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Are You A Peacock or a Penguin?

On my trip to visit my daughters recently I took a few different books to read. The one I want to share with you is A Peacock in the Land Of Penguins. I believe everyone experiences a time in their life when they don’t fit in…when they want to stand up for themselves for being different from the rest of the pack. Some of us do, most of us do not.

Although this book focuses on the business world, the information is valuable from a business or personal perspective. When your view differences from others, how do you handle it? Are you confident? Do you stay silent or do you go along with the majority? Are you a peacock in the land of penguins?

Bouncing Back Baby!!

In the past few weeks I have focused on resilience because I know from my studies and working with clients the positive impact it can have on our lives. Below are two more skills that can support you in being more resilient. I believe learning to use these skills will help you recover from setbacks more quickly as well as creating a deeper, richer life.

Control or No Control.  Determine what you have control over and what you do not. On a piece of paper, make two columns. On the left side of the page, write Control and on the right side, Not Under My Control. Ask yourself:  What do I have control over? In that column, write down your answers. For example, you can control the television shows my kids watch, your own attitude, the religion you practice, who you choose to socialize with, and so on.

Two Public Forums on the FY13 Operating Budget Scheduled for Next Week

Two Public Forums on the FY13 Operating Budget Scheduled for Next Week

 

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is sponsoring two of five budget forums next week to seek input from residents about Fiscal Year 2013 operating budget priorities.

Governor O’Malley Accepts “PlanMaryland”

Governor O’Malley Accepts “PlanMaryland”

 

The following information was sent to us by Takirra Winfield:

 

Governor Martin O’Malley today accepted “PlanMaryland,” the State’s first long-range plan for sustainable growth, from Secretary Richard Eberhart Hall of the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) – achieving a vision first laid out by the General Assembly a half-century ago.

Governor O'Malley Kicks-Off Historic India Trade Mission

Governor O'Malley Kicks-Off Historic India Trade Mission

 

The following information was sent to us by Takirra Winfield:

 

Governor O'Malley To Lead Trade Mission To India

Governor O'Malley To Lead Trade Mission To India

 

The following information was sent to us by Raquel Guillory:

 

How Social Media Impacts Job Seekers and Employers.

Job seekers face not only the challenge of sluggish hiring but potentially also a murky background that may not pass a social media background check. Several years ago we were debating privacy issues with respect to email and instant messaging on the job. Today, we are talking about the use of social media to screen potential employees. Whether accurate or inaccurate, a picture is painted of potential employees. If you are looking for a job and have a clean background, you still may have concerns. You may be concerned about the impact of potential untruths, private details that may be located on the internet, or comments posted to "friends" that may be taken out of context by a potential recruiter. Or if the so-called discovered information has been correctly attributed to you.  How uncommon is it for someone to have the same name?