DERRICK Interview with Entertainment Attorney Antavius Weems

July 20, 2015

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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 Antavius M. Weems who is the managing partner of The Weems Firm, P.C., a premier full service law firm in downtown Atlanta, which focuses on Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Entertainment/Sports, Corporate Reconstruction and Family Law.

Prior to joining The Weems Firm, Antavius was an attorney with Fulton County, Georgia working in the Juvenile Court Office of Child Advocate Attorney focusing in the area of deprivation and neglect, representing the “best interest” of the children that came before the court.

Before working with Fulton County, Antavius was an attorney with the City of Atlanta, representing the City in criminal preliminary hearings and trials. Mr. Weems also served as the liaison from the City Solicitor to the State Legislature, focusing on legislation that impacts the City’s legal standing in the criminal area.

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

To make a solid impact in the lives of others. As a Lawyer who served as a Therapist first, I have a different philosophy on law. I believe that we have to use it to positively change the loves of people who are in conflict.

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

I have a Bachelors Degree in Polictical Science from Clark Atlanta University; a Masters Degree in Social Work from Whitney M. Young School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta Univerity; and a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law. I use them all everyday in my practice

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

I believe that I try to look at the gray area in every situation that I encounter with or on behalf of a client. Its not enough to just see one side. The true reward comes in seeing the point of view of the other side and growing enough to understand it, although you may not always agree.

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

When I was named one of the Nation’s Best Attorneys by the National Bar Association/IMPACT. One of my highest honors, along with being named a Super Lawyer.

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

Attorney Lairin Taylor. I admire the tenacity, strength and perseverance of this young brother. He is indeed a force to be reckoned with in the Legal industry.

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

People trying to place me in a box based on where I come from. I was not your traditional pedigreed Attorney. I come from the rougher side of the tracks. However, in my mind, it makes my story even sweeter.

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

Be who YOU are. Never hide from your story. Find a way or make one (motto of Clark Atlanta University).

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DERRICK Interview with Mr. Tycoon Wahid Shakur

February 4, 2014

TycoonEncouragement 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 Mr. Tycoon who is an Internationally renowned Motivational Speaker, Personal Development Coach, Investment Real Estate Guru, and Entrepreneur of Success, Mr. Tycoon is legendary for his “tough but fair” deal-making and negotiation skills. His bestselling book,“Success Is Not A Secret, It’s A System,” extracts the lessons he learned on the road to building his successful real estate investment company and personal fortune, and is the “must-have” guidebook to achieving financial and personal success.

Mr. Tycoon oversees the management of a multimillion dollar real estate investment empire which includes both commercial and residential real estate holdings, educational tools and seminars, private consultation as well as personal coaching. Having been mentored by Ron LeGrand, Tony Robbins, Stephen Pierce and Marshall Sylver, Mr. Tycoon is a true product of  mentorship and success. Mr. Tycoon has developed his own brand and prowess in motivating, educating and inspiring people to achieving their financial freedom.

D is for Dream:  – My Dream aka Mission is to help Create a 100 Millionaires in the Next 10 years with 50% of them using the vehicle of Real Estate.

E is for Education: – School of Doctorate from The School Of Hard Knock and Favor! Plus Self Development

R is for Resource: – Resource is my middle name over 15 years of Wealth Building from Real Estate and Personal Development! Plus I have Mastered the skill of Sell & Marketing.

R is for Ready – It was about 7 years ago when I truly realize I had a gift.

I is for IndividualEric  Ah Ha Anderson – A  Master at marketing and help individuals market their Gift to Corporation to  get a paid a Fee to Speak.

C is for Challenges – Everything from being in the game to getting catch up in a ponzi scheme and loosing it all to facing my own depression.

K is for Keys to Success – Not just keep God – Have a true Relationship and do what you have been instructed by The Father. Become the Best at your Craft and Continue to Work On it to you and it become 1!!! I am Real Estate and Real Estate is Me.

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DERRICK Interview with Freeway Rick Ross

March 1, 2013

DIRickRossEncouragement 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 Ricky Donnell Ross, better known as “Freeway” Rick Ross, is one of those rare figures whose experience as a drug kingpin has lead him to a life of rebuilding the community in which he once helped destroy. According to the Oakland Tribune” In the course of his rise, prosecutors estimate that Ross exported several tons of cocaine nationally, and made more than $600 million in the process. Counting inflation its 1.6 billion dollars comparing 1986 to 2010.

