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.

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The DAILY Message for Monday April 27th, 2015

April 26, 2015

“My feet are bigger than my Dad’s but his shoes I will never try to fill. At 82 he’s alive with an apartment named after him. A living legend.”


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  or (706) 615-1662.

Important Facts About Richard Daley College

December 3, 2013

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Richard Daley College situated in Chicago is perhaps one of the most popular colleges in the ‘Windy City’. With varieties of courses focusing on academic and vocational lessons, it has welcomed thousands of students in its compounds. Affordable fee structures and generous scholarship programs offered by the college has made it an attractive place to study for students from many different backgrounds.

Here are some important facts about ‘Daley’ — as it’s known to people associated with it:

Part of the City Colleges of Chicago

Daley is one of the 7 colleges in the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) group. CCC is the largest community college system in Illinois with more than a million alumni members. The college grants two-year degrees after which the graduate students can opt to transfer to 4 year institutions.

Numerous choices of academic programs

Richard Daley College hosts a multiple array of choices in academic programs for students. More than 25 different 2-year degree programs are available to choose from. With a good and dynamic administrative team managing the college, the varieties of courses are growing every year.

Ranging from popular courses like accounting, biology, physics or business administration, to specialized courses including medical insurance coding or phlebotomy, the college offers diverse choices. The college also have distance education courses.

Significant percentage of students with grants and scholarships

Nearly 80% of students of Daley receive scholarships and grants, which is a fairly high percentage. Based on student merits and needs, the college grants financial aid to deserving students generously. Daley’s students also have the option to apply to scholarship schemes funded by businesses, community organization or private institutions. On average, nearly 18% of in-state tuitions and 13% of out-state tuitions are funded by grants at Daley.

Diverse ethnic presence

Students from various ethnic and racial backgrounds study at Daley. The college seems to be a popular choice among Hispanic students in Chicago, with more than 60% of the total population. Besides them, blacks, whites and Asian student are also present at Daley in sizable numbers, making it a wonderful multi-ethnic hotspot.

A large sized institution

There are more than 8,000 students admitted to the college, making it a big institution in the city. Hence, the opportunities at Richard Daley College are often better, compared to smaller institutions. The student to faculty ratio of the college stands at 39:1, which is fairly good for such a large college.

Career Counseling, employment and placement services

Through its strong network, Daley is well regarded as an institution that provides good career guidance to its students. Ranging from special career counseling programs within its premises, to employment and placement services for its graduates, it’s definitely a good institution to enroll in — especially for students who want to start off their career on a serious note.

Good athletics and extra-curricular activities

Varieties of athletics and extra-curricular activities are encouraged by administrators at Richard Daley College. Basketball and soccer are the most popular sports among students. The college houses 4 NJCAA teams named ‘bulldogs’ which include both men and women teams. Other activities like music, plays, excursions and tours also serve to be among some important extra-curricular activities encouraged by the college. On the whole, Daley is regarded to be a good place to study for students interested in extra-curricular activities.

Comprehensive library facilities

The library at Daley can be considered as a pretty good facility. It houses more than 65,000 books and printed materials. Besides the fact that it also has nearly 2000 audio-visual materials, it also boasts of having more than 10000 eBooks in its portfolio.

Satellite Campus offering specialized programs

Daley hosts a sister satellite campus within its premises called the Arturo Velasquez Institute. It provides specialized community and professional skills based courses within the two year associate program framework, or as some special basic and advanced certificate programs. It also hosts special adult education programs — free of cost. These courses have been designed by the management to help its surrounding communities.

Richard Daley College can be considered as a large multi-disciplinary community college, which caters to the needs and demands of students in a variety of ways. Because of this, more and more students regard it as one of the finest colleges in Chicago.

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DERRICK Interview with Dr. Dayvon McCarrell

August 16, 2013

DayvonEncouragement 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 Dr. McCarrell who is a Professor and U.S. Air Force Active-Duty Airman.  Dr. McCarrell holds a BS/MS in Engineering from University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University along with a D.B.A from Argosy University.  Dr. McCarrell has been working in the field of Engineering Development/Design and Technology for past 15 years.

D is for Dream:  My overall dream is to work Full-time as University Professor while doing Engineering and Business Consulting after I retire from the Air Force in 4 years.

