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A Brutal Truth Few Speak Of

A good heart is not enough and that is a hard truth that few openly acknowledge. Yes, for sure be a good-hearted, good-natured, well-intentioned, kind…

Pressure is a Privilege

What does “pressure is a privilege” mean? Yes, it is a post-game quote from Novak Djokovic and the title of Billy Jean King’s memoir but…

Top 25% is the Top 1%

Everyone on Wall Street wants to be the “Alpha Dog”, the best of the best, top of the heap, the Top 1%. Well, I want…

The Easiest and yet the Hardest Thing

Rome was not built in a day and many an “overnight” success was decades in the making. We all have the same 24 hours; it…

Can You “See the Work”?

To “see the work” means can you see what needs to be done without being told. It further means do you have the ability to…

You Already Know the Secret

The secret to success, the secret to life… is that there is NO secret. Or at least not one “big” secret; merely dozens, hundreds of…

The Upside of a Little Bit of Financial Paranoia

I experienced a period of poverty in my youth and it was one of the best things that ever happened to me, for it instilled…

Daily Questions: Road Signs to Your Best Self, Your Best Life

Daily questions are an awesome way to focus your energy, to remain on path, to stay true to yourself. Zig Ziglar used to love to…

6 Traits That Virtually Guarantee Failure

1) Renting out space in your head to your opposition: Heck, some of us don’t even charge rent. You’ve GOT to believe in yourself, you…

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…

Questions from a Mentee, Part 2

Do you believe in luck? If so, how would you explain it? Luck is simply the intersection of preparation and opportunity combined with the courage…

The Law of Unintended Consequences? Or The Law of Inadequate Analysis?

The Law of Unintended Consequences refers to the tendency of our actions to have outcomes other than our intentions and often at odds to our…

Never Attribute a Lower Motive if You Can Imagine a Higher

We tend to give ourselves the benefit of our good intentions, carried out or not, yet we all too often attribute our most fearful interpretations…

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…

I Have a Kingdom I Must Rule

It all starts with you. You have been given an incredible opportunity; you have been gifted with a life, a mind, and a body, truly…

One Sure Way to Sabotage Your Growth

One sure way to sabotage your personal or professional (which are tightly intertwined) growth is to react emotionally to feedback. We are taught from an…

Working Smart is Harder than Working Hard

Sometimes standing outside ourselves, stepping back and looking dispassionately at our lives, our work, our day-to-day activities can be interestingly difficult. Momentum is powerful, inertia…

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…

Want Better Outcomes? Start Conversations with a Power Lead

What is a “Power Lead”? A power lead is a positive statement that frames what follows in a confident, decisive, affirmative manner: “This is really…

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…

Environment v. “In-vironment”

Two ways to look at the world: You are the program, or you are the programmer. Is your fate determined by outside events, by your…

7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People

Sometimes looking at opposites brings things into greater clarity… Be Reactive: Give away your personal power; hold others responsible for your emotions and reactions. See…

Successful People Accept this Very Simple Phrase

“It may not be your fault but if it’s in your way, it’s your problem.” The greatest point of power lies within you. To believe…

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