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What is Your Prime Directive?

What is your Prime Directive? What is your Driving Force? Your North Star? Your Rationale for Existence? Your Controlling Principles? Your Mission Statement, Your Purpose?…

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…

Do These Three Hard Things to be Happy

Say no. Given that our time on this earth is limited and there are only 24 hours in a day, every Yes is a No…

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…

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…

What You Link Pleasure to, What You Link Pain to: Shapes Your Life

I’ve a friend who is a work out fiend. No day is complete without a couple hours in the gym. Suffice to say they are…

My Why’s

My Why, my Internal Motivation; from whence does it come? Hard to truly know what drives me; humans have a habit of making up explanations…

Night Guy v. Morning Guy by Jerry Seinfield

I never get enough sleep. I stay up late at night, ’cause I’m Night Guy. Night Guy wants to stay up late. “What about getting…

Powerfully Productive? Possible; Not Probable

Every hour of a meeting with eight people present represents an eight hour workday, the investment of a full “Man-Day”. Was value created or dissipated?…

Think Smart, Think Systems: Solve the Problem, Then Fix the System

If you wish to truly make a difference in the world, if you wish to advance, it is not enough to solve the problem right…

The Risk You Can’t Afford Not To Take

“There is the risk you cannot afford to take and then there is the risk you cannot afford not to take.” – Peter Drucker, 1909-2005…

Homophily

Homophily is “love of the same” and refers to the tendency of people to connect with others who are similar to them in status, values,…

Relationshopping

“Relationshopping” refers to the online shopping cart approach to dating, seeking love with the same mindset you shop for a car or new laptop: assessing…

The Downside of the Pursuit of Perfect Safety

Safety is a wonderful thing. I want to be safe, I want my family and loved ones to be safe. Heck, I’d love for the…

You Don’t Want to Hear This

You can do more, accomplish more. No matter how busy you are, there is always a way. A way to become better at doing what…

It’s a Daily Challenge for Me

“Daily challenge for me….much needed : ) Thanks!” was the response of a reader to the “I Can’t Have That” v. “I Don’t Want That”…

“I Can’t Have That” v. “I Don’t Want That”

How we choose to see the world powerfully impacts our responses. The way we interpret events, the worldviews we select as our own, all come…

4 Ways You Hold Yourself Back

1. Self-doubt. We tend to judge ourselves by our rough-hewn insides and others by their polished exteriors. You are greater than you know; you have…

Three Things That Stand Between You and Greatness

1. Unfocused Desire The #1 reason people do not become their best self/do not live their greatest life is a Lack of Desire or more…

Entrepreneur’s Blog: Part 5

Good evening Mr. Collier, I hope life is treating you well. When you get a moment could you please answer the below question? Thank you…

Slow Down to Go Faster

Folks, I’m the original “Fire in the Belly, Burning Sense of Urgency” guy. I’m a hyper-active entrepreneur who likes to hit the ground running and…

The False Dichotomy: Micromanagement v. Delegation

Could it be that micromanagement is an overused term? A misnomer for a multitude of other management/communication issues? True micromanagement is explicitly giving a certain…

My Advice to a New Parent

NSC, First time parent with twins on the way. I know you’re busy, so feel free to ignore this as I will eventually learn and…