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Less than 20% of people work at making changes; over 80% of people require ongoing assistance & leadership.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 5, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Focus on change leaders.

Focus on self-motivated people.

Focus on confident people.

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80/20 Rule | Change: Creating Positive Change | Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets

REPUTATION: a thing that slowly grows before it glows.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 4, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet

But, WOW, it can sure get snuffed out quickly.

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Influencing | Thought Tweets

Multi-task for mediocrity - or - Focus for excellence. That's the choice.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 3, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Can this common sense [backed by brain science] withstand the urgencies of your day?

Focus & concentration bring excellence.

When we have mastered performance excellence we can get in the zone.

Either way, focus/concentrate or in the zone, we are not multi-tasking when we are performing with excellence.

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Brain: about the Human Brain | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Money- it can build quality character...but only if it is earned with effort, over time.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 2, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Money is an illustration of Value.

Money is an extrinsic reward...something we give and get in exchange for other things and actions of Value.

Extrinsic rewards are fleeting. So, money provides some short-term gratification then that gratification dissolves.

When extrinsic rewards are received too quickly or in too-large amounts the gratification can become like an overdose drug...and dysfunctional behaviour follows...hubris, inflated ego, etc.

When extrinsic rewards are received at a steady pace, in positive better-than-average amounts, the feeling of gratification is balanced...and this is comforting. One example of this comfort is the repeated confirmation that there is no need to fear poverty. And this sort of comfortable gratification feeds and grows self-confidence...which leads to enhancements of character.

In this way, money earned over time can help a person build quality character.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Talent can get lost...even young Mozart was too busy playing notes to focus his mind on quality music.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 1, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Apparently, even the greatest, including the child-prodigy composers, could get all wrapped up in their instruments and their talents at the expense of gaining the specialized knowledge required to excel. [Fortunately, they had mentors.]

Strengths = Talent + Opportunity +Specialized Knowledge + Practised Skills.

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Solutions & Opportunities | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Success contains a blend of 'imaginative' & 'disciplined' thinking.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 30, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Creativity versus LogicEntrepreneurship versus Big Business. Rock Logic versus Water LogicEinstein versus Socrates. The School of Hard Knocks versus Academia. Right-brain versus Left-brain [which I think is a dangerous over-simplification of how the human brain actually works].

Regardless of how we define their difference we need to keep these opposites in proper balance.

How do you find the proper balance between 'imaginative' & 'disciplined' thinking?

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Brain: about the Human Brain | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

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