3hrive is Your Ticket to Thrive in this Economy

Airports are wonderful places if you have what you need to get to your desired destination. However, if you don’t have the right credentials or requirements it will be very frustrating being so close to your mode of transportation but not being able to gain access to it.

The same goes with this economy. It’s becoming more entrepreneurial by the day. Whether you’re an employee or entrepreneur, your ticket to thrive will be based on your ability to adopt new skills and adapt current skills to the changing marketplace. That’s what 3hrive 3.0 Career Transition Workshop is all about… equipping you with the necessary entrepreneurial skills to thrive in this entrepreneurial economy.

Your desire can only take you so far. If you don’t have the right skills you will get trapped in an undesirable place.

It’s time for you to reach your desired career and life destinations. It’s time for you to 3hrive!

Thrive on Purpose,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Powerful insights and practical tools for the unemployed, underemployed, and misemployed…

3hrive 3.0 happens Saturday, May 22nd. Click here for more info.

5 Ideas to Increase Your Comfort Zone

Opportunities are not going to just show up inside your comfort zone. Opportunities are seized by those who learn how to step outside their circle of familiarity by taking risks. Risk taking requires intentionally putting yourself in positions of discomfort, which means you have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Here are 5 practical tips to help you learn how to get comfortable with taking small risks, so you eventually can become more comfortable taking big ones…

Sweet dreams,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Dare to dream again in 2010!

Register for the Dream B.I.G in 3D Live Experience! on April 17, 2010For more details please visit www.PaulWilsonJr.com


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Dream B.I.G. in 3D Testimonials

Business experts say that the best advertising is a satisfied customer. So, if you won’t take my word for it that November 21st will be a dream-building, life-accelerating event, maybe you’ll believe  one of my excited previous guests. Check out the video below to get a taste of what you will experience at the Dream B.I.G. in 3D Live Experience

Remember, the $39 early bird discount investment expires November 14th at midnight. You don’t want to miss this momentous occasion to get your dream out of your head and into your life.

I look forward to igniting you and many others to accelerate your B.I.G. dreams on November 21st. For registration details and other information, log on to DreamBIGin3DLive.eventbrite.com. See you there!

Dream your life, then live your dream in 3D!

Your Dream Coach,

Paul Wilson, Jr.

www.paulwilsonjr.com

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A Unique Experience for B.I.G. Dreamers on November 21st

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” ~ Proverbs 13:12

A B.I.G.Bold, Innovative, God-Inspired – dream is a prayer to God of what He’s already whispered to your heart. Don’t defer your dreams any longer. Get your dreams out of your heart and into your life.

Join me on Saturday, November 21st, as I equip B.I.G. dreamers to transform their ideas into reality.

For registration details and other information, log on to DreamBIGin3DLive.eventbrite.com. See you there!

Dream B.I.G.,

Paul Wilson, Jr.

www.DreamBIGin3D.com

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Helping a “Lost Generation” Find Direction

Recently, Businessweek wrote an article, “Lost Generation“, that lamented the negative and potential long-term impact of the current job crisis on youth and young adults. According to the article in the U.S., “the unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds has climbed to more than 18%, from 13% a year ago.” Wow! That number staggering.

As I digested the article, one of the first thoughts I had was how do we better prepare this generation to succeed in this economy? How do we stimulate personal economies at a time when the national economy is still stagnant?

I don’t believe the job situation is ever going back to the good ol’ days of 4%-5% unemployment (and if it does it will take an extremely long time). We need to stop focusing on the skills of yesteryear and shift our focus to equipping youth and young adults with the necessary skills to thrive in this new “entrepreneurial economy”.

I’m excited to be partnered with Top Flight Global Resources and Extraordinary Life Community Church to offer the Fly High Business Seminar on November 7th, 2009 in Conyers, GA. Click here for registration details.

You don’t want to miss this strategic opportunity to reposition your perspective, passions, and professional skills to thrive in the entrepreneurial economy. I’ll see you there!

Dream B.I.G.,

Paul Wilson, Jr.

Transform your dream from an idea into a purposeful, passionate, & prosperous life! www.DreamBIGin3D.com

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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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re:Position Your Aspirations

reposition-dream-green1When we were little kids, most of us had incredible dreams, desires, and aspirations of what we wanted to be/do when we grew up. As a young dreamer, nothing was too impossible or too incredible or too amazing to achieve. What happened?!?!

Why is it that you have put your aspirations on hold? Why did you allow yourself to become a victim (or perpetrator) of your dream’s demise? Why did you forsake the pursuits that would have allowed your passions to be tightly knitted into the fabric of your everyday life?

Contrary to what you may have grown to believe, you don’t have to give up on your dream. It’s not too late to start dreaming again. You just need to “re:Position” your dream.

re:Positioning your dream prompts you to strategically leverage your accumulated knowledge, skills, experiences, and relationships to take advantage of societal changes (social, economic, cultural, technological, etc.), so that you can flourish now and in the future.

The upcoming re:Position Summit on May 2, 2009, will equip you with the tools you need to re:Position your aspirations (Registration: http://repositionsummit.eventbrite.com).

Stop thinking that dreaming is just for children – instead wake up your inner child! Don’t give up on your aspirations. Just re:Position them!