Now, he has applied the passion that helped him build an empire to helping the youth, Ross has been given a second chance to uplift his community by giving back through mentoring and sharing his story. He plans to inspire many of today’s youths to achieve their greatest successes without following in his footsteps.

Visit Freeway Rick Ross for more information and listen and learn below from our DERRICK Interview.


Donald TRUMP Is The Derricknym Of The Day

May 7, 2012

Donald Trump

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

Donald TRUMP (Thank Realtor for Unconditionally Motivating People).

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Words Of Encouragement for First Time Home Buyers

April 23, 2012

Chantay BrigdesFirst-time home buyers will face new hurdles in this market in lieu of previous markets. One hurdle they will discover is, there is a far larger range of properties on the market that are characterized as distressed. The majority are short sales, real estate owned or foreclosures. View this as an opportunity, latch on to it and make your dream of owning a home become a reality!

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Clear-Choice Realty & Associates


Words Of Encouragement For Realtors

March 15, 2012

by Chantay Bridges

Never be moved by the market, your success is based on you and not the economy. The housing market has gone down but never forget, what goes down, eventually always turns around and goes up. Be ready and prepared for when it does.

When you experience a slow market, now is the time to increase your training and skill levels. If the current market is motivated by distressed properties, make certain you become an expert in servicing clients with those needs.

Contact  Chantay Bridges, when real estate really matters!


Get A Long: An Original Love Story

February 4, 2012

Copyright © 2012 by Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes

Growing up boys dreamed of marrying one of the Long daughters. Jim Long is married to Karen Long and the rumor is they named Long Island after their family. The saying is that  the family has Long money and their savings will never run out. The Longs made their money early on in residential real estate and later switched over to build a commercial real estate empire.

As a young man marrying a Long was like winning the lottery where everything would be taken for you. The Longs had three daughters and no sons. Each young man that would be given the opportunity would be treated just like he was a Long.

The three daughters were Kali 30, Joan 28 and Cassee 23. Kali and Joan were successfully married and where the story begins everyone in the family is wondering when Cassee will find and marry Mr. Right.

In High School Cassee became real good friends with Joe Joe Johnson. Joe Joe was a great fit for Cassee but because of his economic background she never felt the family would approve of Joe Joe becoming one of them. Joe Joe was not naive but he liked Cassee and remained good friends with her throughout High School and College.

During college Cassee became serious about Jamir Jefferson, a college All American running back who was projected as a 1st round draft pick in the NFL. Cassee and Jamir met as Freshmen and have dated for four years having an optimistic view of having a family with kids one day.  Jamir liked the idea but wanted to wait until he established himself with his professional football career.  Cassee  was more ready especially with seeing how Kali and Joan were living the American dream like their mom and dad.

Jamir went to the NFL Draft Party. He was selected the number 1 running back at pick #16 by the New York Jets. Since the draft was in NY the crowd went crazy. Jamir had went to the draft alone and did not invite Cassee. After the draft Jamir met with Cassee and let her know that he wanted to move on as just friends. Jamir wasn’t ready to be tied down for the Long haul with the Long family.

Cassee was full of tears and as usual called on her Joe Joe. Double J as many call him was always there for Cassee no matter what. Cassee asked Joe Joe to meet her out for dinner and the two began to establish a bond even greater than the one they already had.

Joe Joe went to see Cassee graduate from College with a B.A. in International Business from Harvard. Joe Joe never went to college but remained a mainstay at his job that he has held since High School. In 6 years he has gone from grocery bagger to one of the youngest Store Manager’s in company history.

Cassee decided it was time to introduce Joe Joe to her family as Mr. Right. Everyone was happy for her even though Mr. Long had some concerns about the finanacial future of their family. Mr. Long wanted to know if a Store Managers salary could provide Cassee with the type of lifestyle that she was accustomed to?

Joe Joe laughed lightly saying to Mr. Long “if anyone signs a prenuptial, it won’t have to be me”

“Mr Long have you heard of EOJ International?” “Yes I have Joe Joe, my two son in laws work for the company and are both earning well over six figures a year”

“Well if they are earning six figures how well do you think I’m doing? I own the company and EOJ is my name backwards. When my Grandfather died four years ago I inherited the company. I never said anything because I wanted people to treat me the same whether I had a lot of money or not.  Mr. Long I read in your book, Long Money, that a key to wealth is to put a great team together, keep them happy and get the hell out of the way. For four years I have done just that with great success. Running a store helps me run my other businesses and at the same time I get to shape lives.”

Six months later Joe Joe was able to Get A Long as he and Cassee tied the knot.