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Thought Tweet #441

by Rick Baker
On Mar 26, 2012

Thought Tweet #441 Good things come in invisible packages.

 

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Of course, there's that old saying, "Good things come in small packages". And, it's true.

And, good things come in invisible packages. Thought: it comes in invisible packages. Even when probes and scans pick up the flashes of neuronal activity, they cannot capture Thoughts. Thoughts are invisible. 

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Thought Tweet #427

by Rick Baker
On Mar 6, 2012

Thought Tweet #427 How do you find the proper balance between 'free' & 'disciplined' thinking?

 

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Creativity versus Logic. Entrepreneurship versus Big Business. Rock Logic versus Water Logic. Einstein versus Socrates. The School of Hard Knocks versus Academia. Right-brain versus Left-brain [which I think is a dangerous over-simplification of how the human brain actually works].

Regardless of how we define their difference we need to keep these opposites in proper balance.

How do you find the proper balance between 'free' & 'disciplined' thinking?

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Thought Tweet #411

by Rick Baker
On Feb 13, 2012

Thought Tweet #411 Persistence is Self-Discipline in Thought then Action.

 

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

Brian Tracy said, "Persistence is self-discipline in action." I believe desired Actions are always preceded by desired Thoughts. In order to achieve Goals we must first discipline our Thoughts then those disciplined Thoughts will govern our Actions.

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Thought Tweet #393

by Rick Baker
On Jan 18, 2012
Thought Tweet #393 “No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.”
 
The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet
The Danish physicist, Niels Bohr, said that. And, Bohr's point applies in business. In business, we often hear people talk about 'doing the right things' as opposed to 'doing things right'. 'Doing things right' is all about doing process 'right'…doing a good job when performing logically-generated processes. 'Doing the right things' is about dealing with people 'right'...doing a good job when working with people.

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BHAGs ain’t for everyone!

by Rick Baker
On Apr 20, 2011

The graph below shows the way Goals and Self-Esteem are correlated.

 

Moving from left to right along the curve, the key points are:

  1. When Self-esteem is low it is difficult to set goals...so Goals, if any, are weak and don’t cut it
  2. When Goals are weak and they don’t ‘test the mettle’ Self-esteem tends to suffer and drop
  3. When Self-esteem is ‘normal’ people are comfortable setting Goals [some thrive on it]
  4. When Self-esteem is ‘normal’ it tends to increase with the challenge of the Goals
  5. When Self-esteem is at a peak Goals can be challenging…they can be ’stretch’ Goals
  6. When Goals become too challenging Self-esteem starts to drop, sometimes it plummets
  7. When Goals become unrealistic Self-esteem can quickly drop below ‘normal’ levels…and stay there
  8. BHAGs ain’t for everyone!


          

 

Conclusion: the concepts of success-consciousness are not for everyone. For many, it is better to set short-term stretch Goals, encouraging the use of  S.M.A.R.T. goals than to use that ‘word’ BHAG.

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Sales Tweet #189

by Rick Baker
On Apr 7, 2011
Sales Tweet # 189 We must be able to think when we want to but be able to set thinking aside, at least, when we need to.
 
The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet
It seems to me this is the way to blend the wisdom of Napoleon Hill ['Think and Grow Rich', for example] with the wisdom of Eckhart Tolle [‘The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment’, for example].
www.naphill.org
www.eckharttolle.com

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