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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…