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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 real estate. Sam replied “None of them are in the…

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Two Phrases Successful People Avoid

Words are powerful! The words you choose send strong messages to the world about who you are and what you are about. Just as important,…

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…

Programming Yourself for Failure

I hear people programming themselves for failure: consistent use of negative language, persistent choice of words that speak of defeat and failure before the battle…

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…

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…

Single Greatest Reason

What would you say is the single greatest reason for your business achievements? Poverty is a great motivator! For an extended period of time as…

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…

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,…

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…

Practicing Ta eph’hemin, Ta ouk eph’hemin

Ta eph’hemin, ta ouk eph’hemin is a Stoic saying dating back two millennia which translates “What is up to us, what is not up to…

The 30/10 Promise

Give me 30 minutes a weekend and 10 minutes a day and I will promise you a transformed life. Heady claim, right? Well, I mean…

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…

The Original American Dream

The phrase “The American Dream” was coined by James Truslow Adams in 1931. Originally it had nothing to do with material success or wealth but…

Staying in Control Even When You are Out of Control

Most of us tend to lose it every now and then; it’s part of being human. The key is to not lose it all when…

How Comfortable Are You with Being Uncomfortable?

Discussing certain topics, addressing troubling issues, doing a dreaded task: we all have them and all often require that we enter a zone of discomfort;…

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…

Six Things That Determine How Long You Live

1) Physical Activity: Do you MOVE? 30 to 45 minutes a day of BRISK exercise i.e. does it raise your heart beat? Push your lungs?…

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…

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…

How Often do you Engage in “Prosocial Deception”?

A “Prosocial Deception” is a falsehood spoken without the intent to harm i.e. a white lie: “minor or unimportant lie, especially one uttered in the interests…