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People pass lie detector tests 2 ways: telling the truth and lying while believing the test won't work.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 22, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

I am pleased to confirm I have no first-hand experience to prove this is a fact. I am basing this tweet on things experts have written.

Experts say…

  • If one is telling the truth then one feels no fear. When one feels no fear a lie detector will not register any of the automatic physical reactions the body experiences in reaction to fear. 
  • If one does not believe the lie detector test will work then one experiences no fear so, again, the lie detector test registers no ‘fear reactions’.

What’s the point?

There are at least 3:

  1. Belief is a powerful tool…as Napoleon Hill said, “What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.”
  2. The human body reacts automatically to situations – particularly, stressful situations. However, these automatic reactions can be controlled. There is no more astonishing example than the Navy SEAL example.
  3. Obviously, lie detectors can provide a great deal of great fun…however; we recommend you experience them in places not called the ‘Interrogation Room’.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

The great teachers didn't dwell on stress. They focused on the human virtues.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 21, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

'Stressed' is a modern mindset...less than 100 years old.

Stressed: You have to look long and hard to find ancient wisdom mentioning it.

Stressed: don't forget it's just a reverse palindrome for desserts.

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets | Wisdom: Surviving the Test of Time

An ounce of problem-finding is worth a pound of problem-solving.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 20, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As the saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

So, why not plan with methodical risk-management. That's a key to 21st Century success.

Reach out to problems.

Seek simple solutions.

Take decisive actions.

Achieve small goals.

Achieve large goals.

How To Create A Real Scary Sales Monster [a recipe]

by Rick Baker
On Oct 19, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I created a real scary sales monster.

Really, I am not 100% sure how I did it.

I just know I did it.

Actually, I did it more than once in my career.

I somehow created some high-octane sales beasties that were real scary.

While I don't have the exact recipe I do know the key ingredients and the key process steps:

1.     Take 2 big egos - make sure one is your own and the other junior [junior, in the hierarchical sense or you will not be able to claim credit for the creation of the Sales Monster]

2.     Apply some loud volume.

3.     Blend the big egos together harshly with some lofty goals.

4.     Send the junior ego out to the field under very-tight time deadlines.

5.     Allow a free run for a few days.

6.     Voila - a Sales Monster.

[bon appetit]

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Humour | Sales | Thought Tweets

The more you squeeze their heads in the vice the less clearly they think.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 18, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

While a little pressure may go a long way, constructive criticism is an oxymoron and excessive criticism is guaranteed to cause headaches.

Lack of confidence is evident when people talk too much during good times then talk too little during bad times.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 17, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

This is especially true when the talk is about credit and blame for results.

...better to aim closer to the Zen, "Is that so".

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