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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 →

S:1110 Great Question: Complicit?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “How am I complicit in creating the conditions I say I don’t want?”   Coaching Point: I flared up when I was first presented – no, confronted! – by this Great Question. How dare they assume I had a hand in creating my less-than-stellar…Continue Reading →

S:1109 Quote: Impostors

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “. . . If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; . . .” Rudyard Kipling   Coaching Point: Lifted…Continue Reading →

S:1108 Great Question: Important?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What is important to me . . . now?”   Coaching Point: It’s amazing how easy it is to get into a routine, continuing to repeat what has been important in the past, but now may not be. Since now is the only moment…Continue Reading →

S:1107 Principle: Not Rush On

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Reading a book that is so good, wanting it to not end. Not rush on. Watching a movie’s engaging and likeable characters, wanting the story to not end. Not rush on. Visiting with a dear friend. Not rush…Continue Reading →

S:1106 Principle: Inspiration

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Inspiration is insight. Non-linear. Sudden. Whole and complete. Inspiration is an ah-ha. An awakening. Simultaneously subtle and profound. Inspiration teaches, guides, supports, encourages, uplifts. It enhances discovery. Inspiration opens up, adds to, fills in, expands, and completes. Inspiration…Continue Reading →

S:1105 Great Question: Where?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Where do I want to go next?”   Coaching Point: In the documentary film about life in the age of airplanes the director shows the development of travel over the many millennia of Man’s existence. Or rather the almost non-development of travel until the…Continue Reading →

S:1104 Principle: Spot It

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   I read a phrase recently which had a lot of power in a few words. “You spot it, you got it.” A bit of clarifying translation, “If you spot something in someone else which is upsetting you, then…Continue Reading →

S:1103 Principle: Rehab

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   At the gym the other morning I was focused on rehabbing my left shoulder, which had been giving me trouble for a while. As I did the exercises I realized I had also – in the previous year…Continue Reading →

S:1102 Quote: Certainty

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything.” Richard Feynman   Coaching Point: Richard Feynman was one of the brightest lights in the world of physics research and study. Nanotechnology, quantum…Continue Reading →

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