S:0270 Quote: Appreciating Life

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Silently sitting by the window. Leaves fall and flowers bloom. The seasons come and go. Could there be a better life?” Zen poem   Coaching Point: Happy Holidays!   Copyright 2000 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0269 Distinction: Forgive vs. Condone

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This time of year can be a good time to think about forgiving people for what they have done (or what you think they have done) to you. In forgiving, you leave it here in this…Continue Reading →

S:0268 Principle: Observing Traditions

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Traditions exist for reasons, nothing becomes a tradition by accident. We get some benefit from the repeated behavior of a tradition or else it fades away. Many of the benefits we derive are feeling-based. Typically our traditions cause…Continue Reading →

S:0267 Quote: What Counts

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Not everything that counts can be counted; and not everything that can be counted counts.” Albert Einstein   Coaching Point: While he was probably speaking from a quantum mechanics reference point, it does seem rather appropriate for our situation today, doesn’t it? (For the non-USA readers…Continue Reading →

S:0266 Personal Needs: The Need For Drama

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.)   “Drama Queen” is an old label people have used to identify certain traits in others. (Of course there are also “Drama Kings”, the label transcends gender.) So what are the characteristics of…Continue Reading →

S:0265 Great Question: The Cost of Outcomes?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Is the outcome worth the process?”   Coaching Point: Is it really?   Copyright 2000 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0264 Quote: Vision

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The difference between a Vision and a hallucination is whether anyone else can see it.” Terry Paulson, Ph.D – author, professional speaker, consultant   Coaching Point: To a Bedouin a mirage has meaning. To a spirit worker a ghost has guts. But unless your Vision can…Continue Reading →

S:0263 Distinction: Committed vs. Involved

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   The old joke is that in a breakfast of bacon and eggs the chicken is involved but the pig is committed. However, you don’t have to give your life to be committed! Commitment is based on…Continue Reading →

S:0262 Great Question: Exceptional Outcomes?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What do you want?”   Coaching Point: And by when? Write it down!   Copyright 2000 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0261 Quote: Anger

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Anger is always bracketed by choices.” Ian Percy – author, professional speaker, consultant, facilitator   Coaching Point: Anger is interesting (as are anger’s cousins, irritation, upset and frustration). Just before you are angry you have a choice. Ask yourself, “what is the real source of my…Continue Reading →

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