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Emotions wrap themselves tightly around thoughts about pain of loss...squeezing logic out.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 25, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The emotions around loss weigh in heavier than the emotions around gain. Psychologists' experiments confirm we place much higher value on avoiding the pain of loss than we place on obtaining the pleasure of gain.

This defies logic.

But - let's not forget - logic-defiance is the territory of emotions.  

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

People pass lie detector tests 2 ways: telling the truth and lying while believing the test won't work.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 22, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

I am pleased to confirm I have no first-hand experience to prove this is a fact. I am basing this tweet on things experts have written.

Experts say…

  • If one is telling the truth then one feels no fear. When one feels no fear a lie detector will not register any of the automatic physical reactions the body experiences in reaction to fear. 
  • If one does not believe the lie detector test will work then one experiences no fear so, again, the lie detector test registers no ‘fear reactions’.

What’s the point?

There are at least 3:

  1. Belief is a powerful tool…as Napoleon Hill said, “What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.”
  2. The human body reacts automatically to situations – particularly, stressful situations. However, these automatic reactions can be controlled. There is no more astonishing example than the Navy SEAL example.
  3. Obviously, lie detectors can provide a great deal of great fun…however; we recommend you experience them in places not called the ‘Interrogation Room’.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

The great teachers didn't dwell on stress. They focused on the human virtues.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 21, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

'Stressed' is a modern mindset...less than 100 years old.

Stressed: You have to look long and hard to find ancient wisdom mentioning it.

Stressed: don't forget it's just a reverse palindrome for desserts.

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets | Wisdom: Surviving the Test of Time

Making new errors proves you are innovative and learning from your errors proves you are open-minded and change-tolerant.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 2, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Change is a good thing...even if you disagree with that, you must agree there's a lot of it out there so one might as well get accustomed to it.

Fear of making mistakes is a real spirit killer.

Constructive criticism is an Oxymoron.

With just a little help, Creativity springs back to life.

If you point out 1 error the person may accept your feedback. If you point out 2 errors the person likely won't.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 1, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Think about it: what's your tolerance for criticism?

[As you consider that last question...Never mind what your logical mind is tricking you into thinking: what's your emotional tolerance for criticism?]

How much would the average person tolerate?

This person right in front of you - the one you are about to criticize - what's this person's tolerance?

Regardless - whatever you do - don't choose to deliver your criticism in doses of 5 or 4...or 3...or 2. [Stop at 1 or, better still, don't start.]

Small stuff is like a sponge. If you sweat over it long enough it becomes so big & heavy it drags you under.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 30, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When fear of failure prevails, it causes people to sweat the small stuff. 

Fear of Failure...one of the 6 Fears identified by Napoleon Hill in his classic 'Think and Grow Rich', (1937).

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Humour | Thought Tweets

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