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Organized people get more done; disorganized people get more stress.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 22, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we are disorganized we make more errors and errors cause more work...and sometimes cause other people to have negative reactions...and then there is more stress.

Disorganization = more errors = more fixing of errors = repeated work = annoyed people = more stress.

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I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

A Vision of a Better Future – one of our most magnetic gifts.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 21, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We have all found ourselves inspired by leaders' visions of 'a better future'. Even if we did not take action and 'join the cause', we were inspired by the fact the cause existed. Such is the essence of leadership.

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Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets | Vision: The Leader's Vivid Vision

Problems become weak when they face clear goals and a strong desire to succeed.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 20, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Weak [or unaware] people think problems are troubling obstacles, which Misfortune delivers to injure us and beat us down.

Strong [and aware] people know problems are the necessary tests encountered along the road to meaningful success.

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Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

You can't teach an old dog new tricks...unless, perhaps, you praise him enthusiastically...and feed him the meat he craves.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 19, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sometimes old sayings go too far.

If you can teach yourself some new tricks then you can teach old dogs new tricks.

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Change: Creating Positive Change | Humour | Thought Tweets

Anticipate situations you cannot control & train yourself so you avoid feeling anxiety or stress when they arrive.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 18, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When people find themselves in situations they cannot control their reaction is, naturally, one of discomfort. For some people, the discomfort is extreme. This discomfort often leads to thoughts and actions that lead to dysfunction, stress, and a host of other negative things. 

We can learn how to do better than that.

We can teach ourselves how to do better than that.

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

When people tell you they are giving 110%, do you think they are talking in superduperlatives?

by Rick Baker
On Jul 17, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When I was a child neighbourhood parents had a habit of stopping me and asking me to answer math questions. [At one point I thought none of the adults in our subdivision knew how to count their money.] I suppose I was naturally talented at math. Later in life I found myself answering math questions during university level exams...dozens of exams. So, I understand I developed a habit of knowing math.

That knowledge of math has a few side-effects. One side-effect is, when people make claims like they are doing things beyond 100% it catches my attention and my thoughts. I have thoughts like, "Don't these people know when you've got 100% you've got it all & when you've given 100% you've given it all?

Giving 100% is superlative territory....that's the limit of your giving.

Giving more than 100% - well, that's defying the laws of at least mathematics...probably, the laws of physics...and even the Laws of Nature.

How can you trust a person who makes claims like, "Boss - I'm giving 110%!"? [Some go even higher. You hear 150% regularly and some people have the habit of claiming a preposterous 1000%!

Don't you think all of these people going overboard?...being excessive?...being exorbitant?...over-killing their point and beating it to death too?

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Communication: Improving Communication | Thought Tweets

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