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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'.

Invest the time it takes to understand people. Understanding provides for trust, motivation, & leadership.

by Rick Baker
On May 31, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

In part, inspired by a re-reading of Michael Gerber's 'The E-Myth Revisited'. Pick a demographic - learn its psychographics - and don't forget, we're dealing with people...not statistics.

Of course, there's a softer side and a more-important justification. Only when we understand others are we able to help them. [Without such understanding we ramble along, at best, half-helping ourselves.]


 

The cornerstone of our personality, our mental attitude, shows up as the general flavour of our thoughts.

by Rick Baker
On May 30, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We can choose from 3 mental-attitude flavours: Positivity, Negativity, & Indifference.

Positivity is the best flavour...a rich flavour in many ways.

Negativity can be hard to swallow...but, at least, it gives you something to argue against.

Indifference - so bland it's not worth writing about.

 

 

 

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