S:0065 Quote: Love

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Every action taken by human beings is based in love or fear . . . . Fear is the energy which contracts, closes down, draws in, runs, hides, hoards, harms. Love is the energy which expands, opens up, sends out, stays, reveals, shares, heals. Fear wraps…Continue Reading →

S:0064 Top 10 List: The Top 10 Virtual Management Skills (2 of 2)

6. Pagers Send out messages (email, alphanumeric or text) throughout the day to keep everyone updated and motivated. 7. Website/Intranet Websites are now also becoming data collection and gathering stations. Rather than a branch manager sending an email or writing up a text report, they just go to the company’s website and key into a…Continue Reading →

S:0063 Top 10 List: The Top 10 Virtual Management Skills (1 of 2)

1. Group TeleConference TeleMeetings Use these instead of on-site meetings. There is a unique set of skills to learn that make these TeleMeetings highly effective. 2. Group TeleClasses Use these to conduct trainings over the phone instead of on-site. There is a unique set of skills to learn that make these TeleClasses highly effective. 3.…Continue Reading →

S:0062 Distinction: Giving vs. Pleasing

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Thanksgiving and the holiday season accent the energy around giving. When you give it just feels good. You give because you want to; there is no attachment to the results. Giving honors your values. It is…Continue Reading →

S:0061 Top 10 List: Ways to Know That You’re Working Or Trying Too Hard

1. The results are not showing up fast enough. 2. You’re suffering. 3. You spend more than 10 minutes on a problem without asking for help. 4. You’re justifying or rationalizing why things are taking so long. 5. You keep giving up, yet coming back to the project/problem. 6. You get angry. 7. You get…Continue Reading →

S:0060 Distinction: Declaration vs. Hope

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   A declaration results when one takes a stand about who they are AND has the resources to back it up. Hope is just that. Hope is a declaration without resources.   Coaching Point: Give up Hope!…Continue Reading →

S:0059 Quote: Present

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “What we should do is not future ourselves so much. ‘Now thyself’ is more important than ‘Know thyself’. Reason is what tells us to ignore the present and live in the future. So all we do is make plans. Listen, now is good. Now is wonderful”…Continue Reading →

S:0058 Distinction: Define vs. Defend

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Most of us have grown up in a world where we feel we have to defend our actions, our reasons, even our beliefs. There always seems to be someone who is ready to judge us and…Continue Reading →

S:0057 Quote: Life

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them… I shall use my time.” Jack London (1876-1916)   Coaching Point: LIVE!   Copyright 1996 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.  Continue Reading →

S:0056 Quote: Gratitude

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The expression of gratitude is a powerful force that generates even more of what we have already received.” Deepak Chopra   Coaching Point: You always attract energy similar to the energy you send out.   Copyright 1996 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

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