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S:1086 Principle: Practical and Possible

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Visions of utopias lift the human spirit. To dream of what is possible is how progress is made. Always be willing to ‘build your castles in the air.’ Practical is also necessary because it provides traction. It, too,…Continue Reading →

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S:1085 Quote: Meditation

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Meditation – don’t give it much thought.” Steve Straus   Coaching Point: Of course, meditation is not about thinking. Meditation and thinking are two very different activities. In fact, meditation is not an activity! It’s an intentional state of being. Meditation transcends thinking. For some –…Continue Reading →

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S:1084 Principle: Trust

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Trust. The word alone evokes many thoughts, emotions, and reactions. Much has been written about trust over thousands of years. The point of this S3MC is to describe a simple, street-level attribute of trust. It is unwise to…Continue Reading →

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S:1083 Distinction: Grateful vs. Prideful

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Prideful is a common condition. It’s an expression of comparison, superiority, winning; in other words, separation. It’s a product of the mind, the ego, the head, and leaves one closed off. Grateful comes more from the…Continue Reading →

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S:1082 Principle: Worry

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Recently a person used the phrase, “I want to make sure I’m not borrowing problems from the future.” Struck by that language, I asked him to say more about it. He was talking about worry. A technical definition…Continue Reading →

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S:1081 Principle: The Past

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   The past collapses into itself. Details disappear. Facts fade. Conditions combine. It’s not so much that we forget or can’t remember, it’s that collapsing thing the past seems to do. Memories remain real, but they aren’t accurate. A…Continue Reading →

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S:1080 Quote: Freedom

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The ultimate freedom is the right to choose your attitude toward life.” Victor Frankl   Coaching Point: What are you choosing? Seriously, what are you choosing to think about? I get caught up in ‘stuff’ from time to time and find myself thinking about things which…Continue Reading →

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S:1079 Great Fear: Of Not Remaining Relevant

(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.] Relevance is…Continue Reading →

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S:1078 Great Question: What Do People Say?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What do people say when they talk about me?”   Coaching Point: This Great Question is not a plea for egotism, it’s a call to clarity. It is not, “Look at me.” It is, “How am I showing up?” A simple approach to take…Continue Reading →

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S:1077 Quote: What You Did

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “What you have in the end is what you did on the journey.” Wayne “Butch” Gilliam – of The West Texas Investors Club   Coaching Point: Well that sure takes the pressure off. Or does it?   Copyright 2016 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

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