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DDOORN
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8/21/12 10:34 P

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Excellent point! How we view ourselves has a tremendous effect on how others will view us and react to what we have to offer.

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

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This quote from that article stood out to me:

"Anna, who was laid off shortly after being diagnosed with Lyme disease, had decided to shift from referring to herself as an 'unemployed' person to talking about herself as 'an artist looking for a job to support her art work.'"

That mind shift is really quite significant. So much of folks' identities are wrapped up in their job titles that they seem to forget that they are still whatever their job titles were even if they don't have those particular jobs anymore. If they let a specific moment in their career define who they are as people, it will drag them down. However, if they choose to be defined by what field they have worked in/where they want to work, they will be viewed much more positively, not only by themselves, but by others, too.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~Lao Tse

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~Mark Twain


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5/9/12 12:15 P

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Having Trouble Finding a Job?
6 tips for staying positive during a drawn-out job search

www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-05-2012
/having-trouble-finding-job.html


"Have you been out of work for more than a year and feel like you will never find another job? You’re not alone."

Check out the article at the link above for ideas, suggestions & strategies. Share some of your own as well!

Don

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

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