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Do the right little things right.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 19, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"If it's worth doing then it's worth doing right." That's what our mothers and fathers taught us. Good advice.

Go to the bottom of your business if you would climb to the topNothing is small which concerns your business. Master every detail.” That's an excerpt from Orison Swett Marden's 1911 classic 'Pushing To The Front'. The devils are in the details...master every detail and remove the devils...more good advice.

"Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing." Warren Bennis taught that. While we may not agree with drawing that boundary line between leaders and managers, we cannot argue the importance of doing the right things. 

 

So, Do The Right Little Things Right.

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Beyond Business | Thought Tweets

The optimist probably are just as wrong as the pessimists...but optimists have more fun.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 18, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

Just don’t let optimism get outside the bounds of realism.

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Abundance | Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Optimism & Pessimism | Thought Tweets

Perfectionist: someone who takes great pains…and gives them to others.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 17, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet

Perfectionists have trouble finishing. That becomes a problem when others rely on them.

 

Leo Tolstoy

"If you look for perfection, you'll never be content."

The thicker the explanation the less absorbent the message.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If that explanation you're hearing just don't make no sense and the explanations that follow make even less sense...methinks the person doth communicate too much.

 

Alexander Hamilton

"The obscurity is more often in the passions and prejudices of the reasoner than in the subject."

 

Focus on the goal and move beyond the obstacles; Move beyond the obstacles and focus on the goal.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 15, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There's an interesting relationship between goals and problems:

  • if we focus on problems, we can bet side-tracked and stall out before we achieve goals
  • if we focus on goals, we build momentum and confidence...and do a better job tackling problems
When we think beyond problems - when we desire success and focus thought on goals - we have an easier time handling problems. 

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Problems are inevitable, goals are not.  

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Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

We can alter our emotions. We can, for example, reduce the emotion of anger from high to low.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 14, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

In his 1918 classic, 'The Greatest Thing In The World', Henry Drummond wrote, "Hence it is not enough to deal with Temper. We must go to the source, and change the inmost nature, and the angry humours will die away of themselves.

This is true. It is not easy to do, but it can be done. I know from first-hand experience. We can alter our emotional reactions, at least some of them. If anger is one of our natural emotions, and some of us do tend to be that way, we can take steps, over time, to reduce that natural emotion. We know we have reduced our anger-emotion when we no longer feel the chemicals like adrenalin and cortisol flowing.

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