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 until April 18th: http://repositionsummit.eventbrite.com

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Why You Need to re:Position

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May 2, 2009

Alpharetta, GA

“Shift Your Life from striving to THRIVING!”
This current economic environment caught many people off guard. There’s no doubt that it’s been financially devastating for millions of people. However, what’s been largely overlooked and underestimated is the millions of people whose identities have also been bankrupted, because they associated their self-worth with their net worth. Sadly, the jobs and wealth they accumulated through their career and business pursuits also became the source of their personal value, faith and happiness.

The other critical development is that America’s economic landscape will never look the same. Consequently, the career landscape has also changed forever. Many of the career paths that were prevalent before the recession, will not exist after we recover. Entrepreneurship, which before was a nicety, is now a necessity as a viable career path option. However, I’m not talking about greed-driven businesses. I’m talking about businesses that align and are driven by the entrepreneur’s life purpose and are profitable both financially and socially (click here to learn more about “mission-driven entrepreneurship).

“From Recession to Progression!”
Most of the financial pundits spend all their time talking about how someone can recover their bank funds. Yet, how do you teach someone how to recover their identity? How do you help some “recreate” their career path because their industry is being outsourced to another country? The answer is to help them re:Position, shifting their life from striving to THRIVING!

re:Position is a life transition summit, providing you with a strategic approach on how to flourish in this current and future economic environments. Our goal is to equip, enrich, and empower you with motivational instruction and stimulating exercises that will position you for lasting prosperity in your career, business, and life. We will help you to:

~ re:Discover your true identity!
~ re:Purpose your direction in life!
~ re:Charge your passion for life!
~ re:Chart a new course for your career!
~ re:Ignite your ability to conquer your economic giants!
~ re:Generate a healthy understanding of personal wealth and prosperity!

There is no reason you have to wait until the economy recovers to start thriving. This summit will give you a fresh perspective through which to view your current and future life path. Are you ready to re:Position your life and career? Let’s go!

*Register for tickets here: http://repositionsummit.eventbrite.com

Dream B.I.G.,

Paul Wilson, Jr.

Connect with me on twitter.com/pwilsonjr

Are you a B.I.G. Dreamer?

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Dare to be Uncommon!

In celebration of my three year entrepreneurship anniversary yesterday, I created an acronym that describes my experiences in terms of what it takes to be an “uncommon” person, one who is willing to do whatever it takes to see his/her dream accomplished:

Unique blend of humility and ambition, i.e. the drive to excel without running over people.

pink-diamondNon-conforming to the boxes that society tries to put them in.

Courageous commitment that embraces sacrifice and supercedes convenience.

Optimistic expectations in the face of unrelenting challenges, i.e. passionate perseverance.

Maximum utilization of creativity, talents, skills, and resources.

Maximizing opportunities in the moment versus procrastinating.

Overcoming fear in order to accomplish great feats.

Never quit! Never stop believing! Never stop dreaming!

An uncommon attitude yields uncommon results. Dare to be UNCOMMON!

Dream B.I.G.,

Paul Wilson, Jr.

Connect with me on twitter.com/pwilsonjr

Are you a B.I.G. Dreamer?

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5 Activities to Catalyze Your Creativity

child-paintingWhy does it seem that some people are more creative than others? Whether it’s art, music, design, poetry, etc., it’s like these things are so easy for certain people. Yet for others it seems like they don’t have a creative bone in their bodies.

Creativity is not simply an issue of nature (born with) vs. nurture (learned). It’s both. For some, creativity is a natural gift. For others it’s developed over time. In either case your creativity needs to be stimulated.

With the incredible mind that God has given us, His expectation is that we would use it more creatively than we often do. Furthermore, utilizing creativity is an important tool for implementing your dream.

Unfortunately, many people are intimidated by the thought of being creative so they don’t challenge themselves in this area. Interestingly, new research supports the concept of “use it or lose it“, i.e. brain cells can die if they are not stimulated (click here for the story).

Well, it’s not as hard to stimulate your brain cells as you may think. You can “catalyze” your creativity using five easy activities:

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  1. Initiate: Don’t wait to get hit in the head with a great idea. Pursue new ideas through interactions with the Internet, people, books, museums, nature, etc.
  2. Imagine: Schedule time to brainstorm and write down random ideas. Also, keep a journal or voice recorder close by for when these thoughts come to you.
  3. Investigate: Explore subjects outside of your expertise or interest. You may find incredible ideas and concepts in unexpected places that you can transfer to your situation.
  4. Innovate: Don’t just think about it – try it! You never know what’s going to work if you never put anything new into action.
  5. Inspire: Share your ideas with others. You might be able to inspire someone else with something that didn’t seem so great to you. Also, they may be able to add something to your idea to complete it.

In order to continually stimulate your creativity, you need to intentionally venture outside of your daily routine. In fact, these types of activities should be part of your daily routine!

Lately, I’ve be re-inspired by spoken word artists to write some of my own poetry (which I haven’t done in almost 10 years!). I am by no means a poet, but I enjoy poetry and attempting to write poems helps to fuel my creativity.

How do you catalyze your creativity? What is the most creative thing you have done lately? Leave a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts.

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

Connect with me on twitter.com/pwilsonjr

Are you an OA?

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