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Employee

Posted in Life, Psychology, Writing with tags , , , , on March 22, 2017 by darkjade68

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I Was In Corporate America For A Long Time… Well, A Long Time For Me Anyway 1988-2002 (With A Bit More In 2006)

I Work From Home Now, But My Girlfriend Is Out There… And Some Of The Things She’s Recently Been Dealing With, Took Me Back, And Inspired Me To Write This.

This Is About Employees, And For Employers.

Share It With Whoever You Like… Even Your Boss, lol

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EMPLOYEE

 by James Mahoney/DarkJade

Do you care about your employees?

If the answer is no, than they know it.

If the answer is yes, then show it.

 

HUMAN THOUGHT (THE POWER OF THOUGHT)

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In a world of cell phones, laptops, internet, drones, telephones and Emails…

One thing is clear.

Are heads are down, and our minds are closed to what’s around us.

Now is a time when it is harder than ever to make a direct, human connection with someone.

Yes technologically speaking, it’s a small world.

But in reality, it’s still a large one.

We’re locked in a tunnel vision of a sort, to whatever it is we’re focused on…

…be it in our ears, or in our hands.

How many millions of people have been killed, or mamed, because of drivers on cell phones, either talking, or worse, texting.

The numbers are there, even if we can’t/don’t see them.

But this isn’t a lecture…

…this is an illumination of a path that lays right before us.

And all we have to do is unplug, look and listen…

…this is the preface of true direct connection.

Out of our heads…

Into our bodies…

In the moment.

CARING

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For the sake of story, lets call our boss ‘Sam’.

Sam – “How are you today John?

John – “I’m good sir, thank you.”

This isn’t enough.

Who are these people that work for you?

That work with you?

Sam – “Well, this is John… He works in our IT department.”

Ok, well, that sucks.

Let me rephrase.

“Does this excite you?”

Do you now wish you worked in IT for Sam?

Who is John?

Time for you to find out.

LUNCH


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Take your employees to lunch.

Take them in groups, take them in droves, but take them to lunch.

If possible, one on one lunches are the best.

One On One;

  • Find out about their lives before they came here.
  • Find out about their current lives.
  • Find out about theirs hopes and dreams

And don’t fire them if their dreams don’t include working for you.

Keep it Personal, even if they include their career aspirations.

The world doesn’t revolved around the employer.

Never has…

…never will.

Despite the ‘prisons’ they might create.

Have lunch with your Employee (‘s) once ever 6 months (One On One, Or Group If Necessary)

Group Lunches;

  • Fun (Your Boss is taking you to Lunch)
  • Find out where they want to eat (Within Reason)
  • Interact/Make the rounds with each of them, even if it’s just a pat on the shoulder and a hello
  • Ask them to choose somewhere they’d all like to go in 3 months, as a group, with you (Bowling, Laser Tag, The Movies, Miniature Golf Etc.)

Bring Your Employees Lunch;

It’s ok to also bring Lunch in for your Employees…

…but you don’t need to be present for that.

But if you are, it’s probably a good thing.

Bringing lunch in does not replace One On One Lunches, or taking them Out For Lunch.

HIRE GOOD MANAGERS


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It is essential that your Employees aren’t answering to self serving/absorbed @#%#@!

Or you can kiss each of them goodbye…

Some might stay and take it, but they will be miserable.

Is that what you want?

Then don’t hire ‘not good’ Managers.

What makes a Good Manager?

Maybe I’ll go into that another time, but this is about the Employee (Employees).

CHECK ON THEM

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Pull them aside for one on one meetings.

Make sure things are doing ok in their work environment.

Ask them to be honest, their answers will likely directly affect the environment…

…thus making them ‘Co Architects’ of their work happiness.

Ask them how their lives are outside of work.

Check on them.

Care.

Connect…

They are not the only ones that will benefit from this.

Do this every 3 months.

You don’t need to fix their outside lives, but show them you care.

Listen… Learn.

And any information they can tell you that will improve their at work life, well, there you go, you just saved money on getting a Consultant.

They know best what’s up…

…and the quickest route to fix it.

INCENTIVE

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Figure out a way to give Employees an opportunity to make more money…

To grow with the Company.

Don’t keep all the new profits for yourself.

When you walk into your Company, you want to be greeted by ‘Co Creators’.

People who directly affect the success you’re having.

You want ‘Warm Authentic’ smiles coming your way.

Earn them.

DO YOU CARE

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Do you care about your Employee (‘s)?

Do you know your Employee (‘s)

Knowing them will make it a whole lot easier to care for them.

Lets begin…

 

 

Voyage Of The Druid Blue – Aftermath

Posted in Writing on March 20, 2017 by darkjade68

Journey Comes To An End… Perhaps They’ll Meet Again

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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Voyage Of The Druid Blue

by Doragon Kishu

The Druid Blue (Backstory)

Tch’ahm Ba’er (Land Races & Characters)

Chapter I – To Tch’ahm Ba’er, Chapter II – Welcome To Hammen,

Chapter III – Mercenaries , Chapter IV – The Hunt For Sabre & Madrean

Chapter V – Road To Priminus, Chapter VI – Return To Port Hammen

Chapter VII – Bugbears, Chapter VIII – Gifts Chapter IX – West Bound

Chapter X – The 12th Day, Chapter XI – Into The Shrine

Chapter XII – Protect The Shade Chapter XIII – Priminus

Chapter XIV – Aden Chapter XV – To Slay A Dragon Chapter XV – Droah

Chapter XVI – Into The Lair Chapter XVII – Battle

CHAPTER XVII – Aftermath

As Syn, Sylva and Torme gathered up, and separated the treasure…

“Ha Ha Ha!” laughing and celebrating the Party’s victory over the Red Dragond Droah…

