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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 time have you spent studying yourself? Yes, studying yourself: standing…

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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…

He Sleeps in a Storm

A man applied for a job on a ranch, providing just one reference which came back with a cryptic response of “He sleeps in a…

Nine Powerful Habits of Successful People

1) Raise Your EQ: Emotional Intelligence: How well do you understand and manage your emotions and how good are you at understanding others? Can you…

10 Powerful Beliefs That Foster Success

1) There is always a way. There is a solution to every problem. Know this, believe this, and you will find a way to succeed.…

“Lo Barato Sale Caro” aka Thrift v. Cheap

Lo Barato Sale Caro is a Spanish saying which translates as “That Which is Cheap Comes Out Expensive.” Now I’m a thrifty guy, raised to…

A Good Life Contains These 3 Essentials

Purpose Life must have meaning and yet the Meaning of Life is a question Life asks of us, not one we ask of Life i.e.…

Learning to be Big and Small at the Same Time

Ah, the Challenge of Balance!  I am a Main Street American Entrepreneur. That means I take risks, put myself out there, advance (sometimes boldly, sometimes…

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is our greatness, our potential, and the challenge that utilizing them entails. The powers (potential comes from the Latin “potential” or power…

There is Safety in Danger

“Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?”  ― Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds The statement “There is safety in danger” sounds wrong but…

The Power of Dissatisfaction

I’m all for contentment and satisfaction BUT it is possible to have too much of almost any too good thing! All things in moderation including…

It’s Not Really about Time, It’s About Priorities, Organization, and Energy

“I don’t have the time! I’d do it if I had enough time!” That is the internal lament, the theme song of those with full…

The Indispensable First Step

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is to decide what you want! It is astounding how many folks…