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Thoughts for the New Year

What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?  What Do I Want to Learn Most/Next? WHO Do I Want to Be? How Good Do I Have to Be? How Good Can I Be? Strange to some perhaps that I…

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At Last! A Cure for Common Cold!

Ok, a tiny bit of hyperbole BUT… I’ve been doing the “Fist Bump” for close to two years and I’ve experienced a DRAMATIC reduction in…

Mentor’s Reply to Young Entrepreneur’s Questions (Part III)

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope everything is going well with you. Would you mind answering the below questions? When looking at purchasing a property what…

ETB;IFWYE: A Major Key to Success

ETB;IFWYE stands for “Expect the Best, Inspect For What You Expect.” To succeed in our work life, we must get things done, accomplish tasks, complete…

A Culture of Accountability, A Culture of Support

Life (and success) is a lot about balancing. Creating BOTH a “Culture of Accountability” AND a “Culture of Support” is a vital balance that must…

Sidestepping Subtle Slips on the Stairs of Success

Life can be complex and the easy stuff got done a long time ago. The further you go, the more subtle and nuanced the distinctions…

Brook’s Law: When More is Less

Brook’s Law:  Adding manpower to a late software project only makes it even more late. Software programming is multi-faceted, difficult to successfully divide into discrete…

Beware the Law of Triviality

The Law of Triviality is the tendency to give disproportionate weight to minor issues. It takes courage to face arduous and difficult tasks. In the…

The Toxic Choice

Judgment is a choice, the 3rd step of a usually unconscious “Observe, Evaluate, Judge” cycle. Aware can be good, Evaluate may or may not help…

Half Birthday

Life can speed by and pass you up while you are not looking. It is so easy to get caught up in the minute of…