montana, Cam’ron, Cash Out, Gorilla Zoe, Ab Soul, Stuey Rock, Gucci Mane, Jerm 9V, Slide Dillinger, Zeus, Tim Stacks (W), 2 Chainz, Cap 1, Ronn Makk, Breezy Montana, Yo Gotti, GBE, various film credits and many other very talented artists and producers along with a variety of film credits.

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

My dream is simple. Inspire. That’s what helped me get to where i am so far. And what propels me to keep reaching. I think people can achieve great things as long as we keep the fire burning and inspiring each other.

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

Well, as far as music goes….I attended Columbia College in Chicago, IL. But as far as where I’ve actually developed, it’s a little tricky. I grew up heavily rooted in church. I mean every Sunday (and Wednesday). So as far as watching what music can do to people and how it can move people emotionally…that’s where i learned it. As far as having the “ear”, I think it was genetically passed down by my father who is a lifelong musician and exposed me to a ton of music early on in life. But as far as overall creativity, I think life and living through different experiences is the best teacher.

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

I think the fact that i was exposed to so many diverse situations throughout my childhood, naturally makes me versatile and adaptable. My favorite music ranges from modern hip-hop to Zedd to Ingrid Michaelson to The Fray to Hoobastank to Earth Wind & Fire to Jim Morrison to Frank Sinatra. I can’t get enough of music. I love it all.

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

Honestly, i don’t know if i was ever ready. I think it’s more so a matter of being ready to embrace whatever you are faced with and having an optimistic attitude.

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

Sounds crazy, but my Uncle Josef Cannon. He’s an actor living out in LA. He’s one of the craziest and most brutally honest people i know. But i think when you can get past his blunt approach, you’ll realize that there’s a method to his madness.

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

Where do i start?? Everyday is a challenge. I think what a lot of people may not realize is that following a dream can be an extremely lonely path at times. It’s like GPS’ing a location and realizing the only way to get there from where you are at is through a long dark dusty back road. To make it even more tough, sometimes the weather may be bad and you can’t see what’s in front of you nor do you have anyone else’s taillights to guide you. But you know that you just need to keep going. You know you’ll get there as long as you don’t stop.

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

I think to me at this point, the biggest key is to lead by example. Be brave and bold in what you want to do. I admire people like Ken Lewis, Miles Walker, Leslie Braithwate (i probably spelled that wrong) etc. I admire them not only for their skill set and ability, but more so for their mind and hustle. i’ve learned more from these people when in comes to taking care of business and doing good work. That you are a walking product and brand. At this point, almost EVERYBODY is good at what they do. We all have the same resources. I think what ultimately sets them apart is their sense of maniacal work ethic and professionalism.

Visit Preston Prizzie Reid for more information.


Why It’s Important to Build Relationships in College

October 16, 2013

KristyHBy Kristy Hessman

Whether you know it or not, the relationships you form as a college student are invaluable to your future. From the day you move into your dorm, to the day you walk across the stage with your graduation sash, gown and cap in place, you have the opportunity to make connections that can change the course of both your personal and professional future.

That’s why it’s a great idea to get involved in a wide variety of clubs and organizations during your time in undergraduate or graduate school. It may seem like common sense if you are interested in, say, politics to get involved in student government, but there are a number of organizations – from sororities, to fraternities, to sports clubs, to service organizations – that can help you expand your network of connects beyond your usual comfort zone.

I myself have countless examples of how the close friends I met while in college influenced and changed the course of my life, but what really surprises me is how many of my college connections turned out to benefit my professional future.

I attended undergraduate school at Oregon State University. The school didn’t have a formal journalism school but it did have Liberal Arts major, which was my major. I graduated with a BS in Liberal Arts with a media focus and a minor in business. During my time at OSU I spent three years working at the school newspaper where I met a number of colleagues and friends with similar professional interests. After going on to graduate school and later getting a job as a reporter, I used a number of my connections to help start my career.

Later, after having worked as a journalist and then spending years in the corporate marketing and communications field, I was ready to return to writing. I reached out to a college friend who I had worked with at the student newspaper. She was able to get me my first freelance gig with a financial publication. As I became more established as a freelance writer, a different colleague from the same student newspaper got in touch with me to help a friend of his who needed some writing done for his newly started venture. That then led to another freelance contract from his friend who owned a small business. And it all started because of the relationships I built as a student back at Oregon State University. The moral of the story? Never take for granted the relationships you can build while in college (and beyond).

