Believing Is Seeing

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Notice that Our pasts do not define our futures. Unless we let them. There is nothing we cannot be, do, or have. Unless we believe otherwise. Nothing or no one outside of us prevents or guarantees our success. Unless we accept inherited biases. We need neither battle to win nor cower to survive. Unless we think […]


Oh, ho ho!

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1. If we believe something can go wrong, our belief adds to that possibility happening. It’s as if we go looking for trouble and find it. 2. If we believe (really believe, not just wearing rose colored glasses) that nothing can go wrong, we go looking for what we want and find it. 3. If […]


Think Again

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“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson When you are headed for the inevitable, think again. Others may appear to be getting in your way. Think again. Whenever you think you just don’t fit, think again. If you regret what has happened or […]


What To Do When New Habits Won’t Stick

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Try as we might, sometimes new habits just won’t stick. When we struggle to adopt a new habit–eating well, not procrastinating, or reacting better around others, for example–we very likely are holding ourselves stuck with another, deeper habit. Replace the deeper habit to eliminate the struggle. Then adopt the first habit with ease. The deeper […]


Can We Change, Really?

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Can we really change? Can people on our team change? Can any of us get better at anything or are we stuck with the hand we’ve been dealt from the personality card deck? If we believe that our personality traits are set for us by some combination of nature (DNA) and nurture (our experiences), then […]



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Imagine that success–your success–is right here, waiting just outside your door. If this were true, what would you do? Of course, you would open the door. That is, you would have a swagger in your step, a smile on your face, and a wonderful zoom-tingly-yes! feeling leaping up inside you. The really weird thing is […]

Organizational Culture

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Organizational culture is not made with rules, procedures, processes, and systems. It does not come as a result of publishing your mission, vision, and values. It is not a communication problem, either. The elements of a great organizational culture include A clear, compelling, and commonly-understood focus. The right people, in the right roles, collaborating with […]

Look for the Shortcuts

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I wonder what William Blake meant when he said “The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.” Here’s one interpretation: “What you believe to be true is true; you can rock any set of beliefs.” If you believe you need to get an MBA to succeed, then you do. If you think that […]

Quietly Cultivate

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Yesterday we saw how you get what you subtly believe you will get. A huge part of success in anything is tuning your subtle beliefs, your deep habits of thought, to the idea that it will all work out, that you will succeed. This belief-tuning can be tricky because there is a trap along the way. It’s […]