MAY 2, 2013    |    VOL. XI    |    ISSUE 2



The spirit of entrepreneurship and ingenuity on display recently during the Springdale Chamber of Commerce 91st Annual Meeting was inspiring! Presented by Harps Food Stores and held at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center, the celebration was hosted by KHOG news anchor Angela Taylor and featured Paul as the keynote speaker.

During the evening, a special video presentation focused on nine innovative Springdale businesses and the impact they are making on the area’s community and economy. Incoming board chairman Todd Wood directed attention to “Ignite Springdale,” a four year multi-million dollar program designed for job and business growth. The evening’s highlights were the announcements of Mike Luttrell, winner of the 45th Civic Service Award, and Glen Plumlee, Springdale Ambassador of the Year.

Perry Webb, Todd Wood, J. Max Van Hoose &
Paul, Springdale Chamber of Commerce

“It was an honor presenting ‘Setting the Tempo for Achievement’ to the business and community leaders of Springdale,” said Paul. “Thank you for your hospitality…and best of luck as you continue being ambassadors who are ‘Igniting Springdale’ for present and future generations!”


LEAD BLUE was one of the ongoing themes during the first annual Lead UK Conference held on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The one-day conference offered students the opportunity to network with one another, meet campus and community leaders, and develop critical leadership skills. It was designed to help students gain confidence in their leadership, build collaborative relationships, and recognize the potential and responsibilities they have as leaders.

“Sharing my signature presentation, ‘It’s Your Life, Dominate It’ with UK students was a distinct honor,” stated Paul. “Thank you to the Leadership Exchange in the Office of Student Involvement for providing me the opportunity to keynote this outstanding event. To each of the students, continue ‘leading from where you are’ and always remember to make today count for something extraordinary!”

University of Kentucky Staff Members Lee, Angela, Tori, & Madison with Paul


The National Association of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) hosted its 2013 Midyear Conference at the Capitol Hilton in Washington this week. Paul was thrilled to present the keynote address to the over 450 influential strategists attending this prestigious event. Founded in 1969, NASCIO is a nonprofit association representing state chief information officers and information technology executives and managers from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia. NASCIO’s mission is to foster government excellence through quality business practices, information management, and technology policy.

NASCIO Representatives Shawn Vaughn, Lisa Thompson, Alison Keller & Paul

“Having the privilege of working with the Chief Information Officers and NASCIO corporate partners and sponsors was a thrill,” Paul commented. “The conference theme, MISSION: POSSIBLE Connect, Collaborate,

Innovate, was a fantastic call to action for all of those who made the trip to D.C. to participate in such a valuable event!”


Arkansas Works recently hosted the 2013 Career Coaches Spring Training Conference in Hot Springs. A strategic initiative to coordinate education, training, and economic development in Arkansas communities, Arkansas Works offers enhanced career guidance through career coaches located across the state.

Employed by Arkansas community colleges, the College and Career Coaches work directly in area high schools, alongside guidance counselors, to help advise and prepare students for career exploration, college planning and enrollment. Also at their disposal are online resources enabling Arkansas students to become more proactive in planning their future education and career success, providing tools to chip away at the barriers to higher education enrollment.

Arkansas Works Associate Director Sonja Wright-McMurray & Paul

After presenting “Energize the Enthusiasm…that Exists Within” to the career coaches in attendance, Paul made the following remarks: “These stellar individuals guide and influence thousands of students across Arkansas, encouraging them to shoot for the stars and strive to be the best they can possibly be. I offer my sincere thank you to everyone who selflessly dedicates their lives to the betterment of our future generation!”


Chris Christine, Ron Pigott & Paul, Texas Procurement and Support Services

Many individuals work tirelessly and without fanfare to ensure that our states optimize efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Recently, Paul had the privilege to work with Texas Procurement and Support Services during its divisional meeting, witnessing first-hand the dedication and diligence of the outstanding individuals responsible for billions of dollars in purchasing power in the state of Texas.

With a massive marketplace, Texas offers abundant opportunities for vendors of a wide variety of goods and services. The Procurement and Support Services team focuses on maximizing best value in purchasing through a continuous process of analysis and optimization.

