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If you think time flies, try holding your breath while your boss is telling a story.

by Rick Baker
On May 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Einstein showed us that time is relative.

[Maybe that's why it's easier to hold your breath when a relative is telling a story...but...probably not if that relative is your boss.]

 

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Here's a Catch-22: People get so busy 'in their minds' they have no time to address their own ineptitude or anyone else's.

by Rick Baker
On May 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When I am inept I am overwhelmed by my workload. When I am overwhelmed by my workload I believe I don't have enough time. When I believe I don't have enough time I don't do what is required to remedy my ineptitude.

What a Catch-22.

Better fix that!

 

Don’t blame ‘lack of time’ when the real culprit is personal disorganization and self-imposed mayhem.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 31, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you free up a few moments, step back, ask yourself "How much time do it have?", spend some quality time thinking before answering you just might find:

  1. You have only the present time, just like everyone else on the planet.
  2. Just like every other person on the planet, you really have no clue about how much time you have beyond the present moment.
If you think you don't have time you are right....at least from 2 perspectives:
  1. Like Henry Ford, paraphrased, "If you think you do or don't have time you're right."
  2. As any good philosopher or physicist will tell you - Time is an abstract concept...offering nothing tangible for you to possess

We can choose to multi-task and struggle or we can choose to task-multi and win.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 3, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If we try to cram multiple pieces of work into a time frame we lose focus and dilute concentration. The result is, at best, a mediocre pile of lower-calibre work.

If we focus our efforts to generate a single excellent result from a single piece of work during that time frame, we have the potential for work mastery.

If plan how to generate multiple future results from a single piece of work then focus our efforts to generate a single piece of work during that time frame, we have the potential to create excellent work and accomplish much more. We can, for example, build excellent things once and sell them many times. And, we can deliver huge value.


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If you want to be a leader in your industry sector, return phone calls and respond to e-mail.

by Rick Baker
On May 19, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Successful people seem to have more time. Also, with the current trend of slackening business etiquette, returning phone calls and responding to e-mail will be a differential advantage.

Why not take the lead...in a return to common courtesy, improved communication, and real relationships.

Only a silly person would waste time talking about not having enough time.

by Rick Baker
On May 14, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I mean - you wouldn't throw away perfectly good food while complaining about being hungry...would you?

The time right in front of you is perfectly good time. 

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