Weekly Tools and Tips to Improve Any Relationship

December 20, 2017

Do This One Thing Everyday For A Better Life. Guaranteed.

Not long ago, I met with a young man in his late 20's who told me that "things just don't work out for him". He had lost his father years before in a tragic car accident. He struggled to find a career path that excited him. And love always seemed to elude him. He watched as his friends and family members all seemed to move forward in life, yet he was left further and further behind. He detailed for me a number of grievances he had about his circumstances. As he talked on, it became absolutely clear in my mind what my young friend's struggle was. He wasn't simply unlucky or doomed in life. He was, however, in very short supply of a particula

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August 15, 2017

Ask the Expert: Be Yourself First…Then Adapt

A few weeks ago, a student of the Color Code asked me a great question. She said, "I'm loving learning about how to adapt to work more effectively with each of the four Color Code styles, but I'm finding it difficult constantly trying to act like a Red for one co-worker and then switch into Yellow mode for somebody else. Does it get easier to present as each of the colors over time???" While I applauded her commitment to applying what she'd been learning, I could tell she was seriously stressed over the idea of having to know everybody's Color Code all the time and constantly trying to switch her style conversation by conversation. As the r

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July 18, 2017

Ask the Expert: Which of the Colors Is the Most Loving?

Which of the four Color Code personality styles tends to be the most loving? Tricky question, isn't it? ... But I get that kind of thing a lot. I think some people want to jump to a conclusion and say that Blues are the most loving. My guess is that they do this because we associate Blues as being the most caring, thoughtful, etc. While it is true that those particular personality strengths are most common for Blues, I submit to you that each of the four Colors expresses love in different—though equally significant—ways. Therefore, our position is that no Color is naturally more "loving" than any other Color. Let's take a look at how

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May 18, 2017

Quick-Start Guide to Becoming a Better Leader

There are numerous ways to increase your effectiveness as a leader. You could work on improving your own efficiency. You could learn how to think more strategically. You could work on developing specific emotional intelligence talents. You could get more time management training, etc., etc. But, in reality, does anything really matter more than your success in helping the people you lead to grow, collaborate and achieve on a higher level? If that's true, one of the best ways to "move the needle" in your own leadership efforts can be to simply have a personalized plan for the individuals you work with. That's why I've put together t

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April 18, 2017

3 Essential Steps for Healthy Personal Change

Have you ever seen this kind of story play out either in your own life or in somebody else's? Let's say there's a woman named Nicole who is unhappy with life. She just really doesn't feel very successful, so she vows to change. She ends up taking massive action and focusing like she never has before. Things start to change for Nicole, and she starts stacking up victories. Her persistence eventually leads her to achieve great financial success! ...But she's still not happy, and she can't figure out what went wrong. Do you know someone like Nicole? My guess is that you've probably seen something like that played out before. Of course, the s

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March 15, 2017

Parent Like a Red: 7 Tips for Raising Amazing Children!

Dear Jeremy, As a high Red, What sorts of positive traits do I bring to parenting? (I'm very well aware of the obstacles/negative traits). I really struggle to feel fulfilled at home with little kids, especially because I have a high-powered job that I find exciting and challenging ... but I also want to be happy on the weekends when I'm home with my kids! Thanks!! Lisa C. ==================== Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for asking this question! I've been married to a wonderful Red for over 18 years. We have four kids who adore her; however, sometimes she doesn't see the same value in herself as they see in her. Sound familiar? So, I

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February 7, 2017

Ask the Expert – Why Motive?

Let me tell you why the concept of MOTIVE will change your life. Here's a quick thought for you that I hope makes a lot of sense. Unless you've been a stranger to the Color Code system, or if perhaps you only know us casually because you took Color Code Profile out of curiosity (or something like that), you know that we are all about understanding people's MOTIVES. Motive is everything to the Color Code. It's our "secret sauce," if you will. (Psst - don't tell anybody I told you that!) ;) But it's true. That's what we are all about. For some people, the concept of Motive seems a little strange, because it's not what they a

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January 27, 2017

A Fresh Way of Looking at New Year’s Resolutions

As we plunge into 2017, one of the most frequently asked questions we see is, "How can I finally stick to my New Year's resolutions?" It's a good question, and there is a lot of advice out there online. Some of it is really great, and some of it is, well, not so great. As our expertise centers around the Color Code Personality System, I'd like to add my two cents on how to help with resolutions from our perspective. Our perspective is always "MOTIVE." Motive is all about why we do the things we do, and it definitely ties into how we pursue our resolutions. Too often during this time of the year, we sit back and we think

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August 3, 2015

Ask the Expert

Dear Jeremy, Do you have some suggestions for interview questions to help determine a good fit with the company? Sincerely, Lori ==================== Dear Lori, Thank you so much for submitting your question! Many people utilize the Color Code Personality System in the selection process, even though we do not officially endorse it as a hiring/firing tool. It can, however, have some strong applications in that arena if utilized properly. So, yes, I do have suggestions for the types of questions you might want to use in the interview process, and I'll be happy to share those with you in this post. First, please allow me to state somethi

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March 30, 2015

Ask the Expert

Mr. Jeremy- Hello. My name is Emma, and I am a Blue. When I received my test results I noticed that Blues have a lot of needs to be fulfilled. They need to be appreciated, to be understood, be kind to, etc. However, I don't feel like I'm getting these needs met. I also don't know how to ask for them, because I feel like that is imposing too much on other busy people. Is there a way I can either eliminate these needs or fulfill them myself? If not, how do I ask for these needs to be met? I don't want to impose on others or scare them off because I'm needy. Thanks. ========== Dear Emma, Thank you so much for writing in with your excellent

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