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We benefit when someone or something makes us do what we can.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 15, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Even the great Ralph Waldo Emerson needed that sort of help. Emerson said, "What I most need is somebody to make me do what I can." 

People Only Do 3 Things: Good HabitsBad Habits, & New Things

When we want to develop better habits we need an injection of accountability; we benefit when someone or something makes us do what we can.

Workplace High-Pressure: does it cut the feet out from under your smartest people?

by Rick Baker
On Jun 14, 2021

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

A high IQ doesn’t necessarily mean a high ability to work under stress. In fact, it is possible the opposite is true. Do you assume smart folks operate smart when the pressure is on? If so, perhaps, when the pressure is on people disappoint you.

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Negative feelings cheat us: they take much energy from us and they give little of value in return.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 13, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We feel good when we participate in fair & square deals!

We would be annoyed if someone else came by and started stealing our energy...

To ensure fairness we need to tell negative feelings to go away until they can deliver a better exchange.

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

Anxiety: be present, don't fret over it, observe it in real time, & learn what it takes to control it if it gets out of hand.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 13, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Anxiety is in our genes...what we feel now is the legacy of the fight or flight 'wiring' that allowed our ancestors to bring us us.

In right-sized doses, anxiety energizes and hones focus.

In too-large doses, anxiety becomes a demon and destroys quality of life.

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

Howling at the moon won't make it any brighter & yapping dogs don't make their owners any smarter.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 12, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Constructive criticism is an oxymoron...in relationships, it's an interpersonal liberty taken one step too far.

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

"When you chase your tail ‘literally’, you get tired; when you chase your tail ‘figuratively’, you get nowhere."

by Rick Baker
On Jun 11, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Bad Habits are a lot like chasing your tail. They consume energy and take you away from your long-term goals.

Loss of Focus and lack of Concentration are, for the most part, Bad Habits...learned over a lifetime of distraction...self-imposed anti-goal activities.

Focus & Concentration are choices...You can improve in both areas...yes - easy to say and hard to do.

...and worth the extra effort.

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Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Thought Tweets

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