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The Hardest Thing

They say, “fish discover water last”. For example, we become so adapted that things disappear into the background and we lose awareness of them. Learning…

Sidestepping the Arrival Fallacy Trap

The Arrival Fallacy is when we finally achieve a desired goal; something we worked long and hard for and… Somehow, it is not all we…

How Well Do You Know You?

Write down three pivotal experiences in your life. Why were they pivotal? How have they impacted you? If not positive, how could they be re-framed? List…

Your Identity Drives Your Behavior

Who are you? How do you define yourself? How would you describe yourself? Do you like your answers? The words you choose, the associated mental…

The Simple Secret to Self-Control

When we see someone who seems to have it all together, who exhibits good habits and good self-control, we tend to attribute it to good…

Maybe it Wanted to Be Noticed

There is a children’s story, “There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon” about a little boy who finds a dragon on his bed. It’s small…

How to Build a Ship

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders.   Instead, teach them…

The Golden Mean

How good do we have to be? Life is so much more than just “feeding the beast”. Simply attempting to “satisfy appetites” is an endless,…

The Belief That Sets the Course of Your Life

Self Belief: I am enough, I can do it, I have (or can find) what it takes. Where there is a will, there is a…

Who Is Your Jailer?

There is a cartoon of a prisoner in a cell; hands on the bars, rattling his cage, frantically, furiously, attempting to break free of his…

The Collier Way

Our Mission Statement: Proudly Making Your Home The Heart of our Business  Our work is about love. That may seem overly sentimental for business to…

Three Pivotal Points of Personal Power

Lock Down Your Why To be effective you must be motivated, enthused and on mission every day. This requires that your life be aligned with…

Systems Thinking and Critical Thinking Skills: Two Must Have Abilities to Deal With an Ever Increasingly Complex World

Embrace Systems Thinking: Solve the Problem, Fix/Improve the System that allowed it to happen “All Systems are perfectly aligned to deliver the results they do.” Systems…

Choosing to Find Peace Today

The mind, the ego, the subconscious often have multiple reasons why peace must be just around the corner. Or, why it is difficult/impossible because of…

Who Runs Your Life?

Are you really free if you are bound by habits/desires you fail to muster the willpower to shake? Habits are a fixed way of thinking,…

Seven Deadly Relationship Sins: Elephant Journal

I do not often run material of others, but this is SO good I felt compelled to share; link to source at end. Deceit. Lying and…

Systems and Sisyphus

Do you think in terms of Systems? That many situations involve multiple players making multiple moves over time? Always focus First on Removing Restraining Forces…

Claiming Your Golden Shadow

In Jung’s psychology, the “shadow” refers to an unconscious aspect of the personality, everything of which a person is not fully conscious, i.e. the shadow…

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

We all have a world view, a perspective that we use to explain to ourselves, to make sense of, the reality we experience, to fit…

As an Owner/Operator of Real Estate with a “Digital Open Door”, I get “Questions For Chair” which I’d like to share:

What would your advice be for someone new trying to get their start in purchasing real estate/properties to manage? Go read Real Estate Investing Gone Bad: 21…

10 Things the Most Successful People Are Always Doing

1) Planning their Lives, Working their Plan. Ordinary folks with a plan will go further than a genius without a plan. Most folks go the…

Coming up Against Our Edge

We all have “edges”, areas we do not go, areas we hold back from, areas we are not comfortable in, areas we shut down in.…

Are you Watering Dead Flowers? Stop Watering Dead Flowers

Where in your life are you wasting effort and energy? With who or where is your life force not being valued? Sometimes you have to…

An Entrepreneurial Trait Anyone Can Emulate

A key trait of entrepreneurs is that they are Self-Directed. While entrepreneurs may look to many sources for inspiration and guidance, they do not need…

Are You Aware of Your Emotional Wake?

One of the adages of NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming)  is that “you can not not communicate”. We are all constantly “on stage”. Like it or not, we…

What You Link Pleasure to, What You Link Pain to: Shapes Your Life

I’ve a friend who is a work out fiend. No day is complete without a couple hours in the gym. Suffice to say they are…