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Power of silence: Confuse them with your silence

Sometimes it’s better to remain quiet then to say something wrong. Successful Leaders know how to use silence as a tactic for speaking up for themselves and as an opportunity to lead. Silence can yield more power than words. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci said, “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.â€

In an increasingly loud and stressful world, more people are discovering the benefits and power of silence. Quiet pauses throughout the day can connect us, ease our minds and put us in touch with ourselves. Experts agree that we need to choose to make silence a part of our lives. Maybe it’s by taking a moment to remember a loved one, waking up before the sun rises or replacing a noisy time of day with a calming break.

“Silence can benefit us if we use it wisely,†says Julie Potiker, a mindfulness expert and author of the new book, Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos. “If we allow the quiet to slow us down and open us up to what is there in our environment—a dog barking, a bird chirping—it means focusing attention on what you are hearing, which can stop your mind from ruminating and worrying.â€

Watch this video to understand how we can use silence to achieve success in our life. 

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US House Passes Law Allowing for Full Faith and Credit to Carrying Concealed Weapons Permit Holders in the US

December 7, 2017 marked the passage in the United States House of Representatives of a bill that “would allow weapon owners who legally carry concealed firearms in one state to carry them in the other 49 States, sending a major expansion of firearm rights to the Senate.” While the bill faces substantial opposition in the U.S. Senate, the bill may impact many CCW/CPL holders in Michigan and other states. The bill would allow for a person who has a permit to carry a concealed gun in one State, Michigan as an example, to travel with their concealed firearm lawfully into the other 49 States.


Carrying Concealed Weapons in Michigan


For Michigan residents who own firearms and have a permit to carry a concealed firearm, the proposed legislation would allow you to have your weapon with you when you travel across State lines. The legislation would also permit persons from any other State who possessed a permit to carry a concealed firearm to bring their firearms into the State of Michigan and carry them concealed legally. For persons to carry a concealed pistol in Michigan, you must apply for and get a concealed pistol license (CPL). In order to get the license, you must complete a CCW training course within one year of your application, fill out the forms, and pay the filing fee to the designated law enforcement agency in your county of residence. In Wayne County, for example, applications and the processing fees must be taken to a designated branch of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. Once filed, a licensing board reviews the application to ensure that the applicant meets all of the requirements for the issuance of a license, and, if so, will issue the concealed pistol license to the applicant.

Carrying a Concealed Pistol Without a License is a Felony


In Michigan, if you do not have a concealed pistol license, and you are arrested with a weapon concealed on your person, or, with a weapon in your car, you are guilty of a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. M.C.L. §750.227 prohibits the concealed carrying of guns and other weapons, under certain conditions, without a license. While some counties will not prosecute persons from other States who are licensed in their home State, not all counties will look the other way. The legislation proposed by the United States House of Representatives will take all of the guess work out, and allow CPL holders to load up and travel freely.

If you have been charged with a firearms violation, or are charged with carrying a concealed weapon, give us a call. We’d love to talk with you and see if we can help you in handling your matter. If you or a loved one are facing felony charges, call us today for a free consultation.

Power of silence: Confuse them with your silence

Sometimes it’s better to remain quiet then to say something wrong. Successful Leaders know how to use silence as a tactic for speaking up for themselves and as an opportunity to lead. Silence can yield more power than words. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci said, “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”

In an increasingly loud and stressful world, more people are discovering the benefits and power of silence. Quiet pauses throughout the day can connect us, ease our minds and put us in touch with ourselves. Experts agree that we need to choose to make silence a part of our lives. Maybe it’s by taking a moment to remember a loved one, waking up before the sun rises or replacing a noisy time of day with a calming break.

“Silence can benefit us if we use it wisely,” says Julie Potiker, a mindfulness expert and author of the new book, Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos. “If we allow the quiet to slow us down and open us up to what is there in our environment—a dog barking, a bird chirping—it means focusing attention on what you are hearing, which can stop your mind from ruminating and worrying.”

Watch this video to understand how we can use silence to achieve success in our life.