Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”:
In this episode of the I AM CEO Podcast, host Gresham Harkless interviews Reverend Isaac Hayes, the president of Healing of the Soul Ministries and author of the book “Men After God's Heart: 10 Principles of Brotherly Love.” Reverend Hayes is also an Assistant Pastor at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, Illinois, and a doctoral student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Reverend Hayes shares his CEO story, explaining that he started his entrepreneurial journey as a gangster rapper in college, producing music with his friends and selling tapes. After graduating, he felt the desire to do more and switched to Christian rap, selling his music while also doing ministry and preaching. Over the years, he gained traction through social media, YouTube, speaking engagements, and even television appearances. Reverend Hayes then authored a book focusing on the principles of brotherly love.
As a transformational business, Reverend Hayes focuses on using various mediums to connect people to Christ and make a positive impact on their lives. His secret sauce lies in his ability to make connections and correlations, effectively communicating and translating the teachings of the Bible for people to grasp.
Reverend Hayes's CEO hack is devotion, emphasizing the importance of quiet time with God, reading the Bible, and reflecting. His CEO nugget of wisdom encourages listeners to prioritize rest because everyone is human. Perseverance pays off, and having conviction in oneself is crucial for success.
To Reverend Hayes, being a CEO means making tough decisions while ensuring one is rested, refreshed, and centered, as significant financial stakes are often involved.
Overall, this episode offers insights from Reverend Isaac Hayes, a mentor, pastor, author, and entrepreneur who creates an impact by leading people to Christ. Listeners can gain inspiration and practical advice on connecting with others, living with purpose, and making a positive difference in the lives of others through their entrepreneurial journey.
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Isaac Hayes Teaser 00:00
I strongly recommend and I would hate to think what my life would be like if I did not have that moment every morning to just start my day in mindfulness to use that language or to just center yourself, whatever term or phrase you want to use.
But for me, it's having that devotional time with the Lord.
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Gresham Harkless 00:49
Hello, this is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we've hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them, business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners, just like you, what I like to call the CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.
This month, we are focusing on CEO Hacks and CEO Nuggets. This is by far one of my favorite questions I asked on the show. In other words, I asked, what are the apps, books, and habits that make you more effective and efficient. Those were the CEO hacks. Then I asked for a word of wisdom or a piece of advice or something that you might tell your younger business self if you were to hop into a time machine. Those were the CEO nuggets. That's what we'll focus on this month and some of this top ones that can instantly impact your business.
I love all the questions, but with every episode I felt I would walk away with something I could look at and implement, right there to save the precious resources, time and money, or I would also learn about the advice, tips and tidbits or tools of the trade on how to level up our organization. So you'll hear some of these this month. So sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I AM CEO podcast.
Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Reverend Isaac Hayes of Healing of the Soul Ministries. Reverend Isaac, super excited to have you on the show.
Isaac Hayes 02:26
Gresham, I'm glad to be here. Thanks for having me.
Gresham Harkless 02:29
Yes, excited to have you on and talk about all the awesome things that you're doing. Of course, before we do that, I want to read a little bit more about Reverend Isaac Hayes so you can hear about some of those awesome things.
Reverend Isaac is the President of Healing of the Soul Ministries, and author of Men After God's Heart, Ten Principles of Brotherly Love. He is also an assistant pastor at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, Illinois, and is a doctoral student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Reverend Isaac, super excited to have you on the show again. Are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?
Isaac Hayes 03:02
Let's go for it.