How to Spot Your Top Skills

If you're like me, you have a hard time deciding what words to use, when asked to list your top skills. "Well, there are a lot of things I'm good at...but I'm not sure if all of them are relevant," you may think to yourself. Never fear, the solution is here... There's really only one way to find out what your top skills are. The formula is simple:

Think of what kinds of activities and jobs you are naturally good at performing.


Take note of which ones make you feel more energized upon their completion.

After you finish those two exercises, you should have a pretty clear picture of what your top skills are. It's super easy, and the results might even surprise you. Give it a shot, and see what you think.


Five Ways To Regain Control of Your Life

Life can be very difficult to manage sometimes. It's all too easy to lose track of what-and-who you are, outside of your job, your responsibilities, and the image that others may expect you to portray. But, if you want to stay productive, and SANE, you must make time for you in your life. Here are five ways to regain control of your...

Assign a specific date and time to treat yourself. Take things easy. Make it a statement that you will not let worries enter your mind during your date with yourself.

Surely there's something you've always wanted to do...something you love, but are afraid others would judge you for. You should do that thing. It's very liberating.

Tend to your needs and your well being. Treat yourself!

This is another liberating, and emboldening, step. Learn how to say no to those things that you really don't have room in the day for.

This one is pretty straightforward. It speaks for itself. Try new things! The famous writer Henry David Thoreau expressed this message over a century ago: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Obviously, he was open to trying new things. You should be, too!

Is Your Personality Working In Your Favor?

Once you take some time to figure out who you really are and what you really want, you'll find that your job search becomes much easier to manage. Here are three valuable ways that knowing yourself will help you in your job search.

You Will Narrow Down Your Options
By knowing well what you want and what you don't, you'll find that your list of options has been greatly narrowed. This will help you to focus and refine your job hunting tactics.

You Will Have A Better Knowledge of Yourself
You will have better confidence, in coming to terms with yourself; and it will show. Interviews will run much more smoothly, as you will effectively able to communicate your strengths and weaknesses.

You Will Avoid Unpleasant Surprises
This ties in with the first statement. You don't want to get hired for a position in a company that absolutely does not fit you. You can avoid that trap easily, if you just remain honest with yourself, and make your choices accordingly.


The Good Ol' Days: Visiting the Senior Citizens' Center

The Piggly Wiggly grocery store, which was purchased by the city in 1985, used to host and/or fund many activities around Eufaula. One of the activities the Piggy Wiggly upheld was monthly visits to the senior citizens' center, to honor those whose birthday it was that month. Above is a picture of a group visiting the center for that very reason.  

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The Good Ol' Days: College Days

I'm on the far right, wearing white. I was the President of the Young Democrats of Easter OK State College, at the time. In the light grey suit is former OK Attorney General, Larry Derryberry. On the far left is the Dean of the college, Robert Means. And, to my immediate left, is Jim Bradshaw, President of the Student Senate. 

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The Good Ol' Days: Remembering Fountainhead

Admiring the plaque which was placed on the wall of the Johnson Indoor Recreation Center, which was located at the Fountainhead Resort, is (from left to right) Fountainhead Manager Dave Hammonds, Speaker of the State of Oklahoma House of Representatives—and now Chancellor of Education—Glen Johnson, Senator Frank Sherton, and yours truly. The Fountainhead building still stands, even though the resort has been raised after its purchase by the Creek Nation. Currently, Creek Nation has plans to replace the Fountainhead building with a hotel and possible casino. 

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The Good Ol' Days: What About Bob Guiou?

Receiving a plaque for his many hears of service in the city of Eufaula is the long time City Treasurer and State National Bank Officer, Bob Guiou. He was not only an outstanding city servant but a great citizen, as well.

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The Good Ol' Days: Young n' Dapper

The Freshman Class President of Eastern Oklahoma State College admires the first plaque he ever received for being named Student State Senator of the Year. Don't I look cute? 

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The Good Ol' Days: Supporting the Eufaula Boxing Club

Here I am, on behalf of the Quarterback Club,presenting the Outstanding Boxer Award to Kirk Stingle. I assisted with the officiating of several of the boxing matches. The boxing tournaments were used to raise thousands of dollars in an effort to help Eufaula create and sustain sports activities on behalf of Eufaula Boxing Club. 

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The Good Ol' Days: Fireman of the Year Award

Each year, one of Eufaula's twenty-five member fire department would be selected to receive the Fireman of the Year Award. This award was presented as an honor to Eufaula fire fighters that went above and beyond the call of duty. Pictured here is the proud recipient of the award, Leonard Luna. 

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