Kristy Hessman is an Oregon State Alumni and freelance writer who lives and writes San Francisco, California.


DERRICK Interview with Social Media Consultant Barbara Curtis

July 18, 2013

BarbaraCurtisEncouragement 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 a young ambitious woman by the name of Barbara Curtis who founded BC Management & Promotions in 2010.  Out of high school, she became a intern at Baby Boy Entertainment and 102.3FM KJLH as a Marketing intern while attending California State University, Long Beach. Her mission was to take her passion for marketing and create a career as a business owner.

While in college, she decided to turn her passion into a reality by launching BC Management & Promotions in 2010. After filing for her business license, she immediately started managing musical artists and building marketing campaigns with local independent labels, entertainment professionals, and musicians. However, her goal is to one day have her own international prestigious marketing firm in all fields of business.

Now, she has increased her level of skills; she is now a social media consulting, marketing specialists, publicist, and event planner working with clients, such as: Metropolitan Design, WE Labs, Elbows Mac n’ Cheese, Lush Hair Imports & Salon, etc. As a recent college graduate with a Communication degree her motto is “taking clients to new heights and the place they want to be.”

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

My dream is to own a prestigious marketing firm. Already I have owned my own business at the age of 19 that service event planning, business consulting, marketing, and management. As a college graduate this Summer I plan to take my business BC MANAGEMENT & PROMOTIONS to the next level.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

My community and peers encourage me to keep going. Not only able I doing this for the love of marketing but also, to create jobs and opportunities to those around me and generations to come.

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

I have a Communication degree, network of over 17K, experience in marketing and entertainment from being an intern at KJLH and hosting events in Hollywood with celebrities like Lil Zane, Lonzo Williams, Haskel Jackson, Richie Rich, Jon B, etc.

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

The moment I found my talent for producing leads, building networks, SEO, Social Media, Event Planning, and Marketing.

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

Yahsha Robinson – Legal and Business Consultant at Elite Global. He has much knowledge about Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Trademarks, Building a corporation, etc.

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

I believe failures are there to help you grow and become a stronger person to hurdle over any obstacle that come your way. I am a witness to that.

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

Never give up your dream! Only you can make it an reality. Networking is key. Network = Net worth.

Visit Barbara Curtis the CEO/Founder of BC Management & Promotions for more information.


20 Keys to Success for College Students

July 11, 2013

CollegeStudentIn my DERRICK Interviews the last question I ask experts is “What Keys to Success can you leave for others?” Dr. Will Moreland took it one step further and suggested that I start sharing these Keys to Success in the form of articles, reports and books. With that thought in mind I looked back at my career and realized how much it would have helped me if I had a team of success stories in my corner.

Networking with and interviewing celebrities and experts has given me a front row seat into the lives of people at the top and I’m here to share their insight with you through #20 Keys to Success for College Students.

1. Set Goals. Goal setting is used by top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you’ll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. To have a goal in mind is a thought. To write out your goal is to have an action plan. There are many Goal Setting tips online. Do your homework – that starts with writing out your goals. Create your plan and review your goals daily. Are the actions you are taking propelling you in the direction of your goals? If they are not, readjust and get back on track!

2. Know your Priorities. Priorities are the handful of things in your life, career or business that are important to you. Priorities are broad elements of life, and they often become misplaced somewhere amongst life’s daily routine. It is wise to have only a few priorities. If you have too many, you’re not likely to respect each of them adequately. Goals support priorities. A single priority may have one or more goals associated with it.

A goal is a statement that is specific to what you intend to accomplish, and when you intend on accomplishing it. All the goal setting and attainment you ever fantasized about or hoped for, however, won’t be fulfilling if your goals don’t support your carefully chosen priorities. Of course, your goals can change as previous ones are accomplished and if some of your life priorities change. Each goal has to support a priority, and each priority is supported by at least one goal.

