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Self-Made v. Self-Sculpted

I am NOT a self-made man. Anyone with an ounce of humility and self-awareness knows, appreciates, and is deeply grateful for the help they have…

The Incredible Power of Humility

Our pride, Our stubbornness, Our dislike of asking for or even accepting offered help, Our unwillingness to change, to admit we may have been wrong,…

Seven Habits of Happy People

They monitor their self-talk; keep it positive, solution oriented. They choose companions in life that challenge them to be their best. They Release. They focus…

The Fluency Illusion

The Fluency Illusion is when we think we know something better than we really do, believing we have mastered a subject when really we have…

Have You Ever Fallen Prey to Motivated Reasoning?

Motivated Reasoning refers to the all too human ability to find “logical” reasons to do what we already want to do v. to find the…

What Do You Track?

Do you keep track of the wrong things? The things that go wrong? The stuff that didn’t work out? Rejections, mistakes, slights, stumbles, and fumbles?…

Three Kinds of Intelligence and Why You Need All Three

IQ IQ is the most basic kind of intelligence and generally refers to math/verbal skills. While pretty much set at birth and first few years…

HOT THOUGHTS, COOL THOUGHTS

You are programming your mind, day in and day out, whether or not you realize it. The thoughts you CHOOSE to think powerfully affect the…

Can You See Souls Instead of Bodies?

What if we could see people’s true inner essence instead of their outer bodies? What if we could see spiritual growth and accomplishments as easily…

Do You Know HOW to Think? 3 Smart Ways, One Dumb Way

Intentional Thinking is making a conscious decision to think about a subject, a situation, a topic usually with the goal of finding a solution or gaining needed…

Three Little Habits That Lead to BIG Success

Ask Questions Being curious keeps you in learning mode and is an excellent way to get noticed and to get people to open up to…

Vivre Sans Temps Mort

“Vivre Sans Temps Mort” is French for “to live without wasted time.” The way we choose to spend our time defines who we are, how our…

Five Ways to Face Down Fears

Fears are NOT facts… but we can choose to turn our fears into the functional equivalent of facts when we act as if they are…

Keys to Unlocking the Amazing Magic of Affirmations

Affirmations work best via endless (and I do mean endless) repetition. Over and Over and Over again until they are DEEPLY implanted in your unconsciousness.…

Dissecting (and Modifying) a Limiting Belief

Have you ever listed your limiting beliefs? One challenge is that they often reside deep within our minds, masquerading as “facts” or as subtle background…

Inner Scripts, Outer Scripts

We all have words we say to ourselves, our “inner script”, and we all have the words we say to others, our “outer script”. If…

Seeing the Water

“Fish see water last” is a proverb which means we fail to notice, to be aware of, that which we are most familiar with, most…

What is your Success Set Point?

There is a theory that humans have a weight set point (or range of 5 to 10 lbs or even greater) at which our bodies…

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,…

The Joyous Freedom of a Scout Mindset

A Scout mindset is an open one, an attitude of courageous curiosity and endless exploration. A scout mindset can best be understood as the antithesis…

The Discipline of Essentialism

Essentialism is the discipline, the skill, the ability to sort out the vital few from the trivial many, casting aside all but the essential, saving, hoarding…

Limiting Beliefs, Liberating Truths

A “Liberating Truth” is any realization that the world is not as we thought it was; in essence an unshackling of mental chains. Liberating truths…

Are You Strong Enough to be Weak?

“Are you strong enough to be weak?” is a catchy way of asking “Are you confident to be appropriately vulnerable?” To be open and authentic…

Three Things Expert Negotiators Do That You Don’t

Realize or not, we are all in the influence and persuasion business; we all negotiate to one degree or another. Thus, to create better relationships…

Understanding Understanding – The Expert Blind Spot

The “Expert Blind Spot” refers to the tendency to forget how much you know, how challenging a subject matter can be to a novice, to…

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…

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