re:Position Your Perspective

reposition-faceAre you an optimist or a pessimist? Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty kind of person? Are you flexible or fragile?

Life doesn’t always go as you plan or expect. Get used to it. Regardless of what happens in your life, you always have the choice of how you will respond to it. Sometimes that choice is easier than other times.

I’m sure that most of the nearly 4 million people that have gotten fired over the past 15 months didn’t expect to get fired. Nevertheless, getting fired could be the best thing for many of these people, especially if they take this opportunity to rediscover their identity, reaffirm their purpose, and rechart a course that is more in line with their passions.

“A pessimist makes difficulties of his opportunities, while an optimist makes opportunities of his difficulties.” ~ Harry Truman

To re:Position your perspective means to assess your current situation in relation to the external environment and then adjust your mental/emotional focus in order to take advantage of opportunities that are not obvious to pessimists. This attitude compels you to be more creative, more resourceful, more clever, and more enterprising than other people are willing to be right now. This mindset also enables you to see diamonds where others only see dirt.

re:Positioning goes beyond just making lemonade out of lemons. It’s applying your creative abilities to the lemonade and then strategically positioning yourself in the marketplace so that you can become the most unique, dynamic and valuable lemonade enterprise that ever existed – in spite of what’s happening in the economy right now!

Here’s some ideas to help get you started down the path to re:Position your perspective:

  • Do “it” differently than what you planned before (whatever your “it” is)…
  • Partner with people that you hadn’t considered before…
  • Pursue a career path that didn’t exist years ago…
  • Leverage technology that didn’t exist years ago…
  • Study a subject that you didn’t care about before…
  • Be more flexible than before…
  • Be more imaginative than before…
  • Merge different ideas together…
  • Have a long-term perspective…

Life doesn’t end with an unexpected setback. Life doesn’t end with a job loss. Life doesn’t end with a failed business.

Today is the start of a new beginning. Learn from your losses. Build from your blunders. Mature from your mistakes. re:Position!

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

re:Position Summit facilitated by Paul Wilson, Jr.
“Shift your life from striving to THRIVING!
~ Learn how to flourish in any economic environment ~
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Alpharetta, GA

*Early bird registration ends April 18th: http://repositionsummit.eventbrite.com

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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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