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What We Need is a Bigger Hammer…NOT!

What We Need is a Bigger Hammer…NOT!

The ‘Bigger Hammer’ approach is simplistic thinking that blithefully assumes that more of the same, just increasing intensity or scale, will work. It is a…

June 27, 2024

Difficulties in Telling Truth to Power… even when Power Wants to Listen

I recently managed to lose $12 million dollars in just over two years. Since the biggest mistake is the one you don’t learn from, I…

June 25, 2024

I Have Trust Issues

I made the statement ‘I Have Trust Issues’ in semi jest replying to an inquiry as to why The Collier Companies always self manages its real…

June 6, 2024

Sua Sponte

Sua sponte is Latin for ‘of their own accord’ and refers to action taken without formal prompting. While the phrase is a term of art…

May 30, 2024

Per Aspera Ad Astra

“Per Aspera Ad Astra” is Latin for ‘through hardship to the stars’ and can be taken several related ways including it is through adversity we…

May 28, 2024

Extraordinary Comes From How You Do the Day-to-Day Ordinary

Most of us have heard the quote attributed to Aristotle: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”…

May 21, 2024

Is it Still Your Biggest Rock?

‘Biggest Rock First’ refers to putting your most important priorities on your schedule first and then fitting other, lesser priorities in around them, a time/energy/life…

April 30, 2024

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

The quote is by the poet Mary Oliver (1935-2019, Pulitzer Prize winner) and the elegant beauty of it always spoke volumes to me. I live…

April 23, 2024

Who Told You it Would Be Easy?

And if someone ever did, why would you believe them? If it were easy, everyone would do it, so what’s the point? Where is the…

April 16, 2024

Practice is a Skill

Or more fully stated: ‘effective practice is a learnable skillset’. It may sound like heresy, but not all practice is good practice or at least…

April 9, 2024

Will is a Skill

For many of us and for much of our lives we have absorbed the concept that willpower, along with its close cousin, self-discipline, is an…

April 4, 2024

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