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Five Steps to Your Best Self

You have GREATNESS within you, waiting for you to fully activate it. You want more, know you are capable of more, interested in being better, growing, learning,…

Claiming Your Golden Shadow

In Jungian 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 Many Possible Riches of a Poor Memory

The first thing to understand is that far from being a video recorder and a computer data bank, our observations tend to be highly subjective;…

Get Everything You Can… Out of All You’ve Got Now

Too often we focus on our lacks, our weaknesses, on barriers in our way. Doing so flirts with creating a victim identity. If your goal…

Don’t Push: It Rarely Lasts

I was on Community Walks the other day with a Senior Team Member when we observed some glaring oversights. Committed and ever responsive, they vowed…

Are you a Pleaser or a Leader?

Pleasing people is NOT the same as leading people. We all want to be liked, we all want affirmation. Effective leaders need to be able…

What is YOUR EMOTIONAL WAKE?

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

CTS AND THE CYCLE OF INQUIRY

“There is very little difference between people but that little difference makes a big difference.” – W. Clement Stone One little difference that makes a big…

Success = Intense Desire + Intelligent Action

“Goal achievement is more about depth and strength and power of one’s desire than aught else. Laser intensity and long hours combined with openness to…

How to Raise your Happiness Set Point

1. Journal: Awareness is the first step to creating any change. To grow in self-awareness, begin to journal about the “moments of your day”. Write…

You Can’t Get it All Done

Since you will NEVER get it all done, you must learn to focus on getting the most important things done. However, to do what is…

OST = Three Keys to Winning

OST stands for Objective, Strategy, Tactics as in: Our Objective is to… The Strategy(s) we will employ to reach our objective are… The Tactics we…

Three Philosophical Pillars of the Collier Companies

While there really is no bright dividing line between the “Three Philosophical Pillars” and in truth they tend to blend and flow into each other,…

TCC CULTURE: THE SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

At The Collier Companies, we value the Spirit of Entrepreneurship. Initiative, creativity, resourcefulness, a can-do attitude, a burning desire to grow and improve, to always…

10 POWERFUL BELIEFS of Successful People

1) There is always a way. There is a solution to every problem. Know this, believe this, and you will find a way to succeed. Maybe…

THE MAGIC POWER OF IMPOSSIBLE GOALS

“My goal is always the same: to keep the other player from ever scoring a point. That doesn’t always happen, but that’s what I try for.”…

Five Keys to Unlock Your Greatness

You have GREATNESS within you, waiting for you to fully activate it. You want more, know you are capable of more, interested in being better, growing, learning,…

Six Toxic Relationship Beliefs

“A good relationship doesn’t have problems; if it is meant to be, things work out on their own.” “Couples who are in love, who have…

Excuses for Failure Aplenty…Unheeded

Absentminded i.e. quite capable of driving to the grocery store and coming home empty handed Spent a fair portion of each day lost in own…

Resilience 101: Consciously Building Your Coping Skills Before Life Tests You

In life, it is inevitable that we will have valleys we must walk, times of despair, defeat and discouragement. These journeys will be easier, these…

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…

Back to The Well

To go “Back to The Well” is to go back to the source of something valued, anything that nourishes you, replenishes your strength. When the storm…

Understanding the Overton Window

The Overton window is the range of generally accepted, politically or socially, ideas in a culture or sub-culture.  This window moves over time: “Positions which…

Junzi or Xiaoren: Which are you calling forth?

Junzi and xiaoren are two concepts from Confucianism and refer to two types of leaders. A junzi is one who puts the people first, speaks…

The Hard Thing a Leader Does Better Than Most

In hard times, in times of unusual risk or even potential danger, when things are in flux, when uncertainty lies all around, people desperately need…

Living from the Heart

Over a quarter of a century ago, a lovely little book was written carrying a kind and gentle message in parable form. While it was…

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