The DAILY Message for Thursday April 7th, 2016

April 6, 2016

“People differently grow, some do it fast and others take it SLOW (Strategic Lifestyles Open Windows).”

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.

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The DAILY Message for Friday February 12th, 2016

February 11, 2016

“When you give others a lift you will see your life SHIFT (See How Influence Favors Togetherness).”

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.


The DAILY Message for Tuesday February 2nd, 2016

February 1, 2016

“Don’t just look go write a BOOK (Building Others Offering Knowledge).”

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.


The DAILY Message for Friday September 4th, 2015

September 3, 2015

“Others Shine Because I’m a JEWELER (Journalist Expressing Words of Encouragement so Lives Everywhere Receive).”

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.


10 Things I Learned My First Semester

December 13, 2013

AlexisHaddby Alexis Haddock who attends Tennessee State University

This first semester of college has been a rather interesting one. I’ve learned far more than I ever dreamed, not only in the classroom but in life.

1.) Be kind. Be willing to go the extra mile for someone who needs it.

2.) Be accepting. You are never in a position to judge anyone. Take them as they are and accept their differences.

3.) Listen to people. Everyone has a story and ever story deserves to be told. Sometimes, all someone needs is for someone to listen to them.

4.) Forgive, but don’t forget. No matter what transgression someone has committed against you, have it in your heart to forgive them. This is not for their sake, but for yours. You can not live your life with discontent and hate in your heart.

5.) Tell the truth. People will respect your honesty. Don’t mistake being truthful with being rude, however. There is a fine line between the two.

6.) Make friends. Network with everyone. You never know what connections you could have or what memories you could make.

7.) Keep your head up. College(and life for that matter) can be challenging at times, but always know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

8.) Don’t be “that” person. Don’t be the one to bring everyone down. Build people up. You never know what one kind word could do for someone.

9.) Use all your assets. Don’t turn down help. It could make a big difference in every aspect of your life.

10.) LIVE. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Don’t be afraid to dress up or go out. Be spontaneous. Be excited. Be creative. Be happy. Have fun but be responsible at the same time. Be mature but don’t loose your inner child. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Learn from them and move on. Laugh. Smile. Just LIVE.


DERRICK Interview with Luke McGowan the Small Business Advocate at Thumbtack

August 26, 2013

ThumbtackEncouragement 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 Luke McGowan the Small Business Advocate at Thumbtack and represents the company and the answers in this DERRICK Interview are through the voice of Thumbtack.

DOur dream here at Thumbtack is to help service professionals find new customers for less than the price of lunch. We’ve made a lot of progress -250,000 service pros are using Thumbtack to find new customers, but we still have a lot of work to do.

EThe Thumbtack team comes from many different educational backgrounds. Big colleges and small colleges. Universities on the east coast, west coast, midwest, and abroad. Law degrees, engineering degrees, business degrees, you name it. We put all of our educations to use helping service pros grow their business.

RThumbtack has a team of online marketing experts who know how to create advertising campaigns that connect with customers. We have a team of designers and engineers who have created a simple, easy to use product that is always being improved. We can leverage the strength of our community of pros in a way that smaller companies couldn’t.

RWe realized we were ready when we started seeing our local service pros double or even triple the size of their businesses using Thumbtack. When we realized we could do that, we knew we could help 1,000s more pros.

IWe can do better than just a single individual…here’s 7 pros who have used Thumbtack to achieve success in their businesses – http://www.thumbtack.com/pros/stories

CWe have had to lift ourselves up and be scrappy – like many of our service pros, we are still a small business ourselves. Fixing the market for services so that customers and service pros are satisfied is no easy task – but we love big problems!

KThere are many keys to success, but we would say that working hard is one of the biggest. Our team is working around the clock, and a huge reason for our success is the energy we’re able to put towards moving forward. We also make an effort to surround ourselves with quality people, both here at HQ and in our network of pros.

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BEYONCE KNOWLES Is The Derricknym Of The Day

May 31, 2012

A Derricknym is an acronym with a touch of Derrick where words are messages of encouragement.

BEYONCE KNOWLES  (Being Everything Your Others Need to Create Excellence will Keep Nurturing Optimism With Love, Expectation and Service).

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