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Kind Learning v. Wicked Learning Environments

Kind learning environments are those where the rules are relatively simple, known, and there is close relationship between effort and outcome, action and results. Most…

Time is Not Created Equal

All minutes are not the same! The value of a minute varies according to the time of day and YOUR corresponding energy levels. If you…

Use “DEADS” to add Life to Your Life

How do your modify your behavior? Especially deep-seated habits and patterns that seem to operate of their own volition? Well, first, awareness both around the…

THE TYRANNY OF LOW EXPECTATIONS

Low expectations are one of the most subtle yet devastatingly effective forms of sabotage we can do to others and ourselves. Low expectations often masquerade…

Accepting Help

This blog is in many respects a mea culpa, an acknowledgement of a personal growth opportunity. In the past, I’ve frequently been challenged to accept…

Tabula Rasa

Tabula rasa is Latin for “blank slate” or more literally “erased slate” and refers back to Roman times when a tablet, slate or wax, could be…

Forget New Year’s Resolutions

Better a small promise kept than a larger one broken. Most New Year’s Resolutions fail because they are lofty goals with insufficient foundation. If it…

Breaking out of Ego Jail

Do you see ego as a reflection of yourself, something you need to defend and protect? Or do you see ego as a tool? A…

The Easiest Way is often the Hardest Way

Why? Because the easiest way out of most difficult situations is the quickest way back in! Quick fix “solutions” (painting over rust) don’t last. When…

Silly Mental Mistake Smart, Sophisticated Folk Fall For

The smarter you are, the more likely you are to turn your nose up at success techniques that seem too simple or too straightforward. The…

Hard Goals/Soft Goals

Are your hard goals aligned with your soft goals? A hard goal is a desire for a promotion, a new car or house, a new…

There is no Finish Line

There is no finish line, only another day and another race. Yes, death awaits us all but I am speaking of the finish line in…

Questions for the Chair – Part 5

Periodically NSC holds lunches with Collier Company Team Members who send in questions. The following are drawn from those events. 1. Sir, I see all…

31,557,600 Seconds

There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year or 525,960 minutes or 8,766 hours. We are all granted the exact same amount of seconds, minutes, and…

Backstage Behaviors

“Back stage” and “front stage” are terms coined by the late (1922-1982) sociologist Erving Goffman in his 1959 book, “The Presentation of Self in Everyday…

70:20:10

70:20:10 is a straightforward formula created in the 1980’s to describe the sources of successful learning experiences. 70:20:10 represents the ratio of knowledge obtained from…

A DAY OF THANKS, A MOMENT OF PERSPECTIVE

“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” —…

Mentor’s Reply to Young Entrepreneur’s Questions (#22)

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope everything is going well for you. When you get some time can you please answer the below questions? Thank you!…

When Have You NOT Had a Problem?

Have you ever had a time when you had absolutely NO problems? No challenges to be solved, no quandaries in search of solutions? And if…

Questions for the Chair – Part 4

Periodically NSC holds lunches with Collier Company Team Members who send in questions. The following are drawn from those events. Love seeing TCC embrace the…

Your Story, Your Life

Stay aware of the stories you tell yourself, how you interpret events, how you label your feelings, for this is how you program yourself, write…

Questions for the Chair – Part 3

Periodically NSC holds lunches with Collier Company Team Members who send in questions. The following are drawn from those events. What are the most important…

It All Starts With A Belief

What is your belief? What is at your core? We all believe in something even if it is that there is nothing. Whatever is the…

Questions for the Chair – Part 2

Periodically NSC holds lunches with Collier Company Team Members who send in questions. The following are drawn from those events. What are the attributes of…

You Attract Who You Are

How do you feel about that? Are you ok with what you are attracting? The world around you will begin to change as you begin…

Questions for the Chair – Part 1

Periodically NSC holds lunches with Collier Company Team Members who send in questions. The following are drawn from those events. Are there any standardized training…

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