Episode 12

Published on:

30th Mar 2022

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 12 - Derrick "JOD" Washington

Episode Description: 

Derrick JOD Washington is considered family to those of us here at Team #iwontstarve. Over the years, he has grown from a local musician/rapper based in Columbia, SC to now becoming a Master Barber in Atlanta, GA. A journey that led him to Tyler Perry Studios and now CBS. If you are looking for inspiration and motivation to keep going no matter what - look no further than JOD! In this sit down on S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk, JOD gets candid with J Haleem as he shares the highs and lows of the journey to Atlanta, being passionate about a thing, but choosing his natural ability, and making a song for the Las Vegas Raiders through Baddguyz Entertainment. 

Show Notes: 

1:23 - Host J Haleem welcomes Derrick “JOD” Washington to the show 

2:32 - JOD shares his background and the dedication of about 20 years of his life to music 

4:47 - The importance of not fighting against yourself and your natural abilities 

8:10 - How bad do you want it?

9:28 - JOD describes the shift in his stress level and no longer dealing with ulcers 

12:32 - That moment when life shifts and some things are no longer a worry 

14:03 - Being able to sustain yourself 

15:09 - Conversing with his now adult daughter who is on her way to being an EMT 

19:55 - Working at Tyler Perry Studios & becoming elite in his craft

21:20 - Joining at the Barbers Union & being able to spread his wings

22:10 - JOD Highlights the movies he’s worked on Black Panther, Black Panther II, Spider-Man & now CBS 

23:02 - JOD speaks on work ethic 

24:43- JOD shares his three tips for success 

26:08 - JOD describes his entrepreneurial journey 

27:58 - Training employees on your team 

28:43 - Yesterday’s price is not today’s price 

30:32 - Dealing with haters & naysayers 

32:24 - Why it’s hard for people to celebrate others 

36:52 - JOD answers the question of how his mentorship has shifted with success 

40:05 - The blessing of being able to give back 

41:00 - JOD speaks on making a song for the Las Vegas Raiders 

43:47 - J Haleem drops a title for one of his next books, Passion Kills, A S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk exclusive

46:46 - It’s not who you are, it’s who you become 

51:05 - What the acronym S.T.A.R.V.E. means to him 

52:45 - You can’t skip steps 

59:06 - J Haleem thanks JOD for being on the show 

Connect with JOD: 

IG: @jodtheartist 

FB: Derrick JOD Washington 


YouTube: @baddguyz

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About the Podcast

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk (Stand Tall And Reclaim Victory Everyday)
This podcast shares tips, thoughts, and ideas on how to build and successful platform by overcoming challenges and going from Surviving to thriving. Featured guests have overcome struggles and built a career or business by Standing Tall A Reclaiming Victory Everyday.

To learn more: visit, www.iwontstarve.com. Follow J Haleem & I Won't Starve on all social media outlets, @iamjhaleem @iwontstarve. Subscribe to the YouTube channel, S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk

About your host

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J Haleem Washington

J Haleem went from working for $8.00 an hour at the Hampton Inn, to earning 6 figures as a Commercial Photographer in just a few years. He was able to accomplish all this while being a convicted felon. While working for $8.00 an hour he developed his mantra #I Won’t Starve which was the catalyst for him to leave his job after only one year. Over his career, he’s been able to work with international brands like Nike, Save The Children Foundation, NFL, Amtrak & The WNBA.

Since then, he has become pardoned, and now is a best-selling author and motivational speaker. J Haleem uses the #I Won’t Starve message to encourage and motivate students, entrepreneurs and career-oriented individuals. His goal is to inspire you to build a platform to ensure that U Won’t Starve.