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Some people become problem magnets...attracting a never-ending series of similar problems.

by Rick Baker
On May 18, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Many of us don't see the problems coming let alone see we are the specialists who create them.

For some people - problems get totally out of control...arriving one after another...time after time after time.

Some people cannot get out of their 'problem ruts'. They need help. They need the benefits found in other people's talents & strengths.

 

 

Better to be skilled at puzzles than cross words.

by Rick Baker
On May 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When you are skilled at puzzles you deliver value.

When you are skilled at cross words you remove value.

Constructive criticism is an oxymoron.

 

Trust is gained in small increments, one consistent action at a time.

by Rick Baker
On May 14, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Trust is lost in large lumps, one misunderstood-inconsistent action at a time. 

So, the scale is weighted against you...or, is it weighted for you?

You can perceive it either way...it doesn't matter as long as you are objective about it and do not begrudge the reality of it.

When it comes to trust, the scale is weighted: it isn't just about your perceptions of your intentions and your actions; it's about other people's perceptions of your actions and your intentions; small understood-consistent actions build trust in small increments; small misunderstood-inconsistent actions destroy trust in large lumps.

PS: Trust: an interpersonal juxtaposition: so fragile, so essential, so egoic...Perceptions of Interests and Actions...laced with biases that are somehow and somewhy ingrained to protect egos. Trust: the fundamental human-to-human consideration.

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Intrinsic Goals feel right...they align with our talents & strengths...they inspire & energize us.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 19, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Intrinsic Goals mesh with life purpose, mastery of task, and self-actualization.

Naturally, intrinsic goals align with talents and Strengths.

And, in contrast to extrinsic goals, intrinsic goals tend to broaden rather than restrict experiences. 

 

Strategies for managing error-induced anxiety can lead to happier, more-productive lives.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 16, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we make errors we feel at least a little anxiety.

Anxiety is a dangerous state of mind because it can lead to rumination, worry, and deep and dark fear.

Better to nip anxiety in the bud, before it has a chance to grow into a very bad habit.

 

When we were newborn babes, we somehow knew the best way to get what we wanted was kicking and screaming.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 15, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we were newborn babes, we somehow knew the best way to get what we wanted was kicking and screaming.

At first, people encouraged us to take action.

Then, of great surprise to us, bigger people began a life-long assault aimed at proving otherwise. 

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