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THINKING IS A SKILL…MANY ARE UNSKILLED AND DON’T KNOW IT

Simply because they have thoughts (i.e. words form) in their heads, most folks believe they know how to think. But if you define thinking as…

7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People

Sometimes looking at opposites brings things into greater clarity… Be Reactive: Give away your personal power; hold others responsible for your emotions and reactions. See…

Who Is Writing Your Programming?

The short answer is, for most folk, everyone and no one. All too many drift through life like a ship without a rudder (or at…

Bow Down Not to Others’ Gods

Where did your value system come from? Have you ever hauled it out into the light and given a thorough examination? Including the reflexive responses,…

Beyond Desire: The Vital Next Step Few Take

It is not enough to desire something; the wise, the successful go one step further. They ask themselves “Why?”. Why do I want this thing,…

I’m a North Star Person; I Sail a Steady Course

Our self-concept, how we see ourselves, is a powerful determinant of our lives. Who we believe we are is a construct we’ve picked up from…

The Double Tap Response: Specific AND Systematic

Successful people approach problems differently than others. They search for solutions at multiple levels; solutions that are both Specific AND Systematic. Yes, they want to…

Smarter beats Harder

To get the most out of your efforts, first work (and live!) smarter, THEN work harder/longer… if that is what it takes to realize the…

Our Hurts Become Our Fears; Our Fears Become Our Limits

Our hurts often become our fears and then all too frequently our fears become our limits… if we let them, if we live an unaware…

Embracing Disconfirming Evidence

Disconfirming evidence is anything that does NOT support our current belief system or reinforce our convictions about who we are or what we are capable…

You have to Walk the Valley to get to the Mountaintop

Deny me the lessons of the valley and I will not learn the skills I need to traverse the highest mountains. Sometimes you find yourself…

Three Keys to Influence

Three Keys to Influence: A summary of the “Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change” Whether you’re eradicating disease, improving customer service, or engaging struggling…

You Owe You

What do you owe you? To always be on your own side. To never, ever self-sabotage. To have your self-talk be positive, solution-oriented and act…

Pssst! Want to Hear a Secret?… The Secrets of Success Are Dull and Boring

And what is more, you probably already know them! You just aren’t doing them! Why? Well, there are also lots of “secrets of success”; each…

5 Simple Steps That Virtually Guarantee Success (Yet Few Do Consistently)

Goals: Written, Specific, backed up by Action Plans with Deadlines/Accountability Checkpoints; Reviewed Regularly to ensure what YOU want, reflect YOUR passions, not social/parental/peer programing. Yes,…

Expect Unexpected Opportunity

Truth is, what most call luck is really most often the intersection of opportunity with preparation. Inadequate preparation? Luck goes on to knock at another’s…

OCP=OR

We have a saying at my company: “Our Customer’s Perception is Our Reality.” (OCP=OR) Each one of us sees the world differently and when it…

We are Made for More than the Easy Road

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice your gift” and “The best we can be, we must be” are two quotes that…

Always Look Under the Hood

The literal meaning of “look under the hood” comes from the process of buying a used car and refers to the importance not merely going…

How Clean is Your Mirror?

How well do you know you? When you look inside yourself, how close to 20/20 is your vision? Do you see yourself clearly? As others…

Eight Powerful and Very Learnable Traits of Highly Confident People

They are voracious learners Insatiably curious, confident people continuously seek out new knowledge, ask intelligent, interesting questions, and listen to the answers. As lifelong learners,…

Success in 24 Simple Sentences

Surround yourself with things that lift you up, that call to out to the best in you. Believe in yourself; someone must win: Ask “Why…

Take Good Notes

If you want to pass a class in school, you take good notes. Makes sense that if you want to learn the lessons of life,…

Seeking Failure

Why would anyone seek failure? Well, absent situations with catastrophic consequences (packing your parachute?), failure often contains valuable feedback, lessons that can form the foundation…

The ABC’s of Success

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…

The Results in Your Life Reflect Your Level of Awareness

As your awareness grows, so too does your ability to direct your thoughts, to master your mind, align your emotions with your goals and values…

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