The DAILY Message for Tuesday September 8th, 2015

September 7, 2015

“Less wrong and more WRITE (When Readers are Inspired They become Excellent).”

Derrick Hayes is known as the “Encouragement Speaker” and is available for speaking engagements and Derricknym signings at meetings, conferences, and events. Please visit email or call (706) 615-1662 to book Derrick Hayes now.

The DAILY Message for Tuesday June 3rd, 2014

June 3, 2014

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

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  • Derricknym: Look Up When You’re DOWN (Dig Out Wisdom Now).
  • App: Today’s word is Pen. The most famous pencil is number 2. You can use your pen and come in first place. Before you sign anything read carefully. Power in the pen. Receive Today’s word in Motivation To Your Mobile app on Android and i-phones.
  • Idea: Live like you want it and give like they need it.

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Why It’s Important to Build Relationships in College

October 16, 2013

KristyHBy Kristy Hessman

Whether you know it or not, the relationships you form as a college student are invaluable to your future. From the day you move into your dorm, to the day you walk across the stage with your graduation sash, gown and cap in place, you have the opportunity to make connections that can change the course of both your personal and professional future.

That’s why it’s a great idea to get involved in a wide variety of clubs and organizations during your time in undergraduate or graduate school. It may seem like common sense if you are interested in, say, politics to get involved in student government, but there are a number of organizations – from sororities, to fraternities, to sports clubs, to service organizations – that can help you expand your network of connects beyond your usual comfort zone.

I myself have countless examples of how the close friends I met while in college influenced and changed the course of my life, but what really surprises me is how many of my college connections turned out to benefit my professional future.

I attended undergraduate school at Oregon State University. The school didn’t have a formal journalism school but it did have Liberal Arts major, which was my major. I graduated with a BS in Liberal Arts with a media focus and a minor in business. During my time at OSU I spent three years working at the school newspaper where I met a number of colleagues and friends with similar professional interests. After going on to graduate school and later getting a job as a reporter, I used a number of my connections to help start my career.

Later, after having worked as a journalist and then spending years in the corporate marketing and communications field, I was ready to return to writing. I reached out to a college friend who I had worked with at the student newspaper. She was able to get me my first freelance gig with a financial publication. As I became more established as a freelance writer, a different colleague from the same student newspaper got in touch with me to help a friend of his who needed some writing done for his newly started venture. That then led to another freelance contract from his friend who owned a small business. And it all started because of the relationships I built as a student back at Oregon State University. The moral of the story? Never take for granted the relationships you can build while in college (and beyond).

Kristy Hessman is an Oregon State Alumni and freelance writer who lives and writes San Francisco, California.

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.

DERRICK Interview with Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman

September 5, 2012

Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman - Author, Dating Coach, Life Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychologist, Relationship Coach, Speaker/Presenter - New York, NYEncouragement 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, entrepeneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman who is a licensed psychologist, owner of My Dating School, author of Dating from the Inside Out, published by Atria Books, a regular speaker at The Learning Annex and is the NY Love Examiner. She’s been an expert on television like the CBS Early Show & the AM Northwest Early Show and a radio guest on the Curtis Sliwa show.

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

I have achieved many of my dreams.  I wanted to marry my soulmate, have a boy and a girl and buy an apartment buy the beach.  I did that.  I also wanted to be a published writer and my first book was published by Simon and Schuster.  I wanted to help people and do work that I love and I’ve accomplished this as a psychologist, coach and author.

E is for Encouragement: What encourages you?

It encourages me to know that if we all share our gifts in a context of love that we can make this world a better place.  It also encourages me to have teachers that I love around me.  I made two collages with authors and healers that inspire me and have them framed in my house.

R is for Resource:  What resources do you have that makes you unique or stand out?

I am a psychologist and dating coach who writes, speaks and teaches.  I also went to the High School of Performing Arts in NYC for voice.   I am always learning, attending workshops and reading groups.  I’m creative and love to share my message in different ways.

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

I’ve always known I wanted to be a writer and speaker but after 2008 I focused on practical things with two kids and working.  Then in March of this year I learned I had breast cancer and had to undergo a lumpectomy and 8 months of chemotherapy and radiation.  I was walking on the beach and I asked my Higher Self if I’d accomplished what I was meant to do here.  The answer came back yes (for the reasons above) but I got a clear message that I needed to publish 22 books as my legacy.  After this I became very directed and seemed to have energy to write and publish my book, ‘When Mars Women Date: How Career Women Can Love Themselves into the Relationship of their Dreams,’ even during the chemo. I also started my own publishing house called Parachute Jump Publishing with the motto ‘Books that Inspire You to Love More’ with the intention of a 22 book countdown.  I have 4 books so far and will also be writing one about my cancer experience soon.

