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The more you use your talents the harder it is to wear them out.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 22, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We struggle when we don't use our Talents...many of us accept that struggling lot in life...and some of us embrace struggling as the starting process that allows learning and growth.

Yet, few of us struggle to use up our Talents.

Isn't that unfortunate!


Two keys to beating your competition: (1) Start & (2) Finish.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 21, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you make a habit of doing these two things, you will be leaps & bounds ahead of the pack.

Sure, there are many other things you need to do to serve and succeed.

To deliver value, all of those things must occur between (1) a Start & (2) a Finish.





Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Thought Tweets

If you want to build people up don’t knock people down.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 20, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When you have authority, most people shut down, in one way or another, in response to your criticism...

  • Maybe you want them to shut down...and be destructive? 
  • Maybe you don't want to shut them down...and be constructive?
  • Maybe you haven't thought about the difference between being constructive and being destructive?

...what are you trying to accomplish with all your criticism?


Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Thought Tweets

Intrinsic Goals feel right...they align with our talents & strengths...they inspire & energize us.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 19, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Intrinsic Goals mesh with life purpose, mastery of task, and self-actualization.

Naturally, intrinsic goals align with talents and Strengths.

And, in contrast to extrinsic goals, intrinsic goals tend to broaden rather than restrict experiences. 


In pre-historic times people who didn't listen got eaten...now they propagate at will.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 18, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Could it be 21st Century predators are a forgiving lot of creatures?

Could it be Darwin was wrong?

...survival of the fittest? ... or was it survival of the most adaptable? ... or is it no survival for the least able to listen?

Assuming evolution is an accurate theory - and I'm not so sure about all the science details of that any more - regardless, if evolution theory is true:

How many generations will it take for human ears to shrink and disappear through lack of use?


Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

Be nothing if not courageous.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 17, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It's about personal values

  • If we are not courageous, what of value do we have to offer to others?
  • If we are not courageous, what of value do we have to offer to ourselves?
  • If we are not courageous, how do we take chances, fail, learn and grow?


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