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9 Questions to Raise Your Self-Awareness

1) When you have free time, what do you want to do? What takes no motivation for you to want to do it? 2) What comes to you easily? What are you a natural at? 3)…

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Q&A on the Path to Happiness and Success (Part 1)

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope all is well with you. When you have some time could you please answer the below questions? Thank you so…

Best Reason Ever to Embrace Failure

Embrace Failure? Hug it? Love on it? What? Well, given that failure has occurred (and I assure you, it will occur again… and again… and…

Questions #1

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope all is well with you. When you have some time could you please answer the below questions? Thank you so…

Tell Me I’m Not Good Enough. Tell Me I Can’t. Tell Me You Don’t Think I’ve Got What It Takes. Please.

What motivates you? What puts fire in your belly? Fuels you? Stirs your blood? Failure defeats the mediocre but inspires winners to greater effort. The…

Law School and General Time Management

Q: Mr. Collier, I have questions regarding general time management advice during law school. My goal is to continue on to law school at the…

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen (Part 1) Difficult conversations are anything that someone does not…

Upgrade Your “Attributional Style”

Assume the Best, NOT the Worst! Upgrade Your “Attributional style” Stuff Happens! Phone calls don’t always get answered or promptly returned, things do get forgotten.…

Is Owning and Managing Residential Real Estate Still a Good Investment for Individuals?

Q: Sir, you started off by renting residential. Given the state of the modern residential real estate economy, do you think buying and renting residential is…

Success Theater

When a culture cares more about optics than reality, when you put too much emphasis on presentation versus performance, when you care more about how…

Staying Open

To maintain the civilized dialogue which is essential to a functioning democracy, avoid responding with ad hominem attacks on those whose views differ from yours,…

Questions for the Chair, The Sequel

1. What made you decide to go into business? I grew up poor; no a/c in Miami or car poor, utilities, water and electric turned…

Omotenashi: The spirit of selfless hospitality

Omotenashi’s original meaning referred to hosting guests “wholeheartedly” but it has taken on an even deeper meaning than to merely offering outstanding hospitality. Omotenashi is…

Team Member Questions for the Chair of the Collier Companies at 8th Annual Conference of Champions

1. What were the biggest challenges in starting your own business? – No capital – No mentor – No idea what I was doing 2.…

Cover Ups: The Mother of More Mistakes

Learning from mistakes is a cliché; a phrase uttered repeatedly and with which we all nod our heads and intellectually agree… and then go out…

Q & A

Q: Your early educational background began with finance followed by an MBA; it’s clear you had business on your mind from the start. I was…

Hara Hachi Bu

When do you stop eating? What is your “cue”? Your internal or external signal? Many of us are on a “Sea/See” Food Diet: We see…

Ways to Analyze Real Estate Deals

What metrics do you use when analyzing a real estate deal?  There are many ways to look at deals; which deal is best varies with…

Real Estate Thoughts

Happy New Year Mr. Collier, I hope this year brings you more peace, joy, prosperity and fulfillment than last year as you grow in more…

The Wisdom…and Challenge…of Asking for and Accepting Help

Many of us have a fierce streak of independence that makes it challenging to ask for help, heck even to accept help when it is…

Do You Know You?

There is very little difference between people BUT those little differences make a BIG difference. One difference is that those who create the life of…

Do the hard things…FIRST

Eat that frog! First thing in the morn! Get it over with! It’s often easier than you think. Do what you fear (dread/dislike) and the…

How We Respond to Adversity Can Create Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

How do you view setbacks? As learning opportunity or as failure? Do you view your capabilities as fixed, somewhat set at birth, essentially carved in…

You Have Contributed to the Problem

Whatever challenges you are facing, odds are you had a hand in creating them. None of us are perfect; we all make mistakes, take wrong…

Dyfal Donc a Dyr y Garreg

“Dyfal Donc a Dyr y Garreg” is a Welsh proverb that translates “Tapping persistently breaks the stone.” Persistence is firm, even obstinate, continuance in a…

Do You Know Where Your Energy Goes?

Pay attention to your Energy Levels throughout your day; track what consumes your energy and what people, thoughts, and activities power you up. Start with…