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Personal strengths, desire to achieve, & attitude: 3 key things you can develop.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 8, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Lou Holtz, the famed Notre Dame football coach, said something like: "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

What is Ability? The key to ability is Personal Strengths and Personal Strengths = Natural Talents + Pertinent Knowledge + Skill development through practice. [link to Strengths]

What is Motivation? Motivation is an internal driver that makes you want to understand the [external] world and exert your influence on it. [link to Will to Power]

What is Attitude? Positive Mental Attitude exists when your mind is able to guide and focus your thoughts and actions toward your desired ends/goals.

It seems - providing advice on how to succeed is nowhere near as difficult as helping people succeed.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 7, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Most people have lots of advice [opinions, suggestions, criticisms, commands, etc.] to share with others.

Few people edit/tailor their communications to actually help others. 

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For decades, sales people have been taught: "Sell, Don't Tell".

That sales education aligns with this Thought Tweet. In sales, people are taught to give consideration to the other party's needs. 

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"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

John Quincy Adams

Willpower consumes energy. Energy is scarce. Use willpower wisely.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 6, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Willpower must be one of the human body's most energy-intensive processes. 

We must exercise willpower or it becomes weak.

We must rest willpower so it re-energizes. 

Exercising it wisely and resting it: these are the keys to building willpower and growing success.

 

Tags:

Beyond Business | Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Thought Tweets

People have their secrets and certain questions defy honest answers.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 5, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When people slip up - when people who matter to you clearly illustrate they have broken their own values-rules

  • Fight the urge to question their virtues and write them off [as Covey described the reality of human behaviour] by quickly emptying their ‘trust account’,
  • Step back and consider the reality of your own values-rules breaches and try to counteract your natural attribution bias, and
  • Be open and candid with the people, but stop well short of dragging them through the coals or humbling them as if you are blessed to administer that right. 

In business, the best relationships are built when pleasant personalities exchange interesting ideas.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 4, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

And, of course, the ideas contain value and there's following through on commitments.

Link to Thought Tweet #278

Tags:

Communication: Improving Communication | Marketing | Sales | Thought Tweets

Common sense: easy to see in self but tough to find in others. A pessimist said that. I have no idea why.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 3, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Or was it an optimist...

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Optimism & Pessimism | Thought Tweets

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