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Dreams of a better future generate a better future.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Past and future are dreams; now is a reality. All things are now; all power, all possibility, all action, is now."

British author/philosopher James Allen said that in 1903. It seems to me Allen's advice is a key to what most people refer to as 'time management'. I mean, if people pay more attention to the present and less attention to agonizing over the past and worrying about the future then they will feel less stressed...and they will feel like they have more time.

On the other hand, we should not be too harsh on dreams - only dreams of a better future generate that future. As 2 examples, Marconi proved this...so did Martin Luther King Jr.

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Abundance | Hero Worship | Thought Tweets | Vision: The Leader's Vivid Vision

People are 'selflings': that's a good rather than a bad thing...so focus on yourself...regularly.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 5, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

About that suffix 'ling': yes, often pejorative; but, not always.

So, cut other selflings some slack, as they will have to do for you if you are to achieve your desires.

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

5 reasons to listen: (1) to respond, (2) to act, (3) to understand, (4) because it's your job, & (5) because you like people.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 4, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Most people listen poorly.

It's reciprocal: people don't listen to them so they return the disfavour.

Then there's this pent up ego demand to express thoughts rather than listen to them.

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If we don't relearn how to listen evolution is going to adapt our ears into oblivion.

[One drawback of civilization: people who don't listen no longer get eaten by predators.]

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Communication: Improving Communication | Thought Tweets

Duplication annoys some people - others recognize repetition is a key to learning.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 3, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Efficiency happens when things are done right the first time.

Efficiency happens when people learn and remember.

Some people view these as mutually exclusive things.

Isn't that a shame?

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Communication: Improving Communication | Thought Tweets

Personality gives you a chance. What you do with it is what really counts.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 2, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Your personality may take a back seat to what you do...especially when the going gets tough.

We judge others by what they do.

We trust others by what they do. 

Others do the same to us.

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Influencing | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets

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