S:0070 Attainment: Fulfillment

(Attainments are levels of growth along a path of development.)   Level 5 – Fulfillment An inner flow. A connection with others, spirit and accomplishment. It comes from a full expression of your true values. Level 4 – Satisfaction A feeling of “OK-ness” which usually comes from having your needs met or your wants gratified,…Continue Reading →

S:0069 Quote: Planning

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “In planning for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)   Coaching Point: What planning are you doing for 1997?   Copyright 1997 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0068 Top 10 List: The Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Company (#2 of 2)

6. Separate the facts from the interpretation of the facts. There are very few facts that aren’t also coupled with someone’s (even your) interpretation of the facts. Either sales are down 20% or they are not. An explanation is just that. There are great explanations, few of which are worth banking your business on. If…Continue Reading →

S:0067 Top 10 List: The Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Company (#1 of 2)

1. Know your personal values. What’s most important to you personally? When you know your values, you’ll better filter new information and opportunities and can rely better on your intuition because you know what you’re hearing and how it fits in with you. 2. Get candid input from at least 5 other people who know…Continue Reading →

S:0066 Distinction: Excellence vs. Perfection

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   You probably have been instructed, both overtly and covertly, to strive for perfection all your life. “Practice makes perfect.” “She’s a 10!” “Why can’t you be perfect like …..?” Even knowing perfection is unattainable you may…Continue Reading →