S:0045 Distinction: Self-Generate vs. Self-Motivate

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   When you are in touch with yourself and you know what you want, you generate plenty of energy to continue to move. There is a joy to what you’re doing and you look forward to each…Continue Reading →

S:0044 Quote: Personal Foundation

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) There are many aspects to building and having a solid Personal Foundation and they are typically among…Continue Reading →

S:0043 Distinction: Smooth vs. Slick

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   When we say someone is slick we usually don’t mean it as a complement. Why is that? It’s usually because the term slick has become associated with people who demonstrate a veneer of feigned sincerity, an…Continue Reading →

S:0042 Principle: To Coach

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   According to the dictionary the earliest use of the word “coach” describes a type of carriage. Therefore the root meaning of the verb “to coach” is: “To convey a valued person from where they are to where they…Continue Reading →

S:0041 Quote: Awareness

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.” James Thurber (1894-1961)   Copyright 1996 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →