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It's easy to make a significant change: just tell everyone you have developed an electricity intolerance.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sure, change is tough.

But you gotta look on the bright side: if you don't like that last suggestion - when the urge to change gets too annoying, you can always watch a TV rerun.

Now, do you see the benefit in the power of positive thinking?

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Change: Creating Positive Change | Humour | Thought Tweets

Hope is a waking dream much craved by people.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 9, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Aristotle said, "Hope is a waking dream."

People want hope; people follow dreams.

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Regardless, Hope stands in the shadow of the elite state of mind known as Belief. If Hope is a waking dream then Belief is the inspirational call-to-action.

 

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Thought Tweets | Vision: The Leader's Vivid Vision

High self-esteem increases one's appetite for risk; appetite stimulates initiative; initiative stimulates action.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 8, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If we work at maintaining high-enough-but-not-excessive self-esteem then we automatically build personal initiative. We also automatically gain more appetite for risk...and comfort with change. That's one little explanation of why it is important to have Thick Skin

 

 

 

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Thick Skin & Thin Skull | Thought Tweets

Up-skill the hands that use your finest business tools; make master craftsmanship a top priority.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 7, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

  1. Failure isn't caused by lack of talent, it's caused by discouraged thoughts and words.
  2. Practice makes perfect.
  3. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. 
  4. Strength = Talent + Opportunity + Focused Knowledge + Skill through practice.

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Entrepreneurs have an innate talent: moving back and forth between narrow and wide focus...identifying opportunities and digging deeply..

by Rick Baker
On Sep 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I have talked with many successful entrepreneurs who possess this innate talent. Many of these talented entrepreneurs work in our Waterloo area. This innate 'focus-talent' provides them the ability to see problems & opportunities before others see them.

Because of their innate Focus BrainSmart, it is accurate to say these entrepreneurs see things that are invisible to most people. 

They see problems before others see them. Sometimes this is interpreted as pessimism. It isn't pessimism. It's better-than-most vision.

These entrepreneurs also see opportunities before others see them. Sometimes this is seen as maverick. If it is maverick then maverick is a really good thing because it opens the doors for innovation and insight...and injection of value for clients.

When this valuable talent is not recognized by employers...well, that's a common cause of successful entrepreneurial start-ups.

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Entrepreneur Thinking | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Forget your mistakes…right after you learn from them.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 5, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some say, "Forget your mistakes". That's not good advice.

  1. Our brains are powerful machines, designed to remember, not to forget. Why waste brain-energy fighting the natural flow? 
  2. Invest brain-energy learning from mistakes and then celebrate that learning.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

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