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Entrepreneurs have an innate talent: moving back and forth between narrow and wide focus...identifying opportunities and digging deeply..

by Rick Baker
On Sep 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I have talked with many successful entrepreneurs who possess this innate talent. Many of these talented entrepreneurs work in our Waterloo area. This innate 'focus-talent' provides them the ability to see problems & opportunities before others see them.

Because of their innate Focus BrainSmart, it is accurate to say these entrepreneurs see things that are invisible to most people. 

They see problems before others see them. Sometimes this is interpreted as pessimism. It isn't pessimism. It's better-than-most vision.

These entrepreneurs also see opportunities before others see them. Sometimes this is seen as maverick. If it is maverick then maverick is a really good thing because it opens the doors for innovation and insight...and injection of value for clients.

When this valuable talent is not recognized by employers...well, that's a common cause of successful entrepreneurial start-ups.

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Entrepreneur Thinking | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Work performances are mirrored in work feelings. Work feelings are windows to Talents & Strengths.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 4, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As a rule, you don't see happy faces when people are struggling with their work.

As a rule, you don't see unhappy faces when people are doing a good job.

When put to good use, personal talents & strengths generate two things: positive body language and quality work results. 


Abraham Lincoln

"Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself exceedingly tired. The little he has done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing."

 

 

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Using talent and venting strengths...that’s self-expression at its best.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 20, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Talents + Opportunities + Specialized Knowledge + Practiced Skills = Personal Strengths

Venting our Personal Strengths - that's 'people-excellence'.

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Talents are not what we do; Talents are the 'substances' that define us and make us unique.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 7, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Talents are the numbers of our personal combination lock; talents are the keys to our desires and action-drivers.

Talents stand tall and explain why we do what we do.

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Willpower is about converting self-drive into purposeful action.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

 If you have no definite purpose, no chief aim, no goals - then you have no need of willpower. Of course, your accomplishments will be unpredictable at best and destructive at worst.

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"Persistence involves adherence to a purpose clean through to a goal."

Frank Channing Haddock

'Power of Will', (1910)

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Discipline is the only remedy for wasted Talent.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 14, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When discipline is absent Talent is dormant, submerged, and wasted.

That's why discipline is a good thing.

Discipline serves a key role when success is in action.

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