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Ancient communication wisdom: Catcheth thou and stoppeth thou before thou doth protest too much.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 5, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There's a good reason why Shakespeare put that "doth protest too much" line in Hamlet. Many people are unable to express an objection and leave it at that. Rather, many people express an objection and go on and on...providing either gory details or more examples, or both.

Now I must stop here before I too doth protest too much...

...it would, for example, be wrong to deliver a ripe example of this I witnessed as recently as...

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

In small doses anxiety energizes and hones focus. In large doses anxiety becomes a demon that destroys quality of life.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 5, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Anxiety is part of our lives.

Anxiety is laced with rumination about past mistakes and problems or worry about future mistakes and problems.

In small doses anxiety helps us overcome difficulties, which leads to the building of confidence

In large doses anxiety can overwhelm us, leading to avoidance lack of confidence and even depression.

One key to success: when anxiety is triggered begin by taking on little challenges. that will help you gain the confidence you will require when you face larger challenges.

A thin skull allows important stuff to get in easier.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 4, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Mistakes bang into and bounce off thick skulls.

This annoys Mistakes because their role is teaching lessons.

The problem is: When thick skulls won't let them in Mistakes cannot teach lessons to thick-skulled brains.

So Mistakes keep coming back, knocking on thick skulls over and over and over again.

While Mistakes are born to be great teachers, over time they tend to develop an uppity attitude and a nasty sense of humour. Even when they've given up on teaching well-concealed brains Mistakes have no desire to stop knocking on the thick skulls that house those brains.

The key foresight point is: We can count on Mistakes to come back over and over again to knock on our skulls if we keep them thick.

The bottom line is: As long as our skulls remain thick we will never have the opportunity to learn the lessons taught by Mistakes.

 

Recipe for Complication: mix up some simple things, set basic courtesy on the back burner, & watch people get heated up.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 4, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we do simple things right we pave smoother paths. When we are courteous or at least civil with others we pave smoother paths. When we do not do these things we should expect a rough road ahead.

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Humour | Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets

We can choose to multi-task and struggle or we can choose to task-multi and win.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 3, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If we try to cram multiple pieces of work into a time frame we lose focus and dilute concentration. The result is, at best, a mediocre pile of lower-calibre work.

If we focus our efforts to generate a single excellent result from a single piece of work during that time frame, we have the potential for work mastery.

If plan how to generate multiple future results from a single piece of work then focus our efforts to generate a single piece of work during that time frame, we have the potential to create excellent work and accomplish much more. We can, for example, build excellent things once and sell them many times. And, we can deliver huge value.


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I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

Trust your gut feel...after all, the fast food industry trusts your gut feel.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 3, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sometimes your gut feel gets you into trouble...despite the warning signs from your tightening belt.

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Humour | Thought Tweets

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