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Beware the Bullets!

. everyone fighting to get ahead .Budget Constraints .Poor management / direction . . . . .Longer hours . Negative Work Environment . not enough help . additional work .No one appreciates your contributions .Deadlines are unrealistic .Dog eat dog .Job insecurity .Competition is eating us alive .Too much work . .

Other People’s Behavior Gossip Bulldozers Complainers s Patronizers Whiners Negatives Sniper Backstabbe Clams s rs Walking Controlle Wounded rs Sluffers Brown Exploders Nosers .

. .  Challenges our paradigms  Alters the way we think  Makes life more difficult for a while  Causes Stress  Is an ongoing fact of life . Changing Environment “The only person who always likes change is a wet baby” CHANGE .

Past Ouch! Experiences Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! .

Negative World View Media Frenzy A recent Statistic: Crime down 20% in America reporting up 600%. Look at what you are looking at !!! .

(Surroundings) . my Boss. the Company. (Upbringing)  ENVIRONMENTAL: My Spouse. etc. Determinism Theory  GENETIC: My Grandparents did it to me. (Inherited traits)  PSYCHIC: My Parents did it to me. the Economy.. is doing this to me.

. Life’s Little Question “Are some “Are some people people just just born born positive positive thinkers thinkers . . ... or or is is itit their their CHOICE?” CHOICE?” .

Choose the Right Luggage d g e Do ts e Be Bull Bulletproo f .

The Problem With Dodging Bullets You’re going to get hit! .