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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…

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…

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…

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?…

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…

Are You Aware of Your Emotional Wake?

One of the adages of NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming)  is that “you can not not communicate”. We are all constantly “on stage”. Like it or not, we…

Nathan Collier’s Commencement Speech Sunday, December 16th 2018 at the University of Florida O’Connell Center, to UF Warrington School of Business Graduates

DEAN KRAFT: It is my pleasure to introduce our Keynote Speaker for this morning’s ceremony, one of our most successful alumni and my friend, MR.…

Five Mindsets That Will Speed You Onward to Your Fullest Greatness

1. Own BFF Mindset: To achieve your best self, you MUST learn to believe in yourself, in your potential, in your inner greatness i.e. you…

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…

The Difference that Makes The Difference

A very smart investor (Howard Marks of Oaktree) once wrote a book titled “The Most Important Thing” which contained 17 chapters, each chapter titled… “The…

Big Windshield, Small Rearview Mirror

There is a reason your car has a BIG windshield and a small rearview mirror: You are going forward, not backward! Where you are headed…

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”…

The Demon Within

Simona Halep, #1 ranked in women’s tennis, flamed out in the 1st round of the 2018 US Open in Flushing Meadows, losing in straight sets.…

Entrepreneur’s Blog: Part 7

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope life is going excellent for you! When you get some time, could you please answer the below questions? Thank you!…

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…

3 Questions, One Intent, 3 Answers

…the question you ask often impacts the answer you get 1. “What problems does it have?” 2. “It doesn’t have any problems, does it?” 3.…

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 4

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…

Unfulfilled Expectations: Landmines or Clues?

We spend most of our lives in Plan B; life is full of surprises, good and bad. As the saying goes, life turns out best…

Entrepreneur’s Blog: Part 3

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…

Seven Ways to Sabotage Yourself

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…

Entrepreneur’s Blog: Part 1

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 for…

Seeking Failure Points

Every process, system, or human effort has multiple potential failure points, some more probable than others and some more crucial. I once worked as an…

Most Ideas About Leadership are Wrong

Leadership is NOT a position; rather leadership is a frame of mind, an attitude. Most think that leadership flows from positional power yet in an…

Are you Running on Default Mode?

Default mode is taking the easy way out, the path of least resistance, accepting the status quo without question or meaningful demur. People tend to…

Q&A on the Path to Happiness and Success (Part 2)

Early Career According to your blog, you purchased your first income-producing property in the early 1970s. What year in college were you in when you…