3. Get Experience. There are many ways to get relevant experience – volunteering is a great start! The vast majority of grads wish they had more than one type of experience during college. Employers comparing graduating seniors as job candidates want and expect you to have experience outside the classroom. Freshman year is not too early to start! Look for volunteer work, a part-time or summer job that will be a stepping stone to something more competitive later.

Networking is extremely important in a competitive job environment. By networking throughout your degree, you are creating meaningful business relationships with peers in your field. Having a solid network and great connections upon graduation within your field will prove to be an invaluable resource.

4. Own your Calendar. Get and use a calendar. Write things down! Time management for students is a crucial component to your success. There are many things to juggle and effectively planning for them will help you deal with the stressors of college life like having papers due, studying time, social events, exam prep, part time job and seeing your family. These all put strain on the multi-tasking student. Throw in a little procrastination into the mix of a project and it could spell disaster. Being an effective planner and even planning for the unexpected can assist in juggling multiple priorities. Planning ahead will assist in not feeling overwhelmed.

5. Manage your Money. It is very easy for college students to get caught up in spending. Those people behind the table giving you a free t shirt when you sign up for a credit card are hazardous to your personal wealth! The thought of getting a credit card now that you’re an adult and having access to cash instantly is very tempting, but it also puts a lot of students in big debt when they can’t make payments on time and their credit history gets impacted.

Buy used textbooks. Walk instead of having a car. Use your student discounts. Pay your bills on time. Save then Splurge. Track your spending and save your receipts! There is a lot of non-academic spending that takes place on a daily basis. If you aren’t on top of the little spending here and there it can really add up and effect your monthly budget. Money management is a big component to your overall success. Decisions made on campus can have a ripple effect for years to follow. Enjoy your time on campus but spend wisely, you’ll be miles ahead when you are ready to move on to a full time job!

From Brenda Bourns of  http://www.brendasfitarmy.com

6. Use your Resources. Using one’s resources is fundamental in assisting you in achieving your goal, but what does that really mean. Resources are avenues to your arrival. For example, if you have a passion for speaking, a resource for you could be a pastor of a church or a teacher at your school. Why? In order to be a good speaker, you must know how to research, write, organize thought and deliver the thoughts via teaching/instructing. How many salespersons do you know? What about community leaders, business owners who have to use presentations to obtain customers. How resourceful can YOU be?

7. Ignore the Naysayers. These are the people who are discouraging to your dreams, visions and goals. They are what I call “toxic people”. They shoot poison and every target that screams success. These people are dream-snatchers and vision-killers. Stay away and keep looking up!

8. Evaluate your Purpose. It is not enough to say that you want to be something. There must be thought, research and analysis in order for your mind to see it as real. Ask yourself pertinent questions like, what are my true talents, what are my interests, can I see myself doing this 5, 10 15 years and more…? Short term and a long term plans will keep you focused, especially doing times when you feel like giving up

9. Execute your Plan. Once you have thoroughly researched, found and evaluated your purpose, you must put the plan in motion. Begin to set daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals and acknowledge your accomplishments along the way. Realize that success comes before work in the dictionary or if you are insane! Struggles are part of life’s way of granting you a character endorsement. Do not be afraid to fail..be more afraid of not trying! You must have thought, research and analysis.

From Doc Worley of http://barnabascommunications.webs.com/

10. Think Healthy. College students are on their own for the first time in college. In order for them to continue the success that got them there it’s important to eat well, work out and get rest in order to be the best they can be in class and as they study. Keep the body strong and the mind will follow.

From Dr. Shakeer Abdullah of http://www.docshak.com

11. Don’t Conform. I believe if success is a room, we are all born with a unique key to a unique room of that success. College is like a maze where we start to see the purpose, but the end result, or the key within us, is a long way off.

12. Expect Newness. Let new events, new, unexpected people and opportunities shape your character and let those events and instances, further illuminate who you’re supposed to be.

From Shannon Scott of http://www.shannonscott.com

13. Find Mentorship. You will either learn by someone else’s mistakes or make the same mistakes yourself. Regardless of how smart or lucky you think you are, the school of hard knocks is waiting to teach you some lessons. Find someone who has accomplished what you want to accomplish and listen to their advice.

