Professional Development DAILY Message for Monday April 11th, 2016

April 10, 2016

“Life will stop your earn if you don’t increase your LEARN (Listen, Every Action Requires Nurturing).”

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The DAILY Message for Wednesday November 19th, 2014

November 19, 2014

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: Handle Your BUSINESS (Build Up Someone Inspiring New Social Skills).
  • App: Today’s word is Product. Most of us already work and know how to give a good service. Think about turning what you do into a product. A new book is in you. Download the Motivation To Your Mobile app on Android or I Phones to receive Today’s word.
  • Idea: Listen and learn so you can pay attention and earn.

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The DAILY (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas to Lift You) Message for Tuesday

November 27, 2012

The #1 Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes  brings you The DAILY Message to inspire, uplift and empower you to your next level.

In This Issue:

1.  The Daily Derricknym is TEA. What is your cup of TEA (Through Effort Achieve)?  Order a Personalized Derricknym with your name.

2. Today’s word is Dream. What is your dream? My dream is that at least one person will read what I write and change their life? Do you need help with your dream? 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 learn, earn and help someone else get their turn.

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Price: ‘If you can work for it and earn it, get it’

February 24, 2009

By Charlotte A. Graham,

Minutes before he was to speak at a celebration honoring his family, Retired Brigadier General George B. Price granted an interview to a nine-year-old student from Pecan Park Elementary School in Jackson.

“You’re never too busy to help someone else,” Price explained. “When I saw the mother encouraging the child in something positive, I wanted to do it.”

Third grader Patrick Andrews, whose mother, Angela, is a native of Laurel, traveled to hear and interview Price as a part of his Black History Month project at school. The retired general was in town to speak at a Saturday morning event honoring his family.

“For Mr. Price to take the time to do this means so much to us,” said Angela Andrews. ”I’m so proud of Patrick. Just seeing him there, having the courage to talk to the general is something special.”

Price took the time to answer the youngster’s questions and spell a word or two for him during the interview because of the lessons learned from his parents, James and Katie Price. He said his parents taught him and his sister, Opera Diva Leontyne Price, that you should never forget that people help you. “You owe to yourselves, to help others,” he said.

The encouragement and lessons learned from his parents as a child guided his life, Price told the audience gathered at the Veterans Memorial Museum to hear him speak. He added that none of the successes enjoyed by him and his sister would be possible without the sacrifices, encouragement and support of their parents.

Leontyne Price is an award-winning opera singer and has performed across the globe. Retired Brigadier General George B. Price served at every level of command and staff from Platoon Leader to Assistant Division Commander and from Battalion staff to Chief of Staff of First Army at Fort Meade, Md. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars and spent 12 years in overseas assignments.

Since his retirement from active duty, Price has worked in the telecommunications industry, technical engineering services and consulting services. He presently serves as personal manager for his sister, who was unable to attend the event.

“James and Katie Price started it all,” he said. “You have to understand the system of support. You were never told you couldn’t do what you were inspired to do.

His parents stressed: “If you can work for it and earn it, get it. Don’t ask anybody to give you something you can earn for yourself.”

Price described his parents as unique individuals with distinct personalities. His father, who was a carpenter, was a man of few words. His mother, who was a midwife, was totally the opposite.

“As Leontyne would often say, ‘Daddy gets me on the stage, but Momma keeps be in the theater for the rest of the night.’”

Price thanked the mayor and city for honoring his family in such a wonderful way. On Saturday, the mayor presented Price with a proclamation honoring the family. The proclamation was initially signed on Feb. 10, 2009, Leontyne Price’s birthday.

“Leontyne sends her best and is sorry she couldn’t be here,” said Price. “The mayor has been very supportive in honoring those who paved the way for all of us to be here.”

“When you talk about the Price family, you’re talking about Laurel,” he added. “It was the atmosphere of our hometown that inspired us.”

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