Be Like GWEN If You Want To Win

May 13, 2020

by Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer”

One day I woke in a happy spirit and as I started to look at success stories on social media I kept seeing Gwennetta Wright making it happen and others were putting up emoji signs to symbolize that they were clapping. Then I turned to The Last Dance on ESPN and I started seeing Michael Jordan and they were telling me to “Be Like Mike.” During the commercial break I started to thinking about how Gwennetta puts God into her messages, the work she does for others, the events her and her team do to elevate communities and how it has been a joy to network with her all of these years.  As soon as The Last Dance came back on this melody came into my head singing “Be Like GWEN If You Want To Win” say it again “Be Like GWEN If You Want To Win” so through her name GWEN here is a 4 point plan to put you in position to win.

G is for God. Why do you put God first in what you do? I put God first in all I do because without him I would be nothing. Being an entrepreneur for almost 14 years I definitely know where my help comes from. God has kept me going when I didn’t have any money in my bank account. Every time I had an issue that I didn’t know how to overcome he came in and fixed it. My faith in him is truly the only how I am still standing today. I am very business savvy but I don’t operate my business on the worldly principles most of the time I operate them on Godly principles which is not very popular in the business world. My business strategies have always come from prayer.

W is for Working for others. Why do you help your team so much?  I believe every good leader job is to birth other good leaders. I can’t be operating at my best but the people on my team don’t get the same access. I live by the code that if I eat well, then my team eats well. I give the people on my team a choice. They can eat how I feed them or they can go hungry. If they don’t want what I feed them in knowledge and resources then that’s their choice but the ones who want it I will make sure they have it.

E is for Elevating Events. What made you want to do events like the Toy giveaway and the Back to school events? Honestly, those are truly God assignments. When I started in business God blessed my businesses financially abundantly. In the mist of it all I knew that the blessings that he was giving to me were not just for me but for others. I would be selfish not to give back to those in need if I could make it possible. Those events are definitely faith walks because even though God has blessed me in so many ways for some reason when I have those events the funds don’t ever seem to be there because I usually don’t make a budget for them but every time God guides me and my team to get the resources and finances to pull each event off.

N is for Networking. Why do you network and network and network? Networking is essential in business. It is unfortunate how many people don’t realize it. Relationships in business are everything. Your relationship with someone can open a door of opportunity faster than money. It’s definitely not always about what you know but who you know. For a long time I didn’t believe this until God open my eyes of how important building relationship is. God will use someone who you don’t know to bless you. He will use your connections to get you to the next level.

The bottom line is that if you want to win like GWEN you have to put God first, Work for others, create Elevating events and never stop Networking.

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Flashback Friday

May 1, 2020

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes http://www.derrickhayes.com presents Building Relationships in College and Out at Tennessee State University http://www.tnstate.edu on September 24th, 2013 in Nashville, TN.

Derrick Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University is available for small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops. Please visit Derrick’s website at http://www.DerrickHayes.com and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to info@DerrickHayes.com or call (706) 615-1662.


Don’t Complain…COMPETE: The 7 Things You Will Gain Along The Way

March 29, 2020

by Derrick Hayes the “enTIEtainer”

A few months ago I was at the IMPRESS ME Sports facility with Calvin Hodge and I purchased a wristband that read Don’t Complain…COMPETE! This inspired me to think about The 7 Things that we will gain if we just COMPETE.

C is for Confidence. The more you train to be at your best you will start to see great results when you are in the game. When you see for yourself that you are able to compete with the best that is out there it will instill confidence in you.

O is for Others. As you gain more confidence others will find ways to use your talents and put you in more positions to grow and become great. Even boxers, golfers and tennis players have others with them and behind them so never forget that it takes a team to build up your dream.

M is for Motivation. When you start to see the light that you can become you know that there is a tunnel for you to travel through.  Always wake up with the will to get the most out of your skill. Not everyone has the same talent but everyone has the opportunity to get the same results.

P is for Purpose. The more you play the game or give back to your industry the more you will learn what wakes you up and why you even want to keep on keeping on.  The less you complain and the more you train the more your purpose in life will have the opportunity to gain.

E is for Endurance. When you know your purpose more times than not you are more than willing to give it all you got to make or keep your spot. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. always says “Tough times don’t last but tough people do.” Even when you see a stop sign it does not mean it is a symbol for you to stop what you are doing forever.

T is for Test.  Any scholar or athlete that wakes up motivated with a purpose is going to be hard to beat once they put their feet on concrete.  The more you are prepared and willing to make it happen the more tests that you will pass with flying colors. There are levels for you to climb and each step you take up the mountain the closer you will be to reach your peak.

E is for Excellence. How great do you want to be? Are you the champion that you want the world to see? Ex is in the world excellence because along the way you will have to ex out people, places and things that you used to do that stand in the way of your breakthrough.  Raise your arms in the air like Rocky. You started out as a beginner and now you are a winner.

