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Self-control is a double-edged force: when it's strong it builds confidence; when it's weak it builds fear.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 26, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we exhibit self-control we build our own confidence and this can be contagious, with confidence spreading from one person to the next.

When we exhibit lack of self-control our confidence shrinks..and this too tends to be contagious. 

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Influencing | Thought Tweets

Battles require people; People require battles.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 25, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We all have heard it takes two to tango. Tango requires people...two. Battles require people...at least one.

Battles are a fact of human nature.

The question is: Do you back into battles or do you pick them well?

Is logic in action when you select your battles?

Does self-control determine your battles and how you fight them? Do your battles align with your strengths? 

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Beyond Business | Questions?: The Art of Asking Good Questions | Thought Tweets

Like Beauty, Fairness is in the eye of the beholder.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 24, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Fairness - an admirable motive...but, one that has a really difficult time surviving both delivery and receipt.

Fairness - a thing that tends to be torn between biased perspectives.

The rest of the world will treat me unfairly...OK...I will live with that.

I will treat others unfairly...OK...I will live with that too.

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Beyond Business | Thought Tweets

Problems are like icebergs: the biggest parts of them are below the surface.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 23, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We human beings have a curious habit. We tend to express problems in ways that conceal the real sources of our 'pain'. I suppose our egos make us play word and mind games...prettying up our real problems with make-up so other people will view us in [what our egos hope will be] a better light.

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Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

Social Media provides an excellent opportunity to say what you say instead of do what you do.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 22, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Are you hunkering down over anti-social media?

Some thoughts about Fake Work.

...yes...pots do call kettles black.

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Humour | Marketing | Thought Tweets

Dreams of a better future light the path to that better future.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 21, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Past and future are dreams; now is a reality. All things are now; all power, all possibility, all action, is now."

British author/philosopher James Allen said that in 1903. It seems to me Allen's advice is a key to what most people refer to as 'time management'. I mean, if people pay more attention to the present and less attention to agonizing over the past and worrying about the future then they will feel less stressed...and they will feel like they have more time.

On the other hand, we should not be too harsh on dreamsonly dreams of a better future generate that future. As 2 examples, Marconi proved this...so did Martin Luther King Jr.

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