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

May 3, 2013

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes brings you The DAILY Message on Friday May 3rd, 2013 to empower and inspire you to your next level.

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In This Issue:

1. Daily Derricknym is FACTS. Face The FACTS (Focus Always Creates Total Success). Now you can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.

2. Today’s word is Ear. There two great instruments connected to the outside of the great one in the middle. When we talk we teach but when we listen we learn. Clear out your ears so that you can drum to new success. 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 learn from past lessons.

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.

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

December 31, 2012

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 ARGUE. Learn to ARGUE (Always Relaxing Generates Uplifting Energy) in Peace. You can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.

2. Today’s word is Lesson. Life is the greatest teacher. Obtain knowledge from the right and wrong things you do throughout your journey so that you can become better and improve. It is a blessing when you truly learn a lesson. 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 recognize the blessing and lessons that came your way in 2012..

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.

Today’s word is Life

March 7, 2012

In the word life is the word if. If you don’t try who is to say you will succeed. Life does one thing to you, it takes you through something only to make you do something.

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Lessons From LAFAYETTE: 9 Things I Learned From My Best Friend

January 18, 2012

A few days ago I was going through a box of collectibles and I found a plaque that was given to me for a college graduation present. The plaque reads “Future Businessman Of the Year”.

Most gifts I received after walking across the stage have disappeared. I started to think about my childhood and the one who gave me this gift. When I was in 2nd grade I met a 3rd grader named Junior Mosley. As adults he wants to be referred to by his birth name Lafayette.

We grew up on different streets, went to different schools, and even played on different Little League teams yet time would turn us into the best of friends.

If you asked him he may say that he has learned a lot from me but the truth has to be told and through his name LAFAYETTE I give you 9 Things That I Learned From My Best Friend.

L is for Loyalty. When Lafayette was in college he had a choice that I never had to make. He could stay in school and see his family struggle or quit school and find a job to help provide. None of his relatives asked him to go to work but the man inside him allowed him to clock out of school and clock in for an employer.

A is for Aim. Lafayette always had one goal in mind and that was to be the best. Not being tall with a lot of weight he made up for his lack of size with fierce determination. When I write I’m just like my friend in that I aim to please with my best work.

F is for Flavor. I hear kids these days talk about swag. Lafayette was the one who I first saw on the football field with a matching towel set, not Deion Sanders. Lafayette was ahead of the game and demanded attention with his walk and his talk.

A is for Align. I learned early on that people love winners. Lafayette was super successful in elementary, middle and high School in sports. When girls from other schools knew that he was Batman and I was Robin it made my work easy. Second place was cool as long as my friend came in first.

Y is for Youth. As a youth Lafayette father passed away. I did not know how to react. When my mother passed away Lafayette complimented me on how well I handled things. As an adult I just did what I saw as a youth.

E is for Expectation. If you played ball with Lafayette you expected to win.  If you went to dances you expected girls to like you. Now when I write I expect someone to not only be inspired but for their life to be transformed.

T is for Team. As a Jr. in high school I was a member of a state qualifying relay team. Lafayette was one of th efastest and he took one for th eteam by insisting that he would run the first leg to get us off to a good start. Lafayette gave me an example of how team work can make your dream work.

T is Teach. My brothers were 6 and 9 years older than me and it was not possible for my father to be around me all of the time. Lafayette was my mentor. It’s one thing to succeed and win but it’s everything to learn the process. Being with Lafayette gave me fish but learning from him taught me how to fish.

E is Eye. Lafayette was a mover and shaker. On the field he faked many out and left them laying. He had great vision and could cut back with the best of them. The way he played taught me how to see where I wanted to go so that the path would open before my eyes.  One amazing thing he did with his hands and eyes was catch flies.  I now look for and see things in words that I have never seen before.

Go say hello to my great friend Lafayette Mosley.


October 22, 2011

There are people that you meet in your lifetime that are game changers. In 2008 my wife and I cruised the Fantastic Voyage with The Tom Joyner Morning Show where we met L.J. Holloway. L.J. was on a must needed vacation after having an intensive brain surgery. The journey she was on inspired her book What To Do When Life Hands You A Devastating Diagnosis.

After the cruise L.J. invited us to Jacksonville to attend her Celebration Of Life Annual Benefit. The 5th Annual Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Jacksonville Public Library atrium and courtyard and the guest speaker will be none other than Dr. Benjamin Carson.

I called to check on L.J. one day and it was like my spirit was interviewing her spirit. Through the spirit of L.J. I was given 5 things that others can do daily to succeed.

L.J. for Love Jesus. If you talk to L.J. for more than 5 minutes you will know off the bat the she Love Jesus. She tells me all the time that The Father gaves us His son so we can feel the Holy Spirit.

L.J. for Let Joy. Many stay sad and depressed simply because they won’t Let Joy in so they can Let Joy begin. Like the song says Don’t Worry Be Happy.

L.J. for Lose Junk. Are there people, places and things in your life that are not worthy of your time? Lose Junk so that you can make room for all the jewels that are ready to surround you.

L.J. for Listen Junior. Sometimes we get besides ourselves and don’t keep wise people with us. When we get out of line Listen Junior is what seniors will says to us to keep us in line.

L.J. for Lesson Journal. Don’t just write in your journal, look back from time to time and see how you were able to overcome. One day the one you confide in may not be around. In your journal you will have the insight that you can always turn to.

Since I first met L.J. she has gone from Attorney to Advocate and is the founder of All About HealthCare Advocates in Jacksonville, FL.

Make Them CLAP

September 25, 2011

Rakim said it best in whatever you are doing you have to Make Them CLAP.

C is for Connect. When you take time to get to know someone they will open their window to see who you are and open their door to build a relationship. Instead of finding reasons to dislike someone look for things that you all have in common.

L is for Learn. The more you connect with others the more you can learn from them and the more they can learn from you. Be the one that will teach those that others won’t even try to reach.

A is for Action. Provide an example so others can see what excellence looks like and how their life can truly be. In order to move in any direction you have to get up get out and get something.

P is for Prosper. Fruit falls right next to the tree. If you Connect, Learn and take appropriate Actions there will no doubt be Prosperity in your life. When you CLAP not only will they congratulate you but you will receive a standing ovation.

Words Of Encouragement for REGULAR People

September 14, 2011

Are you ordinary but producing extraordinary results? Even you get down sometimes. I’m here to provide you with a boost to help your caboose stay on the right track.

R is for Reading. Are you currently reading a book? If you said no, know that reading is always a positive way you can advance your kingdom.

E is for Encouraging. Take what you know and learn and apply it by helping others up in their time of need. When others rise it will lift you to another level.

G is for Giving. Sometimes it takes more than words to light the fire into someone’s flame. Join the conversation by showing up and lending a helping hand. What you say is important and what you do is even just as important.

U is for Use.  With the talents you have are you getting the job done? What else can you do to use the gifts in your life to make this world a better place. I wrote this quote “Use Your Skills Or Someone Else Will”

L is for Learning. When times are hard or not going your way do you find out why? Each situation you face is like a class in session. Take notes and you will pass the test each and ever time.

A is for Adjustments. It’s not the one living just it’s the ones that make adjustments that have the most to gain. Don’t let your life rust when all you have to do is adjust.

R is for Remember.  Never forget who you are, a down home REGULAR person. One that Reads, Encourages, Gives, Uses, Learns, Adjusts and Remembers.