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Maybe it Wanted to Be Noticed

There is a children’s story, “There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon” about a little boy who finds a dragon on his bed. It’s small…

How to Build a Ship

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders.   Instead, teach them…

The Golden Mean

How good do we have to be? Life is so much more than just “feeding the beast”. Simply attempting to “satisfy appetites” is an endless,…

The Belief That Sets the Course of Your Life

Self Belief: I am enough, I can do it, I have (or can find) what it takes. Where there is a will, there is a…

Who Is Your Jailer?

There is a cartoon of a prisoner in a cell; hands on the bars, rattling his cage, frantically, furiously, attempting to break free of his…

The Collier Way

Our Mission Statement: Proudly Making Your Home The Heart of our Business  Our work is about love. That may seem overly sentimental for business to…

Three Pivotal Points of Personal Power

Lock Down Your Why To be effective you must be motivated, enthused and on mission every day. This requires that your life be aligned with…

Two Things Hyper Successful People do Regularly

Successful People are Voracious Seekers of Knowledge “It’s hard for me to understand why [getting an MBA] is a better use of time and money…

Systems Thinking and Critical Thinking Skills: Two Must Have Abilities to Deal With an Ever Increasingly Complex World

Embrace Systems Thinking: Solve the Problem, Fix/Improve the System that allowed it to happen “All Systems are perfectly aligned to deliver the results they do.” Systems…

The Most Destructive Habit You Can Possibly Have…That You MUST Stop Right NOW

The most destructive habit you can possibly have is to allow negativity in your life for it has the potential to undermine so many other…

Critical Thinking: What is it?

Critical Thinking: An objective analysis/evaluation of an issue/situation in order to form a judgment. Critical Thinking should come BEFORE a judgment; all too often judgment come…

Choosing to Find Peace Today

The mind, the ego, the subconscious often have multiple reasons why peace must be just around the corner. Or, why it is difficult/impossible because of…

Who Runs Your Life?

Are you really free if you are bound by habits/desires you fail to muster the willpower to shake? Habits are a fixed way of thinking,…

Seven Deadly Relationship Sins: Elephant Journal

I do not often run material of others, but this is SO good I felt compelled to share; link to source at end. Deceit. Lying and…

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 big…

Seeking Failure Points

Every process, system, or human effort has multiple potential failure points, some more probable than others and some more crucial. I once worked as an…

Systems and Sisyphus

Do you think in terms of Systems? That many situations involve multiple players making multiple moves over time? Always focus First on Removing Restraining Forces…

How to Master Your Moods

Our emotions arise from the thoughts we allow into our minds, from the world view we’ve chosen to adopt. Change your mind, change your life.…

Resilience 101 “Consciously Building Your Coping Skills Before Life Tests You”

In life, it is inevitable that we will have valleys through which we must walk, times of despair, defeat and discouragement. These journeys will be…

Troubles Will Come, Two Ways to Build Resilience in Advance

Consciously Build Your Self Confidence/Self Esteem Get your inner voice fully on your side, not as a flattering sycophant but as a coach who lovingly…

What mistakes are you currently making today and what are you going to do about them?

It is astounding how much of our lives we spend on auto-pilot, unthinkingly performing the same, almost ritualistic behaviors. Reflexively feeling the same emotions because…

Claiming Your Golden Shadow

In Jung’s psychology, the “shadow” refers to an unconscious aspect of the personality, everything of which a person is not fully conscious, i.e. the shadow…

Don’t Be Your Own Biggest Problem: Three Ways to Freedom

I decided a long time ago that life holds enough challenges without the handicap of me not being fully on board, fully committed to loving…

Three Common Traps Successful Folk Avoid

Playing without Goal Posts “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra Most folks go the same…

The Many Possible Riches of a Poor Memory

The first thing to understand is that far from being akin to a marriage of video recorder and a computer data bank, our observations tend…

What is Your Prime Directive?

What is your Prime Directive? What is your Driving Force? Your North Star? Your Rationale for Existence? Your Controlling Principles? Your Mission Statement, Your Purpose?…