Know Who You Are

Today at JMS we had a great round of discussions. Here are some of the highlights:

1. Shrug off the “negatives”  People in job transition need to find ways to shrug off the “negatives” like “bad day, tough interview, feeling stress, etc.” You can do this by coming to your group networking events with a conscious decision to project a positive attitude. In other words, don’t bring other people down too. Decide that you can be the one to bring a happy face, a smile, and a good word.

2. YOU are NOT your JOB. In today’s culture, too many people find an identity in what they do or the title they carry. Lose that and you lose it all. Why? Because that’s what we learn at an early age. The best thing you can do for yourself is spend some time finding your center and reminding yourself who you really are.

3. Anyone read Ecclesiastes lately?Old book with a great message. King Solomon wrote his autobiography here only to clearly claim that for all the searching and yearning (money, wisdom, sex, drugs, and rock and roll – yes that’s basically what he claims), none of it answered his big questions. “Who am I? Why am I here? and Where am I going?” Rather he came to the overwhelming conclusion that the key to life is knowing God and doing His will. Plain and simple. Job seekers (and all of us) need to connect to that idea.

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