Giving Back in the Right Places

At 6:15 AM yesterday, I walked out of my home an hour and a half before I usually do. Why? Because I had agreed to volunteer on the Bull City Breakfast for Scouting's committee. Why? Two reasons. First, there are children who need assistance paying for programs like this and I believe that the dollars raised … Continue reading Giving Back in the Right Places

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Stacking Your Hand

When you go to conferences, the minute you get back to your room, write down characteristics on the business cards you've collected that will make you remember who you you met. Shoot, don't just do it for conferences. Do it every time you get a new business card. And, then, use the card. Short lesson … Continue reading Stacking Your Hand

Cutting Dead Weight

This morning, first thing I did was check out the new episode of one of my closest friends’ YouTube series. Motivational speaker and entrepreneur Natasha Nichole Lake is all about empowering millennials and women to follow their dreams and make themselves better versions of themselves. Check out her latest video, Smartest Person in the Room, … Continue reading Cutting Dead Weight

Be Open

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to serve as the official photographer for my first major event. Mind you, I don't claim to be a photographer. I own a camera. For my birthday, my wife got me (us) an additional lens. I'm very much a novice. But I've taken a liking to the hobby … Continue reading Be Open

Raw Materials and Raw Potential

The paper that you sign your name to when you sign your work benefits or go to the bank and fill out a withdrawal slip or sign an agreement with a new client is, at it's rawest form, no more than wood that has been cut down by an ax or a chainsaw or some … Continue reading Raw Materials and Raw Potential

In a Hong Kong Minute

Hey folks! I'm back in the United States! Thankfully I had automated Monday's post because I was in no position to write on Monday. In Europe, I gave you a rundown of what was going on everyday in real time. This trip, however, was so short and jam packed that I decided I would just … Continue reading In a Hong Kong Minute

Be a Good Friend

The title of this post sounds simple enough, right?  But what does it have to do with your professional development?  Well let me tell you what I'm sure you've heard before: It's not about what you know but who you know. As some of you who follow me on Instagram and Twitter (@DeryleDaniesJr) know, I … Continue reading Be a Good Friend