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An ideal way to help people: show them how to 'disentangle' the energy and power they, naturally, possess.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 19, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Energy & Natural Talent: 2 things we all possess.

But,  we rarely experience people helping us put those 2 things to best use.

Be the exception...help people disentangle the energy wrapped around their Talents.

 

If you want to influence then Learn to Listen.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 18, 2019

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

LinkedIn is a valuable tool. We can use it to discover what other people think about topics.

I asked some of my LinkedIn friends the Question: What does it take to succeed at sales?

And, the most-repeated piece of advice was - Listen Better.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Influencing | Thought Tweets

Influencing Powerful People - #4

by Rick Baker
On Feb 17, 2019

Here's another quote from Dirk Schlimm:

“The genius, who sees opportunity with outside-the-box ideas, gets easily frustrated if he or she feels surrounded by others who only see obstacles. A powerful person with a big idea is likely to feel that he or she is right and will grow impatient with naysayers.”

This quote triggers some questions...

Do you know many people who think of themselves as innovative/creative thinkers? Do you know people who consider themselves out-of-the-box thinkers while you see them under dimmer lighting?

Do you know many people who get frustrated when other people inject obstacles? How do you feel when others naysay when you raise what you believe to be good ideas?

Spirited Leaders have a philosophy that can be summed up in 5 words: People Don't Like Receiving Criticism. We also say, "Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron".

Now, we know some thick-skinned people can accept and respond well to criticism...for these rare few, constructive criticism is not an oxymoron. However, implicit in Dirk's quote, it is highly unlikely people who possess and exhibit a level of genius - powerful people - will respond well to naysaying. So, when you find yourself facing such a powerful person consider better strategies than voicing criticism that will likely be received poorly.

If you must voice criticism then plan its delivery carefully.

Dirk explains how this can be done in his book.


If you do not know your limitations then your willpower won't.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 17, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"A man's got to know his limitations." Clint Eastwood said that when he played Dirty Harry in 'Magnum Force', (1973).

If you know yourself  and you know your limitations then you have a fighting chance to know when you will need willpower. If you do not know your limitations then your willpower won't.

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Thought Tweets | Wisdom: Surviving the Test of Time

Seek Simple advice: 2 types of people succeed in business: (1) those who 'get it' and (2) those who observe & learn.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 16, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There are only 2 types of people who experience meaningful success in business:

1.     Those few, who somehow naturally 'get it' and seek their way until they obtain success. 

2.     Those few who observe and attend to those who are willing to try to help them 'get it', emulate heroes, embrace heroes' ideas, and sooner or later 'get it' themselves. 

In business, no other types of people achieve meaningful success.

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Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets

I used to give people pieces of my mind. Now, I know I cannot afford such giveaways.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 15, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Even if I could afford to waste my brain, it's much more fulfilling to cut people up to size.

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

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