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The Layman's Mindfulness: use more noggin, do less sloggin.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 1, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Mind Your Behaviour: use a little more brain, have a lot less pain. 

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Brain: about the Human Brain | Humour | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Other people prefer it when you are present-minded rather than absent-minded.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 16, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

'Getting present' is a Focus exercise...a mind-process of narrowing and fixing attention. 

'Staying present' is a Concentration exercise...a mind-process of holding attention.

These two mind-processes, focusing and concentrating, involve different areas of the brain and they require the development of different skill setsFor me, and it may be different for you, focusing is an exercise of thought discipline. It requires thought discipline to cause attention to dwell on the single isolated situation or topic, ignoring everything else. This discipline can be very challenging. Similarly, concentration can be challenging when tasks are tedious or uninteresting. On the other hand, most people find concentration becomes easier when the topic or situation is one they are very interested in or excited about. 

Inspiration is the music of creative intelligence.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 14, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Our gift of creative intelligence must be there to inspire ourselves and others.

Our intuition is a special gift, with deep roots in our unconscious brains [lizard brains].

Our ability to inspire is linked to our creative intelligence and intuition - a wonderful aspect of our 'human condition'.


 

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Brain: about the Human Brain | Influencing | INSPIRE PEOPLE - GROW PROFITS! | Thought Tweets

Multi-task for mediocrity - or - Focus for excellence. That's the choice.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 3, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Can this common sense [backed by brain science] withstand the urgencies of your day?

Focus & concentration bring excellence.

When we have mastered performance excellence we can get in the zone.

Either way, focus/concentrate or in the zone, we are not multi-tasking when we are performing with excellence.

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Brain: about the Human Brain | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Success contains a blend of 'imaginative' & 'disciplined' thinking.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 30, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Creativity versus LogicEntrepreneurship versus Big Business. Rock Logic versus Water LogicEinstein versus Socrates. The School of Hard Knocks versus Academia. Right-brain versus Left-brain [which I think is a dangerous over-simplification of how the human brain actually works].

Regardless of how we define their difference we need to keep these opposites in proper balance.

How do you find the proper balance between 'imaginative' & 'disciplined' thinking?

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Brain: about the Human Brain | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Educate your brain: don't just stuff it full of facts and demand it work harder - mould it so it does a good job of thinking.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 13, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you are thrilled with the way your mind and brain are serving you...terrific!

If you are not thrilled - take your mind to a better place...as one example, train your mind how to think more positively...another example, train your mind how to govern self-control.

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