Month: January 2022

Problem-solving

Consider A Spherical Cow

How do we solve problems? How do you teach others on your team to solve problems? In a recent nugget, I talked about complexity and how to stop it from being a “hot potato” that keeps being thrown into your direction. In problem-solving, we seek to reduce complexity as quickly as possible; intelligently, of course. …

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mindfulness

Your Secret Weapon To Mastering Delegation

Recently, it hit me: Brilliance Extraction makes you more mindful. In the process of Brilliance Extraction, you learn to observe your thoughts and document them. You then get much better at transferring the expertise and wisdom (aka “brilliance”) you exclusively held in your brain. In other words, mindfulness is a powerful “weapon” we use in …

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self-care

Believing these 5 Myths About Self-Care Keeps You From Being Vibrant

There are plenty of myths surrounding the topic of self-care. These myths are quite damaging to our well-being and to the people with whom we live and work. Let’s look – because this is a conversation we periodically need to have with ourselves. It is easy enough to lose sight of these points when we …

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water drops

A Steady Drop Shapes the Rock

How are caves formed? How did the stunningly beautiful landscapes form, from the Grand Canyon to Bryce Canyon (and many more)? All these geologic wonders form through a steady drip of water. You could say, maybe the drops are not so steady because it doesn’t rain consistently every day. But on the geological timescale, it …

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Ask

“We Have Not Because We Ask Not”

My Brilliance Nugget today is about an inspiring nugget I received during last week’s challenge. It has been the seed for another fun challenge I’m proposing to you. This nugget comes from my dear friend Jacquelyn Martin. She works as a Chaplain at the airport and does ride alongs with police in Ft. Worth. Here’s …

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Congratulations

You Get ALL THAT From 7 Mini-Brilliance Nuggets?!

If you took part in our first mini-Brilliance Nugget writing challenge, I congratulate you! Even if you did not participate, I’ve something special I want to share with you: One of the ways to extract brilliance from your brain is to write one or two sentences each day for even just a week. From that, …

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Day 7 first challenge

Your Challenge: Writing Brilliance Nuggets for 7 Days

Today is the last day of the first mini-challenge we began on Monday (don’t worry – there will be more!) And yes: It is not too late to write yours for today. I will announce the winner of the first-ever Brilliance Mining T-shirt tomorrow. If you didn’t send me your Brilliance Nuggets (some of you …

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