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If we just had some clone spray then we could all communicate better.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 8, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Expanding on the good work of Thought Tweet #718...

When people don't 'get us' [or 'get it'] we could clone-spray them. Then we would not have to waste a bunch of time repeating and repeating ourselves until they finally understand us. We wouldn't have to raise our voices to help them think more clearly. Similarly, they could clone spray us before they tried to tell us stuff...and we would finally be able to understand what they keep repeating.

That's So Obvious!

Wait a second. There could be some complications...some contraindications...nasty side-effects. We could end up with Wild-West style shootouts where the fastest draw becomes the winner of every communication. Or, sneak-up-and-spray pre-emptive strikes. And what about hired gun clone-sprayers. 

Damn...maybe clone spray isn't such a good idea after all.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

Better to climb mountains in your mind than on the back of your donkey-ego.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 8, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

May your molehills remain molehills and may your ego choose molehills over mountain climbing.

Refuse to allow your ego to join the mule trains climbing those mountains!

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Beyond Business | Humour | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets

Your brand starts with your character and the culture you breed: your brand stalls or flourishes there.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 7, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

A brand isn't a cute visual.

A brand isn't a catchy logo or a slick tag line.

A brand cannot pretty up a flawed character or a troubling culture.

When testing new branding, take a step back and look at your personal character and your business culture. Do they pass the litmus test? Do they render an investment in 'branding' worthwhile? Or, do they neuter your branding expenditures?

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Master Rules | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Communication Russian Roulette: shooting off your mouth, ignorant of what your brain has placed in the cylinder behind your muzzle.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 7, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

You meet people whose brain-to-mouth filters fail on a regular basis. 

And you see the damage happening in real time: damage to themselves, damage to others.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

When we look outward and feel things are beyond our control it is most difficult to look inward and muster self-control.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 6, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some situations seem to be beyond our control. In fact, some situations are beyond our control. Other situations just appear to be beyond our control. Regardless, really beyond our control or appearing beyond our control - these are the situations that put our self-control to the toughest test. When our locus of control is tested, so is our self-control. We do better when we anticipate these situations and prepare, in our minds, for them. 

 

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Abundance | Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

Communication is like a paper-towel paradox: the thicker the explanation the less absorbent the message.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 6, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If it don't make sense and the explanations that follow make even less sense...methinks the person doth protest too much.

When you mess up a communication - stop, think, accept the burden of error, and speak concisely, with clarity.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

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