The DAILY Message for Friday December 20th, 2013

December 20, 2013

AskDerrickAboutEach week day Derrick Hayes encourages you through a Derricknym, App and Idea to Lift You.

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  • Derricknym: You Don’t Have To Be A Pilot To FLY (Find Love Yourself).
  • App: Today’s word is Childish. Being mature doesn’t define how old you are. As youth we are immature but as adults we should put away childish things. Receive Today’s word in Motivation To Your Mobile app on Android and i-phones.  
  • Idea: Wake up ready.

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Definition of Encouragement

October 25, 2008

According to one of the meanings of Encouragement is 

2.  the act of giving hope or support to someone 

In your daily walk are you giving hope or support to someone? If you are that is what encouragement is all about.

Encouragement for Fathers

October 24, 2008

In a few minutes I’m going to go get my kids for the weekend. I love my children and Im working to put myself in position so that I can see them more often. If you are a father and the relationship with your kids is not right strive to work on it.  Write a letter, make a call or visit them in person. In whatever way you can reach out and make a connection.

No More Devil

October 24, 2008
Did you know that the Tampa Bay Rays made it to the World Series? Last year they were called the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Team officials were tired of losing and wanted a new start so they decided to take the word Devil off of their team name. Last year they were in last place. Tamp Bay had never won more than 70 games in a season out of 162. They got rid of the Devil and have gone all the way to the World Series. What are your thoughts?   

Politics Is Everything

October 24, 2008

Over thirty years ago I would wake up each morning and hear a song that my brother wrote and recorded called “Politics Is Everything.” I never knew that in 2008 it would take 30 years for his musical prophecy to come true. The race for the presidency between Barack Obama and John McCaign is one for the ages. I voted early so I wont have to stand in the long lines. Each day we are consumed with he said and she said with the mindset that we have to filter our conscience and make a politically correct vote for the President.  I can honestly say that some things in this election I understand and some things I don’t. One thing is for sure and that is my vote will count. Have you voted yet?

Teenager Issues

October 24, 2008

What is it about your teenager that drives you crazy? Please send any repsonses to

Encouragement for Meetings

October 23, 2008

Encouragement speaker derrick hayes

“Before you leave work or go to sleep at night, give someone a W.O.E, a Word Of Encouragement”

As with any New Year, resolutions are being made across the globe for 2008. More often than not, countless individuals vow for a change. Be it spiritually, financially or mentally, goals cannot be accomplished without the encouragement to take the necessary steps. With a guiding hand and powerful words, encouragement speaker Derrick Hayes is here to help.

From the work place to the church pews, people need encouragement to propel them to the God-given success they already possess. While it’s inside already, sometimes an extra push is needed. Bro Hayes strives to provide that.

He has the unique, effective talent of composing Derricknyms from countless letters. His critically acclaimed first book by the same name (first print 2000) has been utilized in corporate, religious and scholastic settings. One of the most frequently used Derricknym is W.O.E. Derricknyms can be ordered by going to

He always tells people to make sure they give others a W.O.E. daily. Hayes says, “In the general context, a woe is a problem.” In the Derricknym fashion, it is a Word of Encouragement.

Hayes is a highly sought-after speaker nationwide. He has been featured as the keynote speaker at several events sponsored by such entities as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Auburn University (Ala.), Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee State University, Bowie State University, Georgia Power and others.

As a featured writer, Hayes has had articles and columns appear in several publications and on many Web sites. Hayes has written for Next Step Magazine, Black, the Anointed News Journal,, and others. Most recently, Hayes has been a contributor to the thought-provoking book, Can Hip-Hop Be Holy?

Every Monday Derrick Hayes delivers The W.O.R.D. to faithful subscribers online. You can sign up for The W.O.R.D. at and share The W.O.R.D. with others.

Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University and a member of the Baltimore Worldwide Speakers Bureau, is available for small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops. Please visit Derrick’s blog at; to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to or call (866) WOE-7879.