Brent Baldwin

Keynote Speaker, ThinkWorldClass.com
London , Ontario, Canada

About Brent

Bio

I work with individuals and organizations who strive to achieve a standard that will rank them amongst the best in the world.

Languages

English

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Brent Baldwin
Posted over 2 years ago
Debate: Is corruption a moral or a legal issue?
Corruption and morality are separate acts; saying that, I believe that more often than not, corruption is an act is the result of moral degradation. Corruption is civil, legal, community oriented and socially defined by society as a collective. Morals are internally grounded and based on personal core beliefs that define our humanity and individuality.
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Brent Baldwin
Posted over 2 years ago
What is the key to smarter decisions?
I believe the key to smarter decisions is to suspend our current beliefs and look at what is really happening, without emotional attachment or preconceived ideas. Without an open mind it is impossible to increase your level of conscious awareness. An open mind gives careful consideration to new ideas or ways of looking at old and new problems. Too many of us are prisoners of our perception or more accurately, prisoners of our deceptions. When we start to interpret and mold situations to fit perceived values or condemn situations because they don’t agree with a long established set of limiting beliefs, we find ourselves in conflict, sometimes attempting to defend the indefensible. A lifetime of beliefs, no matter how poorly founded, can often be defended with such vigor that they take on the appearance of fact or being right. Smarter decisions require an open mind; a mind that asks “is there a better way?” Our mindsets and habits have evolved over our lifetime and patience and persistence is essential if we are going to committ to better decisions. Being open and receptive to new thoughts, beliefs or consciousness must start with an open mind and an open heart. Decisions are rarely black and white or carved in stone an open mind and some critical thinking are the order of the day if we want to personally change.
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Brent Baldwin
Posted over 3 years ago
Is there a framework for forgiving yourself?
Sometimes I choose not to forgive; it is like I’m driven by some uncontrollable need to be right. I have been asking myself: is it my need to be right or is it some deep dark fear of being wrong? Everything in our world that elicits personal judgment is founded exclusively on our individual interpretation of the events we experience. When someone crosses that imaginary line between right and wrong, I sometimes feel compelled to stand in judgment of what was said, or was done “to me”. What would happen if suddenly my understanding of right and wrong, my values or beliefs were found to be developed on a shaky foundation? Understanding how debilitating the pain of not forgiving can be to you is the starting point of self forgiveness. Forgiveness is a choice, a conscious decision and maybe more importantly a responsibility. Forgiveness is not to be carefully concealed by something that appears to be charity or conditional as in “I will forgive you if you do the following”. Forgiveness needs to be complete and when it is, it liberates you so you can be fully present in this moment. Once you acknowledge that attacking the problem only escalates it in our mind as we replay the offensive moment over and over again. From that stand point, forgiveness of another is self forgiveness and clears the mind to be more peaceful and present. People who forgive are often happier and healthier than those who hold on to debilitating resentments. All forgiveness is self forgiveness so forgive often and completely.
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Brent Baldwin
Posted over 3 years ago
We can learn by exchanging and discussing our own lists of "10 Things I Know to be True."
Great question, here is my top 10 list; 1. I am; is a complete sentence. 2. Sometimes you slide further on dung than dirt. 3. Set your goals for the stratosphere, that way if you only get half way you will be further than you ever thought possible. 4. If you’re not the lead dog the scenery never changes. 5. Why? Is the most powerful question I know. 6. Over the long term hard work beats IQ every time. 7. Laugh lots and give freely of yourself to others. 8. Have an open mind as a life long learner but don’t be swayed from your own informed opinions. 9. Mud thrown is ground lost. 10. Character; is the ability to follow through on a commitment long after the mood in which the commitment was made has passed.