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Waste Your Spare Time = Derail Your Success

“I don’t have time” or “I couldn’t find the time” are some of the most common excuses for not moving forward. The truth is, we DO have the time, we just fritter it away in…

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Critical Thinking Skills and The Cycle of Inquiry

“There is very little difference between people but that little difference makes a big difference.” – W. Clement Stone One little difference that makes a…

Stop Sorting Gravel

Stephen R. Covey, author of “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, used a dramatic illustration to teach the value of time and energy management. Covey…

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…

Wanting is Not Enough, Everyone Wants

The real question is what are you willing to DO to get what you want? What actions will you take? What will you sacrifice? Invest?…

A Quick and Easy (and All too Common) Way to Sabotage Success

How do folks sabotage themselves? They habitually engage in “Delay Discounting”. Huh? Delay discounting? What’s that? Delay discounting is what behavioral economists call the human…

The Illusion of Half-Working

“Half-Working” is the time we spend being non-productive when we are supposed to be working. For most, it is close to 25% of their alleged…

The Lazy Guide to Success; Three Principles

Take Easy Baby Steps (Repeat ad Infinitum) Being basically a lazy person (I’m always looking for a faster, easier way) I figured out a long,…

You WILL Pay the Price…

Yes, we all get lucky now and then and something wonderful falls into our laps and that’s terrific. However, as a general rule, “wishing and…

The Time of Your Life

Someday you will run out of somedays… as in someday I will do this or someday I will do that or someday down the road…

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…

Le génie commence les beaux ouvrages, mais le travail seul les achève

“Le génie commence les beaux ouvrages, mais le travail seul les achève” translates as “Genius begins beautiful works, but only labor finishes them.” Or as…

Daily Decisions

We are smart. Boy, are we smart. We generally know what to do; what actions will move us forward. We are dumb. Boy, are we…

Juvat Impigros Deus

“Juvat Impigros Deus” is the motto on the coat of arms of the Ramsden family, who held the Manor of Huddersfield since the reign of…

Non-Perfectionism: Is it Right for You?

Perfectionism is like fire; helpful if contained and directed, dangerous if allowed to run amuck. Wikipedia defines perfectionism as a personality trait characterized by 1)…

Felt Any Zielschmerz Lately?

Zielschmerz is “the exhilarating dread of finally pursuing a lifelong dream, which requires you to put your true abilities out there to be tested on…

The Cycle of Inquiry

“There is very little difference between people but that little difference makes a big difference.” – W. Clement Stone One little difference that makes a…

Who ARE You?

More specifically, what is your self-concept? Who do YOU think you are? Who do you WANT to be? A self-concept is different from a Mission…

Plans are useless, planning is invaluable

Mr. Collier, Here is a question I’ve been pondering, would you mind answering it? Thank you so much for your time! Have you ever written a business…

How Strong is Your “der Wille zur Macht”?

der Wille zur Macht translates from German as the “Will to Power” or (in the context of Nietzsche’s philosophical work) the drive for achievement and…

Five Steps to Dissolve Limiting Beliefs

Our beliefs about what is possible limit our lives for we never attempt that which we do not believe we can do or that we…

The Step Within the Indispensable First Step

The indispensable 1st step to get what you want out of life is to DECIDE what you want out of life. The 2nd step is…

Working Smart is Harder than Working Hard

Standing outside ourselves, seeing ourselves as others see us AND coming to fully understand the lens through which we see the world is a learned…

Never Give Up on Your Dreams… is STUPID Advice!

Hey! I’m into motivation, positivity, optimism, inspirational quotes, and thinking BIG! I also am into self-awareness, being open to feedback, staying flexible, plus learning, evolving,…

Five Ways Successful People Are Different

They Have a Plan: Most folks put more effort into planning their vacations than they do their lives. Successful people realize the importance of having…