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 Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC, who is a high-achiever, bestselling author, trusted adviser to executives, international consultant, seminar leader that has has been featured in/on: 60 Minutes, Oprah, USA Today and NPR. Each week Rebecca sends out the SpeakerNet News to over 9,000 subscribers.
D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?
My dream is that Books For Treats will encourage people to give books to children instead of candy for Halloween. Books For Treats is now all over North America and my dream is to have every community have a Books For Treats event in their community every Halloween. In my local community of San Jose we are doing two events this year and our goal is give out 8,000 books.
E is for Encourage. What encourages you?
Positive feedback from others and positive acknowledgement about my work, seeing the light come on when I do something that pleases them.
R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?
I think perseverance and plodding forward even when it seems like nothing else is happening. When you keep progressing and then you get calls up from Oprah it is something that makes you say “wow, if I had not kept moving good things would not have happened.”
R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?
I don’t know if I ever realized that I was ready. When I started speaking I was 24 and I was paid for my first talk. Then a few years later a publisher asked me to write a book. Things happen and you say yes to them.
I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?
1. Jana Stanfield. Jana is a Grammy Award-winning musical artist who helps heal the world by taking others on trips to help others — to Volun-Tour. Volun-tourism is the most fun form of enlightenment you will ever experience.
2. Scott Friedman. Scott is a past NSA (National Speakers Association) president and international speaker who in April 2005 brought the first Global Speakers Summit to Singapore. Three hundred international speakers and meetings professionals from 20 countries attended this event.
C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?
You look at your options and say, “I could be depressed and stay in bed or force myself to throw back the covers and go make something happen.” I look at my options and see which one is going to get me where I want to go.
K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?
Persistence and believing in what you do.
Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?
Early in my career I had a mentor who said, “When something comes into your life that will be to your betterment, say yes to it immediately.” Something magically happens when you say yes to good things.
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