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December 2014

Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle

…Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle How a “strengths perspective” can help you win the war One of my favorite sayings goes like this:  Be kind — for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle (Ian Maclaren). I strive to remember this when working with job seekers at Daily Work. Like each of us, every job seeker has a unique story and a personal journey filled with ups and downs. This reminds me to consider other view points, helps me relate better to others, and most importantly, embrace differences. Embracing differences helps us to grow, to critically think …
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The Difficulties of Adapting in a new Environment

The Difficulties of Adapting in a new Environment When I arrived in the United States in 2010, I knew that everything was not going to be the same compared to my home country. On a positive note, I knew that there was a lot for me to learn about the American system and much to do to get going with life. Looking back at it, I now realize that I did not have many mentors or encouragers in my new life here. Like me, my fellow Africans also lacked the knowledge of what should be done to succeed in this …
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