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

by Rick Baker
On Oct 23, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

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

  1. Those few, the intuitive, who somehow naturally 'get it' and 'seek & solve' their way for as long as it takes to obtain success. 
  2. Those few who observe and attend to mentors [who are willing to help them], emulate heroes' best qualities and sooner or later, after much work, 'get it'. 

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

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.

The more you squeeze their heads in the vice the less clearly they think.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 18, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

While a little pressure may go a long way, constructive criticism is an oxymoron and excessive criticism is guaranteed to cause headaches.

You think about how you act at work. Do you think about how you think at work?

by Rick Baker
On Oct 15, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

While at work...

  • you think
  • you act

While at work...

  • you act without thinking...i.e., your habits kick in and you act in rote ways, with very little or no thought
  • you think then act...relying on your judgment to lead you to better action [i.e., action that takes you toward your desired goals]

While at work...

  • do you think about how you think?

Educate your brain: don't just stuff it full of facts and demand it work harder - mould it so it does a good job of thinking.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 13, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you are thrilled with the way your mind and brain are serving you...terrific!

If you are not thrilled - take your mind to a better place...as one example, train your mind how to think more positively...another example, train your mind how to govern self-control.

If you think you are too busy then you are thinking wrong.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I favour abundance thinking over scarcity mindsets. 

If I decide I think "I'm too busy" then I have selected a scarcity mindset with respect to time, the most-precious commodity...or darned close to it.

So - I must not think "I'm too busy."

And - I must leave "I'm too busy" to the people who choose to embrace those scarcity mindsets. 

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