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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 prone to see or hear attack even when none is…

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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…

Questions on Wealth

What net worth would you consider a person to be wealthy? What monthly cash flow would you consider a person wealthy? Webster’s says wealth is…

5 Ways We Lie to Ourselves

Confirmation Bias: We look for evidence that confirms what we already believe and we discount that which makes us uncomfortable. Related to the Belief Bias;…

Beware the Halos or Horns Effect

Oh, we humans! We are SO full of cognitive bias (that’s psych speak for “jumping to conclusions”) and we are so often so unaware of…

The Magic Question That Will Change Your Life

So what is this magical question that can improve the quality of every relationship you are in, every product you produce, every service you deliver,…

Questions

How would you define financial freedom? Financial freedom is as much a frame of mind and an approach to life as it is state of…

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

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope all is well. When you get a moment could you please answer these? Would you agree that using all of…

Stop Lying… to Yourself

We like to think of ourselves as rational thinkers, coming to objective conclusions about the world around us. Truth be told, study after study has…

Who Runs Your Life?

Are you really free if you are bound by habits/desires you fail to muster the willpower to shake? Habits are a fixed way of thinking,…

The Undisciplined Pursuit of More

Do you know you? Really, really know yourself? Understand your drives, motivations, triggers, deepest longings, most hidden fears? How self-aware are you truly? How much…

Three Secrets to Unhappiness

Nurture Resentments Why rent space in your head to those that don’t love you, to thoughts that don’t serve you? One of my favorite affirmations…

The Full Glass

Proponents of optimism and positive thinking (of which I am unabashedly an advocate, see links below on the health benefits) tell us to see the…

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

Good morning Mr. Collier, Here are some questions I have been pondering, when you get a moment could you please answer? Thank you for your…