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Entrepreneur’s Blog: Part 3

Good evening Mr. Collier, I hope life is treating you well. When you get a moment could you please answer the below question? Thank you…

The False Dichotomy: Micromanagement v. Delegation

Could it be that micromanagement is an overused term? A misnomer for a multitude of other management/communication issues? True micromanagement is explicitly giving a certain…

My Advice to a New Parent

NSC, First time parent with twins on the way. I know you’re busy, so feel free to ignore this as I will eventually learn and…

Entrepreneur’s Blog: Part 2

Good evening Mr. Collier, I hope life is treating you well. When you get a moment could you please answer the below question? Thank you…

Seven Ways to Sabotage Yourself

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…

Half Truths, Myths, and Magical Thinking

I ran across a statement the other day that gave me pause for I truly thought that, stand alone, it was a dangerous concept: “Hire…

Entrepreneur’s Blog: Part 1

Good evening Mr. Collier, I hope life is treating you well. When you get a moment could you please answer the below question? Thank you for…

Seeking Failure Points

Every process, system, or human effort has multiple potential failure points, some more probable than others and some more crucial. I once worked as an…

Energy Management Trumps Time Management

What you focus on expands, thoughts held in mind attract in kind. Stop managing your time; start managing your focus, your thoughts, and your energy.…

The Phrase That De-Powers: “I’ll Try”

Trying isn’t doing. As Yoda said, “No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” Saying “I’ll try” is a weak response that does not create confidence; “I’ll try” is almost a pre-excuse for…

Most Ideas About Leadership are Wrong

Leadership is NOT a position; rather leadership is a frame of mind, an attitude. Most think that leadership flows from positional power yet in an…

The Seduction of Role Suction

Role suction refers to the tendency to drop back into familiar roles either from childhood, or previous relationships or jobs. Common roles are the joker,…

Are You F.P.F.P.?

F.P.F.P. stands for “Fully Prepared for the Past”. There is a saying that “Armies are always ready to fight the last war” meaning that there is…

News Flash: You Don’t Have to ACT the way you FEEL

Feelings are more transitory than we sometimes realize. Emotions are frequently like the rain and the sun; they come and they go. And just as…

Who holds your strings?

As in puppet strings; as in who is in control? The only good answer is “I do!” Yet even in the 7th decade of my…

Three Ways to Make Stress Your Ally

The impact of stress tends to follow an “Inverted U”: Some level is motivational and helpful however past a certain point, some folks experience the…

Objectivius Shinium Syndromus

Objectivius Shinium Syndromus or “Shiny Object Syndrome” (SOS) is the tendency to let a new idea or concept or venture capture your imagination to a…

Six Toxic Relationship Beliefs

“A good relationship should not have problems.” “Couples who are in love, who have a good relationship, do not fight.” “If my partner has questions…

Never Compare Your Inside to Others’ Outside

When I was younger, I used to wonder when I’d finally make it to the “Other Side”, that land of milk and honey, that place…

Can You Self-Distance?

“Self-distancing” is the ability to stand outside one’s self and gain perspective, to in essence take a psychological “time-out”. It’s your mother’s “count to 10…

Shunning Inferior Pleasures

I will leave each reader to define for themselves what constitutes “inferior pleasures” for them; principles are simple, application can be complex. Yet every one…

The Joys of Seeking Desirable Difficulty

Why would difficulty ever be desirable? Because in overcoming difficulty we grow stronger. Just as the athletic trains by lifting ever greater weights, so too…

Are you Running on Default Mode?

Default mode is taking the easy way out, the path of least resistance, accepting the status quo without question or meaningful demur. People tend to…

Heart Like a River

Take a handful of salt and pour it into a drinking glass of water and the water becomes bitter, undrinkable. Pour the same handful into…

This is What I Do

How do you motivate yourself? How do you keep yourself going when you are tired, fatigued, falling behind? How do you tap into your best…

To Keep Love Fresh, Treat Your Lover Like a Guest

How to keep your love from going stale? How to keep your important relationships fresh and alive? Ever renewing and growing? One of the greatest…