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 Interview with Ad Genius Founder Tony Hunter

February 20, 2014

TonyHunterEncouragement 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 Ad Genius CEO Anthony Hunter who attended North Carolina Central University and received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.

He has over 18 years in the Wireless industry and has successfully created and ran his own Sprint and Nextel retail stores. He spent several years in the management field working for the nations #1 Wireless Retailer where he also won numerous honors for his training and managing skills that drove business and helped the company enjoy tremendous growth and profitability. Anthony has always been a trail blazer and has continued to evolve as the mobile industry evolved bringing a wealth of experience and creativity to Ad Genius.

AdGeniusAd Genius’s mission is to assist business owners in finding more customers by utilizing advanced mobile marketing techniques combined with effective Internet Marketing strategies.

Ad Genius has helped many customers realize their marketing desires and goals creating campaigns that have proven to be effective and profitable.  We will show you with very detail reporting on exactly how your promotions are doing so you know where and how to spend your money.

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

Well for years I wanted to start my own Marketing Company and get out of corporate America. One year ago I said next year I would be ready to fire my boss and step out on faith. Almost to the day I resigned and launched my very own Mobile Marketing Agency called Ad Genius and I must say, this is the fulfillment of a dream that was started many years ago.

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

I attended North Carolina Central University were I received a Degree in Business. However I feel you never stop learning though, in order to stay competitive you must do your homework. I have been in the Wireless industry for over 25 years and use to own a successful Sprint Retail store.

I realized that when you are dealing with a constant moving industry like technology, you must move and adapt with it. It requires you to be abreast of the latest trends and technologies.

I read a book or watch videos every day in order to learn something new.

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

My best resource would have to be my mind, mouth and work ethic.  First you must come up with a good sound plan, and then you must be able to articulate what you are offering in such a way that everyone will want it. And the most important thing of all is you must put action behind it. With no action, all you have is a good plan that sounds good.

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

I always knew deep down since I was a teenager that owning a marketing agency was my goal in life. However I didn’t realize I was ready until about 5 years ago. I knew Mobile Marketing was going to be a very important marketing tool for businesses. Let’s take restaurants for example, Joe Pizza owner may have slow sales on Wednesdays. He decides to create a campaign where someone can text the word “Discount” to 74331. A Digital coupon will be automatically sent to the customers’ phone giving the customer a 20% discount. The Ad Genius state of the art platform will capture the phone number where Joe Pizza owner can create a data base that will allow him on slow nights to blast a text message out offering the special promotion that is good for that day only. Set it up in advance and forget it. Then sit back and watch the crowds come! This has been the case over and over again.

Once I realize how mobile marketing was helping so many businesses increase their sales by up to 35%, I knew this was going to be huge and I was poised to seize the moment and assist small to medium size businesses in taking advantage of a service that will only help increase their sales. With Mobile Marketing you get a better return on investment than most mediums combined.

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

The Quality Time Mentoring Program is a non-profit organization that was started to offer at risk youth mentorship and support. It was founded by the Parents of Dwight Howard the center for the Houston Rockets. Both of these people are some of the most caring and dedicated people I have ever met. They genuinely want to reach out and help these kids have a better future. I was so touched by their work I decided to become a volunteer mentor myself.

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

My main challenge so far is I wear many hats as a business owner. I must challenge myself in many different ways now. I try to make these challenges opportunities.

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

Each of us has two ends, a sitting end and a thinking end. Success depends on which end you use.

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

Just one final thing, if there is anyone who would like more info on how mobile marketing will help increase your business, email me at AnthonyHunter722@yahoo.com. You can also Friend Anthony on Facebook or Follow him on Twitter.


DERRICK Interview with Baci Founder DeLisa Richards-Hawkins

February 11, 2014

DalisaHawkinsEncouragement 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 DeLisa Richards-Hawkins founder and owner of Baci who was born and raised in Griffin, Georgia a small town south of Atlanta. As a young girl my interest was always in science, with biology being the field I wanted to major in. After my first year in college, and a lot of life experiences, my passion for science turned into an interest in fashion and cosmetics. The joy of redesigning a woman’s face, more specifically the lips led to the creation of “Baci” lip care products.

Dream:

My dream is to one day turn Baci into a household name. In doing so, I plan to open a beauty bar in major cities, and other locations across the nation . I dream of having a full service bar offering hair, nails, and makeup. This will give customers all they need in one stop and one price.

Education:

I graduated the Pharmacy Tech program back in 2010, but no longer work in the field. I’m looking forward to obtaining my B.A. in business entrepreneurship, I start classes in the spring.

Resources:

I think every person is unique, but what makes Baci unique is the fact that I can relate to every woman and her needs as far as lip care, and the fact that we’re affordable. What makes Baci stand out is that our products are composed of all natural ingredients, such as Shea butter, nourishing oils and waxes, and vitamin E&D, just to name a few.

