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

by Rick Baker
On May 26, 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.

Don't thumb your nose at the grindstone.

by Rick Baker
On May 24, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you cannot put your nose to the grindstone, you might be tempted to thumb your nose at it.

Thumbing noses at good-old-fashioned hard work is not a good strategy.

Quality work ethic is an important part of a life well lived.

Some say work mastery is bliss. 

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Humour | Thought Tweets

Plan for the particular and the peculiar...because that's what you are...and so is your perspective.

by Rick Baker
On May 16, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Particular, peculiar, distinctive, & unique: in the English language the meaning of these words overlap. Of these 4 words, we should give 'peculiar' its fair share of consideration.  While many people will struggle with defining themselves as 'peculiar', others will barely hesitate to do it...I mean, to other people...of course.

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Beyond Business | Definitions - Spirited Words Defined | Humour | Thought Tweets

We should make meetings so laborious people choose to do the work between them over presenting excuses during them.

by Rick Baker
On May 10, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of excuses.

Anticipate Situations.

 

Howling at the moon won't make it any brighter & yapping dogs don't make their owners any smarter.

by Rick Baker
On May 7, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Constructive criticism is an oxymoron...in relationships, it's an interpersonal liberty taken one step too far.

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

People think 600-700 words per minute. People talk 100-200 words per minute. Most people listen...maybe 1 or 2.

by Rick Baker
On May 5, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Listening - a little bit goes a long way. Just imagine what could be accomplished by a lot of listening.   

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

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