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Self Awareness: Super Achiever’s Secret

How do you react when you find an obstacle in your path? Do you focus on external reasons for failure? See outcomes as beyond your…

9 Questions to Raise Your Self-Awareness

1) When you have free time, what do you want to do? What takes no motivation for you to want to do it? 2) What…

“Personal Power Through Awareness

How to keep your edge? Your sharpest edge? Keep your energy levels high, your enthusiasm flowing? Stay pumped, juiced? Excited about life? Confident, cool, calm,…

Are You Willing to Take the Last (Greatest) Step?

“The ‘secrets’ of success lie in plain sight for any and all to claim;  they just require time and great effort to work their magic. …

Less Past, More Future

“Less past, more future.” Great thought. Powerful phrase! To me it means focusing on creating a meaningful future, with less energy spent on regret or…

Not My Job vs. 360-Degree Awareness

Every organization has its weaknesses, known failure paths where danger lurks and breakdowns tend to happen. If you have any knowledge of human frailties, if…

The Journey of Self Awareness

1. Who are you?  What do you do when you do nothing? If you are not your job, your education, your habits, your house, your…

Journaling Self Awareness and Self Improvement NSC Blog Mini Book

Journaling Self Awareness and Self Improvement NSC Blog Mini Book

The Rashomon Effect

“Rashomon” is a classic 1950s black and white Japanese film by Akira Kurosawa. The movie depicts the (possible? probable?) rape of a woman and (apparent)…

Time is Not Linear

“Time is not linear” is a saying I use to remind myself that all moments are not the same. That time varies, that time in…

The Freedom of Enough

The “freedom of enough” is the exciting feeling of liberation you experience when you finally realize that you do have enough. This frees up your…

Attitude of Gratitude

Picked up a book recently on the history of Europe from 1648 to 1815 (“Pursuit of Glory,” by Tim Blanning). It is a thick tome—more…

Self as Instrument

You are the most powerful tool you possess. You can be an instrument for change and positive good. Yet how often do we attempt to…

Can You Self-Distance?

“Self-distancing” is the ability to stand outside one’s self and gain perspective, to in essence take a psychological “time-out”. It’s your mother’s “count to 10…

Don’t Be A Frog

You’ve heard the story of the frog that got boiled alive in a pot it could have escaped from, but failed to take action in…

Lying About Your Vegetables…

Most of us like to think we are good decision makers, that we have a firm grasp on reality, that we “know the facts.” Yet…

The Secret to Increasing Satisfaction

You can have virtually ANYTHING you want; you just can’t have EVERYTHING you want (and anyway, where would you put it?). A MAJOR secret to…

Lying About Your Vegetables

Most of us like to think we are good decision makers, that we have a firm grasp on reality, that we know the facts. Do…

Ten Good Rules

– Passion, curiosity, and enthusiasm can make anything interesting. – Ethics and decency are immeasurably important. – Mistakes should be admitted and learned from. –…

If Happiness is a Thermostat, How Do I Raise It?

“Happiness seems to be more like a thermostat, since our temperaments tend to bring us back towards a certain happiness level (a tendency influenced by…

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of a Wise Heart

Confession: I can get “task focused” quite easily. Some might say it is my default mode. I have a tendency to start to see anything…

Connecting With Your Future Self

Edward Albee won his third Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play “Three Tall Women.” Three actors on stage (four if you count the mannequin…

First IQ, Then EQ, and Now PQ

IQ, or Intelligence Quotient, measures our basic mathematical and verbal intelligence. EQ, or Emotional Quotient, measures our emotional awareness, both of ourselves and others, as…

How Comfortable Are You with Being Uncomfortable?

Discussing certain topics, addressing troubling issues, doing a dreaded task: we all have them and all often require that we enter a zone of discomfort;…