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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?…

As an Owner/Operator of Real Estate with a “Digital Open Door”, I get “Questions For Chair” which I’d like to share:

What is the first business related thing you think about when you wake up and/or go to bed? I had a paper route as a kid…

Do These Three Hard Things to be Happy

Say no. Given that our time on this earth is limited and there are only 24 hours in a day, every Yes is a No…

As an Owner/Operator of Real Estate with a “Digital Open Door”, I get “Questions For Chair” which I’d like to share:

How would you describe your typical daily routine/schedule for success? STAY HUNGRY! I’m frequently pleased, NEVER satisfied! Specifics change with each decade and position! Coming up,…

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

We all have a world view, a perspective that we use to explain to ourselves, to make sense of, the reality we experience, to fit…

As an Owner/Operator of Real Estate with a “Digital Open Door”, I get “Questions For Chair” which I’d like to share:

What would your advice be for someone new trying to get their start in purchasing real estate/properties to manage? Go read Real Estate Investing Gone Bad: 21…

10 Things the Most Successful People Are Always Doing

1) Planning their Lives, Working their Plan. Ordinary folks with a plan will go further than a genius without a plan. Most folks go the…

Coming up Against Our Edge

We all have “edges”, areas we do not go, areas we hold back from, areas we are not comfortable in, areas we shut down in.…

The Back and Forth of Leadership

How to balance empowerment and control? Business guru Tom Peters quotes Alfred Sloan, former GM CEO, saying that management is “steering back and forth between: a)…

The Best Bosses Aren’t Always Bossy

Being a good boss has a soft side and a hard side. On the hard side, bosses provide training, instruction, guidance, goals and targets, resources,…

What Do You Tolerate?

What will you put up with before you move on? What are your standards, your acceptable minimum? Generally speaking, what we are willing to settle…

Are you Watering Dead Flowers? Stop Watering Dead Flowers

Where in your life are you wasting effort and energy? With who or where is your life force not being valued? Sometimes you have to…

Put On Your Own Mask First

Why do the airlines tell you to “Put On Your Own Mask First”? Because before you can help others, you must first take care of…

An Entrepreneurial Trait Anyone Can Emulate

A key trait of entrepreneurs is that they are Self-Directed. While entrepreneurs may look to many sources for inspiration and guidance, they do not need…

Seven Things Most Successful People Have Given Up

1) Successful people watch less TV, spend less time aimlessly surfing the internet. Successful people tend to lead disciplined, focused lives. 2) Successful people release…

The 5 Whys: Getting to Root Causes, Fast!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5_Whys The “5 Whys” spring from Toyota and are a simple problem-solving exercise designed to go beyond symptoms to unearth the root cause of problems.…

In Search of (Productive) Dissatisfaction

Ah! Why would anyone go in search of dissatisfaction? Well, complacency is the biggest enemy of champions. As Andrew Grove, the founder of Intel, famously…

Are You Aware of Your Emotional Wake?

One of the adages of NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming)  is that “you can not not communicate”. We are all constantly “on stage”. Like it or not, we…

What You Link Pleasure to, What You Link Pain to: Shapes Your Life

I’ve a friend who is a work out fiend. No day is complete without a couple hours in the gym. Suffice to say they are…

Nathan Collier’s Commencement Speech Sunday, December 16th 2018 at the University of Florida O’Connell Center, to UF Warrington School of Business Graduates

DEAN KRAFT: It is my pleasure to introduce our Keynote Speaker for this morning’s ceremony, one of our most successful alumni and my friend, MR.…

Today, Your Thoughts Choose Your Future

Every moment is a moment of decision. Every act, every failure to act, shapes your future. And because your world view, what you choose to…

Hugging the Messenger!

We’ve all heard the admonishment, “Don’t Shoot the Messenger!”. Well, I urge you to take it a step further: HUG the Messenger! Thank them profusely.…

Three Questions That Determine the Success of Your Pitch (That Your Boss May Not Realize They Are Asking Themselves)

Quite frankly, ideas are a dime a dozen; even good ideas. It’s in the EXECUTION that most ideas succeed or fail. And odds are that…

What is a leader? How do you identify them? Are they made? Can they be made?

In its simplest definition, a leader is anyone with followers. But how do you get followers? Which takes us into the two basic different kinds…

My Why’s

My Why, my Internal Motivation; from whence does it come? Hard to truly know what drives me; humans have a habit of making up explanations…

One Quick Way a Leader Can Destroy an Organization’s Integrity

Is your Higher Purpose to “Look Good” or “Be/Do Good”? While communication should always be respectful, civil and done with a kind heart and intentions,…