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You don't see yourself the way others see you. Need proof? Look in a mirror. See - you already got it backwards.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we invented mirrors we invented a useful tool...mirrors allow us to do wonderful things like checking out our new suit and fixing our make-up before we leave the house in the morning. When you take a bit of time to think about it...isn't it a little annoying that when we think we get those things right we actually get them 100% backwards. The other 7,000,000,000 people out there see us and everything about us the exact opposite way. 

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Beyond Business | Humour | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Do the right little things right.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 19, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"If it's worth doing then it's worth doing right." That's what our mothers and fathers taught us. Good advice.

Go to the bottom of your business if you would climb to the topNothing is small which concerns your business. Master every detail.” That's an excerpt from Orison Swett Marden's 1911 classic 'Pushing To The Front'. The devils are in the details...master every detail and remove the devils...more good advice.

"Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing." Warren Bennis taught that. While we may not agree with drawing that boundary line between leaders and managers, we cannot argue the importance of doing the right things. 

 

So, Do The Right Little Things Right.

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Beyond Business | Thought Tweets

Even if that cloud doesn't have a silver lining it still might bring a rainbow.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 7, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

While I have never explored the interior of clouds to discern whether or not they are actually silver...I have marveled at the majesty of rainbows. 

[Perhaps that's not too bad for a half-colour-blind guy who studied math and engineering.]

[[...now about that visible light spectrum]]

 

 

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Beyond Business | Humour | Thought Tweets

I developed a serious interest in other people ... in less than 6 decades.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 6, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

From a very early age, I noticed people making mistakes. I didn't just notice it. Their mistakes scraped in my ears, seared my eyes and caused me all sorts of other discomfort, anxiety and annoyance. 

But, in less than 6 decades I managed to get beyond the constant barrage of other people's errors...and, when all the dust cleared, I found myself truly interested in other people.

No means No! (...well maybe we need to think a bit more on that!)

by Rick Baker
On Jun 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When I was a kid I heard the word "No" so much I expected to hear it, as a matter of habit.

When I was a kid I was told to say "Yes" so much I started to say it, as a matter for habit.

I've been spending time throughout the rest of my life figuring out how to respond "No" when my little internal voice automatically prompts me to say "Yes" when I really wish I was saying "No". 

Invest the time it takes to understand people. Understanding provides for trust, motivation, & leadership.

by Rick Baker
On May 31, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

In part, inspired by a re-reading of Michael Gerber's 'The E-Myth Revisited'. Pick a demographic - learn its psychographics - and don't forget, we're dealing with people...not statistics.

Of course, there's a softer side and a more-important justification. Only when we understand others are we able to help them. [Without such understanding we ramble along, at best, half-helping ourselves.]


 

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