Take The SUMMER Challenge

May 12, 2015

SUMMERChallengeDerrick Hayes is never selfish with his success and uses his network to BUILD relationships with others by providing them with guest blogging opportunities, publicity with DERRICK Interviews, recognition on his blog Today’s Honoree and motivation with The DAILY Message and the Android and iPhones app Motivation To Your Mobile.

Hayes wants to give others a chance to see their talents develop and come to life by asking them to Take The SUMMER Challenge. You never know what idea can ignite when you begin to write. The SUMMER Challenge is designed to provide a fun platform to get more people reading, writing and sharing their stories that will inspire, motivate and uplift others to live their dreams.

Through the word SUMMER each person will answer 6 questions and at the end they can also add their social media links so that others can network with them.  

S is for Story. Who are you and what do you do?

U is for Unique. What is different about you?

M is for Mountain. What obstacles have you had to overcome?

M is for Momentum. What did you do to overcome the obstacles?

E is for Encouragement. How do you encourage others on a daily basis?

R is for Reason. Why are you here on earth?

After you take The SUMMER Challenge they will be published on http://www.EncouragementSpeaker.com from now until the end of the SUMMER of 2015. Take The SUMMER Challenge and email all information to Derrick Hayes at info@derrickhayes.com.

What can happen after you take The SUMMER Challenge?

1. Get published

2. Get noticed

3. Inspire others

4. Change lives

What can you turn your SUMMER Challenge into?

1. Bio

2. Article

3. Speech

4. Book or Documentary

Please share and go to https://encouragementspeaker.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/take-the-summer-challenge/ for more information.

Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available for speaking engagements and Derricknym signings at meetings, conferences, and events. Please visit http://www.DerrickHayes.com email info@DerrickHayes.com  or call (706) 615-1662 to book Derrick Hayes now.


Words Of Encouragement for the Christian Student

January 19, 2014

BreaJamesBy Brea James

College may seem like a new world to you, it opens up a new door of “freedom”. You are no longer chained by your parents’ commands and you now are responsible for making your own decisions. This could be very new to some of you. Temptations will be knocking at your door like never before. Your peers may pressure you to drink, smoke, party, have sex etc. I am here to tell you that you do NOT have to give into those temptations. You do not have to compromise your anointing to fit in with a crowd that you were made to stand out from.

Being drunk may be fun while you’re tipsy but the next day you’re having a hangover. Having sex may bring you a moment of pleasure but it can also bring you lifetime consequences.

I understand that you may want to experience college life and have fun in the process and it is possible. It is possible to have fun in college and maintain an outstanding GPA as well. Being a Christian does not mean you don’t have fun. You’re just enjoying a different type of fun, a joy that cannot be explained. See the joy you find in Jesus is permanent; with him you find everlasting life. The devil dresses up the world’s type of fun and makes it look appealing, but it’s only temporary.

Through God, hard work and dedication you will be able to succeed in college. Whenever you feel like you are not able to keep going just call on the Lord and ask him to see you through. With God there is nothing that you will not be able to handle.  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13. And yes this does include finals week!

Seek God first and all things will be given to you…this includes your degree.

Brea James is a junior mass communications major at Winthrop University a who also has a blog called Stepping Into Purpose which is designed to share inspiration,motivation and encouraging words to help other students find their purpose and to get closer to God.


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

February 25, 2013

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

In This Issue:

1. Daily Derricknym is PASSION. Don’t forget your PASSION (Push Ahead Seeking Searching to Inspire Others Now). Now you can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.

2. Today’s word is Soup. Words of encouragement soothe the soul like a warm bowl of soup. Great food for thought is to keep lifting another up by speaking life into them. 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 work in so things will work out.

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

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.


The Power of Encouragement

December 8, 2012

Carlyby Carly Fierro

A kind word is an extremely powerful tool for both the recipient and the giver. Honest, real encouragement is a rarity in today’s world. Most of us stop receiving steady encouragement after we’re grown up. The “good jobs” and “way to go’s” accompanying our parents’ high fives after a game or sticker on our A-paper are pushed away as we’re expected to toughen up.

