DERRICK Interview with Heroes Haven Creator Mario Simone

May 15, 2016

MarioEncouragement 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 Mario Simone who founded Gotham City Films in 2009, where he has written and directed films with A-list talent such as Jessica Biel, Slash, Tony Hawk and Hilary Duff. Simone’s original comic book, Heroes Haven, was published by Gotham City Films and is now available for purchase.

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

I have vast dreams and big vision which include running a full service entertainment company, and building a publishing division that can help other independent artists achieve their unique voice. I hope for Heroes Haven to reach audiences worldwide and inspire them with the poetry and passion of its character’s journey.

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

I studied intensely at Jesuit schools, Fordham Prep and Fairfield University, where I ventured deep into philosophy and art/film making. And in my world travels, I studied many cultures and intriguing philosophy’s that pushed my artistic voice to great depths.

I was able to pull from these experiences, and it helped me create Heroes Haven, and in my daily life I’m able to continue my philosophical quest through my writing and other art forms.

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

My resolve and willingness to bring my vision to fruition; my courage to take the risks to overcome fears and rejection. The fact that I have built my own entertainment/production company and have the ability and knowledge to now expand that into a full “small-press” publishing company as well.

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

Ever since I was a kid, I realized that I loved the arts and storytelling. I saw the world as paintings and wanted to experience life so I would have a better story to tell. I don’t know if we are ever really ready for what we are doing in any moment, but there are moments in life where we take the courage to jump into the abyss and face your fate.

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

I always enjoyed the stylistic flair of Frank Miller’s interpretation of Batman; or director, Christopher Nolen and his translocation of the story to the film, “The Dark Night”; or even the late actor, Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker, where he pushed so far outside the normal constants of acting to create such a profound character.

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

I arrived in LA with a backpack and $200 in my pocket and built a name for myself in the entertainment business as an author, producer, actor and director. Challenges were many along the way, and rejection and stumbles were a daily ritual. Perseverance and courage pushed me to achieve my vision.

K is for Keys: What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

Never give up – but even more importantly, be true to yourself, be honest with your work and your art.

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

Use your fears as a guide to see the path that will challenge you the most, and help you to live the life of your dreams.

Connect with Mario Simone on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

Heroes Haven is now available on the official website and for pre-order on Amazon.

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The DAILY Message for Friday April 3rd, 2015

April 3, 2015

“One way to get a speaking engagement is to create your own meeting, conference or event.”

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Derrick Hayes is the Author of 1 WORD Is All It Takes, Creator of Derricknyms, Developer of the app Motivation To Your Mobile, Nominator of Today’s Honoree, and blogs at the Encouragement Speaker and can be reached at info@derrickhayes.com  or (706) 615-1662.


DERRICK Interview with Reverend Daniel T. Partiss

July 19, 2013

RevDanPartisEncouragement 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 The Reverend Daniel T. Partiss who was ordained as a Minster and Missionary Evangelist in 1985. For over 25 years he has been a teacher of Spiritualism, and Prosperity. Dan has been the CIO for 2 businesses, and Owner of 3 others, and has a free eBook on becoming Debt Free.

*D is for Dream. What is your Dream?*

My dream is (or better stated Faith) is 2 fold… As a Pastor of a fledgling church with a new Paradigm, I have Faith that it and its parishioners grow and prosper both in the word and glory of the creator and
in the world as well. God wants us to succeed he created us for glory. It is our ego that gets in the way. And as a speaker and new author I have Faith that the message I bring, That prospering by working with the
creator, is not only achievable, but is the only SURE way of succeeding.

*E is for Encourage. What encourages you?*

First and foremost my connection with God, whenever things get rough I go to the quiet and God is there waiting for me with the answer. After that My wife and soul mate Aristia, who uplifts me with her unwavering belief in me. And then, in business, Napoleon Hill who has inspired me to see beyond the limited viewpoints of the small minded who are content with “ALMOST ENOUGH”.

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

A melding of science and spirituality for one thing, A B.Sci. degree in computer science and an ordination in spiritualism work together to resolve issues with logic and caring. Also having worked our way out of debt without filing bankruptcy. Lastly an ingrained belief that God want’s us to prosper and put the clues everywhere.

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

When I was discharged from the Navy… I need a new direction and the Seminary turned out to be the way. Haven’t looked back since.

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

Napoleon Hill… Pure and simple the man was a Inspired and Prophetic Genius. everyone should read his books,especially ‘Outwitting The Devil’.

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

The knowledge that you can never fail if you learn from the experience. Mistakes are normal and expected. It resets your mind to go in different directions, to think out of the box. That and the firm Knowledge that God will not steer me wrong, unless he wants me to learn from it.

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

Always be ready to learn, from books, audio, classes, and the failures of others, whatever way you can… When your learning ends, so does your career… Trust me.

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

Only that the Creator doesn’t care what name you call him/her, or what you believe about him/her… the Creator only cares THAT you believe.

Visit Reverend Daniel T. Partiss for more information.