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Do You Know Where Your Energy Goes?

where your energy goes

Pay attention to your Energy Levels throughout your day; track what consumes your energy and what people, thoughts, and activities power you up. Start with you! Your mindset, your worldview, and what you choose to focus on powerfully impact your internal energy levels as well as the people, events, and energy you attract into your life. Study your daily routine, become deeply aware of the consequences of your habits. Choose your life companions wisely; in many ways you are the sum total of the 5 people with whom you spend the most time.

Journaling is an excellent way to increase your level of self-awareness, to track where your time and energy flow. You may find that the dramatic or others’ priorities or even mundane routines are crowding out the quieter but much more important. Every Yes is a No to something else; make sure your “yeses” reflect YOUR life’s priorities.

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier


Beware Your Reflexive Response!

how you respond

Always choose a positive AND effective response. Does your response improve the situation? Move you toward your goals? Life happens in the sum of small moments; in many ways EVERY moment is a moment of decision. It is critical to observe AND ensure that our habitual, reflexive responses to life events serve us and move us forward and upward.

Setting aside a daily quiet time to pause and reflect upon the events of the day and our responses and thoughts about them is a powerful way to slowly but surely improve the quality of our lives. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.” – Robert Collier, 1885-1950

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier


Declining Drama’s Distraction


Drama can be incredibly alluring, attracting our attention, pulling us in with its siren song.  The swirling emotions trigger our interest and emotions yet like TV soap operas, most are endless loops with no productive purpose or end point. Learn to just let go, release, release, release. Remind yourself of your deepest values, your highest priorities, and focus your energies forward, lift your eyes and attention upward. Eliminate the Negative, Accentuate the Positive; define yourself as someone who always chooses the High Road.

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier