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Old 08-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #21
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Hey Corporate Soldier!

It's been over two months since the last post on this threa. How are you doing?

Hope all is well!

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Old 08-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by LitGal View Post
I made several personal rules that saved some sleep, allowed me to dodge some arrows, and retire with self-respect/reputation intact:

1. No matter what the meeting or location of a conversation (ie. ladies room, water cooler), I refused to say anything about anybody that I would not readily say to him/her in person.

2. Memorized the "Serenity Prayer": "Help me realize what can and cannot be changed, and be some kind of 'instrument of peace' (no matter what the politics or pressure)."

3. LISTEN (ad nauseum): politics seem to result from struggling egos and frustrated venting. Many times, people just need to be heard; they might not even expect you to fix the problem. (This also helped me to just keep my mouth shut!)

4. Check my ego at the door. Be open about what I can and cannot accomplish, yet still maintain the same professional output of previous decades.
Those are really good rules for anyone, at any time in their career. I'm going to make an effort to consciously adopt them.

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Old 08-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #23
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Recently i have begun wondering how someone in great physical shape who doesn't smoke or drink, sees the doctor regularly can have acid reflux, chronic tension headaches and high blood pressure.
Magnesium deficiency has been linked as a factor in high blood pressure, headaches, acid reflux and anxiety. Most American don't get enough in the average diet -

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Old 08-24-2013, 07:02 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by haloFIRE View Post
Hey Corporate Soldier!

It's been over two months since the last post on this threa. How are you doing?

Hope all is well!
Thanks for asking. Overall, quite a bit better the past couple of months. Mostly due to figuring out how to navigate corporate politics better. Part of that is seeing it as a game that just needs to be played. I do wonder though if you sell a bit of your soul when you do that.

Short answer though is much better, feel much more confident about being able to stick it out for a couple more years.

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