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Eight Powerful and Very Learnable Traits of Highly Confident People

They are voracious learners Insatiably curious, confident people continuously seek out new knowledge, ask intelligent, interesting questions, and listen to the answers. As lifelong learners,…

Success in 24 Simple Sentences

Surround yourself with things that lift you up, that call to out to the best in you. Believe in yourself; someone must win: Ask “Why…

Take Good Notes

If you want to pass a class in school, you take good notes. Makes sense that if you want to learn the lessons of life,…

The 6 R’s: Pathway to a New, Better, Happier You

The human mind is an incredible thing! It is estimated that we humans have between 50,000-80,000 thoughts a day. Unfortunately, all too many are automatic,…

Project Management: The Proper Place for Pessimism

While we might not think of it as such, we are all “Project Managers” at some point in our lives. We all have things we…

Expectancy Effect: Make it Your Ally, Not Your Foe

The “Expectancy Effect” is the phenomenon by which folk’s perceptions and behavior change as a result of their or others prior beliefs i.e. expectations. It…

The ABC’s of Success

Access your Best Self. This requires taking the time to KNOW yourself, developing both your EQ (emotional intelligence) and wisely exploring a wide range of…

What’s The Agenda?

Life is full of distractions, side roads, and dead ends; drama that may grab our attention but are not aligned with our purpose, our mission,…

If This Isn’t in Your Mental Toolbox, You Are Handicapped

I’m a big believer that solid, steady progress wins most races over the long haul and that the mastery of the basics, day in and…

First Rule of Project Management

Create a Timeline! Far more than just a final deadline, a timeline lays out, in sequential order, a schedule of all the events AND the…

Three Steps to Spring Clean Your Brain

Step One: Take Inventory Observe how you spend your time AND your energy. Who and What lifts you? Who and What drains you? What do…

Does Happiness Take Work?

The short answer is: “Yes, sometimes, even often.” Why? Because our impulses, our intuitions, our social conditioning around what will make us happy are all…

How Well Do You Know You?

When was the last time you did a “Self-Assessment”? Put yourself through an annual Mental/Spiritual Health exam? It can start with thinking about your thinking:…

The Best Tool in Your Mental Skills Toolbox… that no one talks about

Being “controlling” has a negative vibe these days and appropriately so in the context of a personal relationship. As a result, the concept of “control”…

Taking the Kindness Challenge: Can You Become a Kindness Factory?

How do we make “kindness the norm”? One way is by starting a “Kindness Log” where you record acts of kindness you have observed or…

Four Easy Ways to Self-Sabotage

Poison Your Body with Junk Food and Drinks. Love Yourself? Want to live long and healthy? Want more energy? Avoid processed food, red meat, and…

Two Questions Highly Productive People Ask

1. What are the highest value tasks before me? Value is usually more of an emotional call then aught else, especially once beyond the base…

Self-knowledge: The Ultimate Super-Power

How well do you know yourself? Or perhaps better put, how well do you WANT to know yourself? Someone once defined a successful relationship as…

Three Simple Rules To Put You in the Top 10%

Live Smart Avoid Dumb Don’t Sabotage That’s it! Rather straightforward, right? However, like many things, principles aren’t that complicated, it’s the day-to-day application that gets…

Better than Goals

I’m a big believer in goals, hard targets to shoot for, mountain tops to dream of. And yet as I journey through my 7th decade,…

How Bad Do You Want It?

At The Collier Companies we have a long tradition of Book Clubs which typically read 3 or 4 books a year. Which is good and…

New Year’s Resolutions are for Novices; Here are Hints for Being a Pro

First and Foremost! Start Small, Build on your wins. Make it hard to quit, build in rest stops, plan for plateaus! i.e. I will play…

It’s Not as Easy as You Think

There are probably over 5,000 athletes playing Division 1 college football. Every year maybe 250 get to go to the NFL. Five Percent. Max. One…

Are You Paying Attention?

Our moods and emotions are not random. They generally spring not so much from what happens in our life but rather how we interpret them.…

Paths to Apatheia

Apatheia in Stoic philosophy is a calm state of mind where one’s composure is not disrupted by negative emotions. It is most assuredly not indifference…

Habits: They Pave both the Road to Heaven and the Pathway to Failure

Wherever you are, you are there because of your habits. Why? Well, the secret of your future is buried in your daily routine and today…

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