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Our habits take us either toward or away from our goals.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 24, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Your choices, whether intentional or not, become your habits.

Pervasive habits are like governors...some good and some bad. 

The more elusive your goals, the more pervasive your bad habits.

...and, vice-cersa

Paraphrasing Napoleon Hill - the wind can take you east or west, depending on how you set your sail.

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

Should you celebrate your Good Habits more often?

by Rick Baker
On Sep 23, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet 

People Only Do 3 Things: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things.  Urged on by well-meaning friends, not-so-well-meaning foes, and perfect-image TV commercials - People often agonize over their Bad Habits. Do you think People ought to cut back on that and celebrate their own Good Habits more often!

Focusing on people's strengths helps them feel more engaged & motivated, which leads to increased profit.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 22, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

How does that lead to more profit?

If you can help people feel more engaged and motivated about their work, then:

  • they are interested, so they concentrate better and make fewer errors,
  • they are happier and have less interpersonal conflicts,
  • they are happier and there is less staff turnover,
  • they are more able to face challenges and embrace change.

All of these things lead to increased profit.

[and these are just a few examples of how strengths-based business leads to increased profit]

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

If you want to change the world then spend 20 minutes a day working on self-understanding.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 21, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The question was asked at the HBR LInkedIn group..."How can we change society? Just give one step which you feel will change society.

Change requires Courage.

Change requires knowledge of self and knowledge of others.

Change cascades like dominos:

Courage

Self-Knowledge

Self-Education

Self-Discipline

Self-Change

Self-Confidence

Confidence in Others

Teaching Others: Courage, Self-Knowledge, Self-Education, Self-Discipline, Self-Confidence

Working With Others: Creating Change For The Better 

 

This is the stuff of leadership

Biting your tongue just before it expresses something quite right but nonetheless doomed to be poorly received – that’s a good thing.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 20, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

You can choose to adjust your personality so it is more pleasing and less annoying. Sometimes, the choice involves biting your tongue.

 

Benjamin Franklin

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do."

 

Do the right little things right.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 19, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"If it's worth doing then it's worth doing right." That's what our mothers and fathers taught us. Good advice.

Go to the bottom of your business if you would climb to the topNothing is small which concerns your business. Master every detail.” That's an excerpt from Orison Swett Marden's 1911 classic 'Pushing To The Front'. The devils are in the details...master every detail and remove the devils...more good advice.

"Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing." Warren Bennis taught that. While we may not agree with drawing that boundary line between leaders and managers, we cannot argue the importance of doing the right things. 

 

So, Do The Right Little Things Right.

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Beyond Business | Thought Tweets

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