The Original Protege a Year Later with Derek Hayden, Episode #207


In this episode of The Power Producers Podcast, David Carothers and guest co-host Sean Kirby interview Derek Hayden, Winner of The Protege Season 1. Derek talks about his takeaways after the competition and how he has applied them to his career. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Derek shares how he is doing after winning The Proege Season 1, as well as the biggest results for him so far. (4:23)
  • Derek discusses how he prepares himself in the morning and how he got these steps from the book “Miracle Morning.” (10:24)
  • Derek explains that he does not know what the criteria for teaming up with coaches was during The Protege. (21:18)
  • Derek shares he has started co-writing a book about transitioning from fully insured group health plans to self funded. (24:33)
  • Derek explains how everybody on the team invested in themselves by submitting videos and doing their best in the competition. (32:07)
  • Sean shares that one of the things he has improved since The Protege is his confidence. (39:36)
  • Derek explains that the thing that separates top-tier producers from the ones who just dabble is taking what they learn and putting it to action. (46:32)

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “The thing that I think separates your top tier producers from the ones who just tend to dabble, I think is that they take what they’ve learned and put it into action.” – Derek Hayden
  • “If you’re considering but you don’t know if you’re going to submit your entry video, just do it because you don’t know what will happen. It could be the best decision in your life or your career. Just do it.” – Derek Hayden
  • “When you turn you start you’re generalists, you’re doing you know smaller Mom and Pop being from a small town Main Street. You get what you got when it comes in front of you. When you start hunting, and you start going after accounts because you know that there’s a problem you need to solve the confidence that comes with that you win one, you get another, another, you win one, and then it’s just, it’s easy.” – Sean Kirby

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