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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,…

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…

Four Powerful Words

“I Can Do This” is a very simple, very short phrase yet it is an incredibly powerful self-affirmation, a bedrock reinforcement of self-worth and self-determination.…

Bad gets worse when you try to ignore it

While it may be appropriate to be deliberate in your approach, to observe or monitor a problem for a while, one should rarely, if ever,…

The Siren Song of Perfectionism

Perfectionism is not the key to success or the protection from criticism or self-doubt that we sometimes hope it will be. Rather perfectionism all too…

WAIT: Why Am I Talking?

Given that we learn most when we listen and nada when we talk, why do we choose to talk? All too often, it is a…

Hard Work Alone is Never Enough

Much has been made of the theory that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill. The idea was popularized by Malcolm Gladwell…

Dreams are Easy

Anyone can have a dream and anyone can daydream their life away. But are you willing to commit to a viable action plan to make…

Thought-Watching

The steady stream of thoughts in our head, our self-talk, is so constant that we lose awareness of their impact. Yet thoughts are things and…

You Will NEVER Get it ALL Done

Face it, Live with it, Deal with it: You will never get it ALL done. And if you think you have, it’s an illusion. And…

How Strong is your Mind Moat?

We all know what a moat is, a protective ditch that surrounds valuable real estate. Moats are usually wide and deep and down here in…

Seven Habits that Drain Your Energy

Taking it personally: It’s rarely about you. Really. Lugging the Past into the Present: The Past should be a place of Reference, not Residence. Junk/Fast…

Renew Your Strength Daily

You would never go a day without feeding your body; why would you let a day pass without feeding your mind? Without going to some…

Nudge Yourself Forward

Please pass on grand, sweeping, “overhaul”-style New Year’s resolutions. Instead, resolve to simply nudge yourself forward, bit by comfortable bit, to being your best self…

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…

Making the Leap: From Supervisor to Advisor

The common fallacy, usually unspoken but scrupulously adhered to nonetheless, is that someone is made a supervisor because of their “super” vision i.e. superior talents.…

THE SECRET OF YOUR FUTURE IS HIDDEN IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Think about it. What future are you creating when you are not thinking about…

Two Things Hyper Successful People do Regularly

1. Successful People are Voracious Seekers of Knowledge “It’s hard for me to understand why [getting an MBA] is a better use of time and…

The Big Secret Theory of Life

Many subscribe to some version of the “Big Secret” theory of life. The big secret theory is that there are short cuts, bags of tricks,…

Re-Programming the Programmer

How well do you know all the programs, the coding you’ve picked up over the years, that run in the background of your mind? Or…

Time is the Precious Coin of Your Life

We all have the same 24/7; it is what we do with them that differ. Organization: Plan your days, think through your week, know your month,…

Wounds into Wisdom

We do not so much learn from experience as we learn from evaluated experience i.e. experience that we have reflected upon, analyzed, drawn out all…

Identity as Destiny

Who are you? How do you define yourself? What do you think you are capable of? What can you do, what do you think you…

Five Steps to Your Best Self

You have GREATNESS within you, waiting for you to fully activate it. You want more, know you are capable of more, interested in being better, growing, learning,…

The Many Possible Riches of a Poor Memory

The first thing to understand is that far from being a video recorder and a computer data bank, our observations tend to be highly subjective;…

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