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You have a choice: you can multi-task for mediocrity or you can focus for excellence. What's your choice?

by Rick Baker
On Dec 13, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Brain experts are telling us: The uptrend in multi-tasking, especially multi-tasking involving high-tech communication devices, is changing neural patterns strengthening some paths and weakening others. The neural paths that allow us to talk on the cell phone while surfing the web or creating s spreadsheet are strengthening while the neural paths that allow us to focus and concentrate are taking a back seat.

As this trend continues huge numbers of human beings will be able to do huge amounts of mediocre stuff.

We have a choice: we can choose to multi-task our way to mediocrity or we can focus & concentrate for work-performance excellence.

Put another way: we can choose to multi-task or we can choose to task-multi. [And major success only happens when w choose the latter.]

Seek the upside in ordinary tasks: seeking simple work and doing it well; knowing its link to positive outcomes.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 26, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As the old saying goes, "There is satisfaction in a job well done."

There is more satisfaction when:

1.     You know the work, even if it is the most-simple of tasks, is a step toward a positive outcome and

2.     You do the work well.

Some people know this.

Others have to learn this.

Some have to teach this.

Leaders illustrate this by example: Mahatma Gandhi took pride in simplicity and the practice of walking; Napoleon Bonaparte took pride in the science and the practice of aiming cannons. 

Tags:

Hero Worship | Leaders' Thoughts | Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Seek Simple advice: 2 types of people succeed in business: (1) those who 'get it' and (2) those who observe & learn.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 16, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There are only 2 types of people who experience meaningful success in business:

1.     Those few, who somehow naturally 'get it' and seek their way until they obtain success. 

2.     Those few who observe and attend to those who are willing to try to help them 'get it', emulate heroes, embrace heroes' ideas, and sooner or later 'get it' themselves. 

In business, no other types of people achieve meaningful success.

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Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets

Thought has two forms: one is Creative, the other is not.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 22, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It seems I  am on the verge of concluding Thought is either Creative or Destructive...never in between the two.

Our Creative Thoughts are aligned with our true Goals...leading to productive building and growth.

Since all other thoughts are not aligned with our true Goals they subtract from achievement of our true Goals...leading to things that are not productive building or growth. Their effect is distraction from our true Goals, which is negative, making them "Destructive Thoughts".

 

An ounce of problem-finding is worth a pound of problem-solving.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 20, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As the saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

So, why not plan with methodical risk-management. That's a key to 21st Century success.

Reach out to problems.

Seek simple solutions.

Take decisive actions.

Achieve small goals.

Achieve large goals.

It's better when business solutions are less complicated than their problems.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 28, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you cannot get your people to do what needs to be done, you are not alone. And, perhaps you are not in good company. Or, perhaps you need some straightforward help. Do not buy into the current trend of thinking that good solutions need to be complex. That's untested...unproven smoke-and-mirrors opinion.

Consider Ockham's Razor

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Seeking Simple! | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

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