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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 Edison put it, “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.” All…

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In Search of Courage to Face the Ordinary Day

In times of crisis we are often energized. Our skills are called upon and we respond to the clear and present danger. The need is…

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…

5 Ways to Love Yourself Better

1) Become Your Own BFF: Get on over on your own side and stay there! Hush up that inner critic! Objective observation, clear-eyed evaluation, solution-oriented…

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…

Staying Calm when Angry

Anger can have a positive side; it energizes us when we are threatened or when boundaries have been violated. Unfortunately, most of the time anger…

Micro-Moments of Positivity: One Secret to a Long Life

All else being equal, the happier you are, the longer and healthier your life. Anger, stress, gloominess, melancholy, downheartedness, the blahs, the funk, the blues:…

Your Inner Life is Your Greatest Source of Strength

There is a voice inside your head that is constantly “on”, chattering away, talking to you. This voice has a personality, a world view, tendencies,…

Creating Emotions That Serve You

We generally view emotions as like the weather: something that happens beyond our control that we just have to live with. The truth is we…

Make Room for Gezellig in Your Life

  Gezellig (heh-SELL-ick) is a Dutch word that has no English equivalent and which Wikipedia says is “A perfect example of untranslatability.” This is in…

What Triggers You?

You’ve lived with yourself for a good number of years but how well do you know yourself? Understand yourself? Do you REALLY know your motivations…

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)…

Coaching v. Micromanaging

Coaching: “Directing, instructing, and training to achieve some goal or develop specific skills.” Micromanaging: “Supervision with excessive/obsessive control or attention on details.” No leader, no…

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…

Beware the Dunning–Kruger Effect

The most dangerous person is the confident incompetent. Unfortunately, according to the Dunning–Kruger Effect, it is almost inevitable that the incompetent will be over-confident in…

What is Your Relationship Belief System?

People have many belief systems about relationships that powerfully affect the quality and length of their relationships. Interestingly, many of these beliefs are not consciously…

Come Get Your Miracle

Whatever you want, you can come closer to having… if you just want it bad enough. How bad? Well, as bad as a drowning man…

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…

Exit Strategies, Economies of Scale, and Good Reads

Hello, Mr. Collier, I hope all is well with you! As always I want to express my sincere gratitude for you taking the time to…

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Our own minds can lead us astray; we humans are subject to numerous logical fallacies, the most common of which is “confirmation bias” in which…

Real Estate Investing: Nuts and Bolts of Capital Expenditures

Happy New Year Mr. Collier, Here is a question I’ve been pondering, would you mind answering it? Thank you so much for your time! What…

Happy Just Because

Novel Idea: You don’t NEED a REASON to be happy, you can choose to be “Happy Just Because”… you WANT to be happy. Yeah, I…

Do You Have the Courage to Ask These Questions?

Question #1: “On a scale of 1 to 10, how is our relationship?” Question #2: “What would it take to make it a 10?” Sometimes…

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

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope all is well with you. When you have some time, could you please answer the following questions? Thank you so…