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REPUTATION: a thing that slowly grows before it glows.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 9, 2020

The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet

But, WOW, it can sure get snuffed out quickly.

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Influencing | Thought Tweets

Multi-task for mediocrity - or - Focus for excellence. That's the choice.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 8, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Can this common sense [backed by brain science] withstand the urgencies of your day?

Focus & concentration bring excellence.

When we have mastered performance excellence we can get in the zone.

Either way, focus/concentrate or in the zone, we are not multi-tasking when we are performing with excellence.

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Brain: about the Human Brain | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Money- it can build quality character...but only if it is earned with effort, over time.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 7, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Money is an illustration of Value.

Money is an extrinsic reward...something we give and get in exchange for other things and actions of Value.

Extrinsic rewards are fleeting. So, money provides some short-term gratification then that gratification dissolves.

When extrinsic rewards are received too quickly or in too-large amounts the gratification can become like an overdose drug...and dysfunctional behaviour follows...hubris, inflated ego, etc.

When extrinsic rewards are received at a steady pace, in positive better-than-average amounts, the feeling of gratification is balanced...and this is comforting. One example of this comfort is the repeated confirmation that there is no need to fear poverty. And this sort of comfortable gratification feeds and grows self-confidence...which leads to enhancements of character.

In this way, money earned over time can help a person build quality character.

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

If you think you are too busy then you are thinking wrong.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 6, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I favour abundance thinking over scarcity mindsets. 

If I decide I think "I'm too busy" then I have selected a scarcity mindset with respect to time, the most-precious commodity...or darned close to it.

So - I must not think "I'm too busy."

And - I must leave "I'm too busy" to the people who choose to embrace those scarcity mindsets. 

You don't see yourself the way others see you. Need proof? Look in a mirror. See - you already got it backwards.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we invented mirrors we invented a useful tool...mirrors allow us to do wonderful things like checking out our new suit and fixing our make-up before we leave the house in the morning. When you take a bit of time to think about it...isn't it a little annoying that when we think we get those things right we actually get them 100% backwards. The other 7,000,000,000 people out there see us and everything about us the exact opposite way. 

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Beyond Business | Humour | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Some things are urgent; some things are important: very few things are both urgent and important.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 4, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The vast majority of important things are not urgent and so they can be postponed. And, quite a bit of the time, that's exactly what we do.

When important things are postpones their true priority can be obscured and forgotten. And, quite a bit of the time, that's exactly what happens.

  • Napoleon Hill taught "Plan the Work and Work the Plan". 
  • Stephen R. Covey taught the way to sort out tasks/timing into Importance/Urgency quadrants.
  • Pareto taught the "80/20 Rule". 

With these three tools, we have what we need.

Now, it's up to us to use them.

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Hero Worship | I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

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