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S:1120 Quote: Genius

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” Arthur Schopenhauer   Coaching Point: Many people never know their talents and never practice them into strengths. Most highly successful people have developed their talents and use them,…Continue Reading →

S:1119 Great Fear: Of Not Getting What I Think I Want

(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.)   [There are countless fears, yet few are of the level of the Great Fears. A Great Fear is noted by its commonness and its effect; it shows up in a large part of society and can have a numbing effect on one’s happiness.] “… not…Continue Reading →

S:1118 Distinction: Windshields vs. Rear-view Mirrors

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Windshields are bigger than rear-view mirrors for a reason. It is much more effective to look forward at what you are creating versus looking backward at the receding un-changeable past. In addition to countless delights, the…Continue Reading →

S:1117 Distinction: Truth vs. Cliché

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This one is a trick. Distinctions are usually comparisons between two ideas/things/issues which are similar, but different enough to cause an ah-ha, a greater awareness. This Distinction is a trick because the two sides of it…Continue Reading →

S:1116 Principle: Responsibility

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   An interesting sentence stood out in a recent magazine article – “Machines don’t care about operator ignorance.” Of course they don’t, they’re not sentient. (At least not yet!) But what the sentence reminded me is that when we…Continue Reading →

S:1115 Great Question: Retirement?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What will I do when (or if) I retire?”   Coaching Point: If you are too young to even think about retirement, then forward this S3MC to one of the ‘old folks’ you know! They may benefit from it. If, on the other hand,…Continue Reading →

S:1114 Quote: Inspire

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Coaching Point: Teaching is good. Lecturing has its…Continue Reading →

S:1113 Great Fear: Of Separateness

(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.) [There are countless fears, yet few are of the level of the Great Fears. A Great Fear is noted by its commonness and its effect; it shows up in a large part of society and can have a numbing effect on one’s happiness.]   The ego…Continue Reading →

S:1112 Distinction: Participate vs. Perfect

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   One of my talents – as identified in the StrengthsFinder assessment – is called Maximizer. It is my number one, top-of-the-list talent. That means I’m motivated, at the deepest levels of my wiring, to want to…Continue Reading →

S:1111 Principle: Draft Ugly; Edit Pretty

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Draft ugly, edit pretty is a approach recommended by many writers. Great writing, it has been said, does not happen in the writing, but in the rewriting. In the movie/video business the phrase is, “Fix it in post,”…Continue Reading →

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