E is for Education:  My educational background is heavy in Engineering (Associates in Physics-Rose State College, BS Mechanical Engineering-University of Oklahoma, MS Engineering/Technology Management-Oklahoma State University, D.B.A (Doctorate of Business Administration: Management) from Argosy University-Sarasota Florida.  I am also a certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma

I utilize my degrees every day in some capacity of Engineering analysis, Technology troubleshooting and continuous improvement initiatives that result in increased production, worker efficiency or cost savings for my military unit.

R is for Resource:  The resource that I bring to the table is I am hybrid of two distinct worlds; Business and Engineering.  Although I hold a doctorate in Business Administration, I have experience in engineering design, troubleshoot electronic issues, and teach engineering and math.  Furthermore, I have the capability and experience to manage an organization, lead people and make business decisions.  I believe not too many people who have degrees in business or engineering are able to design an engine and figure out the costs associated with designing an engine; I have the capabilities of two people.

R is for Ready:  To this day, I still feel there are things I need to improve upon.  Since I am my own worst critic, I feel I am never “ready” to do what needs to be done, but I am always “Ready” to accept the challenge and continuously improve/accept criticism from all levels.  You are never too big to accept advise, guidance and direction from anyone.

I is for Individual:  One person who people should know more about happens to be a family member and his name is Clark McCarrell Jr.  He is a Senior Engineering in Las Vegas and when I later on learned about his credential early in my academic and military career, I was inspired to emulate what he had already accomplished.

C is for Challenge:  I had to overcome the challenge of my military commitment and deployment.  My academic goals took 15 years to accomplish and I wanted to quit numerous times because the road was so long and tedious.  Another challenge I learned to overcome IMMEDIATELY was to listen to all; especially to those who did not have the same credentials.  One of my problems early in my career was I thought I was more educated than others and those who were not did not have anything of value to say that “I did not already know.”  After some rough patches and learning things the hard way, I learned that listening is invaluable and EVERYONE has Valuable input…You just have to listen and engage.  Once I discovered that, I became a better leader, manager and working hard became a thing of the past because people wanted to work for me versus having to work for me.

My final challenge was to balance school, family and career.

K is for Keys to Success: I have learned the keys to success are to listen, be genuine, do not be afraid to say “I don’t know” and always accept the blame when things go wrong and give praise to others when things go well.  I have learned to stop all bad instances at my level and not let the bad affect my decision making or let my subordinates feel the blunt of mistakes.  Finally, I learned to engage all individuals at ALL levels to get the best input; one of the key components of systems thinking.  The individuals in the “trenches” know more than you and it is always wise to get their input when possible.

The only thing I would like to leave others with, based on what I have learned is you are never too smart, too big or important to include people in your decision making.  Also, do not be afraid to leave your desk and talk to people when possible to get their input on matters affecting the organization or section (department) as a whole.  People make things happen and it would be in your best interest to acknowledge and understand that you are just a figure head in the grand scheme of things and the employees will make or break your career.

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

May 1, 2013

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes brings you The DAILY Message on May 1st, 2013 to empower and inspire you to your next level.

(Please read and Like, Share, Retweet or Reblog The DAILY Message)

In This Issue:

1. Daily Derricknym is FLOWER. Did You Turn April Into May FLOWER (Fruit Let’s Others Witness Empowered Results)? Now you can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.

2. Today’s word is President. One can lead their country or company with Presidential excellence. Let’s strive to be leaders of good and not followers of evil. This is brought to you by Motivation To Your Mobile and you can download Today’s word to your Android or I Phone.

3. Idea for today is to vote especially when you have the power to. Here is how you can exercise your right to vote.

I nominated my Dad James Hayes, Jr. and he was selected as a finalist for JET’s first annual “Fantastic Father Contest.” The gallery featuring of all of the nominees is now up on Please click to go directly to the gallery. Once you are on the Gallery page my Dad’s profile is on the second page.

Official voting for the best dad winner is for today only, Wednesday, May 1. Remember that polls are only open for one day so we encourage you to ask all of your family and friends to vote. The nominee with the most votes by midnight CT on Wednesday, May 1, will be the winner.

Please help me get the word out and vote so that someone we know has a good chance to win.

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  and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to  or call (706) 615-1662.

