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Who Decides What You Say Yes To? You? Or Others?

It is all too easy, in the hurly burly of life, to wake up and find that our life has been hijacked, that we have…

Can You Find It? It’s Often Hidden Well but it’s Golden

Concealed within every failure, buried within every setback, lie clues toward the path forward, lessons to be pondered and treasured. Regrettably it is all too…

How Do You Stay Sharp?

Covey in Seven Habits of Highly Effective People speaks of the need to “Sharpen the Saw”, to regularly take time to renew, develop and grow…

Self-Made v. Self-Sculpted

I am NOT a self-made man. Anyone with an ounce of humility and self-awareness knows, appreciates, and is deeply grateful for the help they have…

The Incredible Power of Humility

Our pride, Our stubbornness, Our dislike of asking for or even accepting offered help, Our unwillingness to change, to admit we may have been wrong,…

Seven Habits of Happy People

They monitor their self-talk; keep it positive, solution oriented. They choose companions in life that challenge them to be their best. They Release. They focus…

Have You Ever Fallen Prey to Motivated Reasoning?

Motivated Reasoning refers to the all too human ability to find “logical” reasons to do what we already want to do v. to find the…

Upgrade Yourself: 3 High Leverage Ways

Taming the Monkey Mind One of the highest leverage points to upgrading yourself is to monitor your mind chatter, your internal self-talk, the constant ongoing…

Three Kinds of Intelligence and Why You Need All Three

IQ IQ is the most basic kind of intelligence and generally refers to math/verbal skills. While pretty much set at birth and first few years…

HOT THOUGHTS, COOL THOUGHTS

You are programming your mind, day in and day out, whether or not you realize it. The thoughts you CHOOSE to think powerfully affect the…

Acquire the Skillset to Make a Real Difference: Embrace Systems Thinking

A system is any group of things or people that interact or are interrelated or interdependent and thus form a much more complex whole. Systems…

Do You Know HOW to Think? 3 Smart Ways, One Dumb Way

Intentional Thinking is making a conscious decision to think about a subject, a situation, a topic usually with the goal of finding a solution or gaining needed…

Vivre Sans Temps Mort

“Vivre Sans Temps Mort” is French for “to live without wasted time.” The way we choose to spend our time defines who we are, how our…

Alive Time Vs. Dead Time: Where Do You Spend (Invest?) Your Down Time?

We all have free time, down time, in between times. Sometimes they are just brief moments, sometimes they stretch on and on. What we do…

Keys to Unlocking the Amazing Magic of Affirmations

Affirmations work best via endless (and I do mean endless) repetition. Over and Over and Over again until they are DEEPLY implanted in your unconsciousness.…

Stay in the Arena

We’ve all experienced, personally or professionally, outcomes we don’t like, decisions we disagree with; feedback that we are uncomfortable with or think unfair or even…

Success is Never On Sale

You always have to pay full price for success. Success is never half-price, never on discount. You won’t find success in the bargain bin or at…

The Talent Myth Mind Trap

All too many believe that talent is the key to success. WRONG! While certainly helpful, talent as an innate gift is not the primary driver…

Critical Thinking Skills Career Hints

Targeted Activities v. Desired Results Targeted Activities are the WHAT and HOW of what you do to get to your Desired Result. Your Desired Result…

Motivation is a Myth

Characterizing “motivation as a myth” is only a partial truth but it illustrates an important point. Too often folks describe their failure to do what…

Destitutus Ventis, Remos Adhibe

“Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe” is a Latin proverb that translates as “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” The most successful people…

Odds Are, You Are Killing Your Chances to Succeed

There are two main ways to fail: Not wanting enough AND wanting TOO much. As to the first, we all know better than we do,…

Leave it on the Riverbank

Two monks out walking came to a river with a strong current. As they started to cross, a beautiful girl called out to them, asking…

5 Learnable Traits of Mentally Strong People

The discipline to master emotions ere they become your master. Harness and direct your emotions and they will be an incredible source of energy. Unchained,…

Beware the Subtle Self-Discipline Sabotage of “Carryover Credit”

Folks, I will soon be entering the 70th decade of my life and a wonderful ride it has been. However, I’ve noticed I’ve been indulging…

The Discipline of Essentialism

Essentialism is the discipline, the skill, the ability to sort out the vital few from the trivial many, casting aside all but the essential, saving, hoarding…

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