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S:1091 Quote: The Unwise Man

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The unwise man is awake all night, and ponders everything over; when morning comes he is weary in mind, and all is a burden as ever.” Hávamál   Coaching Point: This ancient Nordic/Icelandic poem is excellent advice for living today. To lay awake at night because…Continue Reading →

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S:1090 Distinction: Missile vs. Rocket

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   The primary difference between a missile and a rocket is that a missile has a guidance system, a rocket does not. Once a rocket is launched you just stand back to see where it goes. A…Continue Reading →

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S:1089 Great Question: Nice?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Won’t it be nice when … ?”   Coaching Point: This Great Question is deceptively simple. To ask it is to imagine a future you want. It’s a way to ‘try on’ an outcome to see how it feels. It’s a gentle way to…Continue Reading →

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S:1088 Quote: Freedom

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The essence of freedom is something that is able to overcome its own boundaries. The question is not only to be able to define things, but also to have the boundaries be felt in the proper way – they are defining but not limiting.” Frank Stella…Continue Reading →

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S:1087 Principle: Tolerations

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Humans tolerate. Animals don’t. The difference? Thinking things should be different than they are. A badger, dealing with a new-fallen tree across the normal path back to her den, simply goes around, over, or under it. She doesn’t…Continue Reading →

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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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