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When troubles consume your thoughts, remember "Your tooth will cease aching if your house is afire..."

by Rick Baker
On Feb 27, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Your tooth will cease aching if your house is afire..." Frank Channing Haddock made that point in his 1910 classic, 'Power of Will'. 

Long before the medical sciences confirmed the concepts of neuroplasticity, people knew the awesome power & virtually unlimited possibilities available to the human mind. 

If emergencies can remove the pain of toothaches then properly trained minds can do the same thing.

Our minds have the ability to remove the 'negative feelings and thoughts' we encounter during day-to-day life.

In ancient times it was easy to protect intellectual property...when chisels were stolen few thieves could write in stone.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 26, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There's a long legacy of 'idea theft'. When our ancestors got beyond chisels and stones and into more-formal business, copyright became an issue. Apparently, the case law on copyright dates back to the 6th Century AD. 

Speaking of our ancestors... 


Humour | Ideas | Thought Tweets

You cannot be worried, be angry, be frustrated and make money.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 25, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

You can be habitually worried, angry, and frustrated...many people prove that.

But, how many successful people have you met who make habits of worry, anger, and frustration?


Worry, when held in controlled quantity, can motivate.

Anger has the ability to generate action...mostly destructive, but occasionally productive.

Frustration: the worst of the three; unproductive, inactive, unhealthy.


If you look into a mirror and see a worried, angry, frustrated face, you are peering into the eyes of a person who will never be wealthy. 

...on the other hand, you just may find that face smiles at you, laughs, gets into a better mood, and accomplishes something constructive.

Time management tip: file files. Their name lets us know what we are supposed to do with them.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 24, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Well...that is why they call them files isn't it?

I mean - those things don't have that name because of some other qualities...shouldn't we do our part to help them live up to their name yet not be confused with their less-flexible, more-abrasive cousins?


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Business Growth is made of Innovation & Invention & Self-Improvement & more Self-Improvement

by Rick Baker
On Feb 23, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

In business, learning is a life-long experience aimed improving self, helping others to do the same, and adding innovation, & invention.

If Necessity is the Mother of Invention then Courage must be the Father.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 22, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Necessity walks hand-in-hand with Courage and their finest offspring is Confidence.

We must not underestimate the courage and self-confidence required to think and act in new ways.

We must not forget the key role Necessity can play, especially in the face of major challenges.

Courage and Confidence are the keys to creativity, invention, & innovation. 



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