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Free up some time and ease your mind - have a pre-set process for dealing with problems.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 3, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

Another piece of free up some time advice… 

Many people waste a huge amount of time worrying about and even agonizing over problems. 

Business life is laced with problems…some small, some not-so-small. 

So, it makes sense to have a ready-to-use system for addressing problems. 

This provides many benefits…but, here, I will only mention 3: 

  • It ensures time is not wasted thinking about how to go about addressing the problem
  • It forces a solution orientation…i.e., positivity trumps worry
  • It builds confidence 

That’s why we created P=2S+O©

A link to P=2S+O©

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

Beware those vagrant thoughts. [Unless, of course, you want to waste a lot of time.]

by Rick Baker
On Jul 2, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Vagrant thoughts find their home in the endless mental chatter that flows through our minds. 

Vagrant thoughts make up much of our mental chatter.

Some of our thoughts meet the criteria for statutory vagrancy - they are intentionally unproductive and [call it] allergic to gainful employment.

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I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Sometimes innovation comes from dreams: sleeping and waking dreams bring intuition and flashes of inspiration.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 1, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

From Wikipedia...

McCartney said he had the idea of "Let It Be" after he had a dream about his mother during the tense period surrounding the sessions for The Beatles ("the White Album") in 1968. According to McCartney, the song's reference to "Mother Mary" was not a biblical reference. The phrase has at times been used as a reference to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ; in fact, the words "let it be" are a direct quote from the Prayer of the Annunciation, Mary's response to the Angel Gabriel in Luke 1.38. Nevertheless, McCartney explained that his mother – who died of cancer when he was fourteen – was the inspiration for the "Mother Mary" lyric. He later said: "It was great to visit with her again. I felt very blessed to have that dream. So that got me writing 'Let It Be'." He also said in a later interview about the dream that his mother had told him, "It will be all right, just let it be." When asked if the song referred to the Virgin Mary, McCartney has typically answered the question by assuring his fans that they can interpret the song however they would like.

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Beyond Business | Creativity, Invention & Innovation | Thought Tweets

Some people take the same route to work every day...if that route is blocked they don’t get to work.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 1, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We are all creatures of habit. While we always face many different routes, sometimes we just cannot look ahead or see them. We become victims of our situations, stalled in the present, stalled in the problem. 

Mediocrity happens when we live under the wings of our bad-habits.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 30, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Bad Habits follow us like shadows. Bad Habits make us mediocre. We can replace Bad Habits with Good Habits...it's a matter of choice...and commitment & self-discipline.

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

We know the right things to do...even while we are not doing them.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 29, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Most of the time we know the right things to do, yet, often, we don't do those right things. 

In particular, we tend to do things that offer short-term gain over long-term gain. Dieting provides a good example. Most diets work if people follow them. Most people don't follow them. So, the reality is most attempts at dieting fail.

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