Rick Baker Thought Posts
Left Menu Space Holder

About the author

Name of author Rick Baker, P.Eng.

E-mail me Send mail
Follow me LinkedIn Twitter

Search

Calendar

<<  July 2020  >>
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
293012345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789

View posts in large calendar

Recent Comments

Comment RSS

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

by Rick Baker
On Jun 22, 2020

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’.

Tags:

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

People with lesser ambitions should not impress their non-champion beliefs on champions or other more-confident competitors.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 21, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If everyone watered down their self-confidence in an effort to conform to the average then every competition would end in an across-the-board tie...with everyone finishing either first or last.

[First? or Last?...what a conundrum...with everyone average there would be no pessimists or optimists to argue one way or the other.]

 

Tags:

Optimism & Pessimism | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Using talent and venting strengths...that’s self-expression at its best.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 20, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Talents + Opportunities + Specialized Knowledge + Practiced Skills = Personal Strengths

Venting our Personal Strengths - that's 'people-excellence'.

Tags:

STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Accept the fact things will go awry: appreciate that provides opportunity to build courage and confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 19, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Nothing meaningful happens without stress. 

Stress, when coupled with positive mindsets, invokes the wonderful things that bring about courage. 

Tags:

Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Once upon a time there were no walls. People must have beat their heads against something else.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 18, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When you are beating your head against a wall the first thing to do is recognize, your head doesn't fare well when you pit it against a wall.

Heads don't fare well when you beat it against walls.

If you saw others beating their heads against walls, would you join them?

Walls versus Heads...the smart money is on Walls.

...all of this in support of changing for the better.

Tags:

Humour | Thought Tweets

Think in new ways; think in good old ways...just don't waste time dabbling in-between.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 17, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Wisdom survives the test of timeCuriosity & Creativity are essential things.

It's the stuff in-between that wastes time, injures attitude, and accomplishes little.

Tags:

Curiosity - Invention, Innovation & Creativity | Thought Tweets

490 Dutton Drive - Suite C6 - Waterloo ON N2L 6H7 - phone 519-886-6522 - fax 519-886-8795
Copyright © 2012. W.F.C (Rick) Baker. All Rights Reserved.