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Always Present Options: Focus on what you can do, rather than what you can’t do

“It is a central tenet of the Marines’ war fighting philosophy that each subordinate must provide options to his boss—tell him what you can do, rather than what you can’t.” This statement is from Nathaniel…

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Live the Questions

To live the questions is to continually seek to expand the boundaries of your life, to push the edges of the envelope of what you…

Accessing Collective Intelligence

A lot of smart people work for The Collier Companies. My fellow Team Members possess an incredible collective storehouse of knowledge and ideas, a treasure…

Happy Your Way Through Problems

“Happy your way through problems” does not mean being a Pollyanna or ignoring reality, but it does mean that you do not have to put…

Responsible = Response Able

When you are “response able” you are able to choose your response. No “But I had no other choice.” No arguing for your weakness, no…

Don’t See The Wall

Don’t see the wall, don’t give in to the wall, don’t believe in the wall, don’t let the wall own you. The wall is any…

The Shortcomings of Superman

Superman is my favorite comic book character. Don’t ask me why. There really is no rhyme or reason to these things. If you were to…

What You Seek, You Find

To an amazing extent, you choose the quality of your life by what you choose to focus on. Smile, and the whole world smiles with…

Expect Success, Plan for Failure

The more complex a system or situation, the more true this phrase is. I am a firm believer in having backups within backups for all…

Are You Sleeping Through the Good Parts?

Lots of people complain they do not have enough time but what they really mean is they do not have enough energy. They come home…

Coat & Tie vs. Global Warming: Which One Wins?

A recent New York Times article dealt with a 30-day experiment raising the thermostat settings (72 to 77 in general, 70 to 75 in conference…

Positivism: Solution-Oriented Thinking

A pessimist expects the worst and usually produces it. Dead end, blind alley negativism sees unchangeable past events and an unmanageable future. By casting oneself…

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play

You can’t win the game sitting on the bench. It’s hard to impact results standing on the sidelines. You have to get involved. You have…

Beyond Happiness?

Happiness: a mental state of well being characterized by positive emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. (Wikipedia) Ask people what they want in life…

Debt: Friend or Foe?

In some respects this is a silly question. I might as  well ask “Food: Friend or Foe?” In moderation, consumed intelligently, both are excellent servants.…

Becoming a Self-Directed Learner: A Key to Super-Powered Living

Passive Learning Passive learning is where students sit inertly while a teacher gallantly attempts to capture and direct their attention, somehow forcing knowledge into submissive…

Hurry Sickness

Hurry sickness, n. A malaise where a person feels chronically short of time so tends to perform every task quickly and to get flustered when…

Four Ways to Spend Money

The late Milton Friedman, 1976 Nobel Prize winner for Economics, on the four ways you can spend money: 1) “You can spend your own money…