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Entrepreneur’s Blog: Part 4

Good evening Mr. Collier, I hope life is treating you well. When you get a moment could you please answer the below question? Thank you for your time! At what percentage do you feel a…

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Unfulfilled Expectations: Landmines or Clues?

We spend most of our lives in Plan B; life is full of surprises, good and bad. As the saying goes, life turns out best…

Entrepreneur’s Blog: Part 3

Good evening Mr. Collier, I hope life is treating you well. When you get a moment could you please answer the below question? Thank you…

My Advice to a New Parent

NSC, First time parent with twins on the way. I know you’re busy, so feel free to ignore this as I will eventually learn and…

Entrepreneur’s Blog: Part 2

Good evening Mr. Collier, I hope life is treating you well. When you get a moment could you please answer the below question? Thank you…

Seven Ways to Sabotage Yourself

Sometimes looking at opposites brings things into greater clarity… Be Reactive: Give away your personal power; hold others responsible for your emotions and reactions. See…

Entrepreneur’s Blog: Part 1

Good evening Mr. Collier, I hope life is treating you well. When you get a moment could you please answer the below question? Thank you for…

Seeking Failure Points

Every process, system, or human effort has multiple potential failure points, some more probable than others and some more crucial. I once worked as an…

Energy Management Trumps Time Management

What you focus on expands, thoughts held in mind attract in kind. Stop managing your time; start managing your focus, your thoughts, and your energy.…

Most Ideas About Leadership are Wrong

Leadership is NOT a position; rather leadership is a frame of mind, an attitude. Most think that leadership flows from positional power yet in an…

Are You F.P.F.P.?

F.P.F.P. stands for “Fully Prepared for the Past”. There is a saying that “Armies are always ready to fight the last war” meaning that there is…

Who holds your strings?

As in puppet strings; as in who is in control? The only good answer is “I do!” Yet even in the 7th decade of my…

Six Toxic Relationship Beliefs

“A good relationship should not have problems.” “Couples who are in love, who have a good relationship, do not fight.” “If my partner has questions…

Never Compare Your Inside to Others’ Outside

When I was younger, I used to wonder when I’d finally make it to the “Other Side”, that land of milk and honey, that place…

The Joys of Seeking Desirable Difficulty

Why would difficulty ever be desirable? Because in overcoming difficulty we grow stronger. Just as the athletic trains by lifting ever greater weights, so too…

Q&A on the Path to Happiness and Success (Part 2)

Early Career According to your blog, you purchased your first income-producing property in the early 1970s. What year in college were you in when you…

Making Your Own Luck

Luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity. Relentlessly increasing your skill sets (Preparation!) certainly increases the scope of the opportunities you can jump on;…

Preparing to Be Calm

Curbing my “intensity” has long been one of my personal/professionally growth goals and it is SO easy to fall for the “argue for your weakness…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…