S:0218 Principle: Gratitude

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   How often are you consciously grateful? Most people are well aware that gratefulness, gratitude, and thankfulness are all powerful states of being. The phrase “develop an attitude of gratitude” was even popular for a while. But it turns…Continue Reading →

S:0217 Quote: Spending Money To Get Approval

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The point is that we are constantly trying to win people’s approval because we are not taught to grant ourselves our own approval. In doing so, we usually spend a lot of cash frantically buying things and giving money away, hoping that somehow these actions will…Continue Reading →

S:0216 Distinction: Giving vs. Pleasing

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   What do you think about when you give a gift to someone? Are you trying to please them? That would be pretty normal – you don’t usually try to irritate someone with a gift! But what…Continue Reading →

S:0215 Distinction: Relevant vs. Valid

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Your world is full of valid information. That is to say, it’s accurate, correct, and beyond dispute. Whatever you are planning to do, of course be sure to get valid information. Many of your problems in…Continue Reading →

S:0214 Quote: Leadership

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “People only change when confronted with strong leadership, crisis, or both. Therefore, unless you are willing to be at the whim of crisis, strong leadership is the only reliable change force you have.” Thomas C. Gibson (business owner)   Copyright 1999 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →