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What habit-thing lurks around Urgency, allowing it to defy logic and beat out Importance, time after time?

by Rick Baker
On Feb 18, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we face urgent situations they almost always capture our attention and action...even if we know we should be doing more-important things. 

Urgency is always hanging around the roots of Bad Habits

Discipline: It's about teaching, learning, & accepting most-likely-correct ways of doing things.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 17, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Discipline is about embracing rules & accountability.

Discipline is about directing actions toward goals.

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Business Contains Only 3 Things | Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Master Rules | Thought Tweets

For situations you cannot control, learn how to avoid feeling anger, anxiety, fear & frustration.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 29, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When people find themselves in situations they cannot control their reaction is, naturally, one of discomfort. For some people, the discomfort is extreme. This discomfort often leads to thoughts and actions that lead to dysfunction, stress, and a host of other negative things. 

We can learn how to do better than that.

We can teach ourselves how to do better than that.

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Business Contains Only 3 Things | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

A comment for the media: Bad news does not have to make such good news.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 21, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We can choose to avoid or choose to limit our exposure to negative situations, experiences, and people.

Bad news does not have to make such good news.

Criticism has no right to reign.

We do so much better when we avoid the "Negative Society"

It takes two to tug-of-war...unless, of course, you choose to battle people in your head.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 15, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It takes two to tango; it takes two to tangle; it takes two to tug-of-war.

And, more often than not, the two must bring an excess of emotion to escalate the situation.

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Sometimes it only takes one to tango, tangle, or tug-of-war. We all are quite capable of dancing with and fighting with imaginary foes in our heads.

People are more inclined to follow than to lead; good followers enjoy huge opportunities.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 29, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

One of the most graphic examples is mob behaviour. A few mob leaders can inspire destruction and pillaging from many...just consider Vancouver's Stanley Cup embarrassment. As Mark Weber says, "If the bet is between People and the Situation, bet on the Situation". [paraphrased] 

Betting on Situations is, in essence, betting on people following.

And there's that Spirited philosophy - "Business Contains Only 3 Things: People, Process, & Situations"

To accomplish their dreams, leaders must remember these related things:

Be the role model you want emulated

Anticipate and construct Situations

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