The next time you get ready to complain, think about this lesson and COMPETE.

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RELOCATE & Stay Great: How The Salgado Home & Relocation Services Team Helps Others Move Coast to Coast and Still Continue Their Dream

October 14, 2016

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Fay Salgado, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fay Salgado Home had a vision that truly came to life after traveling the country with her husband Richard “Big Daddy” Salgado, speaking with countless athletes, front office people, management, entertainers and business men and women, that the need for an all-inclusive, professional relocation and organizational service became apparent. To fill that need, Fay launched Fay Salgado Home LLC and today I interview Fay through the word RELOCATE to give you a unique perspective on how to stay great when you move from state to state.

stanleycupR is for Reason: Why did you want to start a home and relocation business?

I was a former hockey wife for 9 years and this is what has made this journey easy for me. I moved twice a year during trades, minor leagues to the pros and back.  Having to move to Canada every summer during the off season with two children in tow gives me the inside track to identify with athletes, families and especially their significant other with constant life changes in every scenario.

E is for Experience: What expertise do you bring to the table that makes your vision able?

We have a team of experts that we built relationships with over the past 20 years.  Rather it be real estate brokers, shipping or insurance to risk management we know and trust our team members with our clients.

L is for Learn. After you started this venture what do you know now that you didn’t know before?

Building clientele isn’t just about your expertise. It’s about having a relationship of trust which leads to another client. This takes time to formulate especially working with celebrities and their families.

brainanO is for Opportunity. Where do see yourself through this business in years to come and are there other untap markets in the relocation industry?

I recently started developing “Salgado Home Collection” and my goal is to launch our candle collection for the 2016 Holiday season and help homecollectionsupport Brain Aneurysms awareness by giving a percentage of sales to a charity.  After the launch … honesty my vision has no end. With passion and drive the Salgado Home Collection will lead where God wants it to be.

C is for Caution. What are obstacles that people who have to move face and how does your company provide solutions to their problems?

In life we all have obstacles rather it be a divided family, a loss of a family member,  joining two families in one home, divorce, financial woes, job relocation, life insurance or health insurance and it always something and somewhere down the line that we all have to identify with one or more of these scenarios.

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My services provide comfort for their situation that can or could be over whelming at that time of their move.  I guess I kind of look at it as “Every thing will be ok” and there is no better feeling. Example: When of one of my client has insurance needs I refer them to Richard Salgado of www.coastaladvisorsllc.com who has a credible name in name in the industry “Big Daddy” that most know and feel confident with his risk management services. Our network also extends to our clients when they have housing or development needs and we connect them with Elite Real Estate Brokers.

A is Aware. If someone has never moved before and especially not coast to coast what are some other things that they need to be aware of before contacting a company that does what you do?

Anytime you’re doing business with a company you are not familiar with there will always be some sort of risk factor. The first question I would ask is if the company is insured and bonded. If your dealing with an estate, I would ask how much their company is bonded for to make sure it can cover the value of your move and assets. If hiring outside sources to come into your home to organize, make sure they to are insured and bonded. Injuries do happen, things break and you don’t want to find yourself in a situation that could lead you to a lawsuit.

If you’re not buying and renting when you are moving into your next home make sure you always research who you’re renting from. Do background work on the home to make sure the property is not under foreclosure or prior law suits with other tenants. If you’re working with a management company that is locating a rental for you, it’s not usually their responsibility to research public records and investigate past history. The other advice would be to research your community, value of homes and schools.

T is Time. How long does it normally take to help someone move coast to coast and why is this the right time to be in business?

Each client has different needs and services required so to put a time line on a job is almost impossible. We treat our clients like family and a job is never done until they feel the comfort with our service. This is the main reason why I love to book in advance and work with exclusive clientele throughout the sports industry. Each subcontractor signs a nondisclosure contract to assure our clients privacy

E is for Excellence. How important is greatness and what do you want others to say once you have their move out if the way?

I want my clients to say, ummmm nothing and to just see them with a honest pure smile is good enough for me. It’s a great feeling to see a happy home and know I was a part of the process.

What else would you like to mention before we go?

Fay Salgado Home is an insured and bonded company that has clients in the NFL & NHL and for more information people can go to www.faysalgadohome.com

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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.

 


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).

Visit Antavius Weems for more information.


The DAILY Message for Thursday June 11th, 2015

June 11, 2015

“Do they make you BETTER (Begin Evaluating To Tighten Every Relationship)?”

BETTER

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 Wednesday June 3rd, 2015

June 3, 2015

“My life doesn’t discriminate. I go to church with Christians, hang out with Muslims, do business with Buddhists and play basketball with Mormons.”

Mylife

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.