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Be comfortable allowing what people do to overrule what they say.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 10, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Confucius said, "There was a time when I merely listened attentively to what people said, and took for granted that they would carry out their words. Now I am obliged not only to give ear to what they say, but also to keep an eye on what they do."

Believe what they do, not what they say...remember you are biased...and don't gauge them too harshly...after all, they are only human.

 

Courage breeds Confidence and Confidence breeds Conviction & Creativity.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 9, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It takes courage to face adversity. It takes courage to face criticism. It takes courage to face change. 

Children are born courageous and independent-minded. But, often, that is discouraged.

It takes wisdom to re-build courage.

Personal strengths, desire to achieve, & attitude: 3 key things you can develop.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 8, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Lou Holtz, the famed Notre Dame football coach, said something like: "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

What is Ability? The key to ability is Personal Strengths and Personal Strengths = Natural Talents + Pertinent Knowledge + Skill development through practice. [link to Strengths]

What is Motivation? Motivation is an internal driver that makes you want to understand the [external] world and exert your influence on it. [link to Will to Power]

What is Attitude? Positive Mental Attitude exists when your mind is able to guide and focus your thoughts and actions toward your desired ends/goals.

It seems - providing advice on how to succeed is nowhere near as difficult as helping people succeed.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 7, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Most people have lots of advice [opinions, suggestions, criticisms, commands, etc.] to share with others.

Few people edit/tailor their communications to actually help others. 

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For decades, sales people have been taught: "Sell, Don't Tell".

That sales education aligns with this Thought Tweet. In sales, people are taught to give consideration to the other party's needs. 

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"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

John Quincy Adams

Willpower consumes energy. Energy is scarce. Use willpower wisely.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 6, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Willpower must be one of the human body's most energy-intensive processes. 

We must exercise willpower or it becomes weak.

We must rest willpower so it re-energizes. 

Exercising it wisely and resting it: these are the keys to building willpower and growing success.

 

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Beyond Business | Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Thought Tweets

People have their secrets and certain questions defy honest answers.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 5, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When people slip up - when people who matter to you clearly illustrate they have broken their own values-rules

  • Fight the urge to question their virtues and write them off [as Covey described the reality of human behaviour] by quickly emptying their ‘trust account’,
  • Step back and consider the reality of your own values-rules breaches and try to counteract your natural attribution bias, and
  • Be open and candid with the people, but stop well short of dragging them through the coals or humbling them as if you are blessed to administer that right. 

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