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I developed a serious interest in other people ... in less than 6 decades.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 6, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

From a very early age, I noticed people making mistakes. I didn't just notice it. Their mistakes scraped in my ears, seared my eyes and caused me all sorts of other discomfort, anxiety and annoyance. 

But, in less than 6 decades I managed to get beyond the constant barrage of other people's errors...and, when all the dust cleared, I found myself truly interested in other people.

No means No! (...well maybe we need to think a bit more on that!)

by Rick Baker
On Jun 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When I was a kid I heard the word "No" so much I expected to hear it, as a matter of habit.

When I was a kid I was told to say "Yes" so much I started to say it, as a matter for habit.

I've been spending time throughout the rest of my life figuring out how to respond "No" when my little internal voice automatically prompts me to say "Yes" when I really wish I was saying "No". 

I'm annoyed by that cliché, 'skin in the game'. I want to hear more about skull in the game.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 4, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Let's forget about putting money in & getting that pound of flesh and set our sights a bit higher...that is, let's concentrate on kilograms of neurons packaged in open-minded skulls. It is time we started to recognize the attributes delivered in the form of thick skin and thin skulls.

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Thick Skin & Thin Skull | Thought Tweets

If you want to influence others, communicate your interests before making requests.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 3, 2020

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Communication: Improving Communication | Influencing | Thought Tweets

Bad habits make no one feel good.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 2, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet 

Taking us away from our goals...annoying us and annoying other people.

That's the essence, the definition, of Bad Habits.

None of us can forecast the future: the best we can do is predict...do our best...then deal with actual situations.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 1, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

About Planning: Why plan? Who should plan? etc. 

Predict! When the word 'plan' [as in 'strategic plan'] annoys people, don't argue it or fight it. Choose to use the word 'predict'.

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