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Voyage Of The Druid Blue – Battle

Posted in Writing on March 19, 2017 by darkjade68

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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Voyage Of The Druid Blue

by Doragon Kishu

The Druid Blue (Backstory)

Tch’ahm Ba’er (Land Races & Characters)

Chapter I – To Tch’ahm Ba’er, Chapter II – Welcome To Hammen,

Chapter III – Mercenaries , Chapter IV – The Hunt For Sabre & Madrean

Chapter V – Road To Priminus, Chapter VI – Return To Port Hammen

Chapter VII – Bugbears, Chapter VIII – Gifts Chapter IX – West Bound

Chapter X – The 12th Day, Chapter XI – Into The Shrine

Chapter XII – Protect The Shade Chapter XIII – Priminus

Chapter XIV – Aden Chapter XV – To Slay A Dragon Chapter XV – Droah

Chapter XVI – Into The Lair

Chapter XVII – Battle

Before Blue, Rune or Sylva can react, Kurai walks around the corner, and into the Dragons Lair.

There she is, Droah, a 15 year old Red Dragon, large, but…

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Voyage Of The Druid Blue – Into The Lair

Posted in Writing on March 19, 2017 by darkjade68

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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Voyage Of The Druid Blue

by Doragon Kishu

The Druid Blue (Backstory)

Tch’ahm Ba’er (Land Races & Characters)

Chapter I – To Tch’ahm Ba’er, Chapter II – Welcome To Hammen,

Chapter III – Mercenaries , Chapter IV – The Hunt For Sabre & Madrean

Chapter V – Road To Priminus, Chapter VI – Return To Port Hammen

Chapter VII – Bugbears, Chapter VIII – Gifts Chapter IX – West Bound

Chapter X – The 12th Day, Chapter XI – Into The Shrine

Chapter XII – Protect The Shade Chapter XIII – Priminus

Chapter XIV – Aden Chapter XV – To Slay A Dragon Chapter XV – Droah

CHAPTER XVI – Into The Lair

That night at the Parties first camp of Droah’s mountain incline, Torme and Blue suddenly appeared from the night.

The rest of the Party were gathered around two fires, and didn’t pay it…

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How To Deal With Chronic Fear And Anxiety

Posted in Life, Writing with tags , , on March 17, 2017 by darkjade68

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ORIGINALLY POSTED HERE

How to Deal with Chronic Fear and Anxiety

chronic%20anxiety%20manIn this section we address things you can do on your own to work with fear and anxiety. We do not cover the many valuable techniques and therapies available when working with professional psychologists or other providers. These are essential for those who have experienced trauma or are suffering from intense chronic fear or anxiety.

Avoid avoidance

The only way to deal with fear is to face it. Avoiding it prevents us from moving forward—it makes us anxious. Therapists can be invaluable in helping us work through our avoiding strategies. If you have experienced trauma, it is especially important to work with a therapist to create a safe environment where you can face your fear and reconstruct your memories.Learn more about mindfulness

Another technique in milder situations is to use mindfulness meditation techniques to sit with what is arising. All you need to do is sit quietly and observe the present moment. If fear or anxiety arises, recognize it. Watch it rise up. Notice how it feels in your body. Observe it as it is; don’t try to get rid of it or change it.

Voyage Of The Druid Blue – Droah

Posted in Writing on March 17, 2017 by darkjade68

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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Voyage Of The Druid Blue

by Doragon Kishu

The Druid Blue (Backstory)

Tch’ahm Ba’er (Land Races & Characters)

Chapter I – To Tch’ahm Ba’er, Chapter II – Welcome To Hammen,

Chapter III – Mercenaries , Chapter IV – The Hunt For Sabre & Madrean

Chapter V – Road To Priminus, Chapter VI – Return To Port Hammen

Chapter VII – Bugbears, Chapter VIII – Gifts Chapter IX – West Bound

Chapter X – The 12th Day, Chapter XI – Into The Shrine

Chapter XII – Protect The Shade Chapter XIII – Priminus

Chapter XIV – Aden Chapter XV – To Slay A Dragon

CHAPTER XV – Droah

Even with the Hippogriffs, it took two days for us to catch up to Madrean and Sabre who were on horseback…

…right at the bottom of Mount Ridge, the home of the Red Dragon Noah.

We released the Hippogrifs…

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Voyage Of The Druid Blue – To Slay A Dragon

Posted in Writing on March 15, 2017 by darkjade68

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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Voyage Of The Druid Blue

by Doragon Kishu

The Druid Blue (Backstory)

Tch’ahm Ba’er (Land Races & Characters)

Chapter I – To Tch’ahm Ba’er, Chapter II – Welcome To Hammen,

Chapter III – Mercenaries , Chapter IV – The Hunt For Sabre & Madrean

Chapter V – Road To Priminus, Chapter VI – Return To Port Hammen

Chapter VII – Bugbears, Chapter VIII – Gifts Chapter IX – West Bound

Chapter X – The 12th Day, Chapter XI – Into The Shrine

Chapter XII – Protect The Shade Chapter XIII – Priminus

Chapter XIV – Aden

CHAPTER XV – To Slay A Dragon

Priminus invited the ever growing group of Blue Party members to stay the night before they sorted out whatever it was they would sort out.

In the middle of the night Blue couldn’t sleep, and thus walked the halls a bit, ending up…

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