words have meanings
meanings spawn intents
intents devise plans
plans generate actions
actions reflect truths
truths reveal disparities
disparities expose inequalities
inequalities breed disrespect
disrespect fuels war
peace & harmony,
words have meanings
meanings are changeable
change needs direction
direction follows intent
intent underlies truth
truth is individual
individuals need leadership
leadership teaches respect
respect fuels love
peace & harmony,
30.3.06 10:30 pst
i received one of those chain emails today ... i didn't know if was supposed to be funny or not, i happen to find it particularly profound as it taught the basics of success, especially in a work environment. first, it plays off my DUK #2 blog, so its timing was particularly interesting to me. IF you are at a job where the "original" thoughts or expressions listed are common or an everyday occurrence ... QUIT NOW! IF you are in a job that you cannot quit ... like its actually a good job, but lately it has become a cycle of one of the following 'original' thoughts, try to transform in to the suggested alternative. because, in truth, your job is only as good as your words, attitude and respect (both for yourself and others). if one or more of the entries particularly hit you ... work at consciously changing your THOUGHTS so that your words will reflect the positive alternative to the dis-empowering reactionary response. anyway, i don't know who wrote it, but 'gina stephano' sent it to me ... here's the email. p&h, elaine, fmbe2sis!!!
It has been brought to the partners' attention that some individuals
throughout the firm have been using foul language during the course of
normal conversation with their co-workers. Due to complaints received
from some employees who may be easily offended, this type of language will
no longer be tolerated. We do, however. realize the critical importance of
being able to accurately express your feelings when communicating with
Therefore, a list of 18 New and Innovative "TRY SAYING" phrases have
been provided so that proper exchange of ideas and information can continue
in an effective manner.
1) TRY SAYING: I think you could use more training.
INSTEAD OF: You don't know what the f___ you're doing.
2) TRY SAYING: She's an aggressive go-getter.
INSTEAD OF: She's a f___ing bit__.
3) TRY SAYING: Perhaps I can work late.
INSTEAD OF: And when the f___ do you expect me to do this?
4) TRY SAYING: I'm certain that isn't feasible.
INSTEAD OF: No f___ing way.
5) TRY SAYING: Really?
INSTEAD OF: You've got to be sh___ing me!
6) TRY SAYING: Perhaps you should check with...
INSTEAD OF: Tell someone who gives a sh__.
7) TRY SAYING: I wasn't involved in the project.
INSTEAD OF: It's not my f___ing problem.
8) TRY SAYING: That's interesting.
INSTEAD OF: What the f___?
9) TRY SAYING: I'm not sure this can be implemented.
INSTEAD OF: this sh__ won't work.
10) TRY SAYING: I'll try to schedule that.
INSTEAD OF: Why the f___ didn't you tell me sooner?
11) TRY SAYING: He's not familiar with the issues.
INSTEAD OF: He's got his head up his a__.
12) TRY SAYING: Excuse me, sir?
INSTEAD OF: Eat sh__ and die.
13) TRY SAYING: So you weren't happy with it?
INSTEAD OF: Kiss my a__.
14) TRY SAYING: I'm a bit overloaded at the moment.
INSTEAD OF: F__ it, I'm on salary.
15) TRY SAYING: I don't think you understand.
INSTEAD OF: Shove it up your a__.
16) TRY SAYING: I love a challenge.
INSTEAD OF: This f___ing job sucks.
17) TRY SAYING: You want me to take care of that?
INSTEAD OF: Who the f___ died and made you boss?
18) TRY SAYING: He's somewhat insensitive.
INSTEAD OF: He's a pr_ck.