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Beware Brittle Learning

“Brittle Learning” is superficial knowing; where you’ve memorized a few “lessons” but do not truly understand the underlying principles. The minute the environment changes (and…

Overlearning: Practice Beyond Perfect

Overlearning means learning more about a subject than the minimum necessary; also practicing a skill above and beyond achieving threshold mastery. The theory being that…

What Gift Are You Withholding?

“I’ve always wanted to….” We can all fill in the blank with some skill we have never developed, some dream we’ve never followed, some ability…

Better is better than Best

Business (and Life) is a multi-player, multi-move game that is never ending, where new players can enter the game at any time and the rules…

Deep Work: Superpower of Success

“Deep Work” is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task; in contrast to “Shallow Work”: the routine work, everyday tasks that…

Embracing MFD

MFD stands for “Mostly Fine Decision” and means what is the minimum outcome that is satisfactory, that you would be fine with? MFD is designed…

Choosing The Road Less Comfortable

A life of severe abstinence can be as destructive to the soul as a life of excessive indulgence. As always, it is the Middle Way…

Good Failure; Bad Failure

How can failure be good? The answer lies in the distinction between Good Failure and Bad Failure: – Good Failure comes from a “Good Heart/Awake…

Time is Not Created Equal

All minutes are not the same! The value of a minute varies according to the time of day and YOUR corresponding energy levels. If you…

Use “DEADS” to add Life to Your Life

How do your modify your behavior? Especially deep-seated habits and patterns that seem to operate of their own volition? Well, first, awareness both around the…

THE TYRANNY OF LOW EXPECTATIONS

Low expectations are one of the most subtle yet devastatingly effective forms of sabotage we can do to others and ourselves. Low expectations often masquerade…

Forget New Year’s Resolutions

Better a small promise kept than a larger one broken. Most New Year’s Resolutions fail because they are lofty goals with insufficient foundation. If it…

The Easiest Way is often the Hardest Way

Why? Because the easiest way out of most difficult situations is the quickest way back in! Quick fix “solutions” (painting over rust) don’t last. When…

Silly Mental Mistake Smart, Sophisticated Folk Fall For

The smarter you are, the more likely you are to turn your nose up at success techniques that seem too simple or too straightforward. The…

31,557,600 Seconds

There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year or 525,960 minutes or 8,766 hours. We are all granted the exact same amount of seconds, minutes, and…

When Have You NOT Had a Problem?

Have you ever had a time when you had absolutely NO problems? No challenges to be solved, no quandaries in search of solutions? And if…

Your Story, Your Life

Stay aware of the stories you tell yourself, how you interpret events, how you label your feelings, for this is how you program yourself, write…

Live Intentionally

Intentionally means by choice, by design, deliberately, on purpose, in contrast to accidentally or without thought. We all have the ability to exercise power over ourselves,…

But Then I Won’t Have Time to Finish My Emails

A Senior Team Member at The Collier Companies was encouraging someone to get out on site more often (we rent Apartment Homes). The response? “But…

Act Like Your Comp Hasn’t Changed

Many find it hard to put aside for the inevitable future. All too many folks’ retirement plan seems to hinge on dying young! Unless you…

Catch, Acknowledge, Release and Relax

We humans are capable of amazing feats, we are creative, and we can accomplish astounding things. Yet none of us can change the past; we…

Slip Slidin’ Away

Do you have a plan for your life? Goals for all your six major roles in life? – Career/Financial – Family/Personal – Physical/Health – Education/Mental…

Default Mode v. Choice

What do you think about when you think about nothing? What do you do when you have nothing to do? What do you do when…

Triggers, Thoughts, Tendencies, and Themes

How much control do you have over your life? Your personality? Your thoughts? Whatever your answer, I assure you that a) you have more than…

The Provocative Power of Plateaus

Most of my life I’ve lived with mood swings. Bigger, wilder, and scarier in my youth, milder and moderated in my mature years, the benefit…

Your Personal Narrative: Friend or Foe?

Your Personal Narrative is your life story or more precisely, how you choose to interpret your life story: the story you tell yourself about yourself…

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