From Richard London of http://www.ahandbookforlife.com/

14. Accept Responsibility. Nobody is going to push you! In college, you’re responsible for your own success. Mom and Dad aren’t there to tell you to do your homework- or remind you to do your laundry. Your professors will help, but only if you ask. They’re not mind-readers. Before you set foot on campus- accept full personal responsibility for your success.

From Jim Bouchard of http://thinklikeablackbelt.org/

15. Stay Positive. We all start our professional journey as a novice and throughout our journey, we will face many challenges and adversities and make mistakes along the way. My advice is to remain positive and be grateful for mistakes as they are the learning tools that we need to make us more efficient and wiser.  All you need to do is learn from your mistakes and remain positive.  You might be a beginner today but can change the world tomorrow.

“Hold close to your dreams…Whatever you dream for tomorrow, whatever you hope to achieve, remember that nothing is out of your reach if you only first believe.”

From MJ Pedone of http://indrapr.com/

16. Activate Connections. Find people who possess the same opinions and goals that are aligned with yours. When seeking the Win/Win relationship you raise the stakes to assure a Triple Win for ALL!

From Mechelle Tucker of http://www.1stclassconsultant.com/

17. Keep Learning. Take extra classes and never stop studying how money works. Having the knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices will help keep much more money in your possession and less money leaving you throughout your life.

18. Be Humble. At different points in our lives we can’t fathom that we don’t already “know the truth/facts/everything.” However, knowing that you don’t know everything is one of the greatest frames of mind to have, because you’ll be open enough to be constantly looking for better and more efficient solutions. Be confident that you are talented and know a great deal already, but don’t be too cocky where you miss out on growing because of arrogance. Stay open-minded.

19. Never Quit from your ultimate goal. Sometimes, you may have to pivot from your original plan on how to achieve your goals, but never quit on your ultimate goal of what would mean success for you. Sometimes, you might be on the wrong path, but just change direction, alternate the plan, and keep moving towards that goal…and don’t stop until you get there!

From Louis Tanguay of http://www.circlemarketing.com

20. Be Flexible. I know being flexible may not sound like a profound key to success but truly I tell you from experience that the most perfect plan for success will, at some point, be disrupted and possibly be turned completely upside down and inside out. The wise person knows that its not what happens to us or what we achieve that determines our success but it is how we respond to the unexpected emergency, the unforeseen chaos, and the life altering tragedies that occur while we are on our journey to becoming successful. This is what determines who will be able to stand the test of time, and the trials and tribulations while on their way to unveiling their Greatness.

Flexibility is your secret weapon. Flexibility in the sense of being able to be spiritually connected to God no matter what we face in life for He is our rock, flexibility in the sense that we know to maintain a couple of degrees of separation from anything and everything we are affiliated with so that nothing can emotionally break us, and flexibility in the sense that we understand we live in a dynamically changing time of technology advancement yet we stay true to our calling and flexible enough to adapt in order to stay relevant to the needs of our customers yet not change so much that when we look in the mirror we are surprised at who is looking back.

From Empowerment Speaker Capri Cruz of http://www.capricruz.com

Please share these Keys to Success with others. Have a great school year and feel free to reach out and network with the experts in this article. Remember this thought. Whether you Facebook or Twitter you have to be Linked In.

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.


DERRICK Interview with Silicon Valley Technology Transfer Director Donna Maurillo

March 28, 2013

DonnaMaurilloEncouragement 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 Donna Maurillo who is director of technology transfer for the Mineta Transportation Institute in San Jose, Calif. For 20 years, she had a PR agency before being lured into Silicon Valley’s technology industry. She earned her Master of Science degree just a month before qualifying for full Social Security. She has two children, three grandchildren, and no plans to retire.

D is for Dream. What is your Dream?

I don’t really have dreams. I have a few long-term goals, such as saving for my retirement or traveling to Italy again. But when it comes to dreams, I find that if I slow down enough, some really good things catch up with me. Too often, people run after what they think will be good for them, and they don’t pay attention to what is already being sent their way.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

It doesn’t take much! I’m one of these people who can run all day on a few kind words. But when I fail at something, or when something bad happens, I allow myself time to feel sorry for myself, to feel that it isn’t fair, or even to get angry. I’ve known people who believe that those so-called negative emotions are bad for you. No, they’re not! Your emotions are simply your unedited reactions to events. If we deny them, they come back as obstacles — or ulcers. So I guess another source of encouragement for me is to allow myself to wallow for a bit. Once I can acknowledge those very real emotions, I can set them aside and get back to work.