BaciReady:

I knew I was ready to launch Baci when I actually paid for my first order of product. At that moment I knew things were really about to happen and it was totally up to me to see it all the way through. I was ready to finally make my dreams a reality.

Individual:

Laura Smith, my accountant and right hand girl. Laura has a background in accounting and is very knowledgeable and talented in her field. Since the start of Baci she’s been by my side every step of the way. She’s a New York native, mother of two, whose very passionate about what she does.

Challenges:

My biggest challenges were doubt and fear. I doubted my abilities to make things happen in my life and I feared failure. I had to learn that things aren’t going to happen over night and that failure is just a sign that your going in the wrong direction and need to turn around and try a different route. Once I was able to over come my two biggest obstacles I felt as if nothing or no one could stop me.

Key:

“A dream is nothing more than a dream until you put it into action and make it a reality”. Starting a business can be scary, but if its something you really want to do then don’t let fear stop you. As a upcoming business woman and entrepreneur I’ve learned that you have to invest in yourself and believe in yourself if you want to make it far in this world.

Visit Delisa Richards-Hawkins for more information.


DERRICK Interview with RedShift Writers Founder Daniel J. Cohen

January 28, 2014

DanielCohenEncouragement 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 Daniel J. Cohen who is the Founder and Lead Writer of RedShift Writers, Houston’s fastest growing content writing company. Cohen and RedShift provide businesses with high quality content that helps achieve specific business objectives, particularly exposure and sales. 

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

I envision a world where learning is a goal for everyone. Education is so essential to everything that I do. If learning and teaching were our focus, we would be learned and well-taught; peace, dedication and resilience would reign over hatred and struggle. Fear would fade. Love would prosper. That is my dream.

So far, I have brought a small piece of that to world. I would love to continue to do everything I can to contribute more.

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

My formal education is an undergraduate degree in political science from American University and a Master’s Degree in Communication with a PR focus from the University of Houston. Just as importantly, I have extensive career education based on experience. Just shy of 30 years old, I have had more than 15 jobs in ten different fields. Every job brought something to light for me. My job at the movie theater when I was in high school taught me character. My job in fast food taught me humility. My jobs in telemarketing taught me to sell. My jobs in marketing firms taught me to move quickly. My jobs teaching bilingual education and test prep taught me to teach others.

Each day, I use my ability to learn and my ability to teach to my advantage. I train 100% of my staff in-house and keep an eye out for the latest tools and technologies that I can use to my advantage. I believe in the power of education, of learning for self-improvement, of teaching others to be successful and find their own success. I do this with my clients too, showing them the best possible path to achieve their own goals by explaining what it’s going to take to conquer the market they want to conquer.

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

First and foremost, I and my team are excellent writers. We craft language that positions companies to succeed in the open market. We message for businesses in unique ways that cannot be found in the standard firm or in the toolkit of the standard consultant. Our writers are capable of creating PROLIFIC amounts of well-organized content in a short period of time, and doing so with excellent service. We also provide high level messaging related to the name, slogan and category of companies.

Simply put, we are excellent wordsmiths.

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

About six months into my last job, I realized I was working far too any hours to not own a company. I was a lead content writer by day for the corporate marketing arm of a classifieds company and a fast-paced free lancer by night. I began to realize the need there was in the market for good writers. The only available options were independent free lance writers and marketing firms, and both had major drawbacks. The power of a content writing stable is that you can find a writer that works for you but still has the backing of a company infrastructure.

I made plans to exit the company and start my own immediately upon that realization.

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

There are plenty of names I could give here. John Whaley, host of FM 92.1’s Executive Entrepreneur Hour probably knows as much or more about the economy as anyone I have ever met. Michele “@prosperitygal” Price is the queen of building an audience. But if I had to answer this question with the first name that came to mind, that would be Marc Nathan. Marc is probably the best networker I have ever met. Everyone can make a valuable business contact with Marc because everyone can make a valuable business contact through Marc. His business insight is also generally fantastic. Great person to know.

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

I am very fortunate not to have what most people would call a major disease or injury. My challenges have come down to many of the standard service challenges companies face: late payments from clients, collection issues, problems with time, and more.

One thing that has been difficult for me is hiring the right people. However, I have recently brought in some great talent on a contract basis and hired one full-time staffer who has been wonderful. I still have the standard scalability issue most entrepreneurs have, and would love to figure out how to package my products to sell them better. We do fairly well overall, though.

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

1) Be nice to everyone. You don’t have to be a pushover in a bid or leave yourself vulnerable. But when it comes to your general public outreach, be warm with everyone in every room you enter. Your competitors are in your industry; be nice to them. The strangers you meet are potential clients, friends, family, lovers, etc. Be nice to them, too.

2) Educate yourself. Learn. Aim to teach. Leave others with something lasting and valuable.

3) Pursue fearlessness. Fearlessness is like world peace in that you can strive for it every day but you may never achieve it. Strive for it anyway. It’s worth it.

