DERRICK Interview with Running Scared Author Robert Leon Davis

September 20, 2018

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 Robert Leon Davis who is the Author of Running Scared and in this book he details his former life of a young, 22 year old, cocky and arrogant police officer, who committed a crime in 1979, was arrested, skipped bail, and became known as one of America’s longest running fugitives without being apprehended; for 22 years.

The U. S. Marshal Service and FBI (interstate flight to avoid prosecution) searched for him for over two decades.

The book details how he lived a nomadic life in the woods and forest, and his travels throughout various cities.

It also details how he hunted and consume wild animals, how he dealt with the elements, as well as how he conquered loneliness.

The author eventually “voluntarily surrendered” in 2001, by then nearly 50 years of age, after what he described as a revelation. The Judge gave him no prison time, but released him on probation, after assessing that he “eventually incarcerated himself”.

The author travels the country for the last 16 years speaking to potential police candidates, churches, schools, and various organizations about crime and corruption.

Since his “surrendered” he’s been featured on The 700 Club with Pat Robertson, NPR stations nationally, Snap Judgement, various newspapers, and CBS did a special segment on his life.

Now a senior citizen over 60, and looking back over 40 years ago, he now appreciates freedom.

The author was (and still is) soo sickened by his past life, (especially dishonoring the badge), that as a token of his appreciation for forgiveness, profits from his books are donated to The St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and various women and children abuse organizations.

This book is an example to all that repentance can actually be demonstrated in a positive way. His motto is;

“Learn to forgive so that you may be forgiven”.

D is for My DEVOTION to revealing the secret tactics of bad/rogue law enforcers, who has dishonored the badge and the communities trust. Many, through my website and articles, have been reprimanded or jailed. It’s a token of my bad experiences as a bad cop.

E is to EDUCATE the common citizen, also through my book and online articles, that just like you have bad carpenters, bad auto mechanics, etc., why wouldn’t one believe there are bad cops? Every vocation had a bad worker.

R is for RESPECT. Even if a law enforcer has an issue with your dreads, your style, men wearing earring, or ladies with tattoos, he must still respect you as a human.

Oftentimes, not only law enforcers, but everyday people who don’t share your style, has already determined who you are based on their physical observation of you.

I’ve personally have had to get over this hump. Just wait until they open their mouths, and you may see something totally different.

R is for Repentance. Trust me, God already knew that you and I was not made perfect; by design. Once he brought the Messiah into the picture, there could be no other perfection. The closest that we will become perfect is through repentance. In essence, you get another chance.

I is for Information. Now a days, unlike many years ago, or in the case of people of color, you can Google all sorts of information.

You can discover things you never knew. For instance, through Google, I discovered that the light bulb didn’t, “only” come from Thomas Edison’s mind, but a black person was in the “back”. The main person behind the concept along with Edison was him!

C is for COLORS of people. Listen, the color of your skin is based on a simple pigmentation issue. It has nothing to do with your successes, or lack of successes. It’s the mind, or the thinking processes of the mind. An examination of any human mind is all grey, and only weight about the same weight across the board. It’s just grey matter. The inside is what matters.

K is for Kindness. Ever been at an appointment or other venue where children of different races are together? Notice how they gravitate towards each other?

They, at that point, don’t understand racism, bigotry, or even hate. They are naturally kind to each other. Maybe some of us should look at that hard. It’s deep.

Visit www.authorsden.com/robertdavis for more information.


DERRICK Interview with Former NBA Player and Entrepreneur Jonathan Bender

August 5, 2013
Photo by JB Intensive

Photo by JB Intensive

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  Jonathan Bender a former NBA pro and now philanthropist and entrepreneur who serves as CEO of JB Intensive, which markets his own medical device invention—the JB Intensive Trainer therapeutic solution that generally relieves chronic knee, hip and back pain and helps athletes reach fitness or training goals.

D is for Dream. What is your Dream?

My dream is to build a great business empire and share my success and entrepreneur secrets with others to plant hope within their lives and to help guide them to their vision of success.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

Knowing that God has me in the palm of his hand and he is in the driver’s seat encourages me to move forward.

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

My energy, consistency, determination and will to finish gives me an advantage when getting a job done.

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

I realized I was ready when I answered the question of what do I want out of life, then I was forced to create the roadmap and follow it.

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

Christ, because he is the beginning and the end and nothing can be done without him. He is everything!

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

Failing is how we learn , you see a failure is really a success in disguised as long as we learn something from it you should step out actually knowing what to do the next time.

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

First understanding what you want at the end of the day. Second explore what makes you tick and what gifts and talents that you have. Third research someone who has what you want and lives the life that you want that is doing what you inspire to do. Fourth move right away. Things do not have to be perfect you cannot side step failure, it will always come but make sure you learn from it every time and press forward.

Visit Jonathan Bender for more information.