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Dyfal Donc a Dyr y Garreg

“Dyfal Donc a Dyr y Garreg” is a Welsh proverb that translates “Tapping persistently breaks the stone.” Persistence is firm, even obstinate, continuance in a…

2018 Checklist: Characteristics of Success v. Failure

Failure Checklist Sense of Entitlement Watch TV Every Day Live in Denial/Deliberate Ignorance Think education ends with graduation Drift, Dream, Doze Off Cultivate Resentments, Hold…

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…

Dysfunctional Habits: Trapped By Your Triggers

Knowing your triggers, your short fuses, is crucial to learning and substituting new behavior. If you are not aware of (and alert for) what triggers…

The Fighter Within

What determines our fate? Perhaps it is Determination itself? One Hundred and Twenty-Nine Children were identified* as being “high risk for future problems, because they…

5 Predictors of Success

The Harvard Business Review Nov/Dec 2017 feature article was on “Launching Successful Leaders: How to Make Sure Your Most Promising People Reach Their Highest Potential”…

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

Sam Zell (founder of two largest American REITs; Equity Office and Equity Residential) was recently interviewed and asked if his children had followed him into…

Programming Yourself for Failure

I hear people programming themselves for failure: consistent use of negative language, persistent choice of words that speak of defeat and failure before the battle…

Questions on Wealth

What net worth would you consider a person to be wealthy? What monthly cash flow would you consider a person wealthy? Webster’s says wealth is…

Waste Your Spare Time = Derail Your Success

“I don’t have time” or “I couldn’t find the time” are some of the most common excuses for not moving forward. The truth is, we…

Stop Sorting Gravel

Stephen R. Covey, author of “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, used a dramatic illustration to teach the value of time and energy management. Covey…

Wanting is Not Enough, Everyone Wants

The real question is what are you willing to DO to get what you want? What actions will you take? What will you sacrifice? Invest?…

The Lazy Guide to Success; Three Principles

Take Easy Baby Steps (Repeat ad Infinitum) Being basically a lazy person (I’m always looking for a faster, easier way) I figured out a long,…

You WILL Pay the Price…

Yes, we all get lucky now and then and something wonderful falls into our laps and that’s terrific. However, as a general rule, “wishing and…

Avoiding “Dumsor” Motivation/Energy Levels

Dumsor* (doom-sore) is a Ghanaian phrase used in reference to the frequent power outages and rolling blackouts that are epidemic to the country; it translates loosely…

How to Access Your Best Self?

We don’t always do as well as we know. The challenges of the day are often many; life gives us pop quizzes at the most…

The Time of Your Life

Someday you will run out of somedays… as in someday I will do this or someday I will do that or someday down the road…

The Undisciplined Pursuit of More

Do you know you? Really, really know yourself? Understand your drives, motivations, triggers, deepest longings, most hidden fears? How self-aware are you truly? How much…

Memento Mori

Memento mori is Latin for “remember that you have to die” or “remembering we will die”. It is used in reference to the practice of…

In Search of Courage to Face the Ordinary Day

In times of crisis we are often energized. Our skills are called upon and we respond to the clear and present danger. The need is…

Daily Decisions

We are smart. Boy, are we smart. We generally know what to do; what actions will move us forward. We are dumb. Boy, are we…

What Triggers You?

You’ve lived with yourself for a good number of years but how well do you know yourself? Understand yourself? Do you REALLY know your motivations…

Juvat Impigros Deus

“Juvat Impigros Deus” is the motto on the coat of arms of the Ramsden family, who held the Manor of Huddersfield since the reign of…

Felt Any Zielschmerz Lately?

Zielschmerz is “the exhilarating dread of finally pursuing a lifelong dream, which requires you to put your true abilities out there to be tested on…

Come Get Your Miracle

Whatever you want, you can come closer to having… if you just want it bad enough. How bad? Well, as bad as a drowning man…

Who ARE You?

More specifically, what is your self-concept? Who do YOU think you are? Who do you WANT to be? A self-concept is different from a Mission…