The Derrick Hayes SUMMER Challenge

July 10, 2015

EmceeOnce I came up with the idea for the SUMMER Challenge I thought people would come and share their life through it. Not one person was in a hurry to Get published, Get noticed, Inspire others and Change lives. 

I can’t blame anyone but myself because if you ask someone to do something you should do it first or do it with them. Here is my SUMMER Challenge and when you do yours it can be turned into a Bio, Article, Speech, Book or Documentary.

S is for Story. Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Derrick Hayes also known as The Encouragement Speaker and I write and speak to encourage others to use their gifts so that they can position themselves to be able to build relationships effectively. 

U is for Unique. What is different about you?

One of the things that is unique about me is that I have a gift to turn names into positive messages right before your eyes that I call Derricknyms.

M is for Mountain. What obstacles have you had to overcome?

One obstacle that recently overcame and work on daily is to keep my cholesterol and weight down.

M is for Momentum. What did you do to overcome the obstacles?

After asking God about my diet it was revealed to me that I should stop eating meat. I followed those instructions and I have only had meat a few times since 2013.

E is for Encouragement. How do you encourage others on a daily basis?

On a daily basis I encourage others with The DAILY Message that includes a Derricknym and through Motivation To Your Mobile an app that you can download for free on Android and iPhones.

R is for Reason. Why are you here on earth?

I feel like I’m on earth to show at least one person that you can make and that they should never ever count you out. 

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 Friday July 25th, 2014

July 25, 2014

AskDerrickAboutEach week day Derrick Hayes encourages you through a Derricknym, App and Idea to Lift You.

(Please read, Like, Share, Retweet or Reblog The DAILY Message)

  • Derricknym: Before You Gossip, GOOSE (Get Out and Observe Someone in Excellence).
  • App: Today’s word is Hardship. In life you will face trials and tribulations that can leave you in danger. Fellowship and Relationships can help you through hardships. Download the Motivation To Your Mobile app on Android or I Phones to receive Today’s word.
  • Idea: Walk the type rope. This means if you can tell your story you can sell your story.

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.


A Heart of Gold with a Silver Lining

December 21, 2013

Kristenkellumby Kristen Kellem a Journalism Student at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois.

I have some friends that are married and are not in recovery. The husband doesn’t have a problem, the wife does but she hasn’t hit her bottom yet. I have known the wife’s daughter since kindergarten. That’s how I met the couple. I go over to help them from time to time to help out because they are both disabled. When it’s time for me to go to a meeting or do service work, they don’t understand why I’m so involved without getting anything from it, but they see the change. Maybe one day she will join this wonderful program from watching me change.

When I was active in my alcoholism and addiction, I always expected to get something out of whoever I was helping. Whether it be money, alcohol, whatever you had that I could benefit from I was planning on walking out with. If you couldn’t help me I didn’t have the time or the want to help you. Needless to say I was very selfish.

Now that I am involved in this amazing program, I can do things to help people and enjoy it and not expect anything from it. Even the little things that help can make a person smile mean the world to me. Day by day, more of the promises are being fulfilled for me. It is an amazing thing to know I might have changed someone’s life. I have always wanted to help others and now I’m doing that and it’s a sincere, peaceful, fun thing to do.

I have also learned that the more I help others, the more they are helping me. Whether they know it or not, they probably have helped me in numerous ways. A smile, a hug, saying hello, holding the door open. Keeping it simple can sometimes be the best way to help. Reach out and help someone without expectations and see how good you feel after. It’s an indescribable feeling to me!

My name is Kristen Kellem. I was born in Rantoul, IL on the Air Force Base. I’m 27 years old, and have lived an eventful life. I was addicted to drugs and alcohol, even had a stillborn because of my addictions. Now I have a beautiful son, I’m going to school, going to church and I have 5 months clean and sober. My do I have a story to tell.


The DAILY Message for Monday December 9th, 2013

December 9, 2013

collegespeakerEach week day Derrick Hayes encourages you through a Derricknym, App and Idea to Lift You.

(Please read , Like, Share, Retweet or Reblog The DAILY Message)

  • Derricknym: Do You Tell Your STORY (Share Times so Others can Receive You)?
  • App: Today’s word is Telephone. Do you remember the days when all we had was a dial up phone? Technology has gone from pay phones to cell phones. Mobile matters. Receive Today’s word with Motivation To Your Mobile app on Android and i-phones.  
  • Idea: Stick to your dream and things will come together.

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.


The DAILY (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas to Lift You) Message for Friday

February 15, 2013

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes brings you The DAILY Message to empower and inspire you to your next level.

In This Issue:

1. Daily Derricknym is PLANET. Be The Best For The PLANET (Place where Lives Are Nurtured, Empowered and Transformed). You can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.

2. Today’s word is Abuse. Remove the u and you have AB for stomach and SE for vision. If you are in an abusive relationship or environment I pray you have the guts to see your way out. Mental, Spiritual, Physical and Financial abuse is wrong. This is brought to you by Motivation To Your Mobile and you can download Today’s word to your Android or I Phone.

3. Idea for today is to L with a story to tell. Listen, Leap and Leave room for what you Love.

(Please read and Like, Share, Retweet or Reblog The DAILY Message)

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.


The DAILY (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas to Lift You) for Wednesday

January 23, 2013

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes brings you The DAILY Message to empower and inspire you to your next level.

In This Issue:

1. Daily Derricknym is PLATE. Put Opportunities On Your PLATE (Purpose Lifts Another To Excellence). You can also order your name as a Personalized Derricknym.

2. Today’s word is Action. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave us a dream but it is up to us to turn his message into a continuous movement.  Take action in your life and business. This is brought to you by Motivation To Your Mobile and you can download Today’s word to your Android or I Phone.

3. Idea for today is to share your testimony.

(Contact me if you Like  or Share This Message for my poem entitled “CRY SIS”)

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.


The DAILY (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas to Lift You) Message for Wednesday

November 28, 2012

The #1 Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes  brings you The DAILY Message to inspire, uplift and empower you to your next level.

In This Issue:

1.  The Daily Derricknym is HELP. Do You Need HELP (Hope Elevates Love People)? Order a Personalized Derricknym with your name.

2. Today’s word is Cajole. When people believe your soul they will cajole. When your ideas are brought to the table a little cajole can bring you out the whole. Stay slow like a mole or change things up with cajoleThis is brought to you by Motivation Your Mobile and you can download Today’s word to your Android or I Phone.

3. Idea for today is to share your story with at least one person.

Derrick Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University provides you with The DAILY Message and 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.