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Problems can be like icebergs, with their most-troublesome parts hiding below the surface.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 5, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We human beings have a curious habit. We tend to express problems in ways that conceal the real sources of our 'pain'. I suppose our egos make us play word and mind games...prettying up our real problems with make-up so other people will view us in [what our egos hope will be] a better light.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

Self-knowledge is an essential ingredient of success...it's the 1st ingredient. Spend some time on that. You're worth the effort.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 3, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

People who have a thorough understanding of themselves do better as business leaders. They understand their strengths and weaknesses; they understand their desires and goals, they understand their internal drivers and their behaviour; they understand their attitude toward and their reactions to situations and other people. 

And, according to Wikipedia...

The Ancient Greek aphorism "Know thyself" (Greekγνῶθι σεαυτόν, transliterated: gnōthi seauton; also ... σαυτόν ... sauton with the ε contracted), is one of the Delphic maxims and was inscribed in the pronaos (forecourt) of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi according to the Greek periegetic (travelogue) writer Pausanias(10.24.1).[1]

The maxim, or aphorism, "know thyself" has had a variety of meanings attributed to it in literature. The Suda, a 10th-century encyclopedia of Greek knowledge, says: "the proverb is applied to those whose boasts exceed what they are,"[2] and that "know thyself" is a warning to pay no attention to the opinion of the multitude.[3]

In Latin, the aphorism is generally given as nosce te ipsum[4] or temet nosce.[5]

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Thought Tweets | Wisdom: Surviving the Test of Time

Eggs don't hatch where scarcity-thinking roosts.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 2, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Scarcity-thinking stifles curiosity and creativity and when curiosity and creativity are stifled success is elusive.

It is clear, some people fully disagree with these views...they continue to think and talk scarcity...and many people do nothing to correct that problem.

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Abundance | Curiosity - Invention, Innovation & Creativity | Humour | Thought Tweets

The 3 Prongs of Innovation: Invention, Discovery and Stumbling Upon.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 1, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

P=2S+O...for every Problem [P], think of at least 2 Solutions [2S] and keep your eyes peeled for Opportunities [O].

Taking a P=2S+O approach to problems: that's a proven way to invent, discover, and stumble upon innovation.

And - Curiosity is the root of Innovation.

Sales mastery involves a clear & narrow focusing of Personal-Strength Energy.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 31, 2019

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Abundance | Sales | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Better to procrastinate when the task is under-whelming than when it is over-whelming.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 30, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Much as our mothers admonished about other matters and manners, "There is a time and a place". This applies too to procrastination. Procrastinate For Success

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Beyond Business | Thought Tweets

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