The #1 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 Hotep a native of Long Island and a Georgia resident since 1991. Hotep is the Founder of Hustle University which he calls the HBCU for entrepreneurs focusing in areas of self help and entrepreneurship that can turn your Dreams to dollars, Ideas into income, Passion to profit, and Craft to cash.
I first met Hotep a few years ago at the Twinkie Awards that is produced by Letitia Owens. I still get energized ever time I talk to Hotep and that is why I wanted to DERRICK Interview him.
D is for Dream. What is your dream and what have you achieved?
My dream is for Hustle University to have a seat at the United Nations. When this happens we will effectively be able to broadcast the Hustlers Gospel to people all over the world. This makes it official that you have been brought to the table to make things happen and represent hustlers worldwide.
E is for Encourage. What encourages you?
I’m encouraged by young people that are out there showing the commitment to make their own way. I’m encouraged by people that lead by example , people bold enough to live life on their own terms.
R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?
Combination of leadership of the civil rights movement, intellect of the highest academic, swag of the Hip Hop generation and Culture and the business savvy of an entrepreneur. The mentality of a Hustler.
R is for Ready? When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?
When I realized that people liked what I did but were more interested in learning how I did it.
I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?
Marcus Garvey because he set the precedents and is the prototype for the Nation of Islam and is the archetype for people like Malcolm X, Minister Louis Farrakhan and even President Barack Obama. People should learn more about Dr. Benjamin Mays from Morehouse College as he is the one that inspired and influenced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?
I’m an optimistic opportunist and it is in my nature to see the world for what it can be and also to take advantage of the opportunity to make it so.
K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?
Here are the Hustlers 10 Commandments.
1. Network is your networth 2. Image is everything 3. The early bird gets the worm 4. It’s Lonely AT THE TOP 5. Success is where opportunity meets preparation 6. Business is personal 7. Everything is negotiable Everything 8.It’s not what you or who you know its who knows you 9. It takes dough to make bread 10. Know and believe in thyself
Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?
It is good to have faith but faith without works is dead so get on your hustle.
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