Preston Wilson Jr. Dior Men
"I learned that is ok to fail. The ability to fail with losing your enthusiasm or give up is the most important lesson I have learned. Many doors will be closed before one opens. I have learned that those are the building block that give you the experience needed to move on to next level. Business is better with the absence of fear."
Preston Wilson Jr.
Jackson State University, Stanford, and Columbia University
Engineering/ Applied Mathematics
Who are your biggest influencers and mentors personally & professionally and why? Personally: My Father, He taught me the most important lesson I have ever learned in life: Confidence. Without Confidence in your ability you will never be successful or happy in life.
Professionally: Donahue Peebles, because he made me understand that change doesn’t come from some other person, you are that person. You are the change you seek. Do what has been done or what people say you cannot. He showed that anyone is capable of being great with the right amount of skill, effort and determination.
3 things that we should know about you? I Love Life and Living it fully. I love helping people. I love learning new things
What fuels your drive? Family
Books you've enjoyed and what's the takeaway from that book? Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell
What's been your most successful approach to building business relationships? First, all great business relationships start with mutual respect and authentic mutual interest. Selectivity, consistency, engagement, and reciprocity are my keys to building meaningful business relationship. I also like to make myself available and offer my assistance without expectations of returns or benefit.
What are the lessons you've gained that have profoundly shifted your direction in business I learned that is ok to fail. The ability to fail with losing your enthusiasm or give up is the most important lesson I have learned. Many doors will be closed before one opens. I have learned that those are the building block that give you the experience needed to move on to next level. Business is better with the absence of fear.
Your mantra? My mission in life is not Merely to Survive, but to Thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
What type of digital magazine or periodicals do you enjoy? Fashion, Interior Design and Technology Magazines
Favorite spots to frequent for business connections in Atlanta/Nationally and why? The Club at Chops, because there are a lot of great business minded individuals there who are always willing to offer advice or give a fresh perspective.
Apple or Samsung why? Samsung, because I prefer the capability to customize my settings and use proprietary applications. I also prefer its camera better.
5 Favorite skin care products & fragrance by Dior that you enjoy using?
- Dior Sauvage Cologne
- Dior Homme Cologne
- Dior Eau Sauvage Deodorant Spray
- Dior Homme Detoxifying Mattifying Mask
- Dior Homme Smoothing Revitalizing Serum
What do you do for fun? Karaoke . Cycling .Boxing
What legacy do you want to leave behind? I would like to be remember for my dedication to philanthropy and to trying to make the world a better place.
Interviewed by: Maryan Aiken. Publisher. Founder. CEO. CityBox Media. Listening to Spotify. Loose Album. Nelly Furtado.
The Dior Men are the trail blazers, the movers and shakers, it's the perfect blend of entrepreneurs, business owners, and business professionals throughout Atlanta known for their business engagements, sense of style, community & philanthropic activities.
Every month CityBox Media celebrates and honor an exciting & dynamic group of Dior Men starting June through November 2018