Category Archives for "Mindset"

Confusion Sucks, But….

Confusion sucks.  But you know what makes it unbearable?  When you insist that you no longer be confused immediately. If you are ok with and accept the confusion as a temporary situation, you will relax, drain the moment of 90 percent of its stress, and begin to see more clearly. Then, rather than analyzing too […]

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Stay Focused On Your Goal

Get Focused

Often you won’t reach your goal immediately.  You might even feel like you aren’t making progress. Stay focused on your goal.  Keep it in your mind.  Keep writing it down.  Don’t lose heart. Here is a very minor example from my own life.  For months, I realized that I needed to wake up earlier and get the […]

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Pieces on a Board……

In society, which roles compare to which pieces on chess board?Knight = A military officer.Bishop = An entrepreneur.  Highly maneuverable, but not at the true pinnacle of power.Queen = Leader of a country.  Supreme power.King = A Billionaire without dynamism (maybe inherited wealth).Pawn = Virtually everyone.Rook = Spiritual leader.  Generally stays within certain lines, but […]

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Mugged by Uncertainty

One of the things I have found most interesting, most challenging, and most rewarding about the entrepreneurial path is that it has exposed buried negative thought patterns. The most intense has been my discomfort with the uncertainty of life outside a traditional 9 to 5 job. If you can’t handle uncertainty: you will be challenged […]

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“Embrace The Suck”

Get Ready To Embrace The Suck!

One of the great opportunities from spending over ten years as a diplomat for the United States was working closely with our military. The U.S. military truly is a phenomenal organization. Were I a young person nowadays, I might well consider joining the reserves as an officer. But that’s not the point of this post. I noticed […]

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You Can Become More Confident. Here’s How.

Make a list of what you have succeeded at in life.  Review this list.  ALL of us have some successes.  Just reminding yourself of where you have done well will give you a boost. Confidence comes from successfully accomplishing goals over time.  So get out there and work on different projects.  There more you do […]

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Fear Suffocates

It is also normal. If you are trying anything new–anything other than simply following someone else’s instruction–you will likely feel fear. You will also likely not initially acknowledge that you are feeling fear. There is much to say on this topic. However, the key is to not deny that you are anxious or fearful, then […]

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Every Time You Doubt

Every time you doubt, you are losing time moving forward. It is ok to analyze what is working, but fear-based doubt just slows down getting things done.  It takes skill to regularly recognize when you are doubting.  Most people doubt their life and actions constantly.

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