BEING YOUR OWN ADVOCATE

You are in charge of own your career, no one else. So, if you want to position yourself in a certain education program, be on a specific team, or have a particular job, you need to learn how to make the most of your skills, talents, education, and abilities and prove yourself to others. Having self-advocacy can help you shape the plan you create for yourself, and land the right job, school, grades, team, etc.

Self-advocacy is understanding how you can promote your strengths and satisfy your needs while interacting in the world. As strong individuals, we have to understand what makes us special, our rare talents, and while doing so, we also have to understand what areas we need to strengthen and nurture.

You don’t have to do it all on your own! Grab someone you trust; a parent, a best friend, a teacher you look up to, or a school counselor, and ask them what they believe are your greatest strengths and weaknesses. The goal is to create a list of skills that you will work to develop further. Don’t be afraid of your weaknesses, be excited to turn them into strengths! Learning to become your own advocate takes time, effort, and belief in yourself.

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Tip of the Day

Keep your family healthy! A diet rich in fruits and veggies may lower your risk for some chronic diseases, such as heart disease and some cancers. Make half your plate fruits and veggies!

Daily Inspiration 

There is no marriage that is beyond repair in the sight of God. We should first submit ourselves and then our marriage to Christ. We must humble ourselves and lay our pride and our desire to please ourselves first on His altar. Then God can restore feelings and bring healing to a marriage in trouble.

So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Mathew 19:6

 

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