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3 Important Life Hacks We All Say We Know but Few Actually Do

Happiness is a choice: But not always an easy one. It requires that you discipline your mind and decide to walk on the sunny side…

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…

Three High Leverage Psychological Skills Happy People Cultivate

A Love of Learning is one of the highest leverage habits one can adopt for it strengthens and supports all other areas of your life.…

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…

Five Different Things Successful People Do that Others Don’t

#1 Successful people are possibility thinkers. They believe in themselves and in others and their ability to make things happen. They do not accept the…

Question: How to get Traction Starting Out?

Recently, The Collier Companies Team Members submitted over 100 “Questions to the Chair” as part of our upcoming Conference of Champions. Here’s one: Q: What’s…

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…

Think like there is no box

All too often it is our own thinking that hurts us the most. Self-imposed beliefs about what we are capable of, artificial limits about what…

Identity as Destiny

What is your Identity? Not your color or your occupation or your name or your education or your background or your main role in life.…

Sail a Steady Course

Want to go far in life? Sail a steady course. Invest time and energy in developing self-knowledge i.e. find your personal North Star and set…

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,…

The Remarkable Resource Every Successful Person Cultivates

Imagine: You debut as a starting NFL quarterback and your initial pass is intercepted and returned for a TD. Your next play, you botch a…

Leaders are NOT Problem Solvers

This may be heresy to some traditional thinkers, but the primary role of a leader is NOT to be a problem solver per se but…

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…

Directed Learning Beats Drifting and Dreaming

When I interview folks for a managerial or leadership position, I frequently ask about their preferred learning style. “Hands on” is the most frequent answer.…

The Greatest Gift of All

The greatest gift you can give is a gift to yourself. Why to yourself? Because you cannot give to others what you do not have…

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.…

If You Are Standing Still, You Are Running Backward

To live your best life, continuously strive to improve your skills, broaden your knowledge, revise your internal maps, challenge your comfort zone. Talent is just…

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…

Three Mind Tricks of the Super Successful

Desire is far, far more powerful than discipline. If it is what you truly want, you will blow through virtually any obstacle to get there.…

Consolidate Your Caring

It is possible to care too much, both from the perspective of 1) being ineffective and of 2) emotional exhaustion. Far better to positively impact…

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