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Create Your Personal Enterprise

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In yesterday's post I wrote about the growing trend of corporations hiring more "permatemps" versus full-time employees. Over the next decade as corporations increasingly move further in this direction, greater numbers of people will be engaged in entrepreneurial pursuits -- by choice or circumstance.

It's time for you to shift your focus on how you view yourself and your employment. YOU are a personal enterprise. YOU are a business owner. The business you own is YOU!

YOU, Inc. is the most valuable enterprise that you could work for. Your product/service is the unique and innovative combination of your talents, knowledge, experience, education, skills, ideas, creativity, relationships, networks, etc. Now is the time for you to start managing your career like a business owner, not just a "permatemp" at the mercy of companies' quarterly earnings reports.

For some this equates to starting a business. For others this means approaching your job search (and performance) more entrepreneurially. Either way, it's time to reformulate your expectations about your participation in the workforce -- either as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur.

Many of you may be saying, "I have no idea how to create my YOU, Inc." Fortunately, I'm here to help you. I'm passionate about moving people to thrive professionally, purposefully, and profitably.

Contact me today for some ideas on how you can create your personal enterprise.

Thrive on Purpose,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

Dream again in 2010!... www.DreamBIGin3D.com

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You're a Business Owner Whether You Know It Or Not

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Have you heard the term "permatemp"? It describes people who seem to be caught in a never-ending cycle of temp jobs, unable to secure full-time status. As you may have noticed, even as the economy recovers from this recession, companies are still not hiring full-time workers. Many are using this permatemp approach to keep people in limbo as temporary workers, while not having to pay them full-time salaries or benefits.

Businessweek.com posted an enlightening article recently, "We're All Business Owners Now", documenting companies’ shift from "relying on full-time employees to a contingent workforce of temps, freelancers, contractors, and part-timers. Not just in low-skill jobs or easily outsourced tasks, either."

Even as the economy "recovers", this trend is going to continue. So whether you're currently employed, unemployed, or underemployed, you have to decide if you want to be another victim of corporations' short-sighted, penny-pinching ways, where disposing of workers is even easier now than it used to be... or if you want to proactively position yourself as the owner of your "personal enterprise".

Don't wait to be a victim. You can use entrepreneurial strategies to find a more meaningful and profitable career path. I'll talk about this more in my next post.

Thrive on purpose,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

Dream again in 2010!... www.DreamBIGin3D.com


Also, check out this related video, "The Disposable Worker", focusing on the challenges of the unemployed being able to return to profitable, long-term full-time work...








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