Rags to Riches – Literally

The other day I heard something very intriguing and it caused me to relate it to how entrepreneurs think. This person made the statement, “It’s improbable, not impossible.” This kind of attitude would definitely describe Chris Gardner.

According to USAToday.com, he once was homeless and slept in a men’s room stall at a San Francisco transit station with his toddler son. Today, he can say his company has managed multimillion-dollar bond issues for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the same transit system that he slept in!

What’s more amazing about this story is that his recently released book, The Pursuit of Happyness, will be turned into a movie due out in December starring Will Smith.

This powerfully inspiring story let’s us know that no matter what situations we face as entrepreneurs or as people in general, nothing is ever too difficult to conquer. We must have a relentlessly resilient attitude as it relates to confronting our challenges and overcoming our fears. And we don’t have to hit rock bottom to be motivated to go to the top.

So the next time you are presented with an opportunity that seems beyond your capabilities, you’re having a hard time closing the deal with a difficult customer, or your revenues are falling far short of your goals, just remember, it might be improbable, but it’s never impossible!

Empowering your for success,


Tags: , entrepreneur, minority business development


About Paul Wilson Jr.
Paul Wilson, Jr. is a "Dream Catalyst" and Marketplace Pastor for leaders and entrepreneurs. He is driven to lead people to unleash God’s potential in their lives through their purpose, passions, and professional skills. He equips leaders with creative, faith-based strategies to flourish spiritually and professionally, while operating from several multi-media platforms, including TV show host, inspirational speaker, and stimulating writer. Paul is the President of Kingdom Business University, which utilizes workshops, consulting, and coaching services to ignite Christian catalysts maximize their God-given mission in the marketplace. He is the author of the life purpose igniter “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative God-Inspired Life!” He is also the host of Passion in Action, a motivational and educational faith-based Internet TV show for social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community change agents. Contact us today to learn more about how he can help your business, church, or community to thrive on purpose!

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