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

Writing is an amazing skill that can bring great clarity to what you do. Try it. You may just like it. And if you need a professional content writer for your business, RedShift Writers is the company for you.

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The DAILY Message for Friday January 24th, 2014

January 24, 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: Be A FOUNDER (Faith Opens Up New Dreams to Elevate Resources).
  • App: Today’s word is Over. You have already put in overtime to overcome obstacles so leave troubles over there because your blessings are over here. Receive Today’s word in Motivation To Your Mobile app on Android and i-phones.
  • Idea: Is your light just on or shining?

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 Student Organizer Johnny “ Slin-K” Brownlee

January 4, 2014

JohnnyBrownleeEncouragement 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 Johnny “ Slin-K” Brownlee who is speaker and author of Getting In Our Own Way: The Degradation of Student Organizations. He was two time Director of Florida Atlantic University’s former agency, Black Student Union & Multicultural Programming. An organization that at the time,had 600+ members and six-figure budgets.

D is for Dream. What is your dream and what have you achieved?

I want to empower generations of people to think for themselves, be who they are, celebrate who they are and that are willing to be engaged and involved in their own liberation. I don’t want to see another generation of people feel helpless or dictated to. I want people to be able to be Pro whatever, without feeling to be Anti anything. I want a world where we can celebrate our differences and at the same time recognize the connections that we have in common.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

My grandmother’s wisdom, my grandfather’s silent strength and the strength and wisdom of elders in general. I really love the generation of people that overcame against all odds, and did what had to be done, rather than talking about what needed to be done.  Lastly the unknown encourages me, you never who is watching and being inspired by what you say and what you do, and you never know how close you are to changing history.

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

I have a “can do” attitude. I don’t believe in impossible, I believe we just haven’t figured out how or what we need to do it (that IT can be anything) yet. If it can be dreamed it has to be possible.

Also I bring a set of experiences no one else has. I’m not afraid to be called crazy or to think outside the box. You don’t fix problems with the same thinking that created them.

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

People have been telling me I would affect and encourage people since I was a child. People continually told me I should speak, the first ten conferences I applied for I got accepted to all of them to my surprise, and one of those was at Yale. And at a few conferences other speakers have come to my workshop and people were telling me to write a book, and encouraging me of the importance of doing so.  So I have continued speaking and I finally wrote the book.  People see things in me I try to suppress sometimes

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

Lucson Joseph. He is the leader and founder of the National Haitian Student Alliance.  He is encouraging a generation of students and molding leaders to learn and appreciate their culture, country and history, and to make changes on their campus, community and homeland. It’s Empowering to watch him in action and see his passion.

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

Faith and the Unknown. I have faith that change is closer than we expect, the breakthrough that changes everything is right around the corner, a few steps away, one speech away, one workshop away. Also I don’t want to quit, because I don’t know who my quitting affects. You never know who is following you. I don’t want them to quit or feel let down.

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

You are your own savior and super hero. Everything you need already exists in you, to save your self. Stop waiting for the next great …and be the first, or let’s all just be great together and achieve by committee. Strength is in Unity. Let’s put the needs of WE over the convenience of ME a little bit more and watch the things we can achieve.

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

Yes, I want students to know that they’re in the perfect position in their lives to change the world. Don’t use or allow anyone to use your economic status, your age, culture, race, or lack of experience to discredit or discourage you from making changes on any level. Have Strong determination and don’t be afraid of change. A few people really can change the world; they’re he only ones that ever have.

Visit Johnny “ Slin-K” Brownlee for more information.


NOW (National Organization for Women) Founder Sonia Fuentes Gives Back To Education

February 4, 2013

SoniaFuentesI was born in Berlin, Germany, of Polish Jewish parents in 1928. My father never attended school at all; my mother attended some elementary school classes in Poland because she had uncles who were teachers. We fled the Nazi regime in 1933, going first to Antwerp, Belgium, for several months, and then arriving in the US in 1934.

In the US, I graduated as valedictorian of my high school class in Monticello, NY (in the Catskill Mountains); Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University; and first in my class at the University of Miami (FL) School of Law. Then I had a 23-year career as an attorney with several federal government agencies, mostly in Washington, DC, and as an attorney and executive with two major corporations, TRW Inc. and GTE Service Corporation, where I was the highest-paid woman at each of their headquarters.

In the federal government, one of my jobs was at the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) where I was the first woman attorney in its Office of the General Counsel. I also became one of the founders of NOW (National Organization for Women) as well as of other women’s rights organizations.

In 1993, I retired from the federal government and eventually moved to Sarasota, FL, where I now live. I am a community and feminist activist, writer, and public speaker. My most recent speech was on Oct. 24, 2012, at the law school of Cornell University, where I gave a talk on women’s rights.

For more information visit  Sonia Fuentes at website at http://www.erraticimpact.com/fuentes.