Though I am not religious, this is apropos for Easter weekend: Some may try to assassinate your reputation and burn down all that you worked for, but you are a phoenix and WILL rise from the ashes and achieve levels of success never before imagined.
Stay focused. Stay strong. Stay calm. Stay humble.
Be thankful knowing that adversity is like childbirth in that it may be painful but brings forth a new life and opportunities at creating an enviable legacy.
Peace and good fortune to all.
I have read a lot of self-help books on how to become successful at work and or a business venture. Those books are full of the good stuff but fail to highlight the flip side of the coin-the bad stuff. Well, I’m going to give you the real deal.
In my first professional development book, THE WHOLE 9 YARDS, I touch on how you can protect yourself by networking at company events and the corporate HQ so that others know who you actually are and not what some slanderers may have said you are. My next book, THE 52 CORPORATE CAVEATS will deal with the strategies on how to protect yourself from back-stabbers and career saboteurs who are out to get you. Some are just jealous while others will be out to get you because you will not engage in unethical (and at times illegal) activities with them. Once you are identified as a person that will not play their game, they will train their guns on you.
The practical reason why you shouldn’t engage in unethical or illegal activities at work goes beyond morals. You are most likely the low man on the proverbial totem pole and if things go wrong, guess who the fall guy will be? YOU! In my 25 plus years of working in Corporate America, I have seen this happen time and time again.
I recommend that you resist engaging in any unethical or illegal activities that your superiors ask you to perform or turn a blind eye to at work. You turning a blind eye makes you just as guilty. However, I must give you a fair warning. When you blow the whistle, oftentimes they will retaliate against you. You will be ostracized. You will be passed over for opportunities. You will be slandered. You may be forced to resign our outright fired.
I fancy myself as being like Liam Neeson in the movie TAKEN. Here is a visual of what can possibly happen when you stand up for what is right:
However, my upcoming book, THE 52 CORPORATE CAVEATS will give you strategies that I have used successfully to slay more than one dragon in Corporate America. I will release the book within the next 60 days. It will be available as an ebook (“locked” .pdf download) and probably a print version as well.
CLICK HERE to learn about a resource from the book that I recommend you jump on right away.
Remember, documentation is the queen of the chessboard and the above resource helps you checkmate any bull a bully boss may hurl your way. FYI, for those that don’t know, the queen is the most powerful piece on the chessboard.
This 8-part Triple Rhyme Poem was inspired by George Lucas’s blockbuster film, Star Wars.
Read between the lines and perhaps you can relate this to a situation your life or one that you may be aware of.
As is my custom, song titles are hyper-linked to their audio files on GrooveShark.com.
Enjoy the poem!
© 2014 Tyrone Turner
All rights reserved.
Gold Leader, this is Dragon Slayer, do you copy? Over.
Victory is sweet like a box of candies from Russell Stover,
And more cherished than my loyal Labrador Retriever named Rover.
I ran my sortie as commanded and I hit the bullseye.
When I saw my missiles hit the target I let out a deep sigh.
I was overtaken with joy and I began to cry.
So long has this evil empire oppressed us and killed our heroes.
We sat and watched in terror while our allies fell one by one like dominoes.
Now it is time for The Big Payback because that how Karma goes.
No one is going to miss your tyrannical reign so ashes to ashes and dust to dust.
Your villainy broke the covenant you had with your subjects which is a sacred trust.
Working together while feeling the fear and doing it anyway we toppled this savage beast.
They deserve the worst of everything but they will have to Ante Up now at least.
They were looking westward but our squadron swooped in on them from the east.
You let me have the honor of taking the kill shot and I am grateful.
The things this despotic regime did to me and my family was so hateful.
Revenge is a dish best served cold so I served up a plateful.
Gold Leader, we lost a lot of pilots and ships on this run but it was not for naught.
I’m proud of my brothers and sisters-in-arms because to the very last they fought.
They understood that freedom isn’t free and blood, sweat and tears is the currency in which in must be bought.
Our determination made it happen because there is no “I” in the word “We.”
Pardon my French but I blew them to f*cking bits! Use your long range scanners to see.
Oh damn. Going back to my French I’ll just say, “Mission accomplie!”
I hope that you like this Shakespearean/English styled sonnet. It is about fighting back against bullies in the workplace. That is a topic that is very personal to me. I don’t like bullies and I don’t like folks to mess with my money. Can you dig that? Enjoy!
“Here Be Dragons? Well, Here Comes the Slayer!”
© 2014 Tyrone Turner
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Fire-breathing, ferocious and dangerous.
Evoking fear among sinners and saints.
Destroying lives of those who cause a fuss.
Making people too scared to file complaints.
The belly of the beast is where we dwell;
The foul stench and viscous slime all around.
Lamenting in the inferno of Hell.
Ignoring cries for help; we’re numb to sound.
The monster must die before we’re consumed.
A dagger to the heart; blows to the head.
With true words as your sword the fiend is doomed.
Karma craves justice and she must be fed.
Not apathetic or a naysayer
Here be dragons? Well, here comes the slayer!
I hope that you enjoy this sonnet wishing you a happy new year!
“I Wish You the Best for 2014!”
© 2013 Tyrone Turner
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May a good reputation precede you
With success and laughter as companions.
I hope all obstacles are broken through
And that you’re named among true champions.
I pray that all you love will love you back
And that you forgive the wrong others do.
Learn life’s lessons; the light shines through the crack.
Sometimes it will be painful or brand new.
Don’t miss opportunities presented.
May newfound things bring out your inner child.
Please guard yourself against the demented.
Moderation is key; don’t go buck-wild!
Yesterday is gone; your slate is now clean.
I wish you the best for 2014!
I pray that I do not shame my ancestors or those who have sacrificed so that I may prosper.
I hope I never let good people get hurt while I stand by in silence.
May I never feign ignorance or have apathy toward the plight of others.
Help me to avoid the guilty feelings and shame that causes some to cry in private for being a coward.
On this day, I declare that all is well with my soul.
I am cloaked in the garment of truth and justice.
As real as the fear of danger may be, I forge ahead for the sake of righteousness.
I clearly understand that it could be them today, and me tomorrow.
May I be listed among those who is living a purposeful life, and that my family, friends, and co-workers respect me as such.
I am a sincere sayer of this, the Keeper’s Prayer.