Everyone at every age benefits from encouragement. This can be as simple as a, “I think you’d be great at that,” when your friend talks about taking a yoga teacher training course. “I know you can pull it off,” might be all it takes to get your spouse over the fear preventing him or her from learning the new contractor estimating software. Why are we so stingy with our encouragement?

They Know We Care

Sometimes we don’t say encouraging words because we think the person already knows what we think. Why shouldn’t we tell Mom that we’re proud of her for trying out the new water aerobics class? Simply acknowledging someone’s attempts, dreams, and accomplishments only takes a few seconds.

The truth is that even if someone does believe you care about them and want them to be happy and do well, vocalizing those feelings counts for even more. You’re validating your encouragement and sending it out into the universe. It’s suddenly real. We can all benefit from rallying troops behind us.

But What Do I Say?

Some people find it hard to be emotional and get those “serious” words out. Encouragement doesn’t need to be a long, serious process. A little sentence like, “That was awesome!” after your friend tested out karaoke for the first time is all it takes. Remember encouragement is useful for even small things.

We don’t just need encouragement to get that big promotion, make a cross-country move, or have that dreaded but necessary talk with someone important. Encouragement is beneficial to even seemingly minor things. Trying a new fitness class, tackling that Indian recipe, or finally picking up that book are little, daily accomplishments that add to our life.

What the Opposite Can Do

Too often, we’re happy to offer up discouraging words. “That sounds dangerous,” “Are you sure that’s a good idea?” and, “I wouldn’t do that,” are a few things that we find easy to say. Sometimes this is for the best, for example if a person is considering something illegal. However, a lot of the time, the activity in question is relatively safe.

Things like skydiving, traveling to a foreign country, or buying a motorcycle are certainly considered dangerous by some. However, assuming the person is physically fit enough to do the activity and it’s in his or her budget, it’s usually fine. A discouraging remark might be enough to turn a bucket list item into an “I wish.”

Byline: Carly is an aspiring writer who is constantly looking to expand her portfolio by creating content on a plethora of subjects. She has a wide variety of interests and loves writing about anything and everything. She loves that blogging allows her to share her writing with people all over the world.


DERRICK Interview with Solutions Specialist Nicole Bienfang

September 10, 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 Nicole Bienfang who is your Solutions Specialist that gives you the encouragement you need, providing you the tools to make your dreams and goals happen. Nicole is all about pushing herself to reach her full potential in life and
loves inspiring others to do the same.

Let her show you how to get things done, and skyrocket your results, in ways that are simple and effective. Discover new ways to improve your finances, develop better success habits, manage your time, set goals, stay motivated, inspire your colleagues, invigorate your health and vitality, balance work and family, cultivate leaders in your organization, improve your memory, find your passion, live the life of your dreams or make a difference in other people’s lives.

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

To educate our entire nation on financial literacy and the power of self-employment.

E is for Encouragement: What encourages you?

The feedback I get from clients especially the ones who I help through my volunteer service that I do for Allexperts. I respond to all the blog comments on my site and people say that what I post and promote helps them a lot.

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

I offer tons of free resources on my site including movies and tv shows. I update new ones daily as I run across them. I built my own site so I don’t have to wait for a web designer to find the time to keep my readers and clients informed with up-to-the-minute news.

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

Honestly this all happened very organically. From being laid off, to wanting to start my own blog, and wanting there to be an epicenter for all the content that talked about me on the internet in one place. Mix that in with wanting to provide people legal justice, and valuable information that could change people’s ives and you have what has become my current website and business.

I is for Individual: Who is someone we all should know more about and why?

David Klein the creator of Jelly Belly jelly beans. He’s simply an amazing person to know. He’s super helpful, very inspiring, and someone I look up to and ask for guidance regularly.

C is for Continue: When things look bleak what makes you want to continue?

Knowing what my end goal is, and by default realizing the many people I will help by reaching that end vision.

K is for Keys: What 2 to 3 keys for success can you leave for other entrepreneurs?

Any passion can be turned into a career if you are really serious about it. Haters make you famous, there’s really nothing better for business than being someone who is polarizing. You can’t fail as long as you don’t quit.

Visit Nicole Bienfang  to network or for more information.