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When you say "I don't have time", what are you really thinking? Why not communicate that real information instead?

by Rick Baker
On Feb 3, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Saying "I don't have time" and "I'm too busy" ... those are bad habits. They are bad habits that show how a person can self-brainwash to distract self or others. Or perhaps the person is guarding against something. But what? What is really going on behind those false claims?

Talents tend to bounce off Tasks they do not like.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 2, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Consider Talents. Consider Tasks

Don't fight the fit.

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

The Layman's Mindfulness: use more noggin, do less sloggin.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 1, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Mind Your Behaviour: use a little more brain, have a lot less pain. 

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

About Influencing Powerful People - #2

by Rick Baker
On Jan 31, 2019

Here's a quote from Dirk Schlimm, clarifying his perspective on 'Powerful People' -

“Depending on where you are, the managing director of your local subsidiary, the head of your finance department, the influential member of your board, the critical donor in your charity, or the owner of your small business may be just as powerful in your setting as a corporate tycoon in someone else’s.”

One implication for family businesses -

The leader of your family business may be just as powerful in your setting as a corporate tycoon in someone else’s. 

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Borrowing Brilliance | Family Business and CFFB | Influencing | Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets

Don’t blame ‘lack of time’ when the real culprit is personal disorganization and self-imposed mayhem.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 31, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you free up a few moments, step back, ask yourself "How much time do it have?", spend some quality time thinking before answering you just might find:

  1. You have only the present time, just like everyone else on the planet.
  2. Just like every other person on the planet, you really have no clue about how much time you have beyond the present moment.
If you think you don't have time you are right....at least from 2 perspectives:
  1. Like Henry Ford, paraphrased, "If you think you do or don't have time you're right."
  2. As any good philosopher or physicist will tell you - Time is an abstract concept...offering nothing tangible for you to possess

Communication band-aids don't solve the discomfort of negative thinking.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 30, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Shape up, Man, you gotta improve your attitude!  

Great advice in theory - useless advice in reality. 

If you want to help people with negative thinking, think first about your own attitude, thoughts and action then learn how to improve by replacing negative thinking with new thoughts.

 

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