In this changing economy, one must have the will and inner drive to continually reinvent oneself and do what is necessary to remain marketable. Some identify themselves by a certain job or profession such as an economist, or a lawyer or a transportation scheduler, to name a few.

But, it is wise to open the floodgates of skills and hone as many as possible to remain lucrative. The bottom line is to have an income and a variety of fields that are there for the taking. The old saying, “Jack of all trades, yet master of none,” used to imply some level of defeat. But in 2015, I would say that we should be able to do several types of work and give each one our best shot.

We can only pledge to be our best in whatever is ours to do at that time. I think of the Girl Scout’s Law which partially states:

“I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do.”

When we can truly apply this to any work or duties that we undertake, then we can go home with a clear conscience knowing that we gave it our all. And after that, I think of one of my father’s favorite sayings, “Let the chips fall where they may.”

So brush off and use those rarely used talents whether it is filing, organizing, being cordial to a customer, stuffing envelopes for some big event, or teaching and showing someone how to do something new. And, mostly, when possible, smile. It lights up the world and it may also help shield hidden tremors inside as we strive to give it our best!

May 24, 2015

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