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

by Rick Baker
On Jul 2, 2018

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 Jun 12, 2018

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 Jun 8, 2018

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.

 

Here's a Catch-22: People get so busy 'in their minds' they have no time to address their own ineptitude or anyone else's.

by Rick Baker
On May 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When I am inept I am overwhelmed by my workload. When I am overwhelmed by my workload I believe I don't have enough time. When I believe I don't have enough time I don't do what is required to remedy my ineptitude.

What a Catch-22.

Better fix that!

 

Band-aids don't ease the discomfort of negative thinking.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 30, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Shape up, Man, you gotta improve your attitude!  

Great advice in theory - useless advice in reality. 

If you want to help people with negative thinking, think first about your own attitude, thoughts and action then learn how to improve by replacing negative thinking with new thoughts.

 

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

by Rick Baker
On Mar 1, 2018

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.

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