DERRICK Interview with Daddy Everyday Author Delonso Barnes

September 30, 2013

DaddyEverydayEncouragement 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 Delonso Barnes, who is an author, filmmaker and marketing consultant based out of McDonough, Georgia, a city outside of Atlanta, Georgia. He is a graduate of The Art Institute of Atlanta and Thomas Edison State College in the fields of Music Entertainment Management and Marketing respectively. Barnes’ is a husband and father of two sons.

D is for Dream:  What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My ultimate dream has always been to make a living (at least equal to what I am making now) in entertainment, music in specifically. However, when I became a father in 2005, the focus moved to assisting others in realizing their dreams. I guess being a father figure to my son shifted my professional aspirations. Now, using my creativity and marketing know -how is how I want to make my living and make my dream a reality

E is for Education:  What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

My educational background consists of an AA in Music Entertainment Management from The Art Institute of Atlanta and a BSBA in Marketing from Thomas Edison State College. Life itself have educated me rather assisting bands in their marketing and promotional efforts or brainstorming with small business owners on strategizing their businesses.

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

My resources are truly at their highest when I’m passionate about the project. When I’m passionate, my creativity, dedication, previous experiences and business sense really shine. I can develop simple marketing plans for projects but when my heart is in it, my strategizing is on another level.

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

Currently, I’m in the middle of marketing and promoting my first book entitled, Daddy Everyday. To be honest I wasn’t ready for this or even wanted to write it. The concept of writing a book about changing the negative perception of black fathers was placed on my heart from the Almighty and intensified by raising my two sons. In addition to Daddy Everyday, I’m in production of a documentary entitled, The East Atlanta Project, about the struggles and life of black hip-hop, punk and rock musicians performing in and out of Atlanta. Music is my roots and I have always been ready for this, just didn’t know my place. I actually had to stop production of the documentary because writing Daddy Everyday was my purpose and I couldn’t do anything else until it was written.

I is for Individual: Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about and why?

One individual in my network others should learn more about is Roy Cummings. His thirst for knowledge and then ability to turn that knowledge into know-how e.g. like photography, graphic design and communication , makes him a valuable asset to a network.

C is for Challenges: What challenges have you had to overcome?

The challenges I have experienced throughout my pursuit of happiness, happiness being working for myself, have been self-inflicted. Procrastination and fear have crippled my progress and focus. Only way to combat procrastination and fear is quite simple in theory, but can be complicated in execution. The solution is, take action. I simply started writing for the book and filming for the documentary. Then I reached out for a little assistance, which also forced accountability on my part. Once I got things rolling, my procrastination reduced, still around though. My fears have subsided and I’m courageous in my business dealings.

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

Research, plan and do it. Regardless of what people say, do it. If you fail, pivot your plan and try again. If you are passionate about your business, don’t let anything derail your focus and dedication.

Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?

If you are looking for motivation or inspiration, you don’t have to look no farther than the person in the mirror. Envision yourself living your dream and let that be your inspiration.

Visit Delonso for more information.

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JUMP Is The Derricknym Of The Day

July 4, 2012

JUMP (Joy Uplifts More Progress) Out The Slump.

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes uses his motivational gift to turn a word into a positive Derricknym.


LESS Is The Derricknym Of The Day

March 13, 2012

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

LESS (Leaving Excuses to See Success) Is More.

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DAILY (Dream And Inspire the Life in You) Derricknym for 3/02/12 is LOSE

March 2, 2012

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

I Refuse To Lose (Let Others See Excuses).

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DAILY (Dream And Inspire the Life in You) Derricknym for 2/15/12 is LATE

February 15, 2012

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

Never Too LATE (Learn And Throw away Excuses).

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Today’s word is List

February 1, 2012

Write down things you can do today, tomorrow and next week. If you do tomorrow’s work today you’ll have less to do on your list next week.

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New York Blog Series Part 1: Booksigning At A Gas Station

November 29, 2011

On our way to New York we stopped for gas in South Carolina. Next to our vehicle was a truck that read Alabama Author. Since I’m interested in reading I had to ask who was the person behind the pen.  Her name is Anne Chancey Dalton who is the Author of Massacre Island. Once I informed her that my kids were also from Alabama she immediately signed copies of her books for them.  Anne also helps other authors get their books distributed to schools and libraries.

Anne mentioned that when she was a teenager she started to write a book. She never finished it until 40 years later, but she finished it.

For more information or to contact Anne C. Dalton:

Black Swans Books P. O. Box 1169 Clanton, AL 35046 Toll Free: 1-888-785-5548 Phone: (205) 280-0618 email: blackswansbooks@aol.com