Access your Best Self. This requires taking the time to KNOW yourself, developing both your EQ (emotional intelligence) and wisely exploring a wide range of experiences to discover your interests and aptitudes. A long time ago I decided there were ten things in life I enjoyed, 4 of them made money and I only had time for three and since I considered financial resources a pretty decent defense against the downsides of life (if you can solve it with money you have, then it’s an expense, not a problem), I focused on those. The experience of a period of poverty in my childhood probably had a lot to do with my decision.

Build on your Best Self. Develop a lifelong love of learning, focus laser-like on personal and professional growth. The world is constantly evolving, you’ve got to work hard to keep up, harder yet to get ahead. Mental muscles are just like physical muscles, they weaken with neglect.

Commit to Constant and Consistent Competence: The power of compound effort is incredible. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” Being reliable and dependable builds trust and confidence, pulls people to you.

Closing quotes:

“If knowledge is power, then self-knowledge is empowerment.” – Pedro Gaspar Fernandes

“Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and more self-confidence you will have.” – Brian Tracy

“Knowledge is power. And you need power in this world. You need as many advantages as you can get.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“Instant success is never possible. Competence results only from sustained, consistent, self-disciplined effort over an extended period of time.” – Bud Wilkinson

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier