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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 off poor, evicted poor. I actually lived with my mother,…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Make Your Mistakes Pay

The most costly mistake in the world is the one from which you learn nothing. From an organization’s perspective, it’s the mistake that only one…

2018 Checklist: Characteristics of Success v. Failure

Failure Checklist Sense of Entitlement Watch TV Every Day Live in Denial/Deliberate Ignorance Think education ends with graduation Drift, Dream, Doze Off Cultivate Resentments, Hold…

Forget New Year’s Resolutions

Better a small promise kept than a larger one broken. Most New Year’s Resolutions fail because they are lofty goals with insufficient foundation. If it…

Dysfunctional Habits: Trapped By Your Triggers

Knowing your triggers, your short fuses, is crucial to learning and substituting new behavior. If you are not aware of (and alert for) what triggers…

Don’t Hear the Attack

Ah, we humans! We are sensitive creatures; highly reactive to criticism, quick to defend our egos, our territory, our self-esteem. Our quick triggers make us…

13 Questions

Good evening Mr. Collier, I hope you enjoyed your turkey day. When you get a moment could you please answer the below questions? What kind…

Living the Question

I’ve spent my life looking for answers; burning curiosity about what makes things work the way they do, why the world is the way it…

The Fighter Within

What determines our fate? Perhaps it is Determination itself? One Hundred and Twenty-Nine Children were identified* as being “high risk for future problems, because they…

5 Predictors of Success

The Harvard Business Review Nov/Dec 2017 feature article was on “Launching Successful Leaders: How to Make Sure Your Most Promising People Reach Their Highest Potential”…

Six Emotional Enemies You Let Live Rent Free in Your Head

1) Fear: Fear is not real; it is an emotion we create in our minds based upon how we choose to interpret reality and predict…

Five Ways to Turn Disagreements into Diamonds

1) Frame it as a discussion, as a search for understanding and mutually acceptable solutions; never as conflict. There is a REASON for this person’s…

Questions

Morning Mr. Collier, I hope all is well with you. When you get a moment could you please answer the below questions? Thank you for…

Metta

Have you ever longed for “peace of mind”? For quiet contentment? To still the monkey chatter in your mind, to quiet your internal critic or…

The Art of Swordlessness

“If you have attained mastery of swordlessness, you will never lack for a sword. The opponent’s sword is your sword.” – Yagyū Munenori, 1571 –…

What would you tell your 30 year old self today?

Morning Mr. Collier; I hope all is well with you. When you get a moment would you mind answering a question? What would you tell…

Turning Adversity into Advantage

I am still humbled by how often I stumble, how frequently I fall short of my aspirations. Somehow I’d expected that as time passed, it…

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

Sam Zell (founder of two largest American REITs; Equity Office and Equity Residential) was recently interviewed and asked if his children had followed him into…

Business Debt v. Personal Debt

Morning Mr. Collier; I hope all is well with you. When you get a moment would you mind answering the below questions? What’s the difference…