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A comment for the media: Bad news does not have to make such good news.

by Rick Baker
On May 21, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We can choose to avoid or choose to limit our exposure to negative situations, experiences, and people.

Bad news does not have to make such good news.

Criticism has no right to reign.

We do so much better when we avoid the "Negative Society"

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

by Rick Baker
On May 20, 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 the rules and where all of us were [mental schema, states of mind, etc.] when the rules were being expressed.

Regardless, when we were instructed "No", we received the message we were doing something wrong...i.e., we were making a mistake. We heard "No" so many times when we were young much of our current thoughts involve our past mistakes, sometimes even the mistakes we made when we were very young. 

We should learn to shake mistakes off.

Willpower: we make a good habit of it or it slips away on us.

by Rick Baker
On May 19, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Willpower, like any other good habit, demands much energy. So, we must use it wisely and regularly. We must drain it, rebuild it, and strengthen it.

Willpower [and its outcome, self-control]: you must use it or you will not have it. 

The greatest leaders overcome their bad habits. They mould their character to improve their ability to influence others.

by Rick Baker
On May 18, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sometimes they replace combative ways with kindness; sometimes they replace softer ways with assertiveness.

Other times they improve their voice, vocabulary, and body language to improve their communication style...adding clarity and power to it.

Great leaders are attuned to their habits, both the good ones and the bad ones. They choose to replace their bad habits with new things - adding good habits, habits proven to deliver positive results.

Beyond everything else, the greatest leaders are masters of self-awareness and self-control.

And they know leadership is an ongoing series of thought-and-action choices. So they define thought-and-action boundaries for themselves and they work continuously at living within those thought-and-action boundaries.

So you have a mind like a steel trap do you…then you will know intelligent life forms choose to avoid traps.

by Rick Baker
On May 17, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Illustrations of mental prowess can put people off....especially when performed by braggarts and wiseacres.

It's okay to yell and scream at work...celebrations do not have to be subdued.

by Rick Baker
On May 16, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Baby Boomers, an interesting 'generation': grew up under pressure...watched the first steps on the moon...survived disco music...and some of us still haven't figured out how to stop yelling and screaming at work.

 

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