I is for Individual: Name one person that others should know about and why?

My sister visited me when I was first diagnosed and she told me to call a man named Christopher Dilts that she knew in California.  He worked with angels and was a healer.  He has a website called  I was a bit skeptical at first but I really liked him and I am a tough critic when it comes to healers.  He confirmed the spiritual purpose of my cancer and my soul ‘s mission to write and help many people (that I just mentioned).  I have loved our conversations and have found him to be wise, supportive and very on target during this challenging time.  I would hope that others who are like-minded would avail themselves of his services and support.

C is for Continue: When things look bleak, what makes you continue?

When things look bleak, I remember that we are all here for a reason and I return to my purpose.  I have told myself, ‘My mission is stronger than my cancer’ while I was going through treatments.  The love of my family and friends also keep me going and my desire to share my love and gifts in this world.  Getting messages from my Higher self helps too because these messages are always wise and empowering (unlike our super ego messages that are punitive or belittling).  It helps to know the difference and to remember to live from a place of Love.

K is for Keys: What keys to success can you leave for others?

I think that a belief in yourself, a belief in your intention and persistence, is key.  Create what you want from the inside out first.  This means that if you get rejected or things aren’t going so well ‘out there’ you remember who you are and that what you are creating matters.  If you remain in that place long-enough, you will attract people at that same frequency and will effect outer change so the outer world reflects your inner one.  Or, at least you will live your life aligned with your values and Higher self.

Check out Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman’s new book, When Mars Women Date: How Career Women Can Love Themselves into the Relationship of their Dreams.

Today’s word is Journal

August 17, 2012

Pull out a pad and pen or just type into a document on your computer each day for the next 21 days. If you take this challenge you could have more than a journal that can be turned into a novel or movie.

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes inspired Motivation Your Mobile to bring an original quote daily to Android and I Phone users.

Words Of Encouragement For Authors

April 3, 2012

by Bernadette Boas

Since deciding to write my second book, just days ago, I have been reflecting and laughing over the emotional highs and lows experienced throughout those seemingly endless months of writing. Fortunately, the end result continues to be so exhilarating, all of those ups and downs have long been forgotten; until now.

I can recall it like it was yesterday, the feeling of goose bumps covering my body at the mere idea of writing a book. It was an absolute high, triggering giggle attacks that lasted for days.  At that very moment, I told myself to recall those goose bumps any time the lows hit hard, because I had a real feeling that they would. And it didn’t take long.

The idea both excited and overwhelmed my family, friends and business peers. Most of them praised my bravery, but the naysayers came out of the woodwork; telling me that it would be too hard, take too long, or would not amount to much.  Their responses caused me to learn quickly how to block out their noise, thank them for the input, and continue writing away like a mad woman. But there were also days, even weeks of writing paralysis.

Three months in, writing only on Saturday’s and Sunday’s, I found myself staring aimlessly at a blank sheet of paper on my laptop. I sat frozen, empty, and void of any ideas.  I prayed for the goose bumps, but felt nothing. Fortunately, my editor and friends talked me through the low days, reminding me of my goal and purpose for the book. Little did I know that writing the book, filling those two hundred plus pages, would be the easy part.

Many people will tell future authors, Doors will fly open once you have a book. They fail to mention that it would be them that would have to open those doors. Much like the myths of the internet; writing a book (or having a website) does not guarantee that anyone will find it and buy it. Once your book is published, by a traditional publisher or on your own, the real work begins.  Getting the book in the hands of readers, businesses, or the media, takes endless hours of marketing, socializing (online and off), promotion, and money that very few plan to spend. But the one thing an author should always remember is the reason they wanted to write the book in the first place.

The purpose and goal they defined up front. The possibility that one day, maybe on a plane or sitting at a coffee shop, they will glance over and see their book being flipped through by one of their fans. And if none of those things work; always remember the goose bumps felt when they decided to journey out into authorship. Those goose bumps are worth every ounce of sweat and tear a writer may experience on their way to becoming an author.  It is their badge of achievement. Wear it well.

Visit Bernadette Boas for more information.