S:0125 Distinction: Content vs. Happy

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   When asked what they want most people say they want to be happy. When asked what would make them happy, they trot out a list of external conditions — more money, time, love, experiences. However after…Continue Reading →

S:0124 Top 10 List: The Top 10 Reserves (Financial)

1. Toleration Reserve Allows you to eliminate any tolerations which cost money. 2. Opportunity Reserve Allows you to take advantage of opportunities on short notice. 3. Technology Reserve Allows you to constantly upgrade. 4. Sabbatical/Retreat Reserve Allows you to restore yourself. 5. Overrespond Reserve Allows you to more than simply meet expectations. 6. Disaster Reserve…Continue Reading →

S:0123 Distinction: Aware vs. Wary

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Picture a small bird hopping around in a search for food. You will probably notice that the bird is very wary, very watchful, and constantly on guard. Not a bad survival strategy — for a bird.…Continue Reading →

S:0122 Distinction: Perfect vs. Perfection

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This is an easy one. Or a hard one. It depends on your beliefs. Consider the idea that perfection is impossible to attain for more than fractions of moments. Unfortunately many people think that the purpose…Continue Reading →

S:0121 Quote: Environment

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “If we’re all products of our environment, maybe you should get a better environment.” (from a Mercedes-Benz ad showing an elegant car interior)   Coaching Point: How have you upgraded your environment, this year?   Copyright 1998 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →