Wednesday, December 26, 2007

thought you might get a kick out of these and how it relates to our Peyton Place!

Office Politics: Top 7 Tips for Surviving Office PoliticsBy
Kevin Kearns
The race for the U.S. Presidency is finally over. Regardless of your political affiliation, you probably wish politics did not get so negative and dirty. Realistically, wishing for a clean presidential race and a little over $4.00 can buy you a non-fat soy, vanilla-mocha, triple-iced, latte. Wishing without action adds little value. If you want cleaner presidential politics, take action towards making it that way.Office politics also require you to be proactive. You must act in a manner that will bring about your desired change. These seven tips will help you move your organization in a more positive direction.

that would be cool if it happened to our office!

Don't Listen: La la la la, I can't hear you. If nobody listened to the junk that people spread around at work, the excitement of the junk would be lost. The junk spreaders would stop.
How many junk spreaders do we league with the various forces of this self proclaimed Jedi Warrior!

Put simply, they will not keep selling what people never buy. However, if you buy it once in a while when you think it's "okay," that is enough to keep the junk machine in business. Junk is often easy to recognize: if the person makes sure the coast is clear before they tell you and the information makes you think "ooohhh" - it might be junk.the problem is that we all love to listen to the gossip!Ask Why: Why am I saying this? Are you passing information for the good of the organization or a person? Or is it simply for the joy of having the scoop on someone?YEP!Be careful not to do the same stuff that upsets you when it happens to your name.AND THEN WE DO IT OVER AGAIN!If you are not sure - then bite your tongue and don't say anything until you are sure.

I wish that i had bit my tongue before I started getting involved with J adressing me disrespectfully in front of T.

The Muck Stops Here: Bob's a jerk; DON'T pass it on! Sometimes it is awkward to outwardly protest the "spinning" of others. In those cases, simply let the spin stop with you.

wouldn't it be so informative just to be a fly and hear some of that "spin"?The more people fail to pass stuff on, the quicker it dies.

lately it's been better with the three of us together in regards to allying ourselves in regards to job duties

...Stand on Your Own: Don't recruit allies to agree with you.

but it feels good when friends and supportive people validate our stance on matters.

The downside to seeking validation at work is that people will say they agree with you when they don't. They do it to avoid conflict, and sometimes do it to cause conflict between other people. If you know you are right, be brave enough to be right on your own. In most cases, people will respect your approach and any damage to your reputation will be avoided.

I believe it is so nice to know that you are together on an idea like a team would in tennis towards the victory that we all can enjoy

Ask Mr. Ed: Get the truth from the horse's mouth?

our leader???
who are the many leaders at this egocentric school, mate?

Many political battles could be avoided if people had the courage to ask what was said and what was meant by it.

Stop yourself from shouting out "Oh no she didn't, she is the last person that should be saying ..." Instead, get the facts and settle it at the same time.Unfortunately it was unresolved...): Forgive & Forget: Don't get mad or even.

I always know winning is getting even, when we have accomplished a task that nobody expected.... proving all the naysayers wrong!
our field of dreams becomes reality~!

I know, forgiving and forgetting is easier read than done!

but then we continue to let the same pattern go on???

However, as leaders it is important for you to look at the end result you want. Will holding a grudge help you reach your vision?
I often see how anger/passion for a cause or injustice, (ie lack of recognition,praise or misunderstanding) can make one strive for the end result....when it is channeled in a positive way such as the human chess play...we enlighten ourselves to what can happen when all the energies are synchronized in a common theme..Probably not. We are at work to do a job and I have yet to see grudge holding listed in any job description (not even in Other Duties as Assigned.)know grudges, hates only get counted against youEvery Vote Counts: Value everyone. Earl Nightingale once said, "treat everyone as though they are the most important person in the world, because to them they are." Treat every person with respect for no other reason than they deserve to be treated with respect. it is very hard to do sometimes when the person continually berates you in his very subtle form....and then condescendingly talks to you as if he is more of an expert or more professional in his job...If you do, you won't have to worry about office politics. Imagine if everyone showed value to everyone else. It has to start somewhere, I say it should start with leaders like you.
I wish,hmmm...what do you think, my office comrade?

You may not be running for the highest political office in the land, but I am sure you have seen the negative impact of a smear campaign. Who needs television ads when you have the office grapevine?

and it can be so negative sometimes especially as an outsider, a bellagonna, in a foreign community or even walking through a super walmart!

Now that you have read these seven tips, you have a responsibility to help keep your grapevine healthy.

Maybe, mate, my friend, we'll even see Jesus prefering ripe over rotten grapes!

Stay committed and before you know it, sour grapes will be the exception instead of the rule!

hmmm, maybe we could share some fermented grapes again before our holiday is over, good friend and comrade!

