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"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

Creativity in science appears when insightful theories test known 'truths'. The same applies in business.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 10, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If the writers of screen and theater plays decide the status quo is good enough and stop coming up with new ways to get our attention and entertain us, few of us will continue to go to the theaters and cinemas.

If scientists decide the status quo is good enough and stop coming up with and experimenting around new theories, few of us will continue to fund scientific research.

If business owners decide the status quo is good enough...

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Abundance | Thought Tweets

We all have the same amount of time...we know the past is gone...we know we have the present...we only hope we have the future.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 9, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Time is our most-precious commodity.

We cannot afford to waste any of it complaining about not having enough of it.  

Only a silly person would waste time complaining about not having enough time.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

Sometimes you just can win!

by Rick Baker
On Jun 8, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sure, sometimes you just can't win. Everybody knows that. Almost everybody says that. And, some people are caught up in the habit of thinking and talking like that.

Why not make a habit of saying, "Sometimes you just can win!"

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Abundance | Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Thought Tweets

People think 600-700 words per minute. People talk 100-200 words per minute. Most people listen...maybe 1 or 2.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 7, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Listening - a little bit goes a long way. Just imagine what could be accomplished by a lot of listening.   

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

Small business is like walking a tightrope: failure to step gets you nowhere & slip-ups bring you down.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 6, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Take Delegation seriously. It is really important to do it and to allow yourself and your people to learn from errors.

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Delegation & Decisions | Humour | Thought Tweets

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