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

by Rick Baker
On Oct 20, 2018

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.

Unresolved, lingering problems gnaw away at brain energy. Attack problems and pluck that destructive power away from them.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 12, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The brain represents 2% of body mass while it consumes 20% of body energy. 

The brain is 'energy intensive'.

Much brain energy is consumed/wasted on negative thinking - i.e., wasted on negative feelings and emotions...wasted on rumination & worry.

You gain energy-value when you reduce your brain's energy-waste.

So - Tackle problems quickly: hit 'em high, hit 'em low...rip the ball out from their hands.

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

by Rick Baker
On Sep 28, 2018

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

Focus on the goal and move beyond the obstacles; Move beyond the obstacles and focus on the goal.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 15, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There's an interesting relationship between goals and problems:

  • if we focus on problems, we can bet side-tracked and stall out before we achieve goals
  • if we focus on goals, we build momentum and confidence...and do a better job tackling problems
When we think beyond problems - when we desire success and focus thought on goals - we have an easier time handling problems. 

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Problems are inevitable, goals are not.  

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Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

Forget your mistakes…right after you learn from them.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 5, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some say, "Forget your mistakes". That's not good advice.

  1. Our brains are powerful machines, designed to remember, not to forget. Why waste brain-energy fighting the natural flow? 
  2. Invest brain-energy learning from mistakes and then celebrate that learning.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

Why are some people so inclined to be morale busters at work? And - How might we help them get over it?

by Rick Baker
On Aug 28, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I want to create a Top 10 list of ways to help morale-busting people get over whatever it is that causes them to want to spread negativity at work. I am not talking about people who express concerns openly, in front of those who they blame for this or that. I am talking about people who do their complaining behind the backs of the people about whom they complain.

I'd like to create a list of the Top 10 Remedies for Behind-the-Back Complaints.

Any help you can provide will be appreciated...

Here's one -

  1. Ask people to accept an environment where others can, without risk, openly express concerns about one another directly to one another. And, if that doesn't work the concern  be escalated to the boss or the 'team'.must

Thick-skinned people can handle both sides of that approach.

Do you agree?

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