JULY 26, 2013    |    VOL. XI    |    ISSUE 3

 

A NOTE FROM PAUL

The hectic pace of the everyday has become the familiar versus the rare. One can easily become swept up by inundation and then, eventually, frustration. It is with great excitement that I introduce to you my newest book, Discover the Now—Reflections that Encourage, created as the result of being familiar with the chaotic, but longing for the calm.

With the blessed birth of a new baby girl and at the recommendation of a colleague, the pastime of snapping photographs turned into occasions to decelerate into a more present state of mind. The joy of concentrating on the most opportune angles, lighting, and depth ultimately moved me to share with others what was transpiring right in front of my camera lens. The aesthetic experience demonstrated firsthand that all things occur in the now, if only I would slow down long enough to take notice. It is the smallest happenings that often carry the largest reminders, and thanks to that I am encouraged to encourage others not only through my individual collection of photography, but my personal quotations as well.

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Soon to be released, Discover the Now will invite you to embark on its pages, carrying my wish that you feel the rays of hope that this compilation is intended to shed. During a time when our world is in need of more encouragement than despair, more radiance than gloom, the photos taken and the quotes coined are offered to inspire. My hope is that you will enjoy the images, ponder the expressions, and take delight in conveying them to others when wanting to lift their spirits, too.

My profession has allowed me the opportunity to travel the world and for that, I am most grateful. From large cities to small towns, I have caught a glimpse of spectacular sights and incredible storybook landscapes. However, as astonishing as the backdrops have been, one important truth has been revealed: No matter where you live or where you journey, this world revolves around those who occupy space and those who bring it to life.

It is my hope that this collection serves as a simple reminder of how discovering the now inspires fulfillment in every waking moment. Whatever it is, continue breathing life into each step along your journey, being inspired to inspire others. I am finished chasing pictures and coining quotes for the moment, but my camera and pen will always be packed, ready to discover the now.

Warmest regards,




1700+ Students Attended Western Arkansas Education Service Cooperative's Annual
"Fear No Career" Career Day!

NASPO 2013 Midwestern Regional Meeting

ADVANCING LEADERS

Paul has had the distinct pleasure of working with several diverse groups of individuals recently. Driven by the collective desire to improve and advance their respective fields, the members of the Affordable Housing Association of Arkansas, the National Association of State Procurement Officials, and the State of Rhode Island-Department of Administration share one thing in common: a quest for excellence.

Paul with State of Rhode Island, Department of Administration, Division of Purchases Officials

With the challenges of today's economic landscape, the process through which each of these stellar organizations embrace their respective missions is nothing short of heroic. The leadership, teamwork, and understanding with which they drive progress is a testament to the American spirit. It was a privilege for Paul to have the chance to partner with each of them.

Affordable Housing Association of Arkansas Annual Conference

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

KLRT Fox16 recently invited Paul to be a regular guest during the “Good Day Arkansas” Building Relationships live segment. During his first five appearances, Paul provided tips for healthier workplace relationships that are crucial to forming a mutually respectful rapport with one’s boss, managing relationships with co-workers, and adapting to unavoidable change crucial to an employee's growth and prosperity within their chosen field. Tune in to Fox16 on July 31st to watch Paul's next appearance.

FOX16 News Anchor Greg Dee & Paul

Spotlight

Know Your Nation

Rhode Island

The smallest state of the union, Rhode Island also has the longest official name of any of the states: "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." The state is one of the most densely populated and heavily industrialized for its size. For a state that is only 37 miles wide and 48 miles long, it is notable that its shoreline on Narragansett Bay in the Atlantic Ocean runs for 400 miles!

Facts worth noting:

• Rhode Island was the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.

• Judge Darius Baker imposed the first jail sentence for speeding in an automobile on August 28, 1904 in Newport.

• The Flying Horse Carousel is the nation's oldest carousel. It is located in the resort town of Watch Hill.


Now Available for Pre-order!

With an anticipated release date of October 1, 2013, we are now taking pre-orders for Discover the Now! The collection of original photographs and quotations is available in our online catalog. Order your signed, first edition of Paul's newest book today!

While visiting our virtual store, take a moment to browse Paul's selection of empowering products ranging from motivating tee shirts to training manuals. Whether you are looking for that special gift or a teachers guide to assist in the classroom, we have what you need!


Expand Your Vocabulary

Prolixity
pro-licks-ity

Excessive wordiness in speech or writing; longwindedness.

I enjoy listening to Professor Elliott's lectures much more on days when he isn't prone to prolixity.


Thoughts to Ponder

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is a process; working together is success.

~ Henry Ford

“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

~ Albert Einstein

“It is not enough to be busy. The question is, what are we busy about?

~ Henry David Thoreau

“Every individual awakens to the opportunity of a fresh state of mind.

~ Paul Vitale

The Final Decision is Yours

The latest entry from Paul's blog...It is half past three on a sunny afternoon when you join a few others for a ride after school. One of your closest friends pulls out a six-pack and starts passing the beer around. For weeks now, others have been sarcastically daring you to take your first drink. Deep down, you know it isn’t the best thing to do; nevertheless, you run the risk of not being cool. Do you begin a habit that takes the lives of twelve teens every single day? Do you continue riding as a passenger in a car driven by a friend who is drinking? I wouldn’t—but the final decision is yours.

Drinking and driving is one of the single most preventable causes of death and disease in our society today, yet over 2,900 students die annually in alcohol-related accidents. Considering motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens (an average of 10 teenagers die every day in teen-driven vehicles in the United States where no alcohol is involved), throwing beer or liquor into the mix is like throwing gasoline on a fire. Add to this another 1,300 teens who die yearly from binge drinking…with the risk of alcohol-related injury and death so high, why ever begin?

Many students I’ve had the opportunity to visit with firsthand say they begin drinking for a number of reasons. The peer pressure of being cool and not considered an outcast tops the list. However, some say it calms their nerves and helps them “loosen up” so they can study longer and compete harder in sports. (more)

Join the Hero Within Global Club on Facebook!

As the 2013-2014 school year quickly approaches, we want to take a moment and give a shout-out to each of the schools that have welcomed Paul’s “A Hero Within” message. In keeping with today’s social networking, a Facebook page has been created for students to share their individual and club activities and honors with sister clubs across the nation. While early in its inception, it is our hope that the social media page will provide a positive outlet for students to exhibit their acts of heroism—large and small. Paul encourages you to join the A Hero Within Global Community to learn more about participating schools, help spread the movement, and express your thoughts about your heroic acts and those of others! To find out how your school can participate in the empowering, character-building program, A Hero Within, call Paul directly at 501-663-1454.

Like Us on Facebook

For those of you who are friends of Paul on Facebook, youre familiar with his weekly postings of both trivia and inspiring quotations. If you have a favorite quote or suggestion that youd like to share, send it to Paul and hell consider including it in “TUESDAYS TIME OUT” or “THURSDAYS THUMBS UP!”

Watch Paul on YouTube

In addition to the selection of clips included in his website media gallery, many of Pauls videos are posted on YouTube. Check out the newest additions of Pauls monthly segment on KLRT Fox16s “Good Day Arkansas” along with his sports highlight reel. If you haven’t yet visited Paul’s channel, please click the photo below and take a peak!


Book Paul Today!

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