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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 Statement which is focused more on your PURPOSE in life.…

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“The Upward Spiral”

We all have gotten in a downward spiral; fears and worries and a bad event or two can knock us off course and it is…

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

Thanks for responding to my email Mr. Collier! Your answers sincerely help me become a better business man, real estate investor and I also believe…

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…

Choices, Choices: Productivity or Postponed Pleasure?

I tend to wake early, in the predawn hours of the morn, a habit left over from my paper route days as a kid. What…

Small, Smart, Slow

What is your desired weight? Below are some easy, common sense (but not common practice?) tips on how to get there. Eat Small: Portion Control…

Negative Reciprocation

Negative reciprocation is sending back the hurt received. It may be active-aggressive: raised voices, hurtful remarks, digging up past sins, angry accusations not fully meant,…

Do You Suffer From Atelophobia?

Atelophobia is the fear of imperfection, the fear of never being good enough and is kin to perfectionism, the obsessive compulsive striving to achieve impossible…

Gesinnungsethik or Verantwortungsethik; Which are You?

Gesinnungsethik and Verantwortungsethik are household words in Germany and they relate to the moral tension between idealism and pragmatism. Gesinnungsethik refers to the “ethic of…

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…

My Biggest Business Mistakes… and What I Learned

It was a nightmare! A 240 apartment construction project spiraling out of control, cost overruns mounting. I was the sole owner, developer, AND general contractor…

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

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…

Three Popular but Futile Strategies

We all have unresolved issues we KNOW we should deal with: procrastination, anger management, personal or professional growth challenges, family matters. Be wary of falling…

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…

Therewith to be content

“For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”* There you have it folks, the Secret of Happiness, all wrapped up…

Asking “How?” Can Be a Defense

The question “How?” can be a defense against taking action or of declining accountability. When we are truly empowered, we look for the answers ourselves.…

Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe

“Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe” is a Latin proverb that translates as “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” In other words, there…

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

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…

Can Empathy Be Dysfunctional?

Yes, empathy can be dysfunctional IF we do not fully understand the emotion AND if we do not distinguish between Emotional Empathy and Cognitive Empathy.…

Solve The Problem, Then Fix The System

As a leader, I attempt to mentor, help Team Members grow, find the greatness in them, how to be both efficient AND effective; how to…

The Big Rock Candy Mountains

The Big Rock Candy Mountains is the title of a hobo folk song (see below) about a mythical land, a paradise where all is “milk…

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,…

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

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

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…