I want to talk to you Kevin Kearns is President of Kearns Advantage (, a leadership coaching company. Kearns Advantage works with business leaders to define and improve results, guaranteed! Kevin holds a Master of Science degree in Organization Development and is a member of the Coachville Graduate School of Coaching. Kevin also mediates business disputes for the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado.Source:
Im imagining the way it could have been last year talking to you on the computer while having the most beautiful view of Mt. Serendipachi...I feel I could fly over Whiskey Lake on the long beautiful 9000 ft plateau as if I was soaring on Google Earth. I see the lake all frozen because the temperature is 2500 ft colder...what is the difference in degrees? I'll have to look up that fact...Now I'm hearing coffee from my muse...never have I felt freer financially, emotionally, spiritually, and even physically and mentally to become part of this earth that recycles all over the planet and eventually the universe....more so am I connecting with the general conciousness....
We travel together in our mortal conciousness while taking up a speck of dust on life's expanding timeline in the narrow microcosm of the universe!
puff, puff, pass.... wow

Monday, December 24, 2007

It really is a cool feeling when only friends are together....we want to reach somthing...mcC

"As much as most of us wish we could exist in harmony with the people we encounter throughout our lives, there will always be individuals we dislike. Some simply rub us the wrong way while others strike us as deliberately unaware. We may judge others as too mean or abrasive for us to interact with them comfortably. Yet no person should be deemed a villain because their beliefs, opinions, mannerisms, and mode of being are not compatible with your own. You need not embrace the rough traits they have chosen to embody. There may be times in which the best course of action involves distancing yourself from someone you dislike. But circumstances may require that you spend time in the company of individuals who awaken your aversion. In such cases, you can ease your discomfort by showing your foe loving compassion while examining your feelings carefully"
It really is a cool feeling when only friends are together....we want to reach somthing....CrowMac and my muse are together....
it is frustrating when you cant get your point across or it sounds even your muse doesn't want to hear it...
December 25, 2007, 7:17 PM
Nicole kidman can play an evil woman so well…it was fascinating seeing the woman who conned this man into loving her…
Bill Pullman plays the nerdy teacher who lets this affair go on between Baldwin and Nicole in the movie, Malice...
we are enjoying our Christmas in Serendipachi watching all these movies and surfing the net while we both recover from chest is so nice to spend the holidays with someone who really loves you!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"the disasters and the grief... and yes... even the rage... is all directed to one purpose. To wake me up!? " I love the writing of Ted Roosevelt and Two Feathers! I felt that I have woken up in the last few years in regards to what is really important in life ... finally waking up and smelling the coffee!"was it the Buddha said when asked if he was a God? He said. "No, I am awake."Does that mean we sleep for the rest of eternity or?? and when we are alive we need to wake up and go for it during our "waking" hours??"..the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;"I love that quote from Teddy! He went after adventure all the time his brilliant career and he reminds me so much of how wonderful life can be when regardless of all your failures in life, you can still have success!...or just the happiness in the pursuit of success for somebody other than yourself; it brings on an abundance of intrinsic rewards that you never experienced before!."
8:25 PM

"There is something about you... something within you that is miraculous and special. What is it? How do you nurture it? How do you keep it safe?" ( from "question of the day")
What I meant to say earlier so as not to upset any readers for not answering the question correctly:I believe that many of us can have something miraculous and special to give to the world if we understand our strengths and weaknesses...We can nurture the wonderful gift of giving when we see the results of our gifts....I keep it safe when regardless of what others say I will walk tall as I know my students will when they feel good about what talents they have discovered within themselves!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Thank God for snow Days!

It is so nice to relax after a Monday in school and then get the great news that we can take it easy finally seeing the largest county closed all day. That is fantastic news. It's so exciting to see the gorgeous snow on the mountains in our backyard. My muse is sleeping recovering a bout of bronchitis while I nurse her back to health while chatting with you on the net.
My renters are roughing it. Most of OKC has lost it's power due to ice storms. I'm happy that they still can get gas through the fireplace to warm up the whole living room. It is a nice warm feeling that that a family is being taken care of at a very reduced rate. They are doing so much on the place where the previous tenant neglected and let my poor place fall apart. I wasn't helping of course while the roof and bathrooms continued to . Now everything is in the garage from my previous life in the Okie Zone.

Monday, December 03, 2007

"The mountains, I become part of it.
The herbs, the fir tree, I become part of it.
The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters,I become part of it.
The wilderness, the dew drops, the pollen...I become part of it. "

Navaho Song found in a favorite blog!

A picture is worth a thousand words but this Navaho poetry comes close.I feel this way so much more than I have ever before in this Native American commmunity.

I feel part of this land more and more. It has become my home before I find home again in the Land of Oz..
I am putting off my own enjoyment with the love of my life ( I hope, since my heart has been broken so many time. My muse looks at me in her red riding hood attire or maybe a xmas elf.
"they are my xmas pjs honey!"
responding to my rambling eloquence in her very innocent and young sounding voice. Sometimes I forget how young her voice sounds on the cell phone almost like a child. She perks up my day when i hear her voice because I know she loves me with her eyes. She looks so adorably cute in our very humble adobe abode nestled in the middle of the triplex on the side facing Serendipachi Mountainz!

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you...while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
John Muir