Finance Your Dream
Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes

Is money stopping you from fulfilling your destiny?

I recently read a book by Hotep called The Hustler’s 10 Commandments. The 9th Commandment is “It takes Dough To make Bread.” Most people don’t know how to raise the dough so that their gifts can make the bread.

Look at every resource in your possession to help you raise the capital before you go to the bank. You will be even more prepared when it is time to take your business plan to a financial institution.

My family members are close to me and have helped me in every step of the way. I want you to look to your F.A.M.I.L.Y. and see how close you are to seeing your dreams come true. Your F.A.M.I.L.Y. network consists of people that are your Friends, Associates, Ministry, Inspiration, from Learning and You. I learned a long time ago that a closed mouth can’t get fed. It’s time that you ask your F.A.M.I.L.Y. for help so that you can live more abundantly.

Friends are people that you communicate with on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Whodini had a hit song back in the 80’s and they sang, “Friends, How many of us have them?” If you don’t have any friends guess what, get to know some people. Do you support those around you in what they do? This is very important when it is time for you to ask for help. Start right here and now and make a list of your closest friends. Start presenting your idea to your friends. Be sincere and specific and let them know upfront what you are trying to do.

Have you asked a friend lately to help support your business venture?

Associates are the people that you communicate with at work and at networking events. People watch you everywhere you go. The way you act and treat others is important. You never know who you might need to ask for help or who might ask you for help? The relationships that you build are essential to the lifeline of your business. Since associates work close to you they know the level of commitment that you will bring to any project.

Who are you associated with and have you asked anyone of them to help you finance your dream?

Ministry allows you to communicate with others through your church and spiritual programming. I recently joined the church that my wife belongs to. I’m getting to know the members as they are getting to know me. I have volunteered to help out with Vacation Bible School and I was asked to speak to the youth at the annual fishing trip. Once we have established a better relationship there will be more opportunities to showcase what I can do and how we can help each other.

Are you a member of a church and have you asked for a blessing lately?

Inspirational people are the ones that inspire you. You can also be an inspirational figure to others. When I first started speaking I met James Amps. James Amps is an international speaker who took the time out of his schedule to show me how to write my first bio and he even encouraged me to write my first book. As James enlightened me, I take a daily walk to empower others to use their skills to pay their bills. Before you lead, follow in someone’s footsteps that have done what you are trying to do. This will save you time and money.

Who inspires you and have you ask them to be your mentor?

Learning. This is all about the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding that you can obtain to help you finance your dream. Learn all you can about the industry that you plan to partake in. Everyone has a different way they learn. Some learn better from reading while others by hearing. The only way to truly know if what you are studying works is to put it into practice. Learn to be patient and find ways to help others so that others will help you.

What do you need to know that can help you attract the resources to help you finance your dreams?

You. This is all about what you can do to help you out. What is your dream and better yet what is your destiny? What is on the inside that you would like to bring to us on the outside? If you followed your heart where would it lead us to? These questions lead to answers that can educate others on what you are attempting to accomplish. The answer most importantly will lead to action. Take action and don’t be afraid to say “Show Me the Money.”

Are you ready to follow your heart and are you prepared to ask your F.A.M.I.L.Y. to help you Finance Your Dream?

Author's Bio: 

Derrick Hayes is the author of Derricknyms From A to Z and is available to speak at Meetings, Conferences and Events. Derrick Hayes can be reached at or (706) 615-1662. *Ask about the $500 Reward Program.*