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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 your time! How do you determine what value is added…

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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…

The Phrase That De-Powers: “I’ll Try”

Trying isn’t doing. As Yoda said, “No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” Saying “I’ll try” is a weak response that does not create confidence; “I’ll try” is almost a pre-excuse for…

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…

Objectivius Shinium Syndromus

Objectivius Shinium Syndromus or “Shiny Object Syndrome” (SOS) is the tendency to let a new idea or concept or venture capture your imagination to a…

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…

This is What I Do

How do you motivate yourself? How do you keep yourself going when you are tired, fatigued, falling behind? How do you tap into your best…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Success Theater

When a culture cares more about optics than reality, when you put too much emphasis on presentation versus performance, when you care more about how…

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,…

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…

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…

The Wisdom…and Challenge…of Asking for and Accepting Help

Many of us have a fierce streak of independence that makes it challenging to ask for help, heck even to accept help when it is…

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…

“Sorry Don’t Get It Done”*: True Apologies v. Faux Apologies

Too many things are passed off as apologies that are anything but apologies; they are faux apologies, nothing but stinky self-serving justifications, transparent rationalizations and…

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…

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…