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Time management tip: file files. Their name lets us know what we are supposed to do with them.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 11, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Well...that is why they call them files isn't it?

I mean - those things don't have that name because of some other qualities...shouldn't we do our part to help them live up to their name yet not be confused with their less-flexible, more-abrasive cousins?

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Humour | Thought Tweets

Only tiny creatures perceive molehills as mountains.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 10, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Moles are small creatures and they make small hills.

If you perceive a molehill to be a mountain then you must be much smaller than a mole...you must be a tiny creature indeed. 

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Humour | Thought Tweets

Note to Self: Today I will not jump to any obtusions.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 9, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Justification: really, I won't be giving up anything of value; nobody will miss my obtusions.

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Humour | Thought Tweets

If we just had some clone spray then we could all communicate better.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 8, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Expanding on the good work of Thought Tweet #718...

When people don't 'get us' [or 'get it'] we could clone-spray them. Then we would not have to waste a bunch of time repeating and repeating ourselves until they finally understand us. We wouldn't have to raise our voices to help them think more clearly. Similarly, they could clone spray us before they tried to tell us stuff...and we would finally be able to understand what they keep repeating.

That's So Obvious!

Wait a second. There could be some complications...some contraindications...nasty side-effects. We could end up with Wild-West style shootouts where the fastest draw becomes the winner of every communication. Or, sneak-up-and-spray pre-emptive strikes. And what about hired gun clone-sprayers. 

Damn...maybe clone spray isn't such a good idea after all.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

Better to climb mountains in your mind than on the back of your donkey-ego.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 8, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

May your molehills remain molehills and may your ego choose molehills over mountain climbing.

Refuse to allow your ego to join the mule trains climbing those mountains!

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Beyond Business | Humour | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets

Communication Russian Roulette: shooting off your mouth, ignorant of what your brain has placed in the cylinder behind your muzzle.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 7, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

You meet people whose brain-to-mouth filters fail on a regular basis. 

And you see the damage happening in real time: damage to themselves, damage to others.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

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