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I developed a serious interest in other people ... in less than 6 decades.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 6, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

From a very early age, I noticed people making mistakes. I didn't just notice it. Their mistakes scraped in my ears, seared my eyes and caused me all sorts of other discomfort, anxiety and annoyance. 

But, in less than 6 decades I managed to get beyond the constant barrage of other people's errors...and, when all the dust cleared, I found myself truly interested in other people.

The cornerstone of our personality, our mental attitude, shows up as the general flavour of our thoughts.

by Rick Baker
On May 30, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We can choose from 3 mental-attitude flavours: Positivity, Negativity, & Indifference.

Positivity is the best flavour...a rich flavour in many ways.

Negativity can be hard to swallow...but, at least, it gives you something to argue against.

Indifference - so bland it's not worth writing about.

 

 

 

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

by Rick Baker
On May 13, 2020

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

Your brand starts with your character and the culture you breed: your brand stalls or flourishes there.

by Rick Baker
On May 12, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

A brand isn't a cute visual.

A brand isn't a catchy logo or a slick tag line.

A brand cannot pretty up a flawed character or a troubling culture.

When testing new branding, take a step back and look at your personal character and your business culture. Do they pass the litmus test? Do they render an investment in 'branding' worthwhile? Or, do they neuter your branding expenditures?

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Master Rules | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

The essence of business is exchange of value.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 26, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Stephen R Covey taught - the essence of business is relationships. I believe the essence of business is exchange of value. I believe, in business, exchange of value includes building relationships. Relationships is a subset of the value exchanged in business. No question - relationships are an essential ingredient of life. [Unless, I suppose, one is able to live the life of a hermit.] Certainly, relationships are the essence of society, whether family or community or all of human civilization.

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Family Business and CFFB | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

When we to want to win at all costs, our perspectives become quite blind to the realities of situations.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 15, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some people cannot adjust their thinking to fit the realities of the situations at hand.

Some people cannot even begin to untie their emotions, so they can use logic to think about the real facts they face in situations.

Perhaps, the problem is, their Ego must cry out for help regardless of the situation they face?  

 

 

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