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S:1150 Principle: Which Collar?

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   When visiting with a local police officer who was part of a dog unit, I asked how his canine partner behaved when at home with the officer’s young children. He said they played together really well. When I…Continue Reading →

S:1149 Principle: Effective Communication

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Many years ago when I finally woke up and realized I had to run my own life, I happened on a mentor with many pieces of great advice. One was (and is) – In any communication, if you…Continue Reading →

S:1148 Quote: To Know

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “To know the laws that govern the winds …… will give you an easy mind on your voyage around the world; otherwise, you may tremble at the appearance of every cloud.” Joshua Slocum 1844-1909 ‘Sailing Alone Around the World’   Coaching Point: Sometimes it takes work,…Continue Reading →

S:1147 Great Fear: Of Being Unhappy

(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.]   Isn’t it…Continue Reading →

S:1146 Principle: Giving Up Your Power

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   At an event last night the speaker said – in an ‘of-course’ manner – “When you see yourself as a victim you give up your power.” As I pondered the significance of her dozen words I didn’t hear…Continue Reading →

S:1145 Principle: Looking For The Latch

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   She was a frisky, questioning, adventurous child. Did not like being confined. Every opportunity she would run outside because she wanted to see and experience the world. That was not good because she was only 5 years old…Continue Reading →

S:1144 Quote: Education

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The education of circumstances is superior to that of tuition.” William Wordsworth   Coaching Point: More’s to be learned outside the classroom than in?   Copyright 2017 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1143 Principle: Responsibility

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Responsibility is personal.   Coaching Point: What more needs to be said?   Copyright 2017 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1142 Distinction: Healed vs. Relieved

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Relief, escaped, relieved – all of these are about getting away from something which doesn’t feel good or is even painful. An example is a zit on the nose of a teenager. Once pricked, the pain…Continue Reading →

S:1141 Great Question: Safe?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What if I’m not here to play it safe?”   Coaching Point: What would you do? More to the point, what are you doing right now?   Copyright 2017 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

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