S:0116 Quote: Endings and Beginnings

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The past is prologue.” William Shakespeare “Every exit is an entry somewhere else” Tom Stoppard “Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky. The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.” Alfred, Lord…Continue Reading →

S:0115 Distinction: Peace vs. Boredom

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   At this time of year we hear a lot, and perhaps talk a lot, about peace – Peace On Earth, peace and goodwill toward men, etc. But sometimes when we have what some would call peace…Continue Reading →

S:0114 Quote: Living

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are…Continue Reading →

S:0113 Distinction: Attraction vs. Selling

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   The idea behind attraction is that it’s far easier to attract than it is to acquire. For example, it costs far less to attract new customers by referral than it is to acquire them through advertising.…Continue Reading →

S:0112 Quote: Spirituality

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Most people wish to serve God. But in an advisory capacity!” Source unknown (hmmm – sounds like something Mark Twain would have said)   Coaching Point: Where are you really serving? And where are you just playing God?   Copyright 1997 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0111 Quote: Learning

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “It’s easy when things are black or white, but the Learning comes in the gray areas.” Unknown   Copyright 1997 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0110 Top 10 List: The Top 10 Home Rules

1. Always be honest. 2. Count your blessings. 3. Bear each other’s burdens. 4. Forgive and forget. 5. Be kind and tender hearted. 6. Comfort one another. 7. Keep your promises. 8. Be proud of each other. 9. Look after each other. 10. Treat each other like you treat your friends.   and an extra…Continue Reading →

S:0109 Distinction: Ownership vs. Membership

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   At a recent meeting of a professional association it became clear that there are many people who want to join and attend meetings. By doing so they hope to learn things that can help them in…Continue Reading →

S:0108 Distinction: Natural vs. Normal

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   When you were a teenager it was perhaps your greatest desire for a while to go against the norm, to stand out, to be unique, different, at least different from your parents. Of course, most of…Continue Reading →

S:0107 Top 10 List: Jack Welch’s Six Rules

From Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric. 1. Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be. 2. Be candid with everyone. 3. Don’t manage, lead. 4. Change before you have to. 5. If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete. 6. Control your own destiny, or…Continue Reading →

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