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The Happiness Advantage

What if EVERYTHING you thought you knew about how to be happy was flat out wrong? We tend to assume that our external world is predictive of our internal world.  The better things are, the…

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is being fully present in the present moment in a peaceful manner. “Mindfulness is also clearing the mind, stilling the mind, emptying the mind…

Four-Way Test

Recently The Collier Companies’ Senior Team reviewed the final draft of TCC’s Team Member Policy Manual, which contains standards of conduct to which we hold…

“The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results,” by Bobby Knight

Bobby Knight defines negative thinking as “recognizing, addressing, and removing obstacles to winning” and goes on to say that victory tends to go to “the…

16 Things Happy People Do Differently

1.  Practice an “Attitude of Gratitude”:  Happy people don’t have the best of everything rather, they make the best of everything. 2.  Re-Frame problems as…

Skip the Complaining, Go Straight to the Explaining

Even the best intended (or most needed) constructive criticism is often not accepted constructively. Most of us could benefit from being more “coachable” and we…

Beware Fundamental Attribution Error

Humans tend to explain outcomes in terms of internal factors such as personality abilities as opposed to the external situation. When one basketball player shoots…

The Stories That Bond Us, Strengthen Us

We all tell ourselves stories to help us understand life and the events that happened to us. Developing a strong, positive narrative for their life…

Faith-Based Spending

“Faith-based spending” is when you spend your money without really knowing if you are getting any benefit from it. In a business it is when…