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Act Above Yourself

A major challenge in life is to do as well as we know. We all aspire to better ourselves; the test is how to do…

Trust and Confidence are Not Synonyms

Trust is about integrity, confidence is about competence. Too often in the workplace, a supervisor will say “I can’t trust you to handle this yet”…

Not to Do List

Distractions abound in life: detours and delays that fritter away our time and energy, beguiling diversions that dissipate our focus. A “Not to Do” list…

Forget “To-Do Lists”, Instead Create a “Success List”

The fatal flaw of “to-do” lists is that they tend to attract the mundane. When was the last time you had something earth-shattering on your…

Success is Just a Skillset

Success, however you personally choose to define it, is just a skillset and a very learnable one at that. To be more precise, anyone can…

Just One More! The Power of Persistence and Patient Perseverance

Want success? Want to stand out? Be different/better? Simple! Just do a little bit more than others, just a little bit longer, just try a…

Sculpting the Self

I’ve come to believe that one of the most fundamental determinants of a person’s success in life is their Sense of Self, their self-concept. Since…

How is Your Sense of Self?

Your self-concept, your self-confidence, your degree of self-worth, your self-esteem are all closely related. Collectively, they are your “Sense of Self”, and they powerfully impact…

E + P = O

E + P = O stands for “Event + Perception = Outcome” and serves as a reminder of how powerfully our world view and our…

Where Are You Stuck?

“Where am I stuck?” is a terrific question to ask yourself every now and then. No need to wait for a major sticking point or…

How did you vote today?

“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.” – James Clear/Atomic Habits When you learn to evaluate…

Experience Follows Vision

The way we choose so see the world, what aspects we focus on, powerfully impact our experience of the world. Everyone is a complex mixture…

THINKING IS A SKILL…MANY ARE UNSKILLED AND DON’T KNOW IT

Simply because they have thoughts (i.e. words form) in their heads, most folks believe they know how to think. But if you define thinking as…

Where Does Your Miss Havisham Reside?

Miss Havisham is the central character in Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations who was jilted at the alter and chose to wear her wedding dress for…

Who Is Writing Your Programming?

The short answer is, for most folk, everyone and no one. All too many drift through life like a ship without a rudder (or at…

To Live a Better Life; Avoid These Two All-Too-Common Forms of Self Sabotage

Self-Doubt You must believe in yourself (even if it takes a leap of faith at times!) before others will. Folks tend to sense your self-appraisal…

I’m a North Star Person; I Sail a Steady Course

Our self-concept, how we see ourselves, is a powerful determinant of our lives. Who we believe we are is a construct we’ve picked up from…

The Double Tap Response: Specific AND Systematic

Successful people approach problems differently than others. They search for solutions at multiple levels; solutions that are both Specific AND Systematic. Yes, they want to…

Choose Heaven

More than we often realize, how we choose to view our world shapes our world. The frame we give events, the way we interpret the…

Our Hurts Become Our Fears; Our Fears Become Our Limits

Our hurts often become our fears and then all too frequently our fears become our limits… if we let them, if we live an unaware…

AMY isn’t Your Friend

The amygdala, or AMY for short (from AMYgdala) is an almond-shaped cluster of nuclei located deep within the temporal lobes of your brain. AMY is…

Small Blessings Count Too

Elizabeth Gilbert (‘Eat, Pray, Love’) once said “You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” I take her words to mean…

How are your Refusal Skills?

Refusal skills are communication strategies and pre-rehearsed scripts that help you say no without feeling guilt or shame, particularly when under social or peer pressure…

Solvitur Ambulando

Solvitur ambulando means “it is solved by walking” and refers to the way a good jaunt can clear the mind and sooth the soul. Getting…

Taking in the Good

There is a theory out there that our brains are hard wired with a negativity bias as a survival technique from ancient times. In a…

A Subtle but oh so Sure Path to Failure

Want to try hard? Be Sincere? Really care? And yet achieve far less than you could? Easy! Pick vague, fuzzy goals! Develop Team Members! Grow…

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