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When Opportunities seek out people to visit, they pretty much avoid all the too-busy people.

by Rick Baker
On May 17, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Many people have a self-image of a too-busy person..."I am too busy to do that!

Opportunities prefer to visit with people who have some time to spend with them, some time to get to understand them, some time to hold their hands and walk with them....then run with them.

The more you hurry the more the Opportunities pass you by.

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When you think you don't have enough time, do you really believe you have less time than other more successful people?

by Rick Baker
On May 13, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Maybe you think you will have more time later...yes...that's it...you will catch up to successful people later.

[Shouldn't we do our parts to stamp out "I'm too busy!" & "I don't have time!"]

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If you think time flies, try holding your breath while your boss is telling a story.

by Rick Baker
On May 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Einstein showed us that time is relative.

[Maybe that's why it's easier to hold your breath when a relative is telling a story...but...probably not if that relative is your boss.]

 

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Here's a Catch-22: People get so busy 'in their minds' they have no time to address their own ineptitude or anyone else's.

by Rick Baker
On May 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When I am inept I am overwhelmed by my workload. When I am overwhelmed by my workload I believe I don't have enough time. When I believe I don't have enough time I don't do what is required to remedy my ineptitude.

What a Catch-22.

Better fix that!

 

Don’t blame ‘lack of time’ when the real culprit is personal disorganization and self-imposed mayhem.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 31, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you free up a few moments, step back, ask yourself "How much time do it have?", spend some quality time thinking before answering you just might find:

  1. You have only the present time, just like everyone else on the planet.
  2. Just like every other person on the planet, you really have no clue about how much time you have beyond the present moment.
If you think you don't have time you are right....at least from 2 perspectives:
  1. Like Henry Ford, paraphrased, "If you think you do or don't have time you're right."
  2. As any good philosopher or physicist will tell you - Time is an abstract concept...offering nothing tangible for you to possess

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

by Rick Baker
On Jun 25, 2017

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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