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When troubles consume your thoughts, remember "Your tooth will cease aching if your house is afire..."

by Rick Baker
On Feb 27, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Your tooth will cease aching if your house is afire..." Frank Channing Haddock made that point in his 1910 classic, 'Power of Will'. 

Long before the medical sciences confirmed the concepts of neuroplasticity, people knew the awesome power & virtually unlimited possibilities available to the human mind. 

If emergencies can remove the pain of toothaches then properly trained minds can do the same thing.

Our minds have the ability to remove the 'negative feelings and thoughts' we encounter during day-to-day life.

You cannot be worried, be angry, be frustrated and make money.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 25, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

You can be habitually worried, angry, and frustrated...many people prove that.

But, how many successful people have you met who make habits of worry, anger, and frustration?

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Worry, when held in controlled quantity, can motivate.

Anger has the ability to generate action...mostly destructive, but occasionally productive.

Frustration: the worst of the three; unproductive, inactive, unhealthy.

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If you look into a mirror and see a worried, angry, frustrated face, you are peering into the eyes of a person who will never be wealthy. 

...on the other hand, you just may find that face smiles at you, laughs, gets into a better mood, and accomplishes something constructive.


Business Growth is made of Innovation & Invention & Self-Improvement & more Self-Improvement

by Rick Baker
On Feb 23, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

In business, learning is a life-long experience aimed improving self, helping others to do the same, and adding innovation, & invention.

Battles require people; people require battles.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 13, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We all have heard it takes two to tango. Tango requires people...two. Battles require people...at least one.

Battles are a fact of human nature.

The questions are:

  • Do you back into battles or do you pick them well? 
  • Do you put logic to work before you select your battles? 
  • Are you really just battling yourself, for example - masking your prior errors?
  • Does self-controlhelp you determine your battles and how you fight them? 
  • Do the battles you choose align with your strengths? 

I didn't see the financial meltdown coming. I didn't see the economic recession coming. I do see some things now...

by Rick Baker
On Jan 30, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Having been through those challenges, and rethinking business, I have a better picture of what we need to do to protect our businesses. I know business leaders need to inject Maker-thinking into their business. And, they need to do more good-old-fashioned testing of ideas...that's the entrepreneur-proven route to innovation.

Canadian leaders need to stop avoiding people problems and come up with better ways to remedy them.

Canadian leaders need to start matching talents with tasks.

Are you still trying to close that sale? Is your Persistence based on accurate thinking or denial?

by Rick Baker
On Jan 28, 2021

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

When does persistence become the wrong thing to do? 

There are differing views: we discussed this at the Thought Post called The Eighth Step Toward Riches or The First Mental Trap’ 

 When should the sales person draw the line…pull the plug? 

Ideally, this should happen when two things align: 

1. Your gut feel tells you ‘It is over.’ 
2. Your accurate thinking tells you ‘It is over.’ 

That’s much easier said than done. 

But, like all other aspects of sales…it is a talent that can be learned & honed.

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