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If we had not learned the word "No" so well when we were young, we would spend a lot less time ruminating about our mistakes.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 24, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we were young a lot of people started to say "No" to us. We were made to believe it was wrong to say and do certain things....many things. The rules of "No" versus "Yes" were inconsistent, depending on who was saying them and where all of us were when they were being said. Regardless, when we were instructed "No" we received the message we were doing something wrong...i.e., making a mistake. We heard "No" so many times when we were young we still ruminate about our mistakes, sometimes even the mistakes we made when we were young. 

We should shake that off.

It's your choice - be organized or be too busy.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 22, 2019

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

Introduce Interests & Express Expectations...do not leave these vital communications to chance.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 21, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you introduce your Interests people have a chance to understand what you want. Maybe they share your Interests. Maybe their Interests align with yours. Maybe they do not. If you introduce your Interests you, at least, have a fighting chance to know. 

If you express your Expectations people have a chance to understand what you want from them. Maybe they share your Expectations. Maybe their Expectations align with yours. Maybe they do not. If you express your Expectations you, at least, have a fighting chance to know.

And at least of equal importance, other people have a chance to know. If you want to accomplish things with the help of other people, you must agree you owe them that. 

Interests and Expectations: around the essence of communication. Just add story and repetition. 

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Communication: Improving Communication | Thought Tweets

How to Master Sales: learn how to ask good questions, listen, think, & share solutions.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 20, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Despite the views of new-era social-media gurus, the Sales function is not dead. The Sales function will live and breathe as long as people do. The essence of Sales is 'people, one-to-one, exchanging value'. It is incorrect to conclude people are no longer doing that. It is equally incorrect to assume that's going to change. Sales - or barter, or trade, or whatever term one chooses to use for it - is part of the human condition. 

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Communication: Improving Communication | Sales | Thought Tweets

If you are spending too much time fighting fires at work, your career is getting doused.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 19, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The economy would get a serious boost if 10% of business people would apply the 80/20 Rule and spend more time doing work directly linked to building value [planning the work and working the plan] and less time fighting fires.

Discipline: It's about teaching, learning, & accepting most-likely-correct ways of doing things.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 17, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Discipline is about embracing rules & accountability.

Discipline is about directing actions toward goals.

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Business Contains Only 3 Things | Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Master Rules | Thought Tweets

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