DERRICK Interview with Gospel Singer Alexis Gwin

December 10, 2012

AlexisGwinEncouragement 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 Alexis Gwin who knows that Jesus Christ is the only way to have life. He sings loud in Alexis’ heart. She sincerely believes through obedience to the Holy Spirit, one can reach perfection in any endeavor that God has set for them. Alexis Gwin “SongBird” is a Chicago native, and has been singing beautiful music since a child.

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

My dream is to reach all through the music that God has granted me to sing so beautifully, spreading the good news about Jesus Christ.  My goal is to never stop spreading the message of Jesus through the music I sing.  I am currently releasing my first album early 2013, I did a video recording on October 27, 2012 at Parkland College, and if you go to my webpage you will see a video clip.  So many wonderful things I have achieved but will never stop achieving them as long as God grants me the life to live and live for him.

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

I will say that the resources I bring to the table humbleness to God to lead and direct me in the places he only wants me to go.  I believe anyone with the uniqueness and the stand out spirit is only because they have chosen to walk on the path that truly God has ordained for their life.

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

I realized I was ready last summer when I step out on faith and totally trusted God; trust God that I did not need anybody but him to lead me towards the path of where I am now and where I will go.  If I trusted God then other believers would see I was following God and then they would follow God and help make the vision come to pass.

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

JESUS!!!!!! The reason why is because Jesus is the reason we have life and an opportunity to have eternal life.  There is no joy without Jesus, there is no purpose without Jesus, and life is truly not worth living without JESUS.

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

I only fail if I am disobedient because I did not follow the plan God has laid before me but what makes me want to continue is the desire to spread Jesus, Joy, happiness, and to be able to edify and uplift all who believe and who will believe that Jesus is our savior.

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

Strive with all you’re might to be led by God, and to feel good about what you are doing and what you are representing.  Remember we are what people see who represents Jesus so we must represent well, if we make mistakes get up, try again and get back on the road to obedience and ask for forgiveness to our father and to the ones who have seen you fall.  Also what I would like to pass along to upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders is that, we must forgive others because we one day will need to be forgiven.

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DERRICK Interview with Teen Motivational Speaker Alyssa Sullivan

November 29, 2012

Encouragement 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 Teen Motivational Speaker Alyssa Sullivan who was born on April 14, 1999 in Bloomington, IL and since then has not stopped talking. When she was little she would always put plays on for her parents that would keep them interested as long as her heart desired. All in all Alyssa is just a teenage girl that’s trying to figure out life, by pursuing her dreams, and believing in happy endings.

D is for Dream.

My dream is to become a writer, Motivational speaker/preacher and builder of a foundation that is a world changer.  I’ve started writing stories, motivating people, preaching to my family, trying to help people, and changing the world by simply being me. I’ve achieve by starting.

E is for Encouragement.

I get encouraged when I see people that need help. It encourages me because when I see people out there with no hope it makes me realize how much words can help. How much I can empower people with just a slip of the tongue.

R is for Resource.

A resource that I have that makes me stand out from the rest is my passion. I have this passion that I cannot put into words to help others. It’s something that’s deep inside of me that can’t wait to come out. It’s this indescribable desire to change the world. To make a difference.

R is for Ready.

I realized I was ready when I watched this guy on YouTube talk about how to become a motivational speaker. And I thought to myself ” that will be me!”  I still believe it will! I have this confidence when I speak. The confidence that I can change all these problems in the world. And I believe confidence is half the battle. Cause when you have confidence in yourself no one can tear you down.

I is for Individual.

I feel everyone should know about the individual Martin Luther King Jr. because he changed the world so drastically and for that I am forever grateful. However there is this other man named Nick Vujici. He is a motivational speaker born with no legs and arms and he is the most influential person out there. He talks about how he’s still happy, how he’s still living his life with no regrets. Which makes me feel so grateful for what I have and what I don’t have. Because what I don’t have is more important than what I do.

C is for Continue.

When I fail I pray because I know God will be with me through all my sin. I pray to him because I know he will give me the strength to continue. And he will never give up on me. He will support me in whatever I do. He will be there through the thick and thin. God is my savior, my healer, my protector, and my reason to CONTINUE!

K is for Keys.

The keys to success that I leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders are: 1.) Stay positive: Life isn’t easy but it’s worth it! 2.) Stay strong: Don’t let people discourage you from your dreams!! 3.) Stay young: Never grow up, stay a kid, life is easier that way 4.) Stay yourself: No one can be as unique as you because no one will ever be you!!!!!!!

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