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Whacking at the Beast

The “Beast” is whatever seemingly insurmountable challenge faces you, the one you can’t seem to get a handle on, the one that you just don’t know where to start, that you don’t see a path…

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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…

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

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…

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…

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

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…

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.…

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

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…

Six Sure Fire Ways to Be Happier

1) Count Your Blessings Daily: Adopting an “Attitude of Gratitude” creates the “Habit of Happiness”. Make a list of all the wonderful things you appreciate.…

“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…

5 Things Successful People Never, Ever Do Again

1. Give up what they want MOST for what they want NOW. Winners keep their eye on the mountain top. 2. Care more about external appearances…

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.…

Are you Intelligent — or Rational?

Raw IQ is a wonderful thing… but unrewarded genius is legendary, and life management skills, rational thinking (often called critical thinking), and shear brain power…

The Gift of Volition

Volition: the power of choosing or determining, the act of making a choice or decision; the exercise of will. One morning recently I woke up cranky, not my best…

Advice On Getting Started In Real Estate Investing

I would love to learn more about the Collier Company and listen to any advice you might have about getting started in real estate investing.  I’m interested in…

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…

Are You Your Friend’s Friend?

Quick! What is a friend? Can you define it? Or is it just something you feel? Is friendship something solid and permanent? Or does it…

The Joy of Eustress

Eustress is good stress, the type and level of stress that invigorates and motivates, energizes and excites you. The term comes from the Greek prefix eu- meaning “good”. The fascinating…

The Danger of Thinking Outside the Box

The “Box”, a set of rules, regulations, policies and procedures, is generally created for a reason (reasons that seem good, at least at the time).…

How Healthy is Your Thought Life?

Thoughts are but the seeds of future emotions from which in turn flow actions and thus destiny, its eventual fruit. If you wish a happy,…

Sensational Not Same As Significant

Dramatic events catch our attention but dramatic and important are not necessarily the same. The wise know that to do the most good possible, we…

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…

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

Hello Mr. Collier, How are things with you? When you get some time, I would love to have your answers on the below questions. Thank…

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…