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Knowledge costs money and lack of knowledge costs more.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 30, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We must pay to learn.

We can buy knowledge contained in books.

We can buy knowledge contained in hard knocks

We must pay much for knowledge in order to have much.

If we do not pay much for knowledge, we pay even more.

 

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Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

The power behind our reactions is far too important to be left to chance.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 29, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Knee-jerk reactions catch our attention and we hold them in disfavour. Yet – what are we doing to make sure they don’t happen?

What are you doing to anticipate situations/circumstances and pre-plan the release of the power of your reactions?

If trust is at the heart of meaningful business relationships, insight is in the brain.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 1, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Trust, based on a history of past experiences, is not enough to guarantee business relationships contain value. When insight is added to trust, business relationships can thrive.

Beware those vagrant thoughts. [Unless, of course, you want to waste a lot of time.]

by Rick Baker
On Jan 2, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Vagrant thoughts find their home in the endless mental chatter that flows through our minds. 

Vagrant thoughts make up much of our mental chatter.

Some of our thoughts meet the criteria for statutory vagrancy - they are intentionally unproductive and [call it] allergic to gainful employment.

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I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Habits come in two flavours: green for Good and red for Bad. When you Influence others, don't make them see red.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 12, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

 

People Do Only 3 Things: Good Habits, Bad Habits & New Things.  [a link to over 300 posts About Habits]

There are only 2 ways to positively Influence others: (1) doing Good Habits & (2) doing New Things.

Why not show your Good Habits and, at least once in a while, try some well-planned New Things

About Decisions: as a general rule, avoid making them when you are stressed or pressed.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 8, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Only on rare occasions do we need to deliver decisions with urgency. For the vast majority of situations we can take time to de-stress or reduce negative feelings before we make decisions.

Given a little time for clear thought we can consider options, we can check our gut, and we can perform common-sense tests.

As the saying goes, "If it's worth doing it's worth doing right".

Note: this not intended as an argument against the value of intuition...sometimes gut reactions bring the best decisions. And - there is value in taking time to think about gut reactions...and learn from them.

 

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