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Some things are urgent; some things are important; very few things are both urgent and important.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 17, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The vast majority of important things are not urgent and so they can be postponed. And unfortunately, on a regular basis, that's exactly what most people do.

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Delegation & Decisions | I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

Many people have a personal relationship with Time: Time serves as their scapegoat.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Time is an abstract. People are not. At least, most people are not. 

Really, we know Time does not have human qualities.

Really, we know Time cannot march on. Only people and a select group of other animals are able to march.

Really, we know Time cannot wait for anyone. Only people and a select group of other animals are able to wait.

And, really, we know Time is never right or wrong. 

Yet, many people are brainwashed. They think and talk about Time possessing human traits. 

If we give Time human traits then, just like other people, we can blame it for our shortcomings. 

Yes, what a relief! What an escape from responsibility! Time is our scapegoat!

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

If you think you are too busy then you are thinking wrong.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I favour abundance thinking over scarcity mindsets. 

If I decide I think "I'm too busy" then I have selected a scarcity mindset with respect to time, the most-precious commodity...or darned close to it.

So - I must not think "I'm too busy."

And - I must leave "I'm too busy" to the people who choose to embrace those scarcity mindsets. 

Some things are urgent; some things are important: very few things are both urgent and important.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 4, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The vast majority of important things are not urgent and so they can be postponed. And, quite a bit of the time, that's exactly what we do.

When important things are postpones their true priority can be obscured and forgotten. And, quite a bit of the time, that's exactly what happens.

  • Napoleon Hill taught "Plan the Work and Work the Plan". 
  • Stephen R. Covey taught the way to sort out tasks/timing into Importance/Urgency quadrants.
  • Pareto taught the "80/20 Rule". 

With these three tools, we have what we need.

Now, it's up to us to use them.

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Hero Worship | I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

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

by Rick Baker
On Aug 31, 2018

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.]


 

If today you can't find time to do things right then tomorrow you will find time to do them again.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 22, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Have you ever noticed - the people who complain the loudest about having no time tend to spend far more time than others spend fixing errors and redoing work?

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

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