“My time in Austin presenting to the Texas Procurement and Support Services was outstanding!” noted Paul. “The members, whose role is so vital to their state, were a joy to work with.”

AHCA's Rachel Davis, Kerri Marsh,
Jennifer Pearson & Paul

Speaking of vital services, Paul was privileged to work with the Arkansas Health Care Association during its Spring Convention and Trade Show last week in Hot Springs. Since 1951, the 200+ AHCA member facilities have been transforming the long term care industry and improving lives. As Paul departed the convention center he shared the following, "Thank you to all of AHCA’s selfless, dedicated individuals who make excellent care their top priority!"


Know Your Nation


Missouri gets its name from a tribe of Sioux Indians called the Missouris. The word “Missouri” often has been construed to mean “muddy water” but the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology has stated it means “town of the large canoes.”

There are a number of legends behind Missouri’s nickname as the “Show-Me” state. The slogan is not official, but is common throughout the state and is used on its license plates. The most widely known legend attributes the phrase to Missouri’s U.S. Congressman Willard D. Vandiver, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1897 to 1903. However the slogan originated, it has since passed into a different meaning entirely, and is now used to indicate the stalwart, conservative, noncredulous character of Missourians.

Facts worth noting:

• On July 21, 1967, the mineral galena was adopted as Missouris official mineral. Galena is the major source of lead ore, and the recognition of this mineral by the state legislature was to emphasize Missouri’s status as the nation’s top producer of lead.

• On March 22, 1915, the 48th General Assembly set aside the third Wednesday in October each year as “Missouri Day.” Missouri Day is a time for schools to honor the state and for its people to celebrate the achievements of all Missourians.

Coming Soon!

Keep your eyes peeled for Pauls newest book coming this summer! The collection of original photographs and quotes will be available in our online catalog before it hits your local bookstore.

In the meantime, drop by today for a selection of empowering products ranging from motivating tee shirts to training manuals. Whether you are looking for that special graduation gift or a teachers guide to assist in the classroom, we have what you need! For information on Pauls A Hero Within Program, call him directly at 501-663-1454.

Expand Your Vocabulary


Stubbornly disobedient; rebellious.

The judge threatened to charge the contumacious witness with contempt
of court.

Thoughts to Ponder

“Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting and move on.

~Norman Vincent Peale

“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.

~Eleanor Roosevelt

“Realize that life is a school—you’re here to learn and problems are part of the curriculum.

~Michael O'Connor

“Ambition is that grit in the soul which creates disenchantment with the ordinary and puts the dare into dreams.

~Max Lucado

Adapting to the Changing Landscape

The latest entry from Paul's blog...Successful people are versatile. This is a well-documented fact in the world of business. The search for gainful, rewarding employment is no different. Possessing flexibility is not only necessary; it may be the determining factor of whether the job you are seeking is offered. Where will a prospective employer first observe your adaptability? During the interview process.

In the present job market, adjusting to the changing landscape of interviews is essential. For instance, web based video job interviews are becoming a practical tool when organizations decide to screen candidates for potential employment. Digital interviewing platforms operated by businesses such as HireVue, Montage, and GreenJobInterview are able to evaluate pools of talented candidates around the world via webcam. Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Ocean Spray utilize this technology, in addition to many other Fortune 500 companies.

What does this type of innovative technology mean to you and your ability to nail your next job interview? It might just mean the difference between employment and continuing to pound the pavement. How can you adapt to this changing landscape? (more)

Coming Soon!

Though you are most likely familiar with Paul’s speaking and authoring abilities, what you may be unaware of is Paul’s talent and passion for photography. What began as a hobby has evolved into a series of striking photographs shot by Paul from locales he has visited around the world. Paul has selected his favorites from the thousands he has taken and given them added voice through pairing with his original quotes. The collection comprises Paul’s latest book, due for release mid-summer. Watch Paul’s Facebook page for pre-release notifications and a preview of what’s to come!

Join the Hero Within Global Club on Facebook!

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!

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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