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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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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S:1101 Quote: Relationships

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “I need to put you out of my misery!” Steve Potts   Coaching Point: Sometimes relationships need to end. Sometimes you just need to fire a customer. Or a vendor. Or an employee. Or spouse. Sometimes the misery simply is not worth it. That’s the key…Continue Reading →

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S:1100 Distinction: Let Go Of It vs. Quit It

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Have you ever had a behavior you knew wasn’t good for you and you wanted to stop it? And you tried to quit? And you did … for a while? Welcome to the world of normal.…Continue Reading →

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S:1099 Principle: Thanks

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Thanks Gratitude Appreciation Recognition Cheer Acknowledgement Giving credit Well done Good work Gratefulness Accepting Pleased Giving thanks   Coaching Point: When you re-read the list, which ones stand out for you?   Copyright 2016 Steve Straus. All rights…Continue Reading →

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S:1098 Great Question: Trust?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What do I trust?”   Coaching Point: Your answer to this Great Question will tell you a lot about yourself and your happiness. Trust is a big deal. In the absence of trust, life is hard, threat-filled. When you have grown enough to develop…Continue Reading →

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