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Sail a Steady Course

Want to go far in life? Sail a steady course. Invest time and energy in developing self-knowledge i.e. find your personal North Star and set…

Three Simple Rules To Put You in the Top 10%

Live Smart Avoid Dumb Don’t Sabotage That’s it! Rather straightforward, right? However, like many things, principles aren’t that complicated, it’s the day-to-day application that gets…

Better than Goals

I’m a big believer in goals, hard targets to shoot for, mountain tops to dream of. And yet as I journey through my 7th decade,…

The Remarkable Resource Every Successful Person Cultivates

Imagine: You debut as a starting NFL quarterback and your initial pass is intercepted and returned for a TD. Your next play, you botch a…

Leaders are NOT Problem Solvers

This may be heresy to some traditional thinkers, but the primary role of a leader is NOT to be a problem solver per se but…

How Bad Do You Want It?

At The Collier Companies we have a long tradition of Book Clubs which typically read 3 or 4 books a year. Which is good and…

New Year’s Resolutions are for Novices; Here are Hints for Being a Pro

First and Foremost! Start Small, Build on your wins. Make it hard to quit, build in rest stops, plan for plateaus! i.e. I will play…

Directed Learning Beats Drifting and Dreaming

When I interview folks for a managerial or leadership position, I frequently ask about their preferred learning style. “Hands on” is the most frequent answer.…

The Greatest Gift of All

The greatest gift you can give is a gift to yourself. Why to yourself? Because you cannot give to others what you do not have…

It’s Not as Easy as You Think

There are probably over 5,000 athletes playing Division 1 college football. Every year maybe 250 get to go to the NFL. Five Percent. Max. One…

Are You Paying Attention?

Our moods and emotions are not random. They generally spring not so much from what happens in our life but rather how we interpret them.…

If You Are Standing Still, You Are Running Backward

To live your best life, continuously strive to improve your skills, broaden your knowledge, revise your internal maps, challenge your comfort zone. Talent is just…

Paths to Apatheia

Apatheia in Stoic philosophy is a calm state of mind where one’s composure is not disrupted by negative emotions. It is most assuredly not indifference…

Habits: They Pave both the Road to Heaven and the Pathway to Failure

Wherever you are, you are there because of your habits. Why? Well, the secret of your future is buried in your daily routine and today…

Three Mind Tricks of the Super Successful

Desire is far, far more powerful than discipline. If it is what you truly want, you will blow through virtually any obstacle to get there.…

Consolidate Your Caring

It is possible to care too much, both from the perspective of 1) being ineffective and of 2) emotional exhaustion. Far better to positively impact…

Sounds Like a First World Problem

The first time I heard the phrase “Sounds Like a First World Problem” it struck me like a sledgehammer. Most of my “worries” were pretty…

Do These Seven Things to Turbo Charge Your Life

Believe in yourself. If you don’t, few will. Don’t rent out space in your head to the opposition, make your internal voice your champion, your…

Be Strong, Make the First Move

Whether it be breaking the ice or being the first to reach out in a relationship (be it friendly, family, or romantic) or being the…

The Ultimate Resource

Believe it or not, you probably have most of all you need to get where you really want to go. You are the Ultimate Resource.…

The Faster You Run, the Behinder You Get: Why Telling Doesn’t Work

We all try to be efficient and offer good advice; when we see a problem, we offer solutions, earnestly trying to help. But what if…

Want to be Effective? A Bigger Hammer Rarely Works

Want to be Effective? A Bigger Hammer Rarely Works Or Why Removing Restraining Forces is Better than Increasing Driving Forces A common problem in persuasion:…

One Secret of Calm People: Embracing JOMO

JOMO is the “Joy of Missing Out” and is the polar opposite of FOMO, the “Fear of Missing Out”. JOMO is intense feeling of delight…

Your Inner Roommate

You have someone living inside your head and it is important to remember it is NOT you. Your inner roommate is a good way to…

Own Your Frequency

Your “Frequency” is just an interesting way of describing your energy levels; the enthusiasm and eagerness with which you approach life, the intensity with which…

Are You a Logic Bully?

A Logic Bully is someone who attempts to overwhelm you with rational arguments while remaining impervious to the insight that your primary motivations are emotions. It…

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