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

My friends would say it’s my ability to find humor in almost any situation. Sometimes it’s gallows humor, but that also has its place. Laughter releases some good chemicals into your brain, it reduces tension, it can make adversaries lower their defenses, and it can help a group feel some kinship. Just the simple act of smiling — lifting those muscles at the corners of your mouth — can release “happy” endorphins. Isn’t that amazing?? Even a forced smile can make you feel better.

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

Ready? I don’t think I’ve ever been ready. Often, I’m one of those “ready, fire, aim” kinds of people. You can over-think some situations, and then you never feel ready enough. Most times, all you really need are some quick strategies, some reassurance that you’re reasonably prepared, and a willingness to charge into it. I used to have a sign in my office that said, “Leap off the cliff. Grow wings on the way down.” It reminded me that when we’re pushed, we can come up with some great solutions. I also had a boss who liked to say, “Never leap a chasm in two steps.” In other words, if you’re going to do it, then give it all you’ve got.

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

The first person who pops to mind is my mother. She had some tough times raising eight kids, and she has every right to be beaten down. But she is one of the happiest and most positive people I know. Once I asked her how she ever stood up to the challenges, especially when we were teenagers. She said, “I remember only the good stuff.” My Mom’s parents are also memorable. They gave up everything they had in Italy to come to an unknown country and make a new start. Imagine leaving behind all your friends, many of your relatives, and all that was familiar to you — and never going back. I’m so grateful that they took that leap of faith because it gave the next generations so many opportunities that we would not have had otherwise.

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

Age is a great thing because the older you become, the more perspective you gain. At least, that’s how it should be. But for too many of us, perspective is a gift we never unwrap. I try to keep in mind that the things I worry about today will likely be forgotten next month. And when you realize how big the universe is, and how long it’s been around, our problems are simply dust motes. A good dose of dark chocolate also lifts my mood.

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

Be true to who you are. As Thomas Jefferson said, you have to keep your roots planted in your principles, but when it comes to issues of fashion, then flow with the tide. Flexibility is important, but not at the cost of what you believe to be right and true. Or as my mother always says, “Keep an open mind, but don’t let your brains fall out.”

Visit Donna Maurillo for more information


DERRICK Interview with The Weave Queen Satin Latimer

March 20, 2013

SatinEncouragement 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 Satin Latimer who is a licensed cross-trained hair stylist also known as The Weave Queen. Her specialty is the art of hair weaving as Satin is known for a flat to touch natural looking Sew in. Born in Chicago, IL  and raised in Memphis, TN Satin learned at a young age that her passion was style and beauty.  She prides herself in work ethic and priority to keep her clients happy.

D) My dream is to show young women that they do not have to settle for circumstances that have clogged their pathways. I try not to just follow my dreams but to catch them. I am a licensed hair stylist who has stepped out on faith and embarked on a journey to become a Celebrity hair stylist! I have styled 2 celebrities and a celebrity makeup-artist.

E) My faith and the fact that I won’t give up! I love what I do and I am always striving to perfect my skill. So my faith in God and myself keeps me encouraged to keep pushing.

R) I consider myself very hard working, dependent and humble enough to take constructive criticism and willing to learn. I have many hair techniques and visions that aren’t really being used in the industry.

R) I prayed on it for 3 months and i began to prepare for my journey. I began to network, build my brand. I knew I was ready when my work began to speak for itself thru pictures and on my clients.

I) Jim Rohn- I say him because personal development is a major part of growth! I listen to it everyday. You have to learn how to relate to people when your are in an industry dealing with a variety of personalities. You have to learn how to progress as a person in order to advance.

C) I look in the mirror and say to myself NO One can beat me up or steal my power to prevail unless I give it to them! I am a winner! what keeps me going is the fact that I believe in myself!

K) Key to success is start with a vision, then a plan and execute it. No matter how many no’s you get carry out the vision.

